Thursday, March 21, 2013

WIP Wednesday, 3.20.13

Yes it's Thursday and I'm a day late. Was out of the house all day and away from my Crochet.

Working on a sea turtle, I hope to have him complete for Friday but I don't know if that will happen. Fingers crossed!

Checking in with Tami's Amis.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

To-Do Tuesday, 3.19.13

It's a snowy March day here. Probably the last storm of the season (maybe one more Ski day...) I have chicken stew in the crockpot, beer in the fridge and the day and night off. Thinking some TV & yarn crafts are in my future, that is until Kevin gets home, then it's time for a super yummy (hopefully) dinner and some quality time. I kind of improvised this recipe so I hope it's good! More like I hope Kevin likes it... he's quite the picky eater!

Katesie's Chicken Stew
5 Medium red potatoes, quartered
8 oz baby carrots
1 cup chopped celery
4 boneless chicken breasts, cut in 1" cubes
Pinch of Pepper*
Dash of Garlic Salt*
Sprinkle of Onion Powder*
Smidge of Savory Herbs*
(*Sorry I didn't measure these... use your best judgement...)
32oz Chicken Stock
16oz Bag of Frozen Mixed Veggies
4 Oz. Onion & Chive Cream Cheese (at room temp)

Combine potatoes, carrots, celery, Chicken & spices in crock pot. Cover with broth. Cook on high for 5 hours. At 5 hour mark add frozen veggies, cook for 50 mins, at this point stir in cream cheese and cook for 10 more minutes.

To-Do Today
• Photograph Bunny
• Start Turtle

To-Do This Week
• Finish Bunny & Send out
• Finish Turtle
• Start Skunk

To-Do This Month
• Finish Liam's Blanket

Project To-Do's
• Bluebirds in Nest
• Monkey
• Monkey w/ Diaper & Banana
• Pink Sock Monkey
• Daddy & Mommy Owl

Friday, March 15, 2013

FO Friday, 3.15.13

It's still Friday for a few more hours so here is my FO for this week. Details and more photos to come.

Friday, March 8, 2013

FO Friday, 3.8.13

Just finished this little guy and did a photo shoot for him. Anyone guess what he was? Well, his name is Rascal, and he is a frog.

Pattern: Flip the Frog, Fiberdoodles by K4TT
Yarn: Bernat Super Value in Kelly & Red Heart Super Saver in White

Also finished off two mosquitos earlier this week. One will be going to Australia as it was an Etsy order. And one is headed to Tennessee via one of our bowling buddies.

Pattern: Mosquito by Fresh Stitches
Yarn: Bernat Super Value in True Grey & Red Heart Super Saver in White

You can see more of Rascal's Photo Shoot on my Facebook Page.

Hooking up with Tami's Ami's to see all the other Finished Projects from this week!

Up to 18 Finished Projects this Year!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

WIP Wednesday, 3.6.13

Good Morning all! Do you like a good mystery? Well I hope so because I am feeling spunky this morning and am going to keep my WIP a mystery for you. I know what it is, and it's not a surprise to the recipient either, but can YOU guess what it is going to be?

Have some fun with me and leave your guesses in the comments :-) He/She/It will be done for Friday so check back then to see if you were right!

"Hooking" up with Tami's Amis to check out all the other WIPs!

Friday, March 1, 2013

FO Friday 3.1.13

Been a little quiet on the blog this week and I apologize, I was on vacation (YAY!!!) and I intended to post while away but I ended up being sick the whole time (BOOOO!!!). Lets just say it was a very restful vacation.

But I do have some FOs to show you!

FInished the second of the pair of Penguins as well as an all Purple Penguin. All three are for a member of my bowling league.

For the black penguins I used spare acrylic - Red Heart Super Saver in black, white & grey tweed
Mystery Marden's Yarn in shiny hot blue
and Everyday Soft in baby yellow
And for the Purple Penguin I used Mystery Marden's Yarn in three shades of purple
Used the momma penguin pattern from Amigurumi World

Next I was able to complete a little moose for my friend Aly, her sister-in-law just had a baby and went moose hunting while 6 months pregnant so she thought this would be a great gift for baby Hudson, I agreed. She also asked me to sew his initials on the paw.

Pattern: Moose from Crocheted Softies by Stacey Trock (Fresh Stitches)
Yarn: Bernat Super Value in Rustic Heather, Red Heart Super Saver in white & black

I had a lot of resting time on vacation like I had mentioned so I was able to actually work on something while watching tv -- although it didn't go quickly as I got tired easily -- I probably got more done because I was sick and inside instead of out and about actually enjoying myself. What's nice is that I have a finished project to share and it's NOT a stuffie AND it's for ME!!! Not usually the way things go around here, but I intentionally brought "me" items on vacation to work on :-)

Yarn: Marden's Mystery Yarn in Hot Blue & Chocolate Brown

I really like it and will use it a lot. Was originally thinking of making it my project bag, but will have to line it if I keep with that thought as I could see myself loosing a lot of hooks that way.

Hooking up with Tami's Amis to see all the other FOs.

Check out my Facebook Page for more photos of these and other projects! While you're there, "Like" my page :-)