Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Jackets Required

Whenever I visit someone in their home, especially for the first time, I always take along a gift, usually something homemade. Last week I made jam thumbprint cookies for the yarn and fiber group. They taste good but I think I need to learn to make them a little neater.

When the jam is finished, the jar is cleaned and gets a jacket. Simple crochet that doesn't require a pattern or much thought. I have lots and lots of jars that need little jackets.

We were to have another textile meeting tonight but it was cancelled due to illness and other conflicts. Of course, that doesn't mean that I didn't have my own little yarn session going on. Yesterday Marilyn at Room on the Left posted a heart pattern that I tried out.

I added my own white lacy bit around the whole thing. And I found this green sparkly yarn that I bought years ago so am making more Christmas trees.

Unfortunately, it is time for me to put the hook and yarn away and call it a night in my corner of the world. Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!

17 comments:

Linda said...

You're becoming quite proficient in your crocheting! Those are lovely items. :)
What do you do with all the jars in their jackets?

I've never been one to save and reuse things that much but I will confess that reading your blog has inspired me and this is the first Christmas that I can remember saving little containers and turning them into gift boxes, etc. I aim to get more creative with that in time, because I am all for reusing items - it's not that - it's just that I never took the time before to do it. So... that being written - you've inspired! :)

Hope you have a great remainder of the week. Not much of it or the month left for me. I work tomorrow part of the day, and then am off until Tuesday. And then I'll only have 6 days until I'm off for the remainder of the month until January 4. Life is rough. ;)

Blessings always,
Linda

nanny said...

You are so talented.....
I caught up at the office today after being gone for a few days, visiting daughter and granddaughter (so hard to leave them)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Cookies and yarn!! Sounds like a perfect bit of time to me. blessings ~ tanna

bunny said...

I've made those....the messier the better..lol
Rice pudding for breakfast...heck yeah...I also love pumpkin pie for breakfast too..
Hope the weather is cooling a bit and your having a wonderful week...

tootles,
bun

Diane said...

There are fancy cookies and then there are the ones to just eat. Yours look so delicious. Your yarn projects are delightful. Diane

Susan said...

Awwwww, Tammy, your little heart is adorable! Hope you are having a super week. Susan

Pam said...

I personally think the cookies are perfect. Home Baked shouldn't look like Store Bought.
I just love those little Trees. If I can find some yarn (and time) I'd love to make a few for friends.

Carmel's Closet said...

Love your little heart and tree. Cookies look perfect to me, there's always shop bought not so tasty for the perfectionist. keep baking.
Carmel

The English Romantic said...

My Mum used to make cookies like this and hers wern't neat either but they tasted so good!!!
Hugs, Angela.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Your cookies look delicious and I am sure they all got eaten quickly.
I really love your sweet heart and Christmas tree, you have been busy.

Have a great weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Hi~ Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I visited your post about Geneva, IL. It's a great town, isn't it? It's where I was born and raised but now live about 10 miles from there. So here's what a small world it is ... your blogging friend, Susan at Circle of Buttons ... is someone I know! I teach computer classes at the library where she works. I can't wait to tell her that I met you through blogging!

Stella said...

The cookies look very tasty. The little tree is so cute and would make nice little coasters for the table at Christmas time.

Catherine said...

Mmmmmmm....if that is what you bring when you visit someone...I am free on Saturday. Want to come to my house for a visit? :)
xo Catherine

no spring chicken said...

I really MUST learn to crochet!

Blessings, Debbie

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Tammy! Your jar cozy is adorable and such a good idea! Love your latest heart and tree shapes. Enjoy your day! Twyla

Barbara Jean said...

Jackets. cute!

blessings barb

Anonymous said...

Cookies and crochet. Sounds like a perfect night to me!! I love the sparkly green yarn for your trees. I am looking forward to seeing how much of your handiwork makes it onto your own tree this year. Make sure you take a picture when you get your tree up!! I can't wait to see it!!

XOXO
Renee

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