Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Grasshoppers on my Mind

Before I start, I'm going to apologize for the lengthy post - I'm still getting back into the swing of regular posting.

Thanks for all the nice comments on the house. It's hard work, but every day the house is more comfortable and more home., so it's worth it. And it will be cool to look back in a few years and make fun of all the sellers' 70s furniture all over again. Even more disturbing, I would have loved half that decor in my college apartment!

Moving on...The past couple months, there have been several grasshopper sightings round these parts.

EXHIBIT A - Sunshine Yarns in Grasshopper on its way to becoming Embossed Leaves Socks.




EXHIBIT B - Grasshopper Cupcakes. Parikha's refreshing warm weather confection (sorry, I can't figure out how to link to the exact post, but the one from 5/31). I kept some for our house and J brought the rest into work - apparently his coworkers were fighting over them! They are just that good. I'll be sure to make these again. Thanks, Parikha!



EXHIBIT C - Rockin Sock Club March installment - Walkin' on the Wild Tide yarn paired with Grasshopper pattern. So, I'm not actually making the grasshopper pattern, but it still counts. At least, I think it counts.

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Okay, so there's been more crafty goodness outside the realm of grasshoppers. I finally pulled out my Amy Butler Belle fat quarter pack for a Flock of Triangles Quilt from Denyse Schmidt Quilts.
That's about as far as I am. I refolded the fabric to take pictures. Okay, I might be a little farther, but not much. I just washed and ironed the quarters. Anyone have a trick for preventing all the loose threads from knotting up?
And, I've been baking some other favorites... Apple Pie, perhaps my favorite food. I used to request this over birthday cake!

Hopefully a finished Hourglass sweater soon! Have a happy 4th everyone!

9 comments:

Stacey said...

lots of goodies in this post! that pie looks amazing - there is nothing like a good apple pie.

love the grasshopper yarn and the amy butler fabrics - sure to be beautiful!

Veronique said...

Amy Butler fabrics! *drool*
Those cupcakes are making me drool too!

pamela wynne said...

oh, that quilt is going to be gorgeous!!

Elizabeth said...

Wow, this is a scrumptious post! Yarn, fabric, cupcakes, pie, oh boy!! You've totally made me want to make some cupcakes now.

knittingphilistine said...

YUM!! Your post is filled with so many yummy things! Love the grasshopper yarn, super-cute!

elinor said...

*marries your embossed leaves socks*

Romi said...

LOVE. That. Color. Yummmmmmmm. :)

parikha said...

Oh yay--I'm so glad your cupcakes turned out well!! Funny how the colorway of that yarn just screams "Thin Mints!" to me...

jen said...

Those cupcakes look awesome! And the pie, I'm hungry now...
I like the grasshopper theme, I'm pretty sure I had a grasshopper cocktail once, with creme de menthe and such things in it - yummy!