A baby blanket

photophoto-2photo-3Finished a baby blanket for a friend a few weeks ago! It is a bit small, but I guess it’s baby sized! I really like the bright, bold colors and tweedy element to the yarn! I like that it’s not your traditionally pastel baby blanket.


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Sewing pajamas!

Last year I found a sewing shop near by to my house. I brought in my grandmothers sewing machine to have it fixed up.

And I got a gift certificate from my boyfriend to take an intro to sewing pajama class. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to finish my project during the class. So, they have been sitting in my closet since February. With a little help from my mom, we managed to get the pants finished.

Hopefully I will have the top done soon too!

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Two socks


I didn’t get them done in time for Hanukkah. I didn’t get them done in time for Valentine’s day. I didn’t get them done for his birthday. But, the point is….. I finally got them done! Hurrah!!!!!!

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Believe it or not, I didn’t know how to sew on a button. This scarf ( knitted by my mom) has been sitting in my closet awaiting its buttons for some time. A few YouTube videos later…. And it is now finished.




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Let there be cake(if not knitting)

I’ve been working on some knitting, but I’ve also been working on CAKE! A certain special someone loves peanut butter. In fact, he loves it so much that I cannot keep a jar of peanut butter in the house. I decided to make this cake as a special birthday treat. It. Was. Awesome. I wasn’t too into the buttercream frosting, but the peanut butter mousse filling was soooooo good.




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Spring flowers

2013-05-18_09-23-40_33Irises from the back yard that were transplanted from mom’s garden last Fall! And some zinnias grown from seed in the background)


Roses… getting rained on….2013-05-22_15-32-04_323This was a mini rose plant that was a Valentine’s gift from some order online flower company…. it is now a year and a half old and growing strong. Who would have thought!

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Slow progress

Momma Bear here,   it has been a long while between posts, busy time of the year I guess.  My progress on DD’s crochet blanket is coming along.  I now have only four more color changes left and about a million ends to deal with.   Loving  the wool eater pattern but I think next time I will try something like a Russian Join to minimize the ends I have to deal with.  How do you all handle projects with lots of ends?



I have also been working on a pair of socks out of Socks That Rock “Hot Flash” and man are they bright.  I love their yarns as not only are the colors out of this world but the base is nice and consistent.  They also wear well no matter how many washes.



The weather here in Jersey has been getting better although we are still getting a few blasts of cold that jeopardize the new seedlings.  It looks like I may get strawberries again this year from the plants my DD gave me last year.  I tucked them in a protected area over winter but was not sure they would make it.  Now I just have to fight the birds for the berries.   It is so nice to see all the signs of spring begin to show. How is the weather by you?



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