Homecoming for AW High School this weekend. I wimped out on the football game on Friday night. It was raining, we were expected to lose, and DH was off riding motorcycles so I would have to sit alone. I have no problem with solitude, but I'm sensitive to being alone in a crowd.
So I stayed home and crocheted and watched Season 2 Episode 3 of BBC's Sherlock Holmes. So good!! I don't understand why they only do three episodes per season. Now I have to wait for January when Season 3 of Downton Abbey finally comes out.
My crochet project was an afghan for M's boyfriend, who just turned 17. I was a little nervous about the boyfriend sweater curse, so an afghan seemed safer. It took me about a month and I was so happy to finish it and wrap it up that I forgot to take a picture! I will have to talk him into posing with it so M can take a picture for me next time she's at his house.
Saturday night was the big Homecoming Dance. M and BF went with a nice group of kids. One of the boys invited them all for appetizers and pictures before the game and then they all went to BF's house afterwards for more snacks and socializing. M said she was so tired after the dance that she ate a handful of Doritos, curled up on a beanbag chair, and fell asleep. BF had to wake her when I came to pick her up. Party animal!
They are awful cute together!
I took a vegetable plate and a fruit plate to the pre-party and tried out a fruit dip recipe I found online. It was a major hit, so I'm linking to the recipe here. I left out the white sugar and it was still plenty sweet. Especially good with apple slices!
Since I was finally done with the afghan, I played with a new project while I had the house to myself. I ordered a kit from Paper Pieces to use English paper piecing to make little Christmas ornaments. (The website describes the paper piecing technique if you've never heard of it.)
I used the hexagon pieces to make a little wreath. (Aprox. 3" high without the loop.)
It's a little fussy using such teeny pieces but I like how it turned out. The kit also has paper pieces and fabric for a tree, a star, and a present. I will definitely make them all - ornaments are a nice handmade gift that don't take days to make.
Are you hooked on Pinterest yet? I LOVE it! I only pin things I really love, so I will not drive you crazy if you follow me. I look at what other people pin every day and I always see cool stuff I want to check out. It's especially good for finding recipes and craft projects.
Of course you can easily spend hours of your life following links, so you might want to set a timer before you fall down the rabbit hole!
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