Wednesday, June 11, 2014

During A Rainy Week...

Much was accomplished...this is what has been going on...
















It may be a bit gloom outside, but I have to say I am happy for it. As it is giving me a much needed break with the yard and garden work. So needless to say I am enjoying it.
The Shawl...  A few months back I joined Romi's Mystery Shawl KAL. I couldn't post any pictures of it until all  the clues were given. It is over now and I'm not finished it as it was giving me a hard time  but I persevered and am finally making good progress. I love the Lorna's Laces special edition Olympic yarn Sochi 2014. I am in love with the warm golds with the hint of silver. I think it goes amazingly with the grey.
The Cake ... If you want a quick and easy cake really one bowl ..you must try this. It is a great base cake with berries. Quick easy effortless.I did make it into a Bundt and added about 1/4 cup more cream as it was looking a bit to dense for me.
The Onsie...I am making these for the 4th to sell on Etsy and some for some new editions that will be joining us this month. Lots of friends having babies. Very easy cut applique and I will be adding some stitching. Maybe a tutorial in the future???
The Food...Asian chicken lettuce wrap and homemade egg rolls ( I just followed the directions on the package of the egg roll wraps). These were easier than I anticipated. I got the recipe idea from Pinterest but them went online and used the one linked here. I didn't feel like it needed all the extra flavors so I altered the recipe and kept them simple. They were extremely GOOD! 
The Flowers...this is what is blooming right now in the garden...My shrub roses, Lantana and the honeysuckle...lots of pink right now which really makes a splash against the grey skies...a great color scheme.
The Rain... is hanging on for the rest of the week but to me it is anything but gloomy for I am finding it to be extremely inspiring and creative.

13 comments:

  1. Oh so many pretty things! The cake looks (and sounds!) delicious :) The shawl is looking very pretty and YES!!! I would love to see a tutorial on the onesie :) Have a great day! xx

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  2. Man, I wanna come over and eat at your house. Your bundt pan is so pretty and gives lovely shape to your cakes. Those lettuce wraps look delicious! You go on the one-sides. It's cute. Did you have to finish off the edges of the shapes before sewing them on?

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    1. I wish you could come over! What fun would that be! I left a raw edge on the shapes and just did a running stitch around the edges.

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  3. I am so coming over to your house. You always are cooking or baking amazing foods.
    Your shawl is looking beautiful!

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    1. Thank you dear...I so wish you could come here!!! That shawl for some reason is my Everest!! I was just telling my knitting group this today...and i have no idea why!!

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  4. Your dishes looking good! It makes be to feel hungry!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by ...your blog looks great!

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  5. Wow! Your house is the place to be when it's raining :) Yum!!!

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    1. Thanks Connie...so glad to see you stopped by!

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  6. Hi, I love your craft, is beauty, I love a colors, I follow your blog, hugs from Brazil.
    Visit my blog - Tita Carré - free patterns crochet

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    1. Thank you Roberta so glad you visited my blog! Your blog is beautiful as well!

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  7. Your posts always make my heart feel so warm! The cake looks amazing, the chicken is making my mouth watering, the onsie is SO cute, the shawl is beautiful and I see we have similar tastes in flowers as well. I have the same Lantana in my flower pots! :) Thanks for always sharing such beauty!

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    1. Thanks so much Cindy...don't you just love Lantana?!

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