Oh,this picture is my way of distracting you from all the excuses I have on hand for not keeping up with this blog in a timely fashion.
I could say I have been SUPER busy with our new puppy, Tasha, who is about 4 mos. old in thisi photo. We got her on Memorial Day and truly is IT like having a new baby for the first few months! She has drastically changed our lives - for the better we think.
So, she was born on March 7th and her "official name" is Angel's Natasha Joy. She weighed less than 5 lbs when we brought her home. She rode, wrapped in her blankie in my arms most of the way home. She has a delightful personality and is very smart, as most corgis are.
She is now almost 7 mos. (October 7th) and truly the light of our lives. She keeps us hoping and makes sure we keep up with her routine. My daily routine surely has changed since the beginning of this year.
Last Holiday season I fell into a funk as the anniversary of my brother's passing away came and went. It took me a bit to haul myself up and out, but I never stopped with the fiberarts all through it. I knit a lot of things for charity this year - mostly baby hats for our county's hospital.
I also went back to my Take it Further blocks that sort of fell by the wayside when my brother was ill. I've finished Sept and October and only have a little left to do (the beading) on the November block. In the days to come I will blog about my work on them. Soon I will start the December one and maybe I'll have it finished by the New Year - just two years late....LOL
A lot of you know me as a fiber artist of sorts. I have been teaching crazy quilting and embroidery for years now, but I also love good food. I have collected and experimented with recipes for over 45 years. I have even edited a cookbook for our local garden club. I also am happy to say that I own my Mum's handwritten recipe book which contains recipes from my grandmother and recipes Mum collected since she and my Dad wed in 1925. When I was searching for a name for my recipe blog where I will be sharing a lot of Mum's recipes this blog name just popped into my head. When I was a child I used to hear ladies at church functions like weddings, potlucks & picnics ask "who is that little girl sitting over there all by herself?" Someone else would always answer "Oh, that's Lulu's Girl; she is very shy!" Some of you know that I've overcome the shyness, but, believe me, it took a very long time!