Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November Tea, Cake and Crochet

Happy November! Hard to believe another month has come and gone.

I missed Kimmie's tea party yesterday. Our internet connection was so slow I couldn't upload a thing. I had pumpkin cake and spiced chai for my afternoon tea.

The cake recipe was found on the side of this can of sweet potato pie filling which just happens to be manufactured in New Iberia, LA. When I was 11, we lived in Broussard, LA and my dad worked for an oil tool company in New Iberia.

I'm back to crocheting granny squares because they are so easy to whip up.

The colors were inspired by this antique Indian quilt I bought while in Jaipur last year. One of these days, I'll have enough squares to make an afghan for the living room.

I hope your November is off to a great start. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

21 comments:

Debi Y. said...

Pretty granny squares. Have a great day. :)

crafty cat corner said...

Keep going with the squares, I bet you finish before Mr.T does, although I think he has about 14 done now.
Here in the south u.k. it will soon be firework night and as yet I have not hear a single firework. What is happening???????
Usually they are going off and the rate of knots well before the actual night, cant' make it out.
Do you celebrate it there?
Briony
x

The Garden Bell said...

Probably three of my all time favs... tea, cakes and crochet. Just what are you going to be up to with those grannies. Have you tried the join as you go yet?

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

That Chai tea with the pumpkin cake looks and sounds delicious. You are a crafty lady and indeed the colors look very good, especially for your part of the world.
Have a happy rest of the week till your off day Friday.
Love to you,

Mariette

Linda said...

Love the beautiful autumn colors of your squares. Some of my favorite colors right there.

Happy Wednesday.

Diane said...

We had our first snow last night - not much but white.

The granny squares are going to make a phenomenal afghan. That quilt is a great inspiration for it. I bet you love running across something from home like that. I hope your day has been good Tammy. Diane

Little Treasures said...

Love your grannies! The colors are so warm and beautiful!

Heather - The Good Life said...

Happy November! Your granny squares look great and I love the colors. Enjoy your day. :-)

Marcia said...

Hi Tammy, I'm thankful that my November is off to a good start, but sad that October flew by way too quickly as usual.
You had me grinning with your comment about spreading the sugar rub on toast. Might just work. ;)
Thanks for stopping by. Have a beautiful day!

Barbara Jean said...

LOVE the colors you are working with!

Have a super week.

Blessings
barb
PS I am so grateful to see when you have come by.
Thank you for your continued support even when life gets too busy to blog sometimes. =)

Norma said...

Oh my goodness that Indian quilt is amazing!!

I need to get my crochet hook out again one of these days, it's so long since I've used it though I'm going to have to consult Yuotube for some how to videos :) I've got a lot of bits and pieces of wool that would be perfect for a throw for our New Zealand cottage. Oh heck - something else to put on the to do list!

Elaine said...

Just stopping by to say "hello" Trying to do some things outside to get ready for winter. Jamie and Jeremey are coming tomorrow to do the haavy lifting of some items Slowing healing and some pain yet.
Warm hugs. Take care

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE your granny square colors!! That antique quilt is wonderful, too. Great inspiration piece. Your tea and pumpkin cake make me hungry!! LA is a great state for food!! Sending you wishes for good internet service!! blessings ~ tanna

Createology said...

Small world that it is...your cake looks delicious. The colors of your crocheted squares are exactly the colors in your quilt of inspirations. Happy November to you...

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh granny squares...they bring back so many memories

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Hi Tammy love your new header. You are moving on with the squares. I like those colors. The quilt is amazing. Thanks for being one of my blogger buddies.
QMM

Susan said...

Hi Tammy....Hope tomorrow will be a great day for you! Sincerely,Susan

Privet and Holly said...

Beautiful, rich colors!
Happy belated birthday
to your 13 year old! I
am sure your house was
full of festivities last
week, as was ours : )
Hope he will keep singing,
since you said he has
a beautiful voice! Maybe
he can accompany Yusef
when he plays his guitar?

Happy November, Tammy!
xx Suzanne

PS: My sister in law is
from Baton Rouge, LA : )

Serena said...

YUM...tea and cake! I could go some right now.

Your granny square Afghan will look fabulous when you complete it.

Love,
Serena xo

Astri said...

Love the solid colored grannies!

Fruitful Fusion said...

Oh I love those grannies! The colours are so lovely and warm and I'm sure a full on blanket/throw will look great made up of those! Hope you're having a fab time in Sri Lanka! Thanks for stopping and dropping a comment at mine :)

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