Monday, June 09, 2008

Recent Winnings

I have been pretty lucky recently. On Knitter in the Kitchen, I guessed the closest number of balls of yarn in Caitlyn's stash. She had 90 balls of yarn and I guessed 89! The prize was a brand new copy of Hat, Mittens, and Scarves Deck. To my delight and surprise, she also enclosed extra goodies into the package. Cute notecards and a tissue holder that she made. Thank you, Caitlyn!
And I won a doll on Blue Bobbin's 100th Post Giveaway. Marcia made this Wee Wonderfuls Doll, Olive. It is beautifully made with little wonderful details, like the little crochet flower on her collar.
Sorry for the less than spectacular photos. The doll arrived this morning and we are having a heat wave in NYC. Miss M was not really in the mood to take photos. She was grumpy and wanted my full attention so I had to snap these quickly. The doll is almost as big as her. I have always wanted to make Olive and Archie, but I never knew that the dolls were that big.As much as I wanted to keep this for myself, it will go to Miss M. I will put it on her shelf until she is old enough to play with it. Thank you, Marcia!
Caesar is just as good as a pony! (This was for our own amusement and no pups were hurt during this photo shoot.)
He is a super good natured dog. He didn't even mind that Melody was on top of him while he ate. You couldn't do this with Napoleon because he is afraid of everything and most likely would run off.
And she drooled on him! I think she and the boys will be best friends when she gets older.
A friend came to visit last weekend so I made these Creamy Lemon Squares for her. This recipe was in the recent issue of the Food Everday magazine. It is delicious! It was just the right amount of fresh squeezed lemon juice to make your mouth pucker, but sweet enough to counter the tartness.

Speaking of yummy food, our 6th year Wedding Anniversary is tomorrow and DH is taking me to Mesa Grill for dinner. I am so excited (it's so rare that we go out to eat these days). I am already looking at the menu online and trying to decide on what to order.

30 comments:

Danielle said...

Wow you are lucky as of late ;) Super great prizes, cute stuff from knittinginthekitchen. Plus that dolly will be so fun for Miss M. Who BTW even though you say was in a less than good mood still looks darling as ever ;)And I got a giggle out of her little ride on Ceaser, too funny!

I love lemon squares, and yours look yummy! Happy 6th Anniversary, enjoy your meal out at the Mesa Grill :)

flanthrower said...

Lucky you! I can never seem to win.

The pictures of Melody and Napoleon are too cute. I can't wait to see how they interact once she's up and walking.

Happy anniversary to you and your DH! Enjoy your dinner at Mesa Grill.

LaBean said...

I LOL'ed at the picture of Melody and Caesar. That's too cute! And congrats on your 6th year. It'll be great to have some time to enjoy each other again. Mmmm food. :) Now I want to make the Lemon Squares.

c.Rachel said...

1. Congrats on your lovely winnings!
2. Congrats to you and your hubby on your wedding anniversary!
3. You guys are too funny with that photo shoot. Good times for dog, babe, and grown ups! =)
4. Lemon squares...yummmmmm. Creamy? YUMMMMMMMMMM!

Nettie said...

Your were lucky! Everything is so cute, but still not as cute as your little lady.

Please tell us all about Mesa Grill, especially how the food tastes. The menu looks just look what he prepares on his show, I'm curious whether the stuff tastes as good as it looks.

Lynn said...

Ok, the photos of Melody and Caesar are fabulous. SO cute. They look like good friends already! Have fun at your dinner!

YayaOrchid said...

Every photo of Melody is a treat! I mean look at those cute, chubby little thighs! And that expression on her face, she is just TOO cute!!

Congrats on your lovely winnings. The book must be a real treat. And a big congratulations on your anniversary! Enjoy your outing!

lovestitches said...

Oh the things we do to our pets!!
Happy anniversary!

Priscilla said...

Wow, Catilyn's package looks great! Melody's onesie is cute with that "pig" on it. Ceaser kinda looks like "why are you putting a baby on me"?? Too cute!

Kirsten said...

Happy Anniversary!! My DH and I celebrate our anniversary tomorrow too! (But it's a whole lot longer than 6 years!)
Melody looks adorable on Ceasar! Too cute!

amandajean said...

happy anniversary!!! I think it's cute how you are already trying to decide on what to eat by looking at the menu on line. :) I hope you have a great time.

Rima said...

Happy Anniversary! When we finally decided to eat at Mesa Grill, the line was too long (impromptu decisions for such things are always a bad idea). But I do know that you can never go wrong at Mesa. Some of the best food.

Congratulations on all the goodies...

knittish said...

Happy Anniversary to you and DH! =)

Congrats on the cute prizes!

bunbun said...

Happy Anniversary to you! The lemon bars are beautiful and look mouthwatering! I am full from dinner, but I would eat that plate if I could!

And of course the photos of Melody and the dogs are sweeter than pie!

Jennie said...

Love the photos, big smile on my face again!

JL said...

Lucky you, lovely prizes. I never get to know contest often.

Happy Anniversary to you and your DH. Enjoys !!

sUsAn said...

Wowza! Congrats on your winnings! Happy anniversary! Here's to a great year to come!

Kirsten said...

What fun! Love all your goodies and will have to check out that Hat, Scarves deck - I only have one knitting book so far.

rohanknitter said...

Happy Anniversary!
How fun to get some prizes - I was on a streak like that for awhile last year. The pics of Melody and the pup are hilarious.

Rebekah C said...

lucky you! happy anniversary and enjoy your night out on the town!

Cindy said...

Happy Anniversary! The photos of Melody and Caesar are so cute! And as always the food you make looks yummy! Can't wait to try the Lemon bars!

Marcia said...

Happy Anniversary. I'm so glad the doll arrived okay. Melody is so cute. The wee wonderful doll patterns can be resized when printing them. I have a friend who was going to make them smaller. I made the original doll size. When you try it, you'll be hooked, they are fun and easy. Would make great B-Day gifts for you to make for her friends in a few years.

caitlyn said...

Belated happy anniversary to you and your husband! I hope you enjoyed a lovely celebration.
The Wee Wonderfuls doll is adorable!

diana said...

Great prizes -- that doll is just adorable. And Happy Anniversary!! I hope you enjoy Mesa Grill.

Hannah said...

I could sure use some of your luck- I never win anything! Congrats on your winnings though, and happy anniversary. :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Aren't you the luck one! Really! The baby is so cute. The dog is so sweet to her. If a little kid goes near my dog I get nervous, he can be touchy and sometimes snap. Have fun when you go out to dinner. Savor it. When our kids were little we hardly went out at all. It didn't matter who had them, we were always the parents and felt it was our job to be with them all the time. Crazy huh, but I wouldn't do it differently.

nanette

CynCyn said...

late to the party, but happy belated anniversary!! My friends in NYC went to Mesa Grill Said it was one of the best meals of their lives. I hope you and DH had a similar experience.

Laurah said...

Aw - I love it when dogs are good natured around little kids. It is so sweet. My mom always tells me when I was learning to crawl our cocker spaniel mut that would let me grab onto her hair. She would try to walk away, but I would hold on and get dragged around the wood floor.
Hope you enjoy all the loot! That doll is really cute - I like the bow and the crochet flower is a nice touch.

schrodinger said...

Great prizes! Particularly the wee wonderfuls doll. I think those lemon squares look divine, lucky friend.

Teesa said...

You're one lucky girl to have won those lovely gifts!

Melody is soooo sweet! Especially her hair! Cuteness overload! And her onesie with the piggie is flipping adorable! ^_^