Jasmine and I came into the shop yesterday for 2 reasons. One, I had a class to teach. And secondly, Jasmine wanted to show off her new Valentine's dress. She looked so adorable. It got me to thinking of why I would spend my time making her an outfit that was not intended for warmth, but just to see how cute she would look. I think part of the reason is because I love that little girl. She means the world to me and that's one way I can show her how much I care. Some people might argue that dogs don't really know that you are expressing love to them by making them garments. But I somehow feel like she knows why I do it. She really is a smart dog, you know. Anyway, she'll probably be wearing her Valentine dress for at least the rest of this week. So if you'd like to come in and see for yourself just how cute she looks, she'll be glad to prance around in it.
And my sweet husband sent me a potted plant of miniature red roses. I put them in the display window so they could get some sun. I love to stop and "smell the roses". And if I don't kill them, then maybe Paula's husband will show me how to take care of them in the yard. He grows LOTS of rose bushes and would be just the person who could give me some help.
Last week's Super Ball Party was so much fun. I think everyone enjoyed searching through the many skeins of yarn for just the right colors for their Magic Balls of Yarn. Then we sat down and learned about different joining techniques to make our Potpourri Scarfs. And AnnHara won the Magic Ball with all of the prizes inside. Here's a photo of my Potpourri Scarf.
Melissa made this wonderful taco dip that I just had to share with you. She slimmed down the calories, but I sure couldn't tell. It was yummy!
Skinny Taco Dip
8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
8 oz. reduced fat sour cream
1 packet taco seasoning
16 oz. jar of mild salsa
2 cups shredded lettuce
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese
Black olives, sliced
Mix together with an electric mixer the cream cheese, sour cream, and salsa with the taco seasoning until well blended. Spread this mixture in bottom of glass cassarole dish. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese & black olives. Serve with chips. Enjoy!
Well, I hope you have a wonderful week enjoying all of this nice weather. And feel free to stop by The Yarn Haven any time to "feel the fiber".