Friday, December 05, 2008

i can't think of one

Wow. I can't believe how many of you thought that I was crazy about my feelings for the skirt! Thank you so much for your input.  I will definitely give it a chance.  I promise.  
I ordered a little something from Heather's Etsy shop.  You should see this piece of  handmade art.  Sequins.  Beads.  Totally sweet.  I know the perfect gift that this will top.  And then the recipient can hang it on one of her drawer pulls.  Or a doorknob.  And enjoy it all year long.
And, for cookie of the week, Keana sent me a link to this recipe.  I didn't have the dulce de leche caramel (who does?).  So, a little raid through the kids halloween candy and I scored some caramels. Melted those and that worked fine.  (I also tossed that halloween candy.  Finally.) And the little chocolate that was supposed to be drizzled on top?  I got a little preoccupied and forgot all about it.  They are still delicious without it.

Have a wonderful weekend!

49 comments:

APA said...

That is beautiful! A wonderful trimming for a gift of special significance.

Ashley said...

Both look yummy. How is the advent mittens and hats going?

Kristyn Knits said...

sending heart love your way!
and those cookies look delicious!

Elizabeth said...

Mm, those cookies look so tasty. And the sparkly heart is a perfect festive touch for a gift!

Cathy said...

I used to make felt ornaments with sequins! Her's look much nicer--so pretty. The cookies look really yummy--great that you found a way to get rid of some Halloween candy.

Alicia A. said...

how do you stay so tiny with all these tasty cookies in the house?!

stitching under oaks said...

What a sweet ornament...gotta love the bling! Those cookies look yummy.

Lora said...

oh my! I can't wait to make 'em. Thanks for the recipe! =)

zebraknits said...

Enjoy your weekend too Leslie! That's a sweet ornament, by the way!

Anna said...

Your cookies are beatiful! I have to admit, I kind of like them better without the chocolate drizzle.

Anna said...

Your cookies are beatiful! I have to admit, I kind of like them better without the chocolate drizzle.

pricklypearbloom said...

I'm happy I finally grabbed a heart. I've been thinking about it for weeks, but could never decided.

Philigry said...

those look so yummy! i love caramel.

Rosa said...

Those cookies look divine. I wish that a moment on the lips weren't a lifetime on my hips.

Denise said...

that heart almost looks like it's made up of fresh pomegranate seeds! :-)
Cookies look yummy. I had to make more 'pumpkin daisies' for Kristen the other day, she just loves them. I added choc chips again and drizzled them with orange icing. I took pics but haven't had a chance to blog about them - something I can do when I have no knitting to share!

Hilary said...

Both items on display are so delectable! Thanks much for the link to Heather's Etsy shop (beautiful!) and to the cookie recipe (insert grumbling, gurgling, Homer Simpson-esque noise here).

twistedinstitches said...

oh yummy looking!!!

Very nice touch, the heart.

Shannon said...

That heart is precious and beautiful and will be so loved, I am sure. The cookies look delicious!

Windy Knitty said...

Mmm... the cookies look so good. I will have to bookmark this one! Also, I have to join in and say that I love the skirt! It's hard when things don't turn out exactly how you envisioned them turning out. Hopefully, you will grow to love it:)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your cookies look amazingly good!

heather smith jones said...

thank you so much for your sweet mention of the heart leslie!
i hope you have a beautiful weekend!

kim said...

Such a pretty ornament! Love the turtles!

raining sheep said...

Those look pretty scrumptious...I love anything with caramel.

lisa said...

Those cookies look wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

girl with the purl said...

The heart is an adorable gift idea! I'm sure any recipient would love it. The cookies are tasty-looking!

emily said...

threw away the candy here too. enough is enough! and i bought 2 of heather's hearts. i couldn't resist them!

Trish said...

When i first saw the pattern i was jealous of whoever would be wearing it. Then when you showed yourself in it and thought you looked unflattered with it, i wanted to strangle you and hug you at the same time.

It just doesnt matter what size we are, we arent happy.

The skirt really did look good on you. I hope you give it another chance.

house on hill road said...

oh! i love your heart. i bought a yellow one...i'm not sure i can part with it though.

lucky knitter said...

The ornament is beautiful! Someone will be lucky to receive it on top of their gift! The cookies look yummy!!!

Jan said...

Oh my lordy - those cookies look so good!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Raiding your kids candy, what a GENIUS idea! Although I fear that my raiding would not be for the greater good of baking for the family but rather my own craven desires for Mary Janes...

Oliver Rain said...

The cookies look yummy. Maybe I'll have to try that recipe out myself.

The skirt is gorgeous. Don't you dare recycle it. It suits you.

Leslie said...

That heart is beautiful and the cookies look absolutely delicious!

Rebecca said...

You mean to tell me that your kids actually had Halloween candy left over this long? When I was a kid mine was gone within a week.

The sequined ornament/gift topper is charming and sweet. It would be nice on Valentine's Day, too.

And, oh my......the cookies look decadent!

iknitipurl said...

Very pretty heart. And the cookies look so decadent. I'll have to try a batch, (or two!).

Lin said...

What a beautiful little heart. I love handmade things so much.

MadMad said...

I grew up eating dulce de leche right out of the vat (back in the day, it didn't actually come in cans, and there was all that walking uphill both ways in the snow to get it) and so these cookies brought back some great memories for me - can't wait to make them! Thanks for the link!

KeanaLee said...

gosh they look so good! Did ya save me some?

Cinnamonamon said...

Wow! Beautiful heart... :)

Hey -- I need your addy -- I have a package waiting for you!

amandajean said...

the cookies look delicious! I love that you used caramels from the kids' halloween candy....that's the exact type of thing I'd do, too. :)

NJDecorator said...

oMG, those cookies look amazing.

Me said...

I think the skirt looks great as well. I recently made the Bell Curve skirt and was very happy with that pattern.

tiennie said...

What a pretty heart! Yummy looking cookies!

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