Oooo...what to do with an 'extra' day????
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Friday, February 26, 2016
while knitting at my LYS,
I learned that later next month
there are plans to do some
at our local yarn shop's (Knit & Knot) new location!
So, I decided to join in the fun and participate
by making some 12" granny squares
for the front porch posts!
It will be a great way to do some 'stash-busting'
and use up some of my odds and ends/leftovers
from other projects
(which will make room for NEW yarn in my closet!).
My plan is to make one or two squares per day
for the next month.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
to my high school sweetheart,
my dear husband
of 42 years!
You are my heart!
At his request,
we went out for lunch to celebrate his birthday
at Boozie's Grill downtown
(our first time to eat there)
for a burger...
and then we went to the Chocolate Manor
for a piece of chocolate for dessert. Mmmm...
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Today I got the heels turned
on my MKAL socks.
I wish the cable panel was centered directly
down the front of the sock
instead of being twisted to the side by a few stitches.
(I think if I make a next pair
the cables will go down the center.)
However, I haven't tried these on yet
and they may be cute as is...
so will have to wait and see!
That's the thing with MKAL (Mystery Knit-a-Longs)...
you don't know what it will be like
until you finish it!
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Remember this style of valentine card back in the day?
I'd tear the cellophane to open the box of valentine cards
with their small white envelopes
and then carefully read each card
and decide which one I would give to which classmate.
Ah, good memories!
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
cut heart shapes,
Valentine hearts for mommy today.
We used the recipe in our Sesame Street Activity Book
which is the recipe mommy used when she was growing up:
Cookie Monster's Sugar Cookies
Cream: 3/4 c. butter or margarine and 1 c. sugar
Stir in: 2 beaten eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla
Stir in: 2+1/2 c. flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. salt
Roll out on floured surface, cut shapes.
Bake at 400*F for 6-8 minutes.
Decorate as desired.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016
DH & I attended the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra performance
last night and may I just say, OMG!!! The SuperBowl halftime show's
got nothin' on these folks!!! This was amazing!!!
Neither of us had heard the first one by Edward Grieg before...
may need to find a recording of it to play at home.
It was LOVELY!
The Samuel Barber piece was bizarre, and thus...'interesting.'
And Beethoven's 7th Symphony
got a standing ovation!