Monday, February 8, 2010

Bliss Weekend

This New England girl would have loved a trip to Blissdom but with all that happened at the end of last year I knew that I would not be able to make it.  Maybe 2011~ I will be dreaming of joining all the great bloggers, meeting them IRL for the first time.  It would be great.

Although I was not able to attend we did enjoy a blissful and productive weekend here.  We were able to do some shopping for things our new puppies needed.  We bought great harnesses and a double leash and took them for a walk.  They were so happy to see us and loved every minute of it.  We spoiled them with some gourmet doggie cookies, which they loved.  We can't wait until the ground isn't frozen and we can start fencing.  Once that is set we will bring them to live with us.

I finished the two scarves for Craft Hope project 6.  They will be on their way tomorrow.  
This is the first scarf.  It was crocheted with a crossed double crochet stitch.

They requested some scarves that can be for young men also.  I love this ribbed patterned.  This is also crocheted.  Now my son wants me to make one for him.

I found this great yarn at Joanne's and fell in love with it.  I love this neutral color and how very soft it is.  Organic is a plus.  I am working on a ribbed scarf for myself.

We spent some time at the library and I just couldn't choose which books I loved most.  I left with a great big stack.  This always happens when I go to the library.  I chose these amazing crochet books.   I can't wait to pick some projects.  It is hard to choose because there are so many great ones.

Couldn't pass this up.  More about it in another post.

I love making bread!!!  It is so wholesome and I enjoy every step of the process.  Taking a freshly baked loaf of bread out of the oven on a cold winter day is so comforting.  This great book jumped out at me from the shelf.  It is filled with great information and pictures.

Dreaming and planning my garden for this year.  This is a must read and own.  It's on my list of must have books.  Such great information and pictures.

Love this book.  The Farm Chicks are the best.
What could be better during these cold days and nights.  Snuggling up, staying warm and cuddling with some great books.  Crocheting a bit here and there and definitely a latte to help keep me warm.


Adrienne said...

Love those scarves! If you like to bake bread you should see if you could get your hands on Artisan Bread in 5 min a day (they have a whole grains one out now too). It's awesome! The only way I bake bread now.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Those scarves are beautiful! I wish i could crochet. You are very talented!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Ruth,

I'm happy to see you crocheting. I've got to get back to it. I've stayed so distracted with putting the house together that most everything has gone on hold.

I love the who are you sending them to?? Your own neighborhood (town) maybe??


stitching under oaks said...

looks like a lot of great reading and hooking...blissdom for sure. your scarves turned out lovely...i love the ribbed on for guys. stay cozy!

Just be happy! said...

Great scarves!
Wow, you'll be a buay, busy bee crocheting, cooking and gardening, but I'm aure you'll have tons of fun!!!


Bonne said...

Excellent choices of books!! I've been crocheting a bunch myself & also can't wait to get busy in the garden. Another month-6wks and I can plant peas & spinach!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I would have loved to attend Blissdom too, but it wasn't the time for me either :(

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi, Ruth! Thanks for the visit. :) I love going to the library too (when it's not snowing!!). The Farm Chicks book looks great. :)

Vanessa said...

Those scarves are really nice!

patty said...

the scarves are fantastic, but i love how you used books to tell a little about yourself and your interests... :)

sara's art house said...

I agree: there is nothing better than snuggling up with a book!

And those scarves are adorable!

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