"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

10 June 2010

Hobbling around...

Thanks to everyone for all the warm wishes of getting better.
I'm starting to get around a little better today.  Yesterday wasn't too bad.  Alot better than Tuesday I must say.  Just picture me crawling up and down the stairs and everywhere in the house just to get somewhere because I couldn't put weight on my foot.
Interesting to say the least.  Not pretty by any means.

At least with all the kicking back the last two days I was able to get the shawl finished.
Pretty darn pleased with myself!
It turned out to be quite awesome as my model is showing it off.
I have a couple of orders in for one from two little people that reside with me.
That usually happens.

6 skeins of Red Heart Heart & Sole yarn
G hook
Half granny square pattern

That's all it is.  Very easy peasy!
I did change things a wee bit to my liking from the original pattern I was going to use.
Give me a couple of days and I will post pics and instructions on how I made it.

I was able to stand long enough yesterday in the late afternoon in the kitchen so that I could make some blueberry cobbler. It's the best!
Very easy to make.  You can throw it together in minutes!
Just make sure you have vanilla ice cream on hand.  :)
Here's what you need:
1/2 cup butter
1 c all purpose flour
1 c sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 c milk
4 cup fresh or frozen fruit, whatever you like
1 tbsp of lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon

Here is what you do:

Preheat oven at 375 degrees (f).
Take a 13" X 9" pan and place the butter in it ( I cut it into pieces to melt faster) and then place pan in the oven to melt the butter.  It won't take long, so watch it.

While that is melting, mix the flour, 3/4c of the sugar, the milk, baking powder and salt together until everything is mixed together.

Then in another bowl, mix your fruit, lemon juice, 1/4c of sugar and cinnamon together.

When the butter is melted, take the pan out of the oven, pour the batter right over the melted butter.  Do not stir the batter and butter together. 
Take your fruit mixture and pour that over the batter.  Do not stir this into the batter either.
Just leave it lay on top.

Bake for 40-45 mins or until golden brown.
Eat it warm or cool.

I better get my tail moving.
I still have to work on the baby blanket after getting a few more chores done.
I must keep busy, even when taking it easy with the ankle you know.


  1. SO very glad that you are feeling better!
    The shawl is lovely(I can see why the girls each want one:)
    I LOVE blueberries and all crisps,cobblers and pies!
    I just made little blueberry/pear mini-pies the other day.
    I will have to try this recipe when I get more blueberries:)
    Continue to heal!

  2. Glad to hear you are and around. The shawl turned so pretty, it is no wonder the two small people at your house want one. Don't over due.

  3. So glad you are better today. Be careful though! Don't hurt yourself!

    The gobbler looks delicious! Mama gave me some frozen tart pie cherries with instructions to bake a pie and bring her part of it. ;)

  4. You're being very productive and I like it! Turning lemons into lemonade, eh? LOL Love the shawl and the blueberry cobbler sounds so delicious. I'm just imagining now my warm piece of cobbler a la mode. Oh boy! You tempt me, Kar. :-)

  5. that shawl is so pretty!! and the cobbler looks delish...will have to try that recipe after a trip to the farmer's market.

    hope your ankle is feeling better very soon!

  6. Mmmmm cobbler! What a great idea! Your shawl is beautiful. I hope your ankle heels quickly.

  7. Kaarrrfffeeeee!!! You are wounded???? Oh No!! What a delightful little life interruption, huh? Like when I fell at the flea market a few months back and had a tennis ball on my knee??!! UGH!!!
    The silver lining was that I didn't smash my head open! Go ahead...share with me your silver lining...I know there has to be one in there somewhere!! ;o) I am praying for a speedy recovery for you my friend!! Can't stand the idea of you sluggin' around your house! Have that great guy of yours procure a cane or some crutches!! Pronto!!

    And make sure you rest it like you should!! Makes a huge difference later on! (I've learned the hard way!!)

    Love ya gal, and hope your back to normal soon!

  8. Oh!! And the shawl is DIVINE just like I knew it would be!!! :o)