Saturday, May 07, 2011

A rambling we shall go

First of all I wanted to show you what came in the mail for me yesterday:IMG_1070
A Mother's Day surprise from my son and (knit loving) daughter-in law! Decadent handmade cocoa dusted dark chocolate truffles that are amazing. Absolutely delicious and so rich and chocolatey. Such a sweet and thoughtful surprise! I love surprises especially if they are chocolate :) Tomorrow the rest of my boys have a plan to take me out to dinner. A very good Mother's Day this year for sure!


Look at what I found today as I was breaking eggs to make some cookies...a double yolked egg, my very first! In all my many years of cooking and baking I have never found one until today. I guess they are not all that rare. There's a 1 in 1000 chance you'll get one. You can read more about double yolked eggs here.


I can’t take credit for crocheting these 70 - 9” granny squares. Yes, they are all identical. A friend from church acquired the 90 squares from the senior citizens center and asked me if I’d like to assemble them into a blanket for the Pine St. Inn Knit-a-thon (facebook page). Which by the way will be held in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House this year. This is the official page for the Knit-a-thon. I said sure. I have enough squares for 2 blankets with some leftover. I am using this method for joining the squares. No sewing and there are not as many ends to work in. So far so good :)

I am VERY happy to report Miss Shirley Pink is thriving. She's produced four more buds at least and there may be more coming. I am thrilled to pieces or I should say I'm tickled pink ;) Can you believe her original flowers are just as pretty as the day (March 23) I brought her home? I'm really getting so much enjoyment and I'm so happy that the flowers are so long lasting. Love, love orchids...they really are the best!!!


Well, I guess I've done enough rambling for now. I've finished a couple of projects that I can't show you just yet, because I'll be gifting someone special around the end of this month...then I'll be able to safely blog about them. So, for now that's about it. Hope all of you mothers out there have a very special and happy Mother's Day tomorrow! Enjoy....and of course hope there's lots of happy knitting going on :)

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  1. Thanks for the link about joining the blocks. I'm going to bookmark it.

    Enjoy your chocolate and your special day.

  2. The color of the squares is so pretty. What color are you using for the borders?

    Mmmmmmmmm...they look like truffles. Enjoy --- they look DECADENT!

    Congrats on Miss Pink! I have an orchid about ready to bloom and I'm so excited because I forget which one it is? LOL I think it's going to be light purple.

    Happy Mother's Day!

  3. Oh, I can almost taste those truffles! I don't receive candy for any occasion with a diabetic in the house so I think I'd like to adopt your son and his knit lovin' wife, lol. Wow, that will be a job to put all the squares together, but at least they are already made. ;) You're really making me want an orchid. I'll have to read up on them..

  4. Mmmmmm truffles! Have a great Mother's Day

  5. Happy Mother's Day to you!! Those truffles look delicious! The squares are very pretty - what a nice donation.

  6. You are very blessed indeed! I hope you enjoyed every moment of your Mother's Day!

  7. The afghans are going to be beautiful! How good of you to volunteer to piece it together.

  8. what a special (and quite deserving!) gift from your son and dil. :) oooh, those squares are going to make a gorgeous blanket. your orchid seems to be doing stunningly!


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