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Friday, August 1, 2008

The Dog Days of Summer

Greetings, Y'all! This burgundy Stella d'oro lily is blooming nicely in these warm, humid, dog days of summer. It's about half the size of most lilies, like the yellow ones we're all familiar with. (Um, yes, that's peppermint rootin' over to say hello to Stella. ;)
Here's a look at the nifty prize I won over at Aunt Kathy's Place. Thank you, Kathy! She's having a two-month long contest so shuffle on over & leave her a comment for a chance to win other nifty stuff. I've actually had a notion to get back into sock knitting lately, so I plan to cast on a pair in a few weeks. Oh boy, not knitting is rough on me, but I got to the point I had to lay the needles down for awhile.
We had two birthdays in the family this month. SIL wanted cheesecake so I made up this Baker's House New York Cheesecake. It's the first baked cheesecake I ever made, but he loved it.
Punkin I (# one) had asked for a hot fudge sundae for her birthday dessert, so we made a sauce & added some trimmings. (These are later pics of leftovers...didn't think to snap pics with the candles & all. Ah, well.
I have no knitting to show since I'm pretty much incapacitated for awhile, but Youngest was here with SIL, of course, and allowed me to take pictures to show you the cozy she just made for this little two-cup teapot. She used Jewels by Sugar & Cream & a yarn ball band pattern. I like how she embellished it with a braided cord & tassel. Pop goes the color, huh.
Top view.

Hmm...can't knit...guess I'll have to read or sew... Yes! I can still sew...see ya next week. ;)
Have a good one, Y'all!


  1. That tea cozy is cute. The desserts are delicious, the flowers are beautiful and can;t wait to see your knitted socks

  2. She did a great job on the tea pot the tassel.
    Congrats on the win! Yarn and needles is always a good prize.
    I might just have to ask for one of those sundaes for my next birthday...looks so much yummier than cake. *drolling*

  3. ooooh! cheesecake! I'll be right over! yummy with cherries on top!

  4. I love the lilies once again and that yarn is just beautiful. Your makin my mouth water and my tummy whine over the goodies. Can't wait to see your socks!

  5. Sure hope you;ll be back to knittin' soon! Love the tea cozy! The tassel was a great idea. Congrats on the yarn. I've never done them with circulars though. WHew!
    Have a great weekend!

  6. Mint likes to take over the world--next thing you know, it'll be bugging your youngest to go knit it a cute hat like that teapot got to have.

  7. The cake and sundae look sooo yummy - I love baked cheesecake!

    The teapot cozy is beautiful and the tassel adds an extra flair.

    Hope you feel better soon so you can knit and crochet.

  8. Hi Tea!

    I love to visit your page--all the beautiful flowers and veggies!! That's the downfall of apartment living--no place to garden!!

    Beautiful yarn you won from Aunt Kathy--hope you feel better and up to knitting soon so you can make those socks.

    In the meantime, here's the link for the hotpads: I got this also courtesy of Aunt Kathy--she gets around, doesn't she?

    They're quick and easy, and that's always a plus. Thanks for your compliments on them. I added the Insul-Bright because it says it reflects heat (or cold) from the source. We'll see how it works!!

    Back to visit soon!


  9. Gorgeous lily, gorgeous sock yarn, delicious desserts, and a gorgeous tea cozy.

    Oh, I feel so for you not being able to knit(etc.)...all I know is that cortisone, hand bikes, wrist braces, ice, stretching and other exercises really help. I'm sure by now you've seen the doctor, but if you haven't I really recommend getting help. The recovery is a long one though. Take good care of yourself!!!


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