Monday, March 30, 2009


This is my newest grandson, Nicholas Ryan Myers Jr.
He was born at 1:01 a.m. on March 28, 2009.
He was 5 lbs 10.6 ounces and 18 1/2 inches long.

I was so fortunate to be there when he was born.

He is so cute and such a sweetheart!

I knitted this Baby Feet cloth for him.

I used Plymouth Yarn Fantasy Naturale.

I have had this pattern saved for some time. I finally had a reason to make it.

I have a list of things I want to make for him. Just need to finish up a few other things first.

These three cloths are Cloth of the Week patterns. They were all pretty easy to knit.

This one is Garden Lattice. It's the pattern for 7-13-08.

I used Peaches and Creme Light Sage.

Fancy Hat Knit Dishcloth.
Bonus pattern for March '09.

I used Peaches and Creme Delft Blus

Diamond Half Drop

Pattern for 1-19-09.

I used Peaches and Creme Daisy Ombre.

I do have more dishcloths to add but when I was down loading the pictures, it seemed like there was so many of them. I get them organized and there wasn't that many. Oh well ..... guess I'll add them next time.

Now, back to last Christmas .....

I made these sets up for my kids for Christmas. They also got some home made jam, jelly and relish.

The first set is for my daughter, Melonie. The second set is for my oldest son, Bryon and the third set is for my youngest son, Nic.

My kids have standing orders for the Scalloped Hot Pads. They can't have enough of them. These hot pads are really nice and thick. I have literally made hundreds of these. Guess if you find a good pattern, you stick with it.

The Baked With Love cloths is a Rachel van Schie pattern.

The I Love You ASL cloth is a pattern by Amy-lynne Mitchell. I changed the boarder on these to a seed stitch boarder.

These cloths are very special to them. When they get in the car to leave, I always give them this sign.

I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. I want to share a few of these with you. I'm not sure where I picked these up at but we enjoy them. I hope that you enjoy them too!

Banana Cream Cheese Bread

8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup margarine
1 cup mashed banans
2 eggs
2-1/4 cup flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda
1 cup chopped nuts

Combine softened cream cheese, sugar and margarine, mixing until well blended. Blend in bananas and eggs. Add combined dry ingredients, mixing just until moistened. Fold in nuts. Pour into greased and floured 9 x 5 loaf pan. Bake at 350 F for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.

Banana Sour Cream Bread

1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup butter
3 cups white sugar
3 eggs
6 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking soda
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
Grease four 7x3 inch loaf pans.

In a small bowl, stir together 1/4 cup white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Dust pans lightly with cinnamon and sugar mixture.

In a large bowl, cream butter and 3 cups sugar. Mix in eggs, mashed bananas, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix in salt, baking soda and flour. Stir in nuts. Divide into prepared pans.

Bake for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Peach Bread

3 eggs
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups diced canned peaches, drained
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Grease and flour two 8 x 4 inch loaf pans.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs lightly.
Blend in the sugar, oil, and vanilla.
Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; mix just to combine.
Stir in the peaches and nuts.
Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake for about 1 hour, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.


Monday, March 9, 2009

Made it through the Holiday Season

Well ...... I did manage to make to through the Holiday Season. I kept my hands very busy and made several Christmas gifts. I felt like I knitted/crocheted my fingers to the bone.

I don't mind doing this. I enjoy giving gifts that I made. I put a lot of time and thought into them. I lost count of just how many set of hot pads, cloths, hats and scarves I did up.

I ordered so much yarn from Peaches and Creme that the UPS man knew what was in the boxes before he came to the door. (you will soon understand why)

I will warn you now that all the yarn I used is Peaches and Creme unless otherwise noted!

This year I decided to send Christmas Gifts to some of my 'Friends Without Faces'. I count these women as very dear friends. I have spent several years emailing and IM them. They have been there through the good times as well as the bad. I just hope that they realize just how dear they are to me.

