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Happy Valentine’s day

and i made butter!!!

i remember my grandmother having a butter churn though she never made any while i was around.  but i have always wanted a butter churn. so i have been looking on e.bay for one for quite a while. i have never found one that was reasonably price or in good enough condition to actually be used.  i had talked to my husband about getting one and he asked or talked about it with his mom (shes old as dirt and might have had one 😛 ) and she claimed it was expensive to make butter… so i kind of gave up on it cause i didn’t want to go through all that if it was. and so i stopped looking for a while.  until the other day i came across somebody’s website/blog (which i can’t seem to find now) and they had a super easy recipe for homemade butter! and guess what all you need is a jar/jug and whipping cream!!!  so much for being expensive.. hater. anywho… i made some and i took pictures and it taste good!!!

1cup of heavy whipping cream

1cup of heavy whipping cream

you can use regular whipping cream or heavy

turning into whippin cream

turning into whipped cream

after about 5 or 6 minutes of shaking

we having whipped cream

we having whipped cream

see how thick it is

see how thick it is

starting to feel the burn… this is what happened after about 10 minutes of shaking.  it is the exact thing you get when using the mixer!

starting to get over whippind

starting to get over whipped

here it is after 2 to 4 minutes more after the whipped cream phase. it starting to look like curdled milk.  i guess this is why they tell you to whip till soft peaks form… cause not this is starting to separate.

almost there

almost there

see it is separating… id say we are at about 15 minutes total.

Butter!!  and buttermilk

Butter!! and buttermilk

and then we get BUTTER!!!  i figure if i keep this up i will have some nice biceps!  but it is well worth it. its smooth and tasty and you can add salt or whatever you like to it!

straining the butter from the buttermilk

straining the butter from the buttermilk

and you can even have some buttermilk pancakes in the morning!!!    so if you like some homemade butter and wanna get rid of those arm flaps in the process this is the workout for you!!!!

sorry my pictures are so bad… i broke my new camera and it would cost more just to fix than it would just to get a new one… so i wait till i can afford another one 😦

Finally finished

Details~ Lion Brand Crochet CAL

Ficherman Sampler

Yarn~ Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (love this stuff!!!)

started September 4, 2008. i was going strong for a minute because i wanted it done before my sister had the baby… but i didn’t make it and put it down.  so then after a while i picked it back up and then once the blocks were done i put the blocks together… then put it down again. i’m the type of person who once i’m done knittin/crocheting i’m done… there is no putting together… so i put it down again till last week. and i put my rows together and did the border.  i alos thought the border would be a problem but it was bad at all.  i actually enjoyed it.

this one gets a A++++ i really had fun doing it… but don’t think i wanna do another one. 😉

and the last picture of the yarn is going to be a ripple throw for my 1st daughter.

thought i would post this

i’m not dead… though sometimes i feel like i’m dying!

so here is the monkey that i made for my neice for Christmas…

not a lot of people like him… but she did so who cares what others thought.  i used one of my Nephews outfits that he had out grown since she is not living with him right now. i thought that it would remind her of her little brother.  ok thats all i have for now.

i’m alive

so i still haven’t finished Nephew’s blanket… i’ll get to it.  i haven’t been doing much of anything lately.  but yesterday and today i have been making babies… not like that.

MizzPrizzy's baby

monkey hands

Monkey & Fairy

Monkey & Fairy

don't be creeped out

almost done

and look what i treated myself too.

its she perty!

its she perty!

serger

i got her off Crai.gslist!  she was brand new in an unopened box.  i got it for $125 orginally around $300!  yeah!  so i called it my birfday present…  she is still in the box.  ihave yet to find s home in my junky studio so she will sit there till i get oganized.  woo hoo!

sorry i haven’t posted in a really long time.. if any of you follow my personal blog ya’ll know that i’ve been going through so marital crap.  just haven felt like doing much of anything.  i want to but just can’t bring myself to do it.  so anyway i finished Nephew’s blanket squares… not i’m bored with it.. its my whole finishits acting up.  but i’m gonna finish it soon.  i thought about a flat braid join… but i’m not that good and got a little confused.  so i started the single crocet around each square… whic is taking a minute.  but none the less it will be done. i might get it done next weekend while my 2 oldest kids are visitng thier father out of town.  2 less kids to tend too.  in other news… oh yeah i have decided to knit and crochet outfits for reborns.  i’ve start on one just to see it its something i wanna do.  so we shall see.  i can’t seem to finish anything without starting something else…  life long problem of mine!!  i have got to get it together!

almost done... just needs to be put together.

almost done... just needs to be put together.

pictures

here are some pictures of the baby gift that i am sending today. all the way to Cali.  i reall like this quilt it was almost to hard to give away!!  but i’ll be ok.

whew!

i keep adding projects and not finishing anything… well thats not totally true.  i finished a quilt (no pictures of the whole thing yet.)… not the binding.  plan on that tonight.  i just hate binding.  i finished a baby hat and booties.  all of these are for a fellow blogger who is due any day… i know i’m so late!!!

too cute.

too cute. thats the quilt behind it

baby hat

baby hat

link to hat pattern here

love these think Patrice

love these thanks Patrice

link to bootie pattern here

hat and booties are done in Caron Simply Soft in Rose and some other stuff i had in my stash… still have to remember to either document my yarns or save the label!  both were quick knits and i enjoyed both!  not much else to say about them~

i finished that fugly basket… too shamed to show it. 😉

i started a blanket and a quilt for my new Nephew who is due to make an appearance Monday… i think… not totally sure cause i try not to get involved in my Twin’s life cause she crazy.  but this is my first and only nephew so i’m excited.  wish i could really be excited and his mama not take advantage but i know she will so i must keep my excitement to myself… for now. 😦  i will take more pictures tonight.

Cotton Ease in Lime

Cotton Ease in Lime

Lime... and i don't normally like greens but this one is pretty

Lime... and i don't really like greens but this one is cute

i also started the Shetland Shorty from Knitty Summer 2008.  i’m using sock yarn because it stretches

Shetland Shorty

Shetland Shorty

today was picture day and of course i had to do the hair.  G got a much needed hair cut.  i did twist for Slim and Miss Prissy got i don’t know what you call them but it was cute.

twisted up

twisted up

now he doesn't look homeless!

now he doesn't look homeless

ponytail bob

ponytail bob

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just cause hes cute

just cause hes cute