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.