Friday, September 3, 2010

Free Day Friday

The weekend has arrived. Plants are watered early before the heat of the day sets in.

Yesterday I made a banana cake and this morning topped it with homemade cream cheese frosting for a sweet breakfast treat.

With going back to work this past week, I haven't found as much time to crochet.

Our friends Bassam and Jennifer came to visit last nite (so there was a bit of a cleaning spree before they arrived). I showed Jennifer my dishcloths and doilies/coasters and told her to pick out something to take home. She chose two dishcloths with orange/peachy colors. And 3 pink mug coasters.

This summer, Gloria from Crochet Galore surprised me by sending one of her Summer Doilies my way! She posts all her monthly patterns so I had to give this one a try. As you can see, the cotton yarn I am using creates a much bigger version, but I still like it. I'm not sure I could work with a smaller thread.

Today is my day to take it easy and create. Tomorrow I will clean and organize (just a bit more). Hope you are having a fabulous Friday! Sending a

your way. Hugs and blessings, Tammy


The Garden Bell said...

WOW... I didn't know you had really made that many. What a sweet treat for your friend. Yes, it's your day, enjoy every minute.

Kate - TGB

Linda said...

Happy Friday, Tammy!! It's the start of a wonderful long Labor Day Holiday weekend here and I'm looking forward to it.

That cake looks so delicious!

Seeing your plants reminds me that after I first saw your picture of the "Moss Roses" here, I went out and bought some because they reminded me of childhood - my Mom used to grow those in our yard. Sure enough, as you previously mentioned, they've done really well in our extremely hot, dry summer.

We finally received rain the past two days though the grass is still mostly brown. It was a long rough summer. Hopefully the green will now be returning before everything fully dies off for winter.

Happy Friday - Happy weekend!

My Grama's Soul said...

Good morning Tammy.....Everytime I stop in to say hello you have made yet another little beautiful something. I think I mentioned to you that my Grama crocheted but I never learned.....oh do I EVER REGRET that!! (O:(O:

Have a sweet day,


Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Nice to meet another crocheter!! Hope you have a blessed Friday!! MMMMMM......cake!

Claus said...

I like the pattern and the yarn! it looks very delicate.
The breakfast looks yummy!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hope you can find time to crochet this weekend... Blessings

Kate said...

Thinking of you this morning and hoping that you enjoy your day. The sun is shining here in California and I am reminded of the gift of friends, thank you for always sending such caring notes. Blessings to you this weekend.


A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Tammy! Hope you have a nice weekend ~ we are expecting Earl, Hurricane Earl that is!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy!
Love your crochet!! I got some cotton yarn to do some dishcloths but that will be a Fall project. Now I am in the process of embroidering a Southern Belle Scarf I purchased on Ebay. When I get it done I will post it but it will be a while. LOL!!
Take Care!!

Diane said...

Enjoy your creative day, your crocheting is just gorgeous. Diane

bunny said...

How you bake so much and still look good is beyond me...what's the secret? As of today, I have lost 61 lbs since last Nov...I don't miss sweets but do miss the carbs...any helpful hints? Tammy have a wonderful weekend.


Celestial Charms said...

Tammy, your doilies look fabulous. I wish I could make those, but I'm afraid I'm not any good in that department. ;)
Banana cake sounds great, and I have about 7 bananas getting ready to spoil. Now I'll have to make some!
Take it easy in the heat, and have a lovely weekend.

Heidi said...

What a lovely blog you have and your cake looked soooo yummy! do you share recipes?
have a great weekend.
P.s. the owner stopped by right after I posted he was a little high school kid. He told me he was working on the problem so I told him just try to take care of it.

Pam said...

Enjoy your day of creating. I love your crochet items. I've made a few dish cloths but nothing as beautiful as yours.. Bread sounds like a delicious way to start your day. Have a wondeful weekend.

The English Romantic said...

Hi Tammy,
Could you just sit down and we'll enjoy you banana cake. I'll being making one this weekend.
My new blogshop is finally open with my first 'Giveaway', be sure to call by!

Anonymous said...

If there is any banana bread left, could you save me a piece (with extra frosting) and I'll be over tomorrow. haaaa

I like the new doilies AND the yarn. What brand is it? Have you tried Aunt Lydia's Bamboo Cotton? Nice.

Have a sweet weekend. It's Labor Day this weekend, so the last of the tourists are arriving with their ATV's and campers. Then the quiet months of Fall are ours. It's cool here (40 degrees this am) and the trees have a tinge of color to them.


glor said...

Tammy, glad you're enjoying your weekend after your first week back to work. I'm sure takes some getting used to. I am so happy that you are trying my patterns. I really like them in the larger size too. I'm goiing to try some in the cotton yarn. Have a wonderful weekend. Take good care ...blessings.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your Free Day Friday looks like a Fabulous Fun Friday!
Hope your weekend will be the same, Tammy xxooxx

crochet lady said...

So nice that you were able to give some of your crochet away and be blessed with some too.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Looks like you are having an enjoyable day! That banana cake is making my mouth water!

Have a great weekend, and thanks for the visit!!

Hugs, Sherri:)

Vicki said...

Hi, Tammy,
I always enjoy seeing your crochet work. My sister made some crochet dish cloths for me, and I just love them. Just throw them in the washer and dryer when they are dirty, and then they are good as new again. The banana cake looks like a delicious breakfast. I love anything with cream cheese. Enjoy your weekend and Happy September to you~Vicki

Sandra said...

Yummy breakfast treat and I love the doilies...someday I need to try one of those.

Barbara Jean said...

Tammy, I am so blessed every time I see you have dome by.
Glad you are in touch with Cindy. She is a very special gal, and has touched many people's hearts here in blogland.

Blessings and hugs friend.

barbara jean

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Tammy Sweetie...
I haven't had banana cake with cream cheese frosting in a very LONG time. Now it's 12 midnight and you will have me thinking about that all night. YUMMY, how about I just pop over for a slice?

Love that closet with those dishcloths and coasters. Don't they all look so colorful and pretty stacked? I love colors and you sure have a lot of it.

We are still having triple digit figures here. It is a little more than I can stand of late. I am so praying for some cooler temps. Do you think we will get our wish? Nahhh. I didn't think so either.

Have fun creating today sweet friend. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Hi Tammy, I'm catching up with your posts. I haven't been in blog land much this week because we started back with our regular home school schedule. Congratulations on winning the giveaway from your friend. That banana cake looks yummy!

Elaine said...

Just wanted to say is cool here at 60 and very windy.Walkers on the pier at grand Haven have been advised to stay off because of the waves. They even cancelled ferry service across the lake.
Bill gave me bananas so will make him a cake.
Hugs to you all. Aunt elaine

Anonymous said...

Hope you enjoyed the weekend. The crocheting looks amazing. I am taking my "learn to crochet" kit with me to Doha. Maybe I will learn to do it this year...

Thinking of you!! I'll write more a bit later today!!


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