I'll start off with this cake. Amy, the new Educator in our office, celebrated her birthday last week. Since I have become the official office cake baker, I "created" this for her (with a little help from pinterest!) She likes peanut butter, chocolate and cheesecake -- so, here is my Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cake:
Last year, Clay helped Alejandro with his 4-H rocket project. This year, our friend did it all himself, but we were invited to the launch last Sunday.
Clay and Iveth supervising:
So proud of him!
I'm still knitting away on the big blanket for Jeannine. I had hoped to finish it before the race. Then, I had hoped to finish it before the fair. I'm still not done. Clay did some fancy math to help me know how long it would take to complete, and I just might be done by 2014. Really, I think I'll be done in the next couple of weeks, if I can find some more yarn, which they no longer carry at WM. Ugh -- a wasted trip to WM, aka Purgatory. Pictures soon.
I did make 30+ crocheted flower dishcloths for convention. This is an easy pattern to work while watching TV, and you can find it here, at the Whiskers & Wool blog. I cranked out about 3 of these in an evening, and they were a nice diversion from the endless blanket!
I got to help Joceyln and Marina with their 4-H needle craft projects. Aren't they cute? And the hats are cute, too! I made each of them the flower embellishment (they were only supposed to work in single crochet this first year.) In return, their mama, Theresa, made me a big plate of delicious enchiladas.
For this license plate game, I found a printable here, then reduced it to fit in the tin and laminated it. I sent the boys a dry-erase marker, so they can use this game over again.
Tic-Tac-Toe, with magnets on the buttons:
And here is the newest addition to our family:
Meet Annie, the cutest little kitten, who was orphaned under our porch (thus, her name). She is sweet and friendly, and we all love her, even Clay:
July has been eventful -- my car's been in the shop again, a couple of weddings, lunch/group therapy at Stream Cliff with the HS girls, coffee in the park with the BFFs and a bout of heat sickness (from two hours at the mobile pantry this week. But, we served 174 families, so it was worth it -- no fever, I only had to spend a day on the couch with a bad case of the woozies and a gallon of water!) Next week -- the fair! Hopefully, I'll blog again tomorrow with my book report -- only two months late!