Friday, February 19, 2010

Show and Tell Friday...

This past weekend was a busy time. We started our Olympic projects at Melissa's home on Friday evening while watching the Opening Ceremonies and eating Melissa's wonderful food. Kelora brought a couple of of which was called "Death by Chocolate". Since she shared the recipe with us, I thought you might like to have a copy.

Death by Chocolate
Serves up to 24 people (or 1 serious chocoholic!)

1 box (19.8 oz) fudge brownie mix
3 packages (4 servings each) instant chocolate mousse
8 chocolate-covered toffee candy bars (1.4 oz. each) SKOR or Heath bars)
1 large container (12 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Bake the brownies according the the package directions; let cool. Prepare the chocolate mousse according to the package directions. Break the candy bars into small pieces in a food processor or by gently tapping the wrapped bars with a hammer. Break up half of the brownies into small pieces and place in the bottom of a large glass bowl. Cover with half of the mouse, then half of the candy, and then half of the whipped topping. Repeat layers with the remaining ingredients.

Last weekend was also Valentine's weekend. I helped Ariel decorate a shoebox last week for her Valentines. It brought back many memories of making my own Valentine boxes with my mom. My sweet hubby sent me some beautiful miniature daylilies that I have been enjoying all week. I asked him not to get me chocolate this year as I'm trying to drop a few pounds. But that didn't stop me from getting him some yummy Ghirardelli dark chocolate. Since I'm not as much of a fan of dark chocolate as I am of milk chocolate, they won't be tempting for me. Hope you enjoyed getting and receiving some Valentine gifts as well.

For Show and Tell today I have the beautiful Colonnade Shawl that Debbie made from 2 skeins of Feza Cyprus Mohair and 1 skein of Tahki Bunny. I've already picked out my yarn to make this one. Great job, Debbie.

Kori finished her 10 Stitch Blanket. It's a free pattern on Ravelry, but if you take Mimi's class she will give you lots of great tips for making it...including how to knit backwards! Isn't it just simply gorgeous! I've been pondering which colors of Noro Silk Garden yarn I want to use to make one for the shop.

Melissa brought in her doll wearing the dress she knitted for her. She also made the coat and purse. Very creative!

And finally, Aggie finished her first sock using Berroco Comfort yarn and Lisa's I Don't Give a Darn pattern. Way to go, Aggie!

I think we're going to have a heat wave this weekend. Saturday looks to be a great day to wash the car and get rid of all the salt. Enjoy the sunshine!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Show and Tell Friday...

Did you try out any of the snow recipes? I really wanted to make snow cream with my granddaughter, but she went to spend the weekend with her mom, so she wasn't at home. Maybe the next time it snows, we'll get that made.

But I did try out the two winning recipes...and I have photos to share.

Beth's recipe for "Eggs in a Nest" called for a shape to be cut out of the bread. I didn't have a flower shape, but figured a shamrock would do. It was very yummy and something that I think my grandkids would love to help me make sometime.

Debbie's recipe for "Eggs Goldenrod" took me a little longer to make because I forgot that I had to have a hard boiled egg. So I boiled several eggs and also had an egg salad sandwich for lunch.

And then finally, I made the "Bread Pudding" recipe. I was surprised to find that I preferred it cold, rather than hot.

After the snow stopped, I saw these paw prints in the snow. The set on the right is from Mr. Cottontail, our friendly neighborhood rabbit. But I couldn't identify the other set of prints. Any idea what animal would have made these prints?

What project did you work on during last weekend's snowstorm? I made the Grrlfriend Market Bag out of Berroco Cotton Twist. It turned out really cute and what a great project for this yarn! I used 2 skeins of the variegated and 1 of the solid.

Now on to your finished projects...

Mary Beth got this cute vintage trunk at a garage sale and made a doll and some clothes for it. She even made her some shoes and socks. Very nice!

Pam made a sock using Misti Alpaca Sock yarn. She used a pattern from the Sock Innovation book by Cookie A. This yarn is so yummy for socks! I must add a colorway to my stash. :~)

And Kim made this darling little baby layette for a friend. She used Queensland Sugar Rush...a yarn made of 100% sugar cane! Very cute!

Don't forget to come to our Super Bowl of Knitting party on Sunday afternoon from 2-6 pm. Bring your knitting or crocheting project to work on. And come bid on some of our shop models in our Silent Auction and Raffle to raise money for the American Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders for their work in Haiti.
Have a great weekend! Blessings!