Since I wasn't blogging, I must have been busy in December. Right?
Well, partially right. David and I spent the week before Christmas sick as dogs with the flu. Since David's job makes them get a flu shot, he had it in November. I cannot get a flu shot because I am allergic to eggs, so I get to "wing it" every year.
We were not lucky this year. The week before Christmas, the day after Felicity and Gregory went to spend their every-other week visit with their Dad, David and I both went down-hill with the flu. David was in good shape after 4 days because he had his flu shot. Me....twice I though I was nearly out of the woods just to relapse. It took me 9 days to feel somewhat like myself again.
On a better note, I did spend some time doing things I enjoy. Creating and cooking!
I finished my crochet rug that I started back in the summer. I don't have a pattern for this, but plan to do a separate post with my own rendition of a pattern, coming up soon.
I also made some oh so cute scarfs to sell in my Etsy store. I have plans for a tutorial on this, too.
Fresh bread! FINALLY, after many attempts over the past couple of years, I had two loaves turn out PERFECTLY! I used Judy's recipe. Here's the link!
I found new love in knit cotton dishcloths, too! I have made crochet ones in the past, and wasn't so crazy about them. BUT until now, I had never used the cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby. I LOVE THIS COTTON is the name and boy do I love it! The Hobby Lobby brand cotton yarn is a bit lighter texture than Peaches & Cream and Sugar & Cream brands that I had always used in the past. Now, I even like the crochet ones I have made, but the knit ones are AWESOME!
I used Sandra's pattern here. However, I found I like mine a bit on the small-ish side and I go up to 36-38 on the needle instead of 40. This pattern is also here (free on Ravelry), called Grandmother's favorite, calling for 44 on the needle, if you like your dish cloths a bit on the larger side.
Oh and in late October, I designed an adorable little hat for my grand-babies. Here is Maddie modeling hers. I just love those grand-babies so much!
In October/November, I whipped up a few quilt table runners. A couple are still in my Etsy store, the others were made for my sister and donations for a raffle.
And finally, on Christmas day.....fresh homemade doughnuts! Found it on Pinterest, of course! Recipe is here. All I can say is: Crazy easy, crazy fast and crazy good!
Now I am off to do more creating! I have a quilt I started nearly 4 years ago that I hope to finish this weekend. Have a wonderful weekend all!