Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Its that time again

Its that time when food and family are all we really talk about around here.
And really that's ok.

This last ThanksGiving was one of our best.
Lots of food was made the nights before so as to not be stressed.

Food like these pumpkin cookies from RealSimple.
They were a big hit. And the fact that they can be made way ahead of time is a great thing.

The turkey, however, does have to be made the day of.
I didn't have to get up super early though. Just a regular 7am rise and shine toss the bird in the oven.

It turned out pretty well. The meat really just fell of the bones.

After eating a few friends left and a few friends arrived.
Then it was a zombie marathon night.
We were getting caught up on AMC's the Walking Dead.
Its more of a how humans survive than a gore fest show.
But there still are some pretty unpleasant scenes.

Though its hard to pay to much attention to even zombies when you are knitting colorwork.

Here's to having a great or calm or both, holiday season.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

we've got snow

This year I'm breaking down and buying a Snow Blower. Though picking out just the right one seems tricky. There are a lot of things to think about, not the least of which being price.

We tried to go to the store today and get one, but they were all picked over and they didn't have a tone on display.
We've figured out that we want at least a 20in and that maybe a 2 stage blower is the way to go. I found some helpful info at Howstuffworks.com

Now i'm going to g bake some brownies to warm up with. :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

if it where...

If it were just little old me and my kitty, I think I might want to live in a place like this.
Sometimes after taking care of this house (which i love) it just feels like too much. There isn't much for yarn storage in there, but I bet I could find a space for it.

Have you ever thought of going super small for your living space?

Monday, November 1, 2010

trying something new

That would be quilting.
Last night I got the main body of the quilt together. It is mostly pieces from a kit of sorts and my own stashed bee hive fabric. I wasn't a fan of one of the squares that came with the "kit"

It has been fun working on this new crafting muscle.
I think there might be a few more in my future.
Though maybe a little less regimented looking.

But this should be a winner with what ever baby it ends up going to.
The wee baby Grimlock already likes it.