Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Closing out March

A challenge that Kristen and I took on a few weeks ago was to plant a garden. With preparing, planting and praying we hope to be able to use this.

Thanks to Kristen I got one of the things on my wish list. I had been wanting a pressure canner for the last year and I finally to the plunge when Kristen gave me a gift card for my Birthday. Hopefully one of us will have a green thumb and we can put this to good use.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

More Works in Progress

In the spirit of cleaning up and out I joined this SAL. It can be found on Honey and Ollie's blog. This is for my projects that are on my needles. Now to finish the crochet projects also. As pure the rules:

This is what is on the needles today. (That I could find. LOL)

1. White Sunny baby Afghan
2. Christine’s baby booties
3. Raglan sleeve baby sweater
4. Scarf for Son
5. Sweater for DH
6. Flying triangles afghan
7. Log cabin afghan
8. Two more baby blankets at various stages of completion. Not sure if I want to finish these.

I was being very productive during the first part of this year. I finished a pair of mittens, a couple of blankets and a hat for DD.I have already frogged a couple of things that I knew I would not finish. I have a couple of bags that are in the pile to start. Socks for DD, Lace scarf, and a cable sweater.Baby surprise sweater and a zip up the back sweater are on the to do list also. So much to do, yet so little time to get it all done. This doesn't include the crochet projects to finish or start and all the cross stitch charts that I want to make. Hopefully pictures will be coming soon of my progress.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pretty Good Knock-Off

Marissa sent me the link to this recipe. She knew I like going to Mimi's Cafe just for the Carrot Raisin Nut Loaf. So I had to give it a try. It sure was pretty close to what I remember. Yummy, moist, fresh out of the oven. Give it a try. The recipe can be found here.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Why I Stitch!

If anyone asks why I knit and spend time with my other hobbies, I now have the perfect reason to share here.

Monday, March 9, 2009

More Stitching

These are some of the finishes that I have done these last few weeks. The exception is the shawl that I did for a Christmas present but forgot to post. The shawl is made from the Lion brand Homespun yarn and a free pattern on their site. The booties are for my nephew and niece who are expecting their first in a few weeks. The blanket is a pattern I saw on Tracy's blog, The cross stitch are projects that were WIP's and ornaments for the SAL that I belong too. The pattern for the heart can be found on gazette94.blogspot.com. I love this blog for the wonderful patterns. My goal is to finish the blanket and another that is on the needles for March.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Howell side of the Family

With Marissa working in Virginia, she has had the opportunity to visit her aunt, (my sister) and cousins. This has been nice sense we have not lived close to each other. It seems Marissa has been able to build many family bridges as she has worked politics in various parts of the country.
Hopefully we will be able to visit later this summer also. (Thanks Marissa for the pictures.)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Sevrine's Field Trip to the Zoo!

Sevrine's preschool had a field trip to the Phoenix Zoo. Here are a few pictures of the fun morning. She got to ride the merry-go-round for her Birthday.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Happy Birthday, Sevrine!

Birthday Wishes to Sevrine who turns 4 today!