Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Summer Dress for my Girls

Sevrine posing!


This last week I finished this little dress for Sevrine. I had made one for Hailee a few weeks ago and already gave it to her before I could get a picture. This is the same dress I made for Kaitlyn last year for her birthday. These are a quick knit and the pattern can be found on the Kathryn Ivy's blog called Summerlin. (
I also finished one of the WIP’s that is a gift and will post later when it is framed and delivered. I am making progress on other projects and enjoying the stitching while staying cool.

Friday, July 16, 2010

WIP's and Jam

After the batch of baby boys that came in the spring, it seems that the girls are making and entrance this fall. I have several projects for these babies as well as some gifts that I am working on. This has been great sense it is a 115 and to hot to even be in the pool. The water was 94 degrees and that is even to warm for me.

I got into the habit of making jam at the end of the school year so I could give jars to my children’s teachers with a little note that said, “Thank-you Berry Much”. Well I don’t have kids in school but I try and make jam to replenish my shelves and in the process I give some to my neighbors. This last week I set about making raspberry jam and was able to give a jar with the DVD “Between Heaven and Earth” that answers questions that the community might have with the Temple being built in our area.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Crochet and Cookies

I make these bookmarks to stick in birthday cards for friends and VT. A friend wanted to know how to make them so I recently showed her how. This is a simple pattern that I came up with to use my scraps of thread from other projects.
Shell Bookmark

Crochet cotton
No. 6 – 7 size hook

Chain 10
Row 1: DC in 3rd chain from hook. DC twice more. Chain 1 in same space and do 3 more DC. Chain 3. DC in 2nd space from end. DC twice more in same space, Chain 1, 3 DC to make shell. Chain 2 and turn.
Row 2: Work 3 DC in the Chain 1 space, Chain 1 and work 3 more DC in space. Chain 1, SC around the chain 3, Chain 1. Work 3 DC in the Chain 1 of the shell, Chain 1, 3 DC in same space. Chain 2, Turn.

Repeat these 2 rows for 21 rows. (Ending with row 1.) Fasten off and tie in ends. Weave ribbon through the eyelets in the center.

Today I made these yummy cookies for a funeral. I love that they are crisp but chewy and are one of my favorites.

Coconut Crisp Cookies

½ cup butter or margarine
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup rolled oats/quick oats
1 cup flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. nutmeg
¾ tsp. salt
1 cup coconut

Cream butter. Add sugars gradually. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Add flour, baking powder, soda, salt and nutmeg. Stir in oats and coconut. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a cooking sheet. Bake at 350 degree oven for 12 – 15 minutes.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Vacation--Part 2 and a Little Stitching

World War II Momorial

Mount Vernon

My sister Sharon.

Ric and I took a quick trip to Washington DC to visit Marissa. The purpose was to accompany her to the Temple. We got to see family and meet some of her friends while she has been living in Virginia. Even though it was brief, we will schedule a return trip to see more of the sites.

Fortunately while traveling I had a lot of time to knit or read. I worked on the dish cloths because they were transportable. I noticed that my gauge changed with the circular needles I used on the plane or I was more relaxed. LOL