Sunday, August 31, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

FO Friday: Couch Pillow Cover

I decided we needed new pillows for our couch.
Instead of hunting and buying pillows I just made covers and bought 
a pillow form to test out from the store. 
I got the yarn super cheap on, free shipping. 
It is currently in the "test' stage to see if I should make more. =)

 Instead of buttons, I just made a flap like an envelope and tucked it in.

As soon as it was complete I gave it to Q to test
(well actually I gave it to hubby who told me to use it bc I put all that hard work into it)
"I like it, but it needs that fabric softener stuff I think to make it softer, but it's really good" ....

I didn't use a particular pattern, just Half Double Crochet stitches, 55 per row
108 rows, measures 18x14 inches, for a 18 inch square pillow
Started: 7/13/14
Finished: 7/22/14
Hook: I ? Not sure....didn't mare it down
Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable in:
Heather (4 rows each)
 Navy (6 rows each)
 White (2 rows each) 

Monday, August 4, 2014

FO: New Fall Shawl

I made this shawl as part of a Crochet-A-Long (CAL) on Ravelry.
I think we are unsure if we followed the pattern right...but it's all good LOL

I had bought some yarn for a "to be determined" project last fall and thought 
this would be the perfect place to use it!

It's hard to see the actual colors in this fall colored shawl from my pics...

Pattern: Granny Fletcher's Shawl
by Bonni Raine
Started: 7/3/14
Finished: 7/5/14
Hook: K
Yarn: Vanna's Choice in
Brick, Rust, Cranberry and Terracotta
Measures: 55x30 inches

Friday, August 1, 2014

Foodie Friday: Banana Bread Bars

Q was getting ready to go on vacation and I wanted to make him something to share on the 12 hour train ride. Originally I pulled out my: 

to make chocolate chip cookie bars. 

As I flipped through to find the recipe I saw:

on page 44.

 **If you click the recipe title it will take you to Nestles web site and the recipe is there too.**

We had an excess of brown bananas so I made this instead!

Combine Flour, Baking Powder and Salt in a bowl. 

Beat Butter, Granulated & Brown sugars, and vanilla until  creamy.

Beat in bananas and egg.

Gradually add in flour mixture..

..than morsels

spread into prepared pan

Bake 20-30 minutes @ 350 degrees

MMMMM so yummy!

The Recipe


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (about 3 medium) mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels
  • Powdered sugar


PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Grease a 15x10-inch jelly-roll pan.

COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in bananas and egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture; stir in morsels. Spread into prepared jelly-roll pan.

BAKE for 20 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.