Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Quiet Sunday

Not much exciting to blog about today.  We just finished a big Sunday supper.  I put a prime rib roast in the oven this morning.  I like to cook it really slow - about 6 hours at 200 degrees.  It makes it so tender.  Plus garlic mashed potatoes, carrots, turnip chunks glazed in brown sugar, yorkshire pudding (love these) and coconut cream pie for dessert.  

Now we are all just stuffed lumps in the living room.  Barring any unforeseen circumstances, I might be able to get the color stripe border finished on the rug tonight.  All that will be left then will be about 2 rows of hooking around the outer edge.  I'm waiting for my new #8 cutterhead to arrive to cut the wool for that.  It was shipped about a week and a half ago so it should arrive soon (I hope).  However, I always under-estimate the amount of time it takes me to hook so my completion time might be off by a day or two.  I can't hook tomorrow as it is my long, long day at work.

I didn't hand-make any Christmas gifts this year.  I usually do some but it seems like it was just Labor Day and now its almost Christmas.  Maybe if I want to make homemade gifts for next year I should start now!   However, I do want to try to make something small for my friend Carrie's Mom.  I am thinking maybe a small hooked pillow 12x12.   I have a couple of ideas but we will have to see how the time goes. 

Have a great week.


  1. Hey Kim....I need a #7 or #8 for a Bliss cutter. Do you know where I should look for one?

  2. Have a great week. Your dinner sounds heavenly. I would be a lump too. I hope you get your cutter blade this week too.

  3. holy yummm that dinner sounds so good.
    I know what you mean about handmade things. I have had no time maybe a few cookies.
    Happy hooking

  4. Quiet is a wonderful thing! Let me know the next time you cook a prime rib roast... I'll be over in a flash! lol! ;-)

  5. I want to spend a Sunday with YOU!

  6. Hi Kim,
    Dinner sounded yummy. Never made trunips glazed with brown sugar. We still have some in the garden so will give it a try.
    Hope you have time to work on your rug!

  7. Kim ~
    Dinner sure sounded yummy ~ except for the turnips. Never had one...probably never! I know, how do I know I don't like it if I don't try it?
    Hope you get your cutter head soon!
    Pug hugs :)

  8. Your dinner makes my mouth water. Mashed garlic potatoes with sour cream and butter mixed in is my favorite. These warm up nicely because of the sour cream. Sorry you are having a very long day tomorrow. Hope that your week goes well. JB

  9. Your menu is fit for a king, my husband's mouth was watering! I'm sure anything you hook for your friend's mother will truly be appreciated. I just love my little mat. I hear ya about homemade gifts, my feet hit the floor at 5:30 and I started cutting wool. Still not enough hours in the day!