Monday, August 15, 2011

Blue Monday

I hope everyone's week is off to a great start. We had blue skies this morning, but by mid-afternoon, the winds had shifted and the skies turned gray.

Dust was whirling and twirling and causing a haze across the sky.

I love my job, but driving home in the mid-day heat is like tunneling through a furnace. A bit of crochet time is needed by the time I get here, so I picked up a ball of leftover yarn and whipped up these little granny squares. They will likely wind up as a baby blanket although I don't know anyone at the moment who is even pregnant.

While visiting Val at Yarni Gras, I learned that Craft Hope has started a project called Christmas in Dixie. They would like to provide handmade Christmas stockings to those families in the south who were displaced by tornadoes earlier this year. If you are interested in helping out, please visit the Craft Hope website.

I popped a peach cobbler in the oven while making dinner for the kids. There's just something about baking that makes everything right. I'm guessing it is the fact that when the baking is done, there's something sweet to enjoy.

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. ~Ernestine Ulmer

Wishing sweet blessings for you and yours, Tammy


La Tea Dah said...

Your granny squares are pretty, but it's the peach cobbler that caught my attention! Sounds SO good! Peaches are imported to where I live at the moment, but in a few weeks we'll be enjoying them locally and in abundance! I "invented" a vegan, sugarless, and quite delicious "ice cream" last week-end that would go well with your cobbler. The only complaint my family had was that it was too sweet. Funny, when I put no sugar in it (but I did use stevia). Silly. Bye for now.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I have to commend you - I can' think of baking in any kind of less your ExTReMe heat! Your family is veeeery lucky :-)

LuLu Kellogg said...

Love the granny squares Tammy!

I love peach cobbler....would you share your recipe?


Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

I'm terrible at crocheting, but I do love to crochet granny squares! That peach cobbler looks delicious and I think you have inspired me to get in the kitchen and bake something!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Tammy. I would not like tunneling through the furnace. No, no, no. But you have your remedies so that's good.

Right now it's raining, dark, and cool. A friend is moving away. Cookie baking time for me, too! Will make her a goodbye package.

Take care, Tammy. And stay cool. Susan from

val said...

peach cobbler and granny squares....what a perfect way to spend an afternoon!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm don't know anyone who's pregnant, but you are crocheting up a storm anywho! The Queen of Planning Ahead!

I'm on a Greek Yogurt kick lately and LOVE it! Where have I been? And wouldn't it go nicely on top of your peach cobbler? I think so!

Driving in a furnace...yep, I was just there!

Have a sweet evening!

Sheila R said...

Oh, I haven't had peach cobbler in a long time! Looks delish!!

Have a great week.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Thank you for sharing the info about the Christmas in Dixie project. Tammy, you amaze me with your cooking in all that heat!! I can barely force myself to use the microwave and the George Forman grill!! And, we are only in the low 100s! I would love some of that peach cobbler! Your family is very blessed. tanna

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Must be lovely to get indoors, out of the heat.
phew, that must be hot!
Love the little crocheted squares and will make a beautiful baby blanket.
The peach cobbler looks great and I am with you there, the smell of home baking is the best.

Have a great week and hope that you manage to stay cool.

Diane said...

It's nice to have something you can sink your teeth (or crochet hook) into when things are rough. Your granny squares are a pretty blue. Diane

The English Romantic said...

Love those little squares Tammy. just spent yesterday doing a big kitchen clean, getting the rayburn ready to be relight for the winter. Can't wait to start baking again.
popping over to check out Craft Hope.
Hugs, Angela.

Becky~ said...

Goodmorning Tammy.No I didnt know you and Gwen were cousins.How nice.

I like the crochet squares. Im into trying to find a pattern to make those little birdies on my blog.Id love to try and make hearts as well.

Salavating over the peach cobbler, lol.havent had breakfast yet.Happy Tuesday to you!

Anonymous said...

School must be going pretty well if you have the energy to come home and crochet, cook and even bake. Good for you. One of these days, I am going to learn to crochet. Your projects look so lovely, and you make it look so easy. One day...
Have some peach cobbler for me. It looks YUMMY!!
Hope you plan to stay in tonight will all that dust outside.


Sussie said...

LOL... Great quote! I think I need a dessert.
Your blog makes me hungry to be honest.
Happy day to you!

A Cottage Muse said...

Mmmm...peach cobbler is one of my favorites!
Last summer I actually made a mixed berry cobbler that you cook right on the grill! It was from Country Home or Country Living ~ I must look it up again!

Mistea said...

Lovely crochet.
That saying is my family motto - we still look at the dessert menu first before deciding on main course when we eat out.

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