Thursday, February 28, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Good news - I finished the Cupcake Hat for Brooklyn - just in time for it to be right at 90 degrees here yesterday!!!
This was a great pattern and easy to do. I used Simply Soft yarn - the pink was leftovers from a blanket so I only had to buy the tan. The whole thing is wonderfully soft and fits her like a dream.
She was pretty full of herself with the hat on. Of course, we were all ooo'ing and gooo'ing and telling her how adorable she was!
Monday, February 25, 2008
Loni decided it would be a good idea to try the life jacket on Brooklyn before we got out to the lake. Mostly we had to make sure that it fit, but we also felt it might be wise to be prepared in case she hated it. But her little trusting eyes in this picture are looking up at her Grandpa to see what he thought.
Loni also lathered her up with Water Babies sunscreen, then said that Brooklyn smelled like a Cabbage Patch baby! Really it was a wonderful smell. And we did get some smiles from her as soon as we discovered that she vastly prefers to stand up so she can see the water out the back of the boat.
Her eyes closed and her nose in the wind - I do believe we have a little sailor baby amongst us! She even did a little dancing to the Alan Jackson song that was playing.
Of course, being out in the wind and the sun can really tire out a baby girl. What a little doll baby she is! And have I mentioned just how much I love my granddaughter??? :)
Saturday, February 23, 2008
More cards from our recent stamp night! This time we were celebrating the annual Stampin Up! Sale-A-Bration and using stamps from the promotion.
I just love the colors of the first card and it kind of surprises me as I would never have picked these on my own. :) The sentiment is from the "Merci" set and I can't find the set the flowers came from. The ribbon and all papers are also Stampin' Up.
The second card uses stamps from the "Friendship Blooms" set and that's the set I ended up purchasing. Just loved it! I'm not sure how well it shows in the photo, but this card has a tab that it tucks into to keep it closed. Too cute and what a great thing to learn!
Friday, February 22, 2008
This color is Violet Stripes and to me has such a Caribbean flavor to it. I dashed off a quick Grandmother's Favorite dishcloth just to try it out and am thrilled with the color and striping.
The ball band has a "pattern" for placemats using this yarn and I'm thinking about doing a couple for our table. It stripes up so nice and since I have about 10,000 dishcloths and know that they wash well it just makes sense to have placemats.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Before leaving the house I had time to try a new fudge recipe - a Weight Watcher fudge recipe believe it or not! It said to cool for two hours before cutting, so I hurried and got it in the fridge before Keith got home from work.
When we got home from dinner I set about getting some little gifties made for my workmates. The recipe claims that each 1 1/3 inch square is only 2 points, but as you can see by the photo of the pan my "squares" weren't really all that square. ;)
I placed two pieces of fudge in the middle of a piece of saran wrap and tied it with curly ribbon. This morning at work I went around and left a little package on workmates desks.
I do believe this will be my new "go to" fudge recipe. It isn't quite as over the top sweet as some and it is the creamiest I think I've ever had. I'll try to get the recipe posted in the next couple of days. And I will run it through the WW calculator to double check the points as well.
Monday, February 04, 2008
She was of course in fine form and just delighted everybody. She's also going through the stage where she sticks her tongue out a lot and that reminds me so much of her daddy when he was that age.
I have a feeling she will be very scholarly (spoken like a true grandma!). She just loves for her mama to read to her and now that she can sit up and hold things she really enjoys her books. I enjoyed sitting across the table from James holding Brooklyn - it warmed my very soul. :)
I love this picture with her daddy's coke! She had been playing with the straw up until he moved the cup out of her reach. This little face is one she makes a lot and it's just so cute. I especially like being able to see her little toofies.
I changed her clothes when we got to our house and put on a new little outfit I'd gotten her. At one point we put the hood up on her head and it cracked us up because she looks like a Jedi Knight here.