Monday, June 23, 2014

I'm No Quitter

But I quit!

I do not like this doily. I don't like the colors I picked together. I don't like the size. I HATE this stupid stitch I'm doing in the blue. I'm positive it should be TRs instead of DCs contrary to what the chart says, and it's making it curl up all the way around. It's time to say goodbye before you even say hello, stupid doily. I'm throwing in the towel on you. I have better things to waste my time on...a whole list of them!

Like my lovely blue blanket that makes me smile and make heart shapes out of yarn, and do math, and tie yarn samples to cardboard, and stack my squares according to color, and then stacking them again staggering the colors, and then putting them in a big circle, and stroking them to feel how soft they are, and generally being a bit psycho about it all. That's the way it's supposed to be.


I made the Avocado Hummus again yesterday.
We can't get enough.

And I picked a rose off one of my bushes.

So tiny and perfect.

And I picked some basil too.
It's for a recipe I'll share on another post.
I hope it's as easy and yummy as it looks.

But I have a different recipe for you today.
We needed race food yesterday so...
Bacon BBQ Sliders it was.

Bacon and onion browning.
Anything that starts like this has to be good, right?

All ingredients, including the browned bacon and onion, combined and pressed into a 9 x 9 pan. (I halved the recipe.)

Slather with BBQ sauce...

And bake.

When it's done, cut it into squares and serve on small buns with a slice of cheese.

They were good.
You can find the recipe HERE.

Ollie gave them an A+


  1. I'm with you, life is too short to work on something you don't like! Looking forward to updates on your lovely blanket.

    Ollie is so adorable! :)

    Wishing you a most lovely day sweet friend. :)

  2. Okay...I want some too! Looks yummy! hugs~

  3. Very funny, you and Oillie

  4. I do the same thing to my afghan in progress, I love to stroke it and squish it too! The sliders look interesting, were they greasy? I worry about cooking hamburger in a baking dish being too oily.
    Thank you for your wonderful blog, you have a great sense of humor!

  5. I hate it when that happens! Maybe you could frog out the blue row and stretch the rest of the doily onto a brass hoop(a bit bigger than the doily.) Attach it to the hoop by weaving the blue thread in and out around the hoop and through the doily. Hang it in the window or on your patio etc...I like the colors you used. I think it's pretty! :)
    Your food kills me....yum!
    Have a great week, penny x

  6. I am trying desperately to cut my food consumption and then I come here and start to slobber all over my key board. Trouble is there is only me now to eat the stuff I fix, and unless I want to roll myself right out of the door I have to lay low on anything that doesn't taste like air. No fun, I know....I have no clue what to crochet. Been working on a blanket for ages and add a square when the notion hits me. I see you are still doing the doily thing and I know how frustrating it can be when it just doesn't go right. Some crochet just gives off "I hate this" vibes. Hopefully you will find something else to make you more satisfied.
    Have a good week.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

  7. Dang.. I think your colorful doily was magnificent and would have settled down after blocking.. tell me you didn't toss it? You could have done a giveaway with it.. :-) I think your BBQ burger bake looks delish! Might try it! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Oh I do a lot of frogging too. Just did the other day. I wanted to make a hat for my older son, but it came out way too big. I started over twice, but I will have to frog it again... ahhhhh
    That avocado hummus looks and sounds so good! And I love the rose from your garden; such a pretty color. I dead headed some of mine today.

    Have a wonderful week!

  9. Ollie give the sliders a happy tongue. That's good enough for me. I may have to try these. :-). I also agree with nit finishing something you're hating. Life IS too short.

  10. The doily was really pretty, but I understand not working on something you aren't enjoying. Looking forward to seeing your blanket. I'm still working on my shawl. I hope to finish it up this week (or weekend). Take care, Heather

  11. Hi Ollie .. kisses back to you. Pam - don't be a quitter - the doily looks lovely so why not just pull out the border and do it your way. Sweet little rose - my bushes are hibernating over winter and it sure is cold here today - the top temp was 6 degrees which is 43F and the apparent temperature is minus 5 degrees. They're saying it will be worse over the next few days. Enjoy your week. xox

  12. Oh that's a shame about the doily. I hate it when I get so far on a project and it misbehaves and I decide I hate it. Good thing you have your lovely blanket. Thanks for sharing another yummy recipe!

  13. For what its worth, I like the doily. Bacon...what is life without bacon?? nothing! I'll have to try those. and the avacado humus looks divine.

  14. Hey there, cute little Ollie. The sliders sound so good! I love the look of your little workspace, and I laughed at generally being a psycho. I think we'd get along great, in crafting and otherwise. :)

  15. Anonymous1:58 PM

    Love Ollie's selfie!...Never seen burgers made that way! May have to try I always tell my hubby ..." You learn something new everyday!" :)
    Enjoy your week,
    Kathy C....Ravelry

  16. The doily is pretty Pammy Sue, if you think it should be trebles then do trebles, I'm always adapting patterns to get them the way I like them. your food makes always look so yummy. :)

  17. I think the colors you picked were lovely but I definitely think that if you're not enjoying a project then you should move on to something that you do enjoy. Glad you found things to smile about!

  18. For me the doily is really pretty, maybe I would try another border or add some chains between the stitches. But if you don't like it anymore why spending time on it, that's right and I understand it well. Put it in a box and maybe a year later you think "oh, that poor doily, time for a rescue" ;-). Or just frog it now and make someting other with the yarn, the colors are so nice :D. Have a cozy evening!!


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