So.. I made a little wreath... errr.. well... not so little as you can see!!!
My friend, Sandy asked me to try and put together a daisy for her.. she purchased 2 woven grapevine wreath forms.. one large.. one small.. I wired white deco mesh to the large one before ever finding the yellow.. 3 weeks and 5 locations later.. still no yellow.. even online it's all sold out.. so, hello Decor-sheer.. I forget what it really is.. but Decor-Sheer is what it's called on the package.. maybe.. it's organza?? Anyway, it worked up so quickly.. big loops wired to the smaller wreath form... then I wired the small form to the large form, found a piece of split bamboo I happend to have thanks to my son, painted it green, added a bow in a complementing green for leaves.. and viola.. a daisy wreath.. it might be too big for even my taste! LOL.. I'm thinking I'll make myself one.. but leave off the stem... sorry I didn't take step by step photos.. I tend to forget that.. maybe next time!
1 (2½ to 3 pound) broiler-fryer chicken, cut up
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
cooking oil for frying
Place chicken in a large flat dish. Pour buttermilk over; refrