Friday, February 26, 2010

Symphony Brownies...

It was Knitters' Knite Out at The Village Yarn Shop last night.  I wanted to take a treat so I whipped up a batch of Symphony Brownies.  Diedre has brought made these chocolate goodies to quilt camp and they are always a big hit. 

Symphony Brownies

1 package Duncan Hines, Family Style Milk Chocolate
2 eggs
1⁄4 cup water
1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
3 (4.25 oz.) Hershey’s Symphony chocolate bars

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9 X 13 inch baking dish.

In a large bowl mix eggs, water and oil and stir in brownie mix until well blended. Spread half the brownie dough into the pan. Place the three chocolate bars on top. Spread the remaining brownie mixture over the chocolate bars. Bake 28 minutes.  Cool.  Devour.

Note:  These brownies are very rich.  You may want to cut the richness by serving them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!  You can use any brownie mix, prepared as directed on the box, and try any chocolate bar.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fun Giveaways...

Kristi at Just Simply Southern is having fabulous giveaways this week.  Run...don't walk.
Good Luck!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Oops, I Did It Again...

True Confessions... I've taken the Fancy Neck Cozy a bit too far... I am making my  7th FNC!

Here is the 4th one I made for Eva K's birthday.  Skinny Sister is modeling it...and she tried to swipe it too!  I like the 2 button detail. 

{Still on needles} 

For a little variety, I started my Einstein Coat class last night taught by my friend Mary.  She is a fab knitter and if I ever quit knitting FNCs she may teach quite a bit. 

Monday, February 15, 2010

Celebrate Presidents Day...

Happy Birthday George
{we're on a first name basis}

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day...

I made Valentine's to send to all the people I love... yesterday. 
{There are more than 4 people I love.  I am still working on that getting organized resolution.}

So to everyone...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

On a Mission...

The Rockin' Bobbins {my quilting group} have always tried to have a mission project to work on. We've made baby blankets for the pregnancy center, bed quilts for a new women's shelter, quilts for a children's home, quilts for soldiers, and jumper dresses to be delivered on mission trips.  {Last year I think Kathy & Jenny made the bulk of more than 150 dresses!}

After reading an article in the local paper, Kathy came up with the lovely idea to knit chemo caps to memorialize Dottie.  Not all the girls in the group are knitters so they've purchased Knifty Knitter round looms.  Kathy is using the loom and I think she has already knit more than a dozen caps.  She is a petite woman that puts her big heart into everything she does! 

I made a couple hats per the instructions given Kathy.  We are supposed to use Homespun by Lion Brand.  I found it very soft, the colors were pretty, but it split alot.

It left me looking for other alternatives so I searched the webI found this cute Marnie MacLean pattern for a Fun Flapper Hat.   I used some Bernat Soy from my stash - so soft.  And I had to rely on my mad {35 year old} 4-H skills to crochet the flower. 

I am working on another out of Cascade Pima Tencel from the shop {but stashed}.

I'd love to hear from people that have made or had a need for chemo caps.  I'd like to know what patterns and fibers you found best.   Advise me please! 

I'll be counting caps on my sidebar and jump starting this project during the season of Lent.

Cast on!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Fancy Neck Cozy...

Eva K and I recently visited Ewe-Nique Yarns Etc. in Morton, Il.   This shop is nestled right between The Quilt Corner and Pumpkin Glass, a very nice bead store.  Yes people, a little slice of heaven for me. 

I bought Cabin Fever's pattern Fancy Neck Cozy and the exact fibers used to make the shop sample at Ewe-Nique Yarns. 

Then I made another for my SIL's birthday.

And I convinced Harriett to order patterns for the shop and made a shop sample for The Village Yarn Shop.

The pattern is fun, easy and quick.  I have yarn to make a fourth!

We are expecting a second round of snow here in central Indiana.  It is supposed to begin tonight in the middle of the night.  I am wondering if I will be working {playing} at the yarn shop tomorrow.

Cast on!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Just a Little Snow...

Central Indiana was hit by a big {by our standards} winter storm yesterday.  Today we have more than a half foot of snow, a travel advisory in our county, blowing, drifting snow, but the sun is shining!

I sent the husb out with the camera last night and here is what he came in with....


our snow covered home

Are those Christmas lights?

no... that is our Colt's tree!

Tomorrow is Superbowl XLIV and as for me and my house we say

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