Friday, October 28, 2011

It's a Bittyful Friday

WOULD YOU BELIEVE I TAUGHT MYSELF HOW TO OPEN A DRAWER!! That's what I do when no one pays attention to me. he he he!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

September Wedding

Septembe 24th..................CAYLA AND SCOTT

The bride cried tears of joy throughout the ceremony. She so wanted everything to be perfect. The day before was rainy dark and gloomy ,but, the BIG DAY?
Of course.........Sun was shining,temp was perfect,all went well.

Aunties Sarah and Renee raised their glasses to a good life.

Uncle Thom and Aunt Michelle looked with approval.
Dad, Mike, couldn't be happier with the evening.

The cake was a wide selection of many cupcakes. YUMMY

Jiggy and I danced the last dance and a great time was had by all. Congratulations Cayla and welcome to the family Scott.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

What we eat

I am truly blessed with the most amazing group of people. This summer I went raspberry picking at my friend Chris' farm. We had a deal going where I made whoopie pies for her customers and we would settle at the end of the season. Imagine my surprise when she asked me to help her out by taking home extra CLAMS that someone had traded for berries.
I brought them home and put them in the sink to rinse out. My husband came home that day all excited to have found his first farmstand tomatoes. "That's great dear, but, wait till you see what I got at the berry farm" I steamed up a batch with white wine and garlic. A great piece of french bread made it a great meal.That left me with still plenty of clams to use up. Not knowing how to preserve them I got on the computer and did a bit of research.It seems stuffed clams can be prepared and frozen all ready to heat and eat at a later date.

Here is the basic recipe that I used. I pretty much follow it except that I make my own breadcrumbs with herbs and sundried tomatoes that I have in the fridge for just such a recipe.
Look at these babies. A side of pasta salad rounded out the meal. Of course I meant to ask everyone out there what they do with an excess of clams,but, summer took over my life and I'm just getting around to it.
Even after freezing they came out looking like this and tasting even better. So have you ever had too many clams to eat? What did you do with them..............said the hobbit

Friday, October 7, 2011

It's a Bittyful Friday

It's fall...........hobbit says everything has to be aired out!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

knit-along "the barn raising quilt"

Well we finally did it! After knitting pretty much for ourselves,our stitch and bitch group decided it was time to give back. So back it February of this year we decided to do something special for someone else.

I found a knitted quilt made from leftover sock yarn that I thought would be perfect.Each person would knit a square that I would then sew into a blanket.
The squares had a natural curl to them and that's how you join them. A simple running stitch just under the lip connect each one.

Then, crochet around the edge and it's done.
I tried to photograph it from different angles to give you a good idea of how it looks.

I hemmed and hawed about which square should go next to which and finally put them all in a bag and sewed them together as they came out.
Here is the finished quilt. It was four squares by five squares and will be just right for a carriage blanket. I'm very proud of my people, their hearts are always in the right place.

With 12 squares left over it looks like we might be doing this one more time. The carriage blanket will be donated to St Charles running nuns,click here for their story.It's a story worth repeating......................said the hobbit.