Hi everyone and happy Sunday to you. I can't believe how time is flying. Christmas will be here before you know it.
I wanted to share this fun scarf I knitted and completed in time for my son's girlfriend's birthday. It was a lot of fun to knit and a little different from my usual-which is a good thing as I easily get caught in the rut of using the same pattern over and over again. I used a soft yarn with sequins in it and an eyelash yarn. She loves pink and black so I hope she likes it. I followed the instructions for the snow bunny scarf from Knit and Crochet Now tv show. I watch that show every week and have learned so much from their visual tutorials. Their patterns are free. You should check it out. This season, they are doing a different scarf every week. I love scarves because they are perfect for my crafting attention span!
I also wanted to share some delicious cupcakes I made last week.
They are strawberry filled cupcakes. I was impressed with the cake's texture. They were dense without being heavy or dry. To an ordinary cake mix, add 2 cups of sour cream(thus the wonderful texture) and 2 eggs. Combine on low speed and beat for 2 minutes. Fill 24 muffin cups by half with the batter and make a little well in each one with a butter knife. Put 1/2 teaspoon preserves of choice in and put the rest of the batter on top. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then remove to a rack to cool completely. Frost as desired. I am going to try lemon cake mix with raspberry preserves next. I think they will be fantastic!
My jewelry of the week is a set that I personally thought turned out quite well. I am not sure if it is because red is my favorite color or something else, but I really took a shine to this jewelry.
I wrestled with the idea of keeping it, but instead I sold it. I thought the silver discs were especially cool. I am also experimenting with putting chain in my jewelry along with the beaded segments. It is a lot of fun just putting beads together and deciding what looks right. I always have the option of making another set just like this to keep. I may do that!
We had an anniversary party for my in-laws yesterday. It was an informal open house at my sister-in-law's home. They will have been married 60 years this Christmas Eve. They are a wonderful and loving couple and I feel blessed to be a part of their family. I am cooking a nice dinner for my son's girlfriend this Thursday on her birthday so we are looking forward to that. I also have my Secret Santa exchange coming up in the school I work at. I want to make a bracelet as part of my recipient's gift so I better get crackin'! I hope you all have a great week ahead. Take care. Nancy