Monday, October 29, 2012

My daughter keeps dressing up Molly, you can tell how excited she is to be a super dog. :D 

 In the second photo she just looks like, "Really? Do I really have to put up with this?". Then the last one she's just given in, maybe she likes it, but she actually does sigh. LOL      

Krispy Kreme and Baby Shower...

I love Krispy Kreme, yum, their Fall boxes are adorable and I wait every year for the pumpkin donuts. Why oh why are they so good? LOL Anyway, it's not like I eat them all the time, you see how I'm trying to justify my addiction? ;D So, it's Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte I wait for and these donuts. Today we went to Panera Bread and I got their Pumpkin Spice Latte, it was so good, now I have another Fall delight. :P 

So now do you see what I mean? LOL I'm so bad, now I wonder how many people will have to run and get them just from the pics?

Went to a baby shower yesterday, it was really fun, I made an afghan, duck bib and got a box of diapers. Good gracious, $20 for a box of diapers, how people do it now? It's crazy, but sure beats those cloth diapers. I think God had everything to do with the invention of disposable ones. :)

The house was so cool, love that fire place heater, the popcorn maker was awesome, the house smelled so good with butter popcorn she made for everyone. You can get smaller ones at BJ's. The Herbs and Spice cabinet is adorable, when you open the door on the other side it tells about herbs and spices and what you can use them for in cooking.  I looked out the window and saw the face in the tree, so cute, thought I was seeing things at first. LOL

One of the games I really like is the rice and safety pin bowl. You put rice in a bowl with safety pins and get blindfolded, then you have 30 seconds or whatever time you choose for each of you to get as many pins out in the allotted time. Another one was she put baby items on a tray, socks, thermometer, diaper cream, etc and went through the room one time, without stopping and people had seconds to look at the tray and then write down how many items you saw. The winner is the one who ofcourse guessed the most, for a prize.

She got alot of nice presents, great idea having a baby registry for what you need. I took the photo before all the guests arrived, so she got more presents than what's in the food table photo. There was chocolate cake with a fluffy icing that tasted like cool whip and chocolate pudding mixed, it was so good. Oh and below is a baby sweater, she's having a boy by the way, that I fell in love with. It's knitted with deer on it, I swear I love crocheting, but I wish I could knit like this woman does. I love it.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fun Fall Day...

It was a beautiful day today, the wind was blowing bringing in colder air tomorrow, but it was still beautiful. We went to a little beach on the lake with the fam. Had a cookout with burgers and hotdogs, why do they taste better outside on the grill? I love that smell, now I want a bonfire with marshmallows, hotdogs and cocoa.

Ofcourse the guys found acorns all over the ground, so they just "had" to do an acorn battle. LOL Then a birthday balloon flew up in the top of a tree and my son had to climb up to get it.~shaking head~ :D I guess when they have their own kids, it's too late to send them to their room. LOL He used to be able to stand and do a backflip, run and jump to the wall and flip back. Guess he'll have to leave those to his oldest in a number of years, but he still finds reasons to climb trees, he's fearless.
 One time I caught him and his friend about to jump out of a two story window for fun. I believe they were going to throw a mattress down first. ~still shaking my head~ I did catch all my boys jumping off our roof, but that was a rambler, thank goodness.

 I made chocolate cookies for the party, my daughter made chex mix and my DIL brought a cake that was made out of cupcakes, that was really cool. It was a little messier, because the cupcakes are covered with one layer of thick icing, but hey, it's cupcakes, so it's okay to be messy. :P

Friday, October 5, 2012

My Autumn Afghan...

I started an autumn afghan, here's a photo. I've not written it down, so I'll just wing it and show you a close up and hope you understand what the heck I'm talking about in a pattern. :D 

Autumn Motif

 Ch 4 and join.
Row 1. Make 12 dcs in the chain.
Row 2. In between each of the 12 dcs make a leaf by joining 2 hdcs and a ch 1 between each leaf. So you'll have 12 leafs.
Row 3. In each of the ch 1 spaces crochet 4 dcs around. So you'll have 48 dcs all tog around.
Row 4. In between each of the set of 4 dcs, make a ch 4 loop around. So you'll have 12 chain loops around.  
Row 5. In 1st ch 4 loop of Row 4 do 2 hdcs, 1 dc, 1 trc, 1 dc, 2 hdc and this will be a corner. In next ch 4 loop of Row 4, 2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc. In next ch 4 loop of Row 4, 2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc. In next ch 4 loop of Row 4, for another corner, 2 hdc, 1 dc, 1 trc, 1 dc, 2 hdc. Cont this around for 4 corners with 2 loops of 2 sc, 1 ch, 2 sc, between the corners. 

Here's how I join the motifs after doing the 1st one...

I work the 1st corner of Row 5, then the two loops with the 2sc,ch 1, 2sc. For the next corner I'll do the 2 hdc, 1 dc and 1 trc, then slip stitch into the trc of previous motif corner, then cont on with the corner, in the next loop, I do my 2 sc, instead of the 1 ch, I slip stitch into the ch 1 of the previous motif worked, then the 2sc, etc. around. I like joining my motifs together, some people just sew them together afterwards.

So if I've totally confused you, here's the motif and you can look at it and do it your way. LOL The 1st row of the 12 dcs is too bright, but the joining of the motifs were more important, so that's what it shows better. I'd work on a better photo, but now I have to make a bajillion chocolate chip cookies for a birthday party tomorrow.  :) 

Monday, October 1, 2012