Hello my friends! Thanks for visiting! Also, thanks for not giving up on me during this long long LONG project. :-) But here is the finished project. I figured I needed to finish as he keeps growing and I couldn't keep up! Plus, I ran out of blue. :-) I have one more skein of green and yellow.. but only bits and pieces of blue. So.. I have worked on this pretty steadily for the last two weeks as I. Wanted. This. DONE. I decided to do my photos on our king sized bed as our duvet has the same colors in it! I couldn't find the other matching pillow.. where is that thing!
I don't do borders much.. I think the neat ripple - Lucy at Attic24's design - is pretty just as it is, plus this is for a rough and tumble boy. If you'd like to make one, the pattern is on Lucy's blog on the side bar.
This is our crazy huge hand-carved bed. :-) You can also see where I keep my dollhouse and next to it is my spinning wheel. Looking at this I'm sure you are seeing that I never grew up.. as I got my dollhouse only a few years ago, but I have spun wool and alpaca for years.
Dayle and I picked this chandelier out when we had our first house built in Lafayette, Louisiana in 1971. We removed it and brought it with us when the house was sold and finally.. 40 years later??.. Dayle hung it up a few years ago to go along with our crazy big bed.
Here is the ripply goodness up close.
And so.. it is DONE.. you won't ever have to see this again. :-)
Do you want to see our view from the French doors in our bedroom? Our little forest with our little snowfall still there. The trees are Cedar and Douglas Fir with the occasional wild cherry, vine maple and alder. Caleb is kind of afraid of the woods as their cousin told them there are cheetahs out there. But Hayden isn't afraid. :-)
The obligatory photo of the afghan rolled up.. lol!
And here is my little angel baby cuddled up in his very own blanket made with love by his grandma.
Here is Hayden with his little baby blanket. Yesterday Dayle brought in the crocheted blankets and pillows I had in our caravan and it was SO cute as Hayden "re-decorated" the living room with them and was SO proud.
NOW.. some baking. When I met Kathy from Running With Rocket blog at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival - she gave me this wonderful recipe for muffins. I got all the ingredients for them and Kristi offered to make them - these are GREAT for breakfast with a cup of coffee or tea!
This is a dense muffin and we used the bigger muffin tins, so make sure you bake them until quite brown on top. If you used the smaller tins they would probably bake through okay.
The recipe makes a dozen large muffins. I've had them for breakfast for the last 3 days.. yummy.. with coconut, grated apples, pecans and spices. We didn't have any carrots so Kristi used grated apple twice.. :-)
Here is the handwritten recipe by Kathy.. thank you so much for sharing!! Kathy cut the oil, but we used the full amount on our first try at these.
These notes were on the back if you want to cut the oil and sugar.
I hope you're having a nice weekend. We are. It's sunny and it's up to 41 d. out. I am now working on my red alpaca silk shawl which I hope to be able to wear THIS holiday season. I also hope to also make a beret and fingerless gloves with the same yarn. What are you up to today? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)