What started out as a potholder became the front to a pillow. I extended the pattern so it's 14 inches or so. I've started the back which is the same design but without popcorns. If I ever order a 16-inch round pillow form, I'll use it. It was something to do. I still have that aqua doily to finish that I lost interest in a few weeks ago. I'll pick that up again soon. The center of the pattern (up to half of the diamond shapes) is from Emma Lamb's book, Crochet Home. I just kept going with the pattern to finish out the diamonds and make it bigger to fit a pillow.
I survived the Pampered Chef party. Nobody asked any questions at all. Most people were friendly, but there was a group who stayed huddled in a corner who didn't speak to me or even make eye contact. That didn't bother me at all. Although I thought it was rude, I don't think it was aimed at me personally. I won't go into specifics about anyone or anything since I have my suspicions that someone around here knows about this blog and might talk, and before you know it I'll be black-balled for life around here. Ha. Anyway, it was a nice party with lots of good food, and my neighbor was nice and friendly, as always. And also as always, I fretted for nothing.
I ordered the large pizza stone, and under-the-counter jar opener, and a can opener. I have an under-the-cabinet jar opener that I brought with me from our old house because I love it so much, but it's old so I got a new one.
This is what it looks like.
You can use it by hand or mount it under the cabinet.
I like it mounted under a cabinet and use it nearly every day.
I bought these cookies in the Canadian grocery store the other day.
They are THE BEST cookies ever!
The cookie part is so fresh and light and airy.
And the maple flavor is to die for.
Way to go Canada!
I tried to make an egg in the microwave the other morning and it exploded all over the microwave. LOL. I still ate it! I think the little glass bowl got too hot. I should stick to my plastic microwave egg-cooker from now on. I don't know why I put it in this little ramekin to start with.
As you can tell, I have nothing to blog about. I just needed a break from work and thought I'd let you know how the PC party went on Monday night and that I didn't die of anxiety or run out screaming or anything fun like that.
I still haven't caught the jets on camera or video. They just flew over a few minutes ago...first time in days. It'll just have to be a fluke if I ever do catch them when I'm outside. The dogs are so used to me getting excited when they fly over, they jump up and start barking when they hear them now. Hee-hee.
What else? OH...
Spiced Squash & Eggs
I made this recipe last night and it was INCREDIBLE! You have to try it! I got it from Amy's blog, Love Made My Home. You can find it HERE. (FYI...the oven temperature is 400 F and my eggs took about 9 minutes.) I was a little leery of the mustard seed and curry, but OH MY WORD, it was the most delicious thing I've had in a while. It smelled like heaven in my house. Ken doesn't even like curry usually, but he loved it too. He even wants me to try those same spices with some other types of roasted veggies.
It was my first time cutting up a butternut squash. I watched THIS little 48-second video that showed me how to do it. It worked great. It tasted like sweet potato after it was roasted.
I broke a tooth in half on Sunday. That was fun. I'm sure I'll need a root canal, a crown, and probably brain surgery of some kind in order to fix it. I love handing a dentist more than I make in a month just to let him drill into my skull and keep a tooth in my head. I hate teeth. I think they are a design flaw. We should have just two big long plates in our mouth or something, and they should not rot out or get cavities under any circumstances! Somebody didn't think them through very well.
Yes, I'm rambling now about stupid things.