Oh my, oh my, where do I start?
I have so much to show and tell. I think I'll save a little for Sunday's post. But for now...
Aren't they sweet? They are Rose Heart Hangers from Lucy at Attic 24. All the pattern links are there. Scent them with essential oils or by stuffing them with dried lavender or potpourri and then hang them on a hanger in your closet, or just hang them anywhere you want. What beautiful little gifts. I had a ball making mine. They took me about three hours each. I love the cream one with the muted peach rose. Yay! Ask me nice, and I will send you the patterns all nice and neat in a 2-page document.
Here is a pic of my cauliflower cheese soup. I can't tell you how good this is. I wouldn't dare eat anything this decadent and rich and fatty unless I was on this low-carb (Atkins) diet. It's to die for. This is my version of the recipe and has only four ingredients (minus the garnishes).
Low-Carb Cauliflower Soup
1 16-oz bag frozen chopped cauliflower
1 32-oz box chicken broth
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup heavy cream
Boil cauliflower in chicken broth until soft. Do not drain. Turn down to medium-low heat and use an immersion blender to blend until smooth, or you can use a potato masher and keep some chunks. I like it smooth. You could use an electric mixer too. This needs no salt or seasonings.
Add 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese and stir until melted. Add 1 cup of cream and stir to combine. Continue heating, stirring constantly, until warmed through. (I topped with real bacon bits and chopped green onions.)
You can substitute broccoli for the cauliflower for broccoli soup too. They are both delicious.
Lookie what I found on my front porch yesterday...
How cute is she??
I squealed when I opened the box and saw her sitting in there in a plastic bag. It was a total surprise from Kat over at Chain Stitch Crochet (formerly Hookin' With Mr. Lick-Lick -- I loved that name). I just love her, Kat. Thank you so much! I'm leaving her sitting on top of my monitor for the time being. I'm going to think of a name for her over the next couple of days. I'm sure one will come to me the longer she sits there and keeps me company. She is so well-done. What a cutie!
I'm saving the rest for tomorrow. If you loved the knitted owl shawl as much as I did, you won't want to miss it! O.M.G.
I'm off to drink my tea. It's been steeping the whole time I've been making this entry. Oh, and thanks for the tea info and recommendations, Everybody!