Here's a neat yo-yo blanket I "made": A couple years ago, I found this as a fabric by-the-yard at Hobby Lobby! I bought a yard and a half, and trimmed the cut edges to be an instant yo-yo throw. (Do you know how many hours it would take to make one of these yourself?!)
I had made a smaller project of yo-yo's when my kids were little; while I would wait at the school to pick them up, I would sew yo-yo's by hand, and eventually had enough to make this mat:
And this one:
One of the first things newlywed Aim made 24 years ago (!) was this placemat:
It matched curtains I had made for the kitchen of our mobile home. I was so proud of my first make for my new home, I even got labels to sew on:
Look at the mess of stitches on the back! LOL
As far as knitting goes, I will post another pic of Sharfik when I'm not going to bore you with incremental progress! Maybe when it's half done.
Puppy update: Jellybean is home, we take her for an MRI of her brain tomorrow, she is mostly okay, but still slightly weak and off-balance due to her back right leg weakness. :)
Recipe for the week is this simple no-cook item, because it is 90 degrees and muggy as all get-out around here:
This is very simple. You need 9 teabags, 1 gallon of water, a close-able container to sit outside, and 2/3 cup of sugar(or equivalent amount of sweetener--I use 16 pkts of Sweet & Low, or 18 pkts of Splenda.)
- Unwrap teabags--you can use all decaf, half decalf-half regular, or all regular. Any kind of tea works, I've even used herbal teas.
- Fill gallon container with fresh cold water.
- Put the teabags in, close the lid, and place in the sun for variable number of hours (1-8).
- When ready, remove teabags, stir in 2/3 cup of sugar, and refrigerate.
- Serve over ice, with lemon. Keeps for a "couple of 5 days" in the fridge :)
start after 1 hour
after 4 hours.
I sometimes take this jug to work with me and keep it in the fridge there, with a baggie of lemon wedges. I can chug this stuff in the summertime. And no cooking involved! Another great recipe given to me years ago by Sherry.