Because I want to spend a bit of time knitting!!! However, I also want to give you a quick update on my bag progress! It's coming along, and I think I am liking it so far! I now am over 1/2 way done with the color band part and will add a nice thick S-Cord strap. I decided on 3 bands of solid green throughout the bag.. I can't wait until it's ready to felt.
Sumo approves...and again is my faithful companion as I sneak pockets of time here and there (often quite early in the morning...) to do a few rows.
Sumo has read quite a bit about these 'Cozy Cushions' that different cat owners seem to be raving about for their feline friends! (See Sheri's most recent blog post here). Sumo reassured me that he is quite happy with his own version of a cozy cushion that he sleeps on every night. It's not heated...but with his big fur coat he doesn't need it. (Plus, can you imagine how humiliating it would be for a big tough dog like Sumo to have a heated cushion?? )
Made a big dinner for the Sunday Night group of teens that meet at our house every week. On the menu: Tator Tot hot dish; broccoli cauliflower salad; pears; cornbread rolls and frosted sugar cookies. One teen that was here had never had a 'hotdish' before!!! Obviously not from Minnesota!! She went back for seconds......
This is a picture of one of the tables. It's a GREAT group of kids!!
The sugar cookies we made are my favorite recipe. Mainly because I don't have to roll them into shapes! (Confession....I don't like making shaped sugar cookies!!)
Kristi’s Sugar Cookies
1. Beat together:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup soft butter
3/4 plus 1/8 cup salad oil
1 Tbsp. vanilla
2. Then add:
4 1/2 cups flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
3. Roll into balls
4. Press with glass dipped in sugar.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
6. Frost with powdered sugar frosting.
Until Next Time.....