I made this set for Carla. We have been emailing for about 10 years.
The Pot Holders White and Sugar and Cream Violet Veil Ombree.
I used Yellow for the Bark Sedge Stitch and Light Grape for the Lacy Butterfly.
The Bark Sledge Stitch pattern can be found on the Lion Brand web site.

This set is Karen's. I got to know Karen through a thread crochet group.
The Hot Pads are in Peppercorn and Ecru.
I Love Harvest Moon is in Camel. The pattern for the cloth is on Ravelry.
Praying Hands is done with Light Sage.

This set was sent to Betty. I can't remember just which group I met her on.

The Pot Holders is made with Newport and Camel.
Aimée's amāta in Burgundy and the Waffle Knit Dishcloth in Camel.

These are just a drop in the bucket of things I made for Christmas.

It wasn't until about the middle of February that I finally got back into knitting and crocheting. Let me show you some of the things that I made.


This cloth is X Marks the Spot.
It's the pattern for 3-6-09.

I'm not sure what the yarn is. I had it in my stash and it didn't have a wrapper on it.
The cloth was real easy to knit up and I love the way it turned out.

This one is 2 Color Lace Ripple. It is the pattern for 4-13-08.

The yarn is Sunburst and Gumdrops.
This puppy is bright!
Once I caught on to the pattern, it was easy.

This one is Wavelength. It's the pattern for 2-29-09.

I used is Tea Rose and Lemon.

I need to block it better. The lines are straight.
I had to count the stitches every row to make sure I had the right count. Had to frog it a few time but I stuck with it.

This one is Roman Rib. It's the 2-13-09 pattern.
I used Peacock.
Super simple to knit up.

This one is Waves on the Shore for 1-9-09.
The picture is not at all good!
I used Autumn Leaves.
Simple pattern.

Cinco De Mayo pattern for 4-27-08.
I used Persimmon.

Real easy and quick to knit up.

This is Skrap Cloth Lace Rice Paddy for 4-4-08.

I used Lemon.

The color doesn't show up very well. It's a soft yellow.

It is an easy pattern.

This is City Lights. The pattern is from 9-28-08.

I used Shaded Brown and Ecru.

At first, I wasn't crazy about my color choices but after it was finished I loved it.

This one is the Monthly Dishcloth Knit-Along for February Mid-Month. It's called 'Circle Cloth'.

I used Shaded Brown and Camel.

I love the feel of this cloth!

This one is the January Mid-Month for Monthly Dishcloth Knit-Along. It's called Cheyenne and I used Shaded Pastels.

The picture does not do the cloth justice at all.

This is the Yellow Bird Washcloth. I think it is so cute.
My daughter has already claimed it as soon as I get the ends tucked in.

I used some Yellow that I got in a grab bag.

This one is Single Rose Dishcloth. I used the same yarn as the Yellow Bird.

I have had this one on my 'To Do' list for some time. After I made it, I wondered why I had not made it sooner.

Here is Lattice Hearts Dishcloth by Rachel van Schie.
I love her patterns!

I used Light Grape.

This one is X's and O's. The yarn is the same I used for the Yellow Bird.

You can find the pattern at Rachel's Knitting Room.

(Grandma Sally is doing the Happy Dance)

We have a grandson due in April. I have a few things made up for him (and several more things to make)

These are not good pictures at all!

I cannot get the colors to come through. It is so much prettier in person.

The pattern is from A Year of Baby Afghan Book 4 and is the April Baby Blanket.
I used Red Heart Periwinkle and Oceans.

The yarn wasn't exactly what I wanted but it is getting harder and harder to find yarn. It seems like everyone is cutting back on their selections.

Here is a little hat I knitted for him with some of the left over yarn.

This is the first time that I knitted with Double Pointed Needles and wasn't much fun.

Regardless, I do like the hat and I'm sure it it will look so cute on him.

This is the Teddy Bear Bib.

The yarn is Butterscotch.

I know it will be a while before he can use it but I just can't pass up cute baby patterns.

My computer is getting tired and has really slowed down so I'm going to put this up for the night. Hopefully I'll get back here real soon and post more of the things I made.