Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Equal Time Yarn Along

I hope every one had a Happy Easter. I thought I would share with you one of the desserts I made this year. I got the idea from an old Taste of Home magazine. It looks just like a sunflower.

Very simply, I made a boxed yellow cake mix and used canned chocolate fudge icing. In between the two layers I spread Lemon Curd (also from an old Taste of Home magazine). On top you use both mini and regular chocolate chips and then yellow peeps on the outer edge.

Last week I shared an afghan that I made for my daughter several years ago. This week my son is getting equal time as I share the afghan I made for him just prior to my daughter's. 

He wanted brown with a little bit of navy and red and that is what I made. The navy and red are chains that are woven into the open-work crochet.

I am still unable to knit or crochet so I am taking the opportunity to share items I made prior to starting this blog.

I just bought all of this floss and the accompanying Aida cloth.

I am about to start a major cross-stitch project. The chart is 10 pages long. 10 pages!!!
I have never attempted a chart this large, but it is just plain cross-stitch, no fancy stitches. I think what will bother me the most is the constant color changes. I can't reveal the picture as it will be a gift someone who occasionally reads this blog.

I am still reading Knit the Season. Both of my children were home for the Easter weekend so I have done very little stitching or reading since last week. I had to spend as much time as possible with them. 

I am joining Ginny's Yarn Along this week. What are you knitting/crocheting? What are you reading? Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are doing.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. The sunflower cake looks delicious.

  2. Peeps sunflower cake and woven crochet - you're killing me with creativity in this post - I love it!

  3. That cake is adorable Cathie! The afghan is looking so nice. It will be loved for sure.

  4. Yum yum that cake is divine :) I'm sorry you cannot knit but it's very exciting g that your starting a big project!! I started with cross stitch all those many years ago and loved it. Have fun :)

  5. glad to see a big project for you... sorry you can't knit... but glad you can find a replacement... Christ is Risen!!! thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog today! Many blessings to you and your family!

  6. Your cake really does look like a sunflower, well done Cathie! I'm sure your son really appreciates his lovely afghan - it's very special! You must be missing your knitting and crochet and I hope you are soon able to take them up again, but in the meantime do enjoy your cross-stitch - a lot of work in that one by the sound of it - 10 pages is a big challenge!
    Hugs, Joy x

  7. Your cake is so much fun, it made me smile. So much creativity. I hope you will be able to knit again soon, can't wait to see your cross stitch it sounds fun.


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