You know the Cracker Candy recipe everyone knows and loves so well???
Meet Cracker Candy on Crack.
Your hips will curse me, but you’re welcome!
From the Silver Needle, i love all these charts by Kate Hoyle, from Amanda Loverseed’s artwork.
But I especially heart this one. Expensive, though…
that "one" would be "Whispers on Wings", about the ninth paragraph down. The image doesn't seem to want to come thru.
That was also said in a British accent. (What can I say, I'm on a roll!)
I turned my heat off about 2 weeks ago with the weather getting slightly warmer, and to conserve my 5/8 of a tank of oil until fall, when hopefully, and I'm not holding my breath, the prices might be lower. I know I turned it back on last weekend for a couple of days when the temps dipped low, and all seemed well. But this morning I turned it on, and nuttin' honey.
So I need to put a call in to my oil burner guy. I was hoping to do that in another month, but now is as good a time as any, I suppose!
Luckily I have my firewood.
Quaker Halloween (previously):
Garden Grew (previously):
Saturday & Sunday efforts:
The white lattice is a bitch. Count, re-count, unstitch, re-stitch. But that’s what we like to do for fun.
ummm… the day before Wednesday?
Well germs and boys (as Mrs.. Ahearn, my 4th grade math teacher would say), I manage to finish the stitching part of this:
Onwards to the BEADZZZZ!!!!!
Speaking of all that glitters, here are my options for finishing up my Heart in Hand Wee Santa:
The chart calls for 2 “wee” gold buttons with holes on either side of the hat, and 2 “wee” black buttons with holes under the candlestick.
My last foray to Joanne’s led me to find the Christmas-y Bag O’ Buttons and the Black & White Bag O’ Buttons , plus the tiny back-attached buttons in both shiny black & gold, and then I remembered I have a heat-set jewel gun-thing, hence the golden “jewels”. I have to pull out my other jewels to see if I have something dark. Or maybe go with the gold jewels on the hat and black buttons on the coat.
In other news, Delilah got her ovaries confiscated. She’s seems better today than yesterday.
Here’s my tiny bit of proof that I stitched:
I just had to add the moon, so I can keep it right side up, don’tcha know.
I’m having a slight reprieve from what-shall-not-be-mentioned, so today, I made this:
An envelope for my Garden Grew frame, which is 36” wide. I’m so happy to not have to use plastic bags anymore- I had to use 2, over the top and over the bottom. Here’s a couple more shots:
The inside pocket is above, and proof that it fits below:
I still have the supplies to make 2 more envelopes for my 24” wide scroll frame, and maybe a spare 24” wide one. I have a lot of wide projects in my stash.
it’s been so long since I last posted, Live Writer didn’t want to start.
Anyway, i came across this online yesterday:
Masterpieces in fiber (Please note that not all pieces are knitting- at least one is cross stitch.)
In other news, I left work early for some horse business. The Axester needed new shoes (off with the snow shoes! YAY!) and her yearly spring shots. I love my vet: I asked her to check Axe’s teeth because she was long overdue for a float, and it was decided that she needed her teeth done. My vet grabbed her tools from the van and went at it. A tranq and a float only added $65 to the bill. The other “fancy” vet would have charged $40 for an oral exam, then $60 for the tranq and then another $90 for the float. And would say they’d have to come on another visit, so tack on another $72 for the second farm call. So Axe got her shots, her teeth done, and we had a long discussion about worming protocols AND ulcers, over an hour of the vet’s time, for under $300.
I’ve done a tiny bit of stitching, so I owe some photos. Hopefully sooner, rather than later.