Tuesday, March 30, 2010

~For a Friend~

I have a friend who had an extremely rough pregnancy, especially towards the end. She had to endure all kinds of tests, multiple trips to the doctor each week to be monitored, and a delay of several weeks for delivery.

So I was very happy when she told me that her C-section was finally scheduled! I sat down and crocheted around this blanket for her baby girl, pairing it with a coordinating burp cloth:

This afternoon I popped over to the hospital to see her and her precious baby, and to give her the blanket set.

Pattern notes:
I used Ruth's new design as a springboard for my own crochet edge.

Here's my pattern:
Round 1: With crochet cotton and a size 6 hook, *sc, ch 2*, repeat from * to * around blanket edge. Join with sl st to first sc. It would be a good idea to count your ch 2 spaces and make sure there is a multiple of two. I didn't do this...oopsie!

Round 2: sc in next ch 2 space, *5 tr in next ch 2 space, sc in next ch 2 space*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with sl st in first sc.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

~One Year~

Last Thursday we celebrated our daughter's first birthday! She is an amazing gift from the Lord, and brings us such great joy!

When we brought our baby home from the hospital she was so helpless. Now she's walking! It's amazing how much development happens in a baby's first year! The time spent with our precious girl is worth every second! All those sleepless nights, extra laundry, toys scattered from one end of the house to the other, food that goes flying off the high chair in every direction, every "Mama", every sloppy baby kiss...all such cherished moments. We are so blessed.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

~How to crack an egg~

For thousands of years men and women have been cracking eggs just fine! OK, so I don't have documention but let's just assume that people have been eating eggs for quite some time now. You bang the egg on something and crack it, how hard is that?

Sure, I've accidentally gotten shells in my eggs when I cracked the egg, but do you know the best way to get those little shell bits out? Use the shell! It is a "magnet" to the shell. And if you drop an egg on the floor do you know how to clean it up? Sprinkle salt very liberaly over it and it will clean up marvelously!

Oops, got a little sidetracked there. Maybe I should have a Time in the Kitchen with Tammy column. LOL

Back to my reason for this post. We have DVR so we rarely watch live television. This means that we can fast forward through all the commercials. But Kevin was watching a show tonight and a commercial caught his eye.

Dum, da-dum! The EZCracker! It cracks eggs so effortlessly! (Because we all know how hard it is to crack an egg!)

It separates the yolk from the white too!

And it comes with a in-shell egg scrambler!

After I picked myself off the floor from laughing so hard at a mini, in-shell egg scrambler I came right to my computer to look up this wonderful contraption.

For only $19.95 plus shipping ($6.95), this marvel can be yours!

Images from EZcracker.com, this post is not sponsored by EZCracker. ;-)


Boy, I've been MIA! A lot has been going on and I've been spending less time online!

I had some friends over for coffee and dessert the last week of February. It sounds simple, but it took a lot of preparation! It was nice to have some fellowship, something I don't get enough of these days!

Then right after that my daughter got sick. It seems to be going around our church, and the bug is very tenacious. It lasts and lasts and lasts...or so it seems! Anyhow, our whole household has been feeling quite crummy and I'm looking forward to getting well again!

The weather is warming up. One day it was in the balmy 40's and I looked out the window and our neighbor girl (about 7 years old) was skating down the sidewalk, wearing shorts and a short sleeved shirt. Yes, the sun is nice! I don't think I would have been out in my short sleeves, but when it has been so cold all winter, sun + over freezing is nice and warm!

I have a few projects I've been trying to wrap up, and when I do, I'll be sure to post pictures of them!

Have a great day!