What a busy weekend! Well there were busy spells and boring spells and napping spells – but that’s just like any other weekend. I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Holiday!
Yesterday was busy, boring, napping – the Fantastic Bake-a-Long with Tracy @It’s a T-Sweets Day was a lot of fun and I made some new blogland friends! The next recipe is going to be Tracy’s choice and I can’t wait to see what she has us cooking up!
I made some potholders that was quick and fun – but now I’m wondering if I should have used cotton yarn instead of acrylic. I’ve learned from a few other bloggers that acrylic may not hold up to very high heats – I don’t want to be trying to pick melted yarn off of my beloved Cast Iron cookware!!! I honestly haven’t even used these yet – I don’t want to get them dirty! 😀 I may just hang them on the wall as some kitcheny yarn art and make new ones with cotton yarn.
Today was busy – not boring and no time for napping! My son came over for dinner and I made a huge platter full of fried chicken tenders that I had put to a quick brine early this morning – if you do not brine your chicken before frying it you should give it a try – so moist and so delicious! I also made cole slaw, potato salad, and a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.
Sorry I didn’t take any pictures or anything – I wanted to focus the whole day on my husband, son and daughter! My oldest daughter – Hi Aimee!! – could not make it down from New York this weekend. But I will be seeing her in a couple of weeks when she makes her way to Connecticut for her friend’s wedding!
Which works out well for me because she will be down the day before her birthday which is on May 1st (yup she’s a Beltane Baby) so it gives me time to finish the present I’m making for her. 😀
Here’s a picture of my pups Laylee and Boris having fun outside on this nice warm day!
10 Blogs I Enjoyed and Followed This Week
1 – Gold Coast and Hinterland Spinners and Weavers Group Inc
What a marvelous group! Really – is there anything more beautiful than a Spinning Wheel? The only thing more beautiful than a Spinning Wheel is a group of very talented and creative people that are keeping this craft alive and well!From Gold Coast and Hinterland Spinners and Weavers Group Inc. About Page.
Our group has been established for 35 years and we have many talented and creative members who are all fibre fanatics.
The aim of our group is to create interest in and further the art and craft of spinning, weaving, dyeing and other fibre related crafts.
All our members love to get together on club days for a friendly chat, to exchange ideas, teach each other new skills and admire each others craft.
2 – Crocheted by Tess
Tess’s makes are lovely.
Very creative, imaginative and talented crocheter.
From Tess’s About Page
I get my greatest inspiration from the nature around me; the sea, the woods and the sky.
3 – Sutekos Crafts
Multi-talented blogger – crochet, art, crafts, fun and whimsical!
4 – Creativhook
Miniature Dolls, Miniature Clothes, Miniature Stories
Yes! sign me up! – I have always loved miniature everything!!
Amazing crochet and knit wire jewelry with beads!! Just gorgeous!
5 – One Man Crochet
One word – no two words – Freaking AWESOME!!
If you are not already following this incredibly talented fella – you should!
6 – My Other Loves
Very creative – lovely crochet, also travelling, books, films and knitting.
7 – The Green Dragonfly
I’m probably the last person in the crochet world to bump into this extremely talented crocheter.
Better late than never – Lots and lots of free patterns, kids crafts, and downloadable coloring pages!
8 – Lil Stitches of Me
Very nice picture blog with finished objects, wips and an occasional cat drops in!
9 – Lulu’s Yarn Art
New blogger that loves crochet and has some very helpful tips and advice about crocheting after recovering from wrist surgery.
I’m looking forward to seeing her stitches – the crochet kind no the surgery kind!! 😀
10 – Just a Small Time Blogette
Just finished a lovely brightly colored C2C blanket that she had been working on for a long time. I just love that feeling of finally finishing that project that I’ve been working on forever!
I hope everyone had a great weekend!
Thanks for reading!