There's something about this time of year, it makes me wanna bust out the GREASE soundtrack and get my dance on!
Yeppers, the dog days of summer will be here soon.
This girl has plans for lots of R & R. She's a busy one, that Jenny Lou.
Seriously, it's perfect. Unofficially summer, not quite so hot that we need the AC on, and everything outside is just about to POP wide open!
Even in the warmer weather, I'm never without my hook or knitting needles. I've got a knitted sweater just about done, literally about an inch or 2 of stockinette stitch left, but I can't seem to tear the crochet hook out of my hand!
If you're looking to add to your crochet library, and you love a quick project, check out THIS book.
Tons of nifty granny-style projects, and nothing all too time consuming.
This is my version of that pillow that's on the cover. The pattern calls for bulky yarn and a big ol' hook, so it whips up in no time at all. I added my own vintage vibe to it, of course. :)
The center flower is crocheted with cotton and I covered a little button with a scrap of an old Liberty Print that I've had for ages.
NOT my usual color palette, but I'm loving pastels these days.
Ahhhhh . . . . .now there's the RED! Isn't it fun how it all works together now? Years ago, the thought of using PINK near RED was a big no-no. Now, it just works. . . . love that. My cute granny blanket is all done, and I think it looks great with this victorian wool applique pillow that I found at Brimfield. Seriously, adorable. There are a few tiny
In other news, Mr. Quiltdoggie got our raised garden beds done, and they're looking great! I planted one, but the other we're doing with Our Little Miss this weekend. We're planting some corn over there and she's super psyched for it. I dunno how those big stalks will do in our little bed, but we're giving it the ol' college try. . . . so stay tuned.
By the way, speaking of corn, have any of you tried grilling corn on the cob?? We did last night and loved it. Here's what I did:
Shuck the corn and remove all the silk.
Lay each ear of corn individually in a square of aluminum foil. Add some butter or olive oil (I used my MISTO which is great for this.) Add some fresh herbs and/or salt/pepper. Roll each ear up and place on the hot grill for about 20 minutes, rotate once or twice. Absolutely delicious! I've seen it done with the husks still on, but this is alot neater and the kernels came out nicely roasted and so yummy.
Have a wonderful weekend . . . . talk soon!