Monday, January 23, 2012

Pastry & Ripple


Good Afternoon!

I just ate this piece of homemade Pumpkin Pie along with a cup of delicious Keurig coffee...life is good.

Oh, I knew it would happen one of these days...I forgot to put my cup under the machine when I hit brewing.  But I quickly caught it.  Luckily there's a neat drip pan that catches liquid if you forget - so it doesn't spill all over the countertop.

I accomplished two of my three goals this weekend.  

I tried out The Pioneer's Woman's recipe for pastry (here) and made Pap's Chip Dip.  

I did NOT get the Christmas tree put away.  

I'm not perfect....ha!  

Hubby doesn't care if I leave it up.  

However, I would like to get it down before the Merry Maids come on Thursday.  

I thought Ree's no fail pie crust recipe seemed familiar.   

I found a recipe I cut out of the newspaper probably back in the 1980s that was very similar to hers.  

Now I've tried both and both are excellent.

My Never-Fail Pie Crust recipe

I've been crocheting in the evenings the past few days and have a couple more rounds done on my Christmas Round Ripple.  

I wasn't sure about it at first but now I'm really loving it.  Maybe it's the colors but I'm liking the design too...finally. 


I started out with a pattern (here) and couldn't figure it out after the first couple rounds so I started to do my own thing.  

And, no, I'm not writing it down because I didn't know if it would work out.  

I wing things a lot. 


I never would have believed that I could "wing" anything at crochet when I started this hobby several years ago.

It's not perfect but who cares.  

It's handmade and one of a kind!

I working on the green, red and green band now.  

I may add another variegated red, green and white yarn I have on hand between two reds.  

Check out the Flickr group where we are posting our round ripples.

Do you have a hobby you love? 

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7 comments:

  1. I am hearing so many good things about the Keurig, yet a friend of mine received one last Christmas as a gift, it was ordered from QVC, and it had to be returned. The 2nd one they just gave up on as they said the coffee was weak and cold. So I am hesitate to purchase one. I love the ripple, both the color of the yarn and the design itself. Pie looks really good, and it is National Pie Day! xo

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  2. Hi Sandy, that is one of the best pieces of 'winging' I have ever seen. It is a lovely Christmas ripple.
    I've only been crocheting a couple of years but that is one hobby I love, the others are gardening (not quite as fit as I once was so I'd say I like "growing things" more than the actual gardening) also cross stitch which had fallen by the way side until I found some cross stitch blogs and got hooked again.
    Carol xx

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  3. Good for you figuring out this pattern and getting it finished after the holiday. I love this color play and pattern. I pinned it to my Christmas board ;-)

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  4. Oh my goodness, your crocheted piece is beautiful! I guess I'm going to need to learn this craft. I had to stop quilting due to arthritis following hand/wrist surgeries following a car accident. So wondering if this would be hard on them? Guess I'll find out. I got a Keurig for myself for Xmas. And I've forgotten the mug at least twice and it all went through! Oh well, guess that drip pans are for those like me!
    Brenda

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  5. I love the Keurig. Perfect coffee every time. We even got one for the cabin up north. My favorite flavor now is Italian Roast. I shall have a cup shortly.

    Your crocheting is just exquisite and I shall have to try the pie crust.

    Carol

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  6. Looks great to me! You could be my "wing" person any day! Beautiful job. Don't you just love the world of crochet?!

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