Boy, do I feel accomplished today.
Its amazing how much you can get done in one weekend! Of course this is not the typical weekend for me but, it is nice to have a super productive one--- once and a while.
On Friday night I finished up a blanket I have been crocheting for my cousin Katie's 2 month old little boy.
I was working to a deadline, knowing I was going to be seeing them on Sunday. I got all the ends tied in, gave it a good wash on Saturday morning and am thrilled with how it turned out.
Saturday morning I filmed a few new tutorials for Detox bath bombs and a few other bath product treats. I'm planning on editing the lot of them this week and starting to post in December, though I can't believe that is next week.
I also made a couple batches of cookies to take with me to a Santa Clause Parade get together my neighbor and good friend was having.
I've made the Lacy Oatmeal Cookies quite a few times and they are always a hit. The hostess of the get together is particularly fond of these cookies so I wanted to be sure to make them.
I also tried a new recipe, they are Almond shortbread thumbprint cookies with raspberry jam. The drizzle on top was an icing sugar and Almond extract mixture.
The cookies were fantastic but, I found the directions for making them less than stellar. Thank goodness I had made similar cookies before and was able to read the instructions and know that what they were directing was not the correct way to go about making a delicate shortbread.
Saturday nights Parade get together was a lot of fun, the hostess had a lovely scratch made hot chocolate bar made up and a good time was had by all.
One of the nice things about our small town Parade is that it takes place at night, the floats all have lights on them and it is incredibly beautiful.
The other great thing is that the Parade lines up right our the front of our homes. We were able to stand at the window and enjoy the Parade while sitting by the fireplace. That was an extra bonus this year as it started to rain toward the end.
Sunday brought a trip into Peterborough, Ontario (and a chance to go to Michaels and Costco!) to attend a Family Birthday party for my Aunt Shirley's 80th.
I got to meet Logan, my newest cousin. I know I don't look happy but, I definitely was--- it's just my RBF in action.
He loved his blanket--- well not really, he's only 2 months old and had no idea what was going on. His mom (my cousin) however, loved it though and at this point that's all that matters. I do hope he grows to love it when he gets older though.
At the Parade I got some much needed help with sizing for the wrist warmers I'm making for the children in my life. I gave some at Christmas last year and all of the kids that received them requested another paid this year. Trouble was getting the sizing right, most of them fit on the snug side and some were darn near too small.
Luckily a friends daughter was at the Parade and I was able to get her to try a few different test sizes on.Bigger was better so I got started crocheting when I got home on Sunday evening. My tester requested a Yellow pair, so I picked up some yellow yarn at Michaels while I was there.
That brings us to this morning, I was up at 5:30am. Couldn't sleep worrying about the potential flooding in Buffalo, NY after the 7 feet of snow they got last week. I am supposed to be traveling there later this week for Thanksgiving and am praying that the flooding does not happen.
Being up that early meant caffeine for me (I'm not normally a coffee person), it also meant I got to use my awesome new mug I picked up at the checkout line in Michaels yesterday. Ahh--- made the Cafe Mocha that much better.