Resident Chef appeared in my sewing room doorway on the weekend bearing these....
AND there isn't a single calorie to them!!
They're bound for the freezer, minus
one or two for testing for quality control purposes.
For reasons even I can't explain I returned to making this....I have absolutely NO use for it...no reason to make it....and nobody to give it to. Sheer silliness to spend that much time working on something utterly useless, but what can I say!
Pattern can be found HERE . I used 16 mm wooden beads and Sugar 'n Cream crochet cotton (100 beads!)
- THIS is a nice pattern that would be perfect for a guy (but isn't strictly for them!)
- HERE is another of those aww-worthy things that are simply too cute not to share!!
- Sometimes things just tickle me and THIS is one of them. I learned to type on a typewriter that looked very much like this!
- THIS is a really cute Christmas decoration for a manel (or in a window - perhaps done two-sided?)
- Have a peek through the slideshow of great ideas for Christmas found HERE.
I LOVE that garland--so pretty and vintage looking--it would look so lovely adorning a mantle--looped about...or , of course, a Christmas tree...thanks for the link...I've done some granny squares of crochet, but not much else...love the red beads on it...looks like a fun project.ReplyDelete
Nice sentiment too :D hugs on a rainy day Julierose
Yes, it's a vintage look with that garland, for sure. Alas no mantle here and the garland (even with over 100 popcorns and beads) isn't long enough to work on a tree. I would probably have to triple it to have it be long enough for the tree. Right now it's draped on the baker's rack in our living room and I expect that's where it will stay.Delete
Today's quotation is a great prequel for those New Year's resolutions that seem to involve the things we're not good at. Better celebrate the good parts!ReplyDelete
Good thought! I've never made resolutions because I'm well aware that they would only last a few days and I'd break them. Better not to set myself up for failure!Delete
That is a cool garland and I'm sure you'll find an appropriate place to use it for the holidays. Loved the song and video - it's amazing at the talent that went into those characters and scenes. Most people won't realize the amount of handwork that went into preparing that. I loved those little cookies and tea cups. Had to share it.ReplyDelete
You're quite right to stay that most people wouldn't realize the amount of work that went into that video - not only the making of the items but also the filming itself.Delete
I think your garland is lovely, and even if utterly silly, it isn't because of the loveliness of it. That sure is a great many beads!!!!ReplyDelete
Homemade chocolates are the best.
There were supposed to be 100 beads in the package, but I wasn't motivated enough to count to be sure. Either way it's a lot of beads and a lot of popcorns!Delete
Resident Chef is a miracle worker…making calorie free chocolates! Lots of fun links. I adore your popcorn garland. Just wrap yourself in it (wearing only the garland!) and surprise Resident Chef!!! Great quote.ReplyDelete
Oh yes, he's good! Oh, and so are the chocolates.Delete
Oh my - if I were to wrap myself in that garland with nothing else poor Resident Chef would keep over and die of the shock! I think maybe I want to keep him around awhile longer, so I'll forgo that idea!
Funnily enough, I saw this poem in a fitting room, the other day. No calories in those chocolates?? Really??!! Is there nothing your Resident Chef cannot cook??ReplyDelete
If I keep insisting there's no calories in those chocolates I can continue to eat them....right?Delete
Those chocolates really look delicious.... I don't think I would have been able to resist! Hugs Christine xxReplyDelete
They're in the freezer (well, almost all of them are!) and we'll indulge occasionally over the next couple of months. The rest will be gifted.Delete
You are not silly. Your brain needed to make that garland. :)ReplyDelete
Hmmm - it could be said that my brain tells me a lot of things and some of them obviously aren't good!!!Delete
Well, at least he made them calorie-free. Gotta love a man who does that.ReplyDelete
He knows his wife can convince herself there's not a calorie to them. After all, isn't chocolate one of the food groups?Delete
Mmmmmmm those chocolates look so yummy.....does husband #1 do mail order?????ReplyDelete
nope - mine, mine all mine!!!! Sorry!Delete
The garland is so striking - and will last a lot longer than the traditional ones! I'd celebrate that fact with chocolates if I were you ;)ReplyDelete
Now THERE's a good thought! Celebrating anything with chocolate is a good thing!Delete
I'm soooo glad that my husband doesn't make desserts! It would be really bad. I do love the garland. I wouldn't use it either but I think it would be a lot of fun to make.ReplyDelete
Lucky for us we both have a lot of willpower so the chocolates are in the freezer (with the exception of two for quality control purposes). We will eat them over the next few months (altho', mind you, they taste good frozen....not that I would know anything about that).Delete