Like usual, it’s coming down to the wire and it is gearing up to be a late night of crocheting to finish up Aimee’s birthday present.
The last time I posted I had the first pillow about halfway done. Then I decided to go crazy and make a huge dinner plus eclairs.
Let’s talk about the eclairs first.
Yeah they came out really good! I went a little crazy with the ganache but why not!
I will be posting the recipe that I used for these delicious chocolate eclairs tomorrow on Tanglewood Tapestry. I will reblog it here also to share it with anyone that is not following Tapestry. The recipe is a standard pate a choux and it is really easy. I was surprised to see so many comments that thought baking them was an ambitious venture. So it got me to thinking that maybe I’m using a very easy recipe that should be shared. That way everyone can stuff their faces like I did with these decadent, delicious eclairs! Yes – my low carb diet took the day off on Wednesday.
Then there was the lasagna.
Also delicious. I make a huge pot of sauce using mostly fresh ingredients except for canned tomatoes. I have a container of leftover sauce in the freezer waiting to be used for Pasta with Meatballs next week and some Meatball Grinders.
Now lets talk about Aimee’s birthday presents.
The rectangle pillow is done!
The round pillow is almost done. I’m actually in pretty good shape. I am doing the decrease rounds on the pillow base and have most of the doily motif done for the top of the pillow.
I was able to work the circle Hairpin Lace motif into the center of the doily. I have about an inch or so more to fill in with another round or two. This design was completely off of the top of my head – I totally winged it! I’m thinking of some fan stitches with picots in between on the next round, then maybe a nice row of popcorn stitches on the very last round. We’ll see.
I sadly will not be able to finish the duster style cardigan by tomorrow. That’s okay – it will be much easier to mail her the sweater than the pillows. So the pillows were the priority to finish for when I see Aimee tomorrow.
In other news – I posted a ghost story for my Scary Saturday feature on Tanglewood Tapestry. This week it is a story that my Aunt told me years ago about a chilling night my Uncle experienced once. The story was told to me by my aunt because my uncle refused to ever talk about it. If scary stories aren’t your cup of tea I do have a couple of whimsical short stories posted there too – Tanglewood Tapestry Short Stories. These are not scary at all!
Now I need to get back to crocheting!
Have a great night and thanks for reading!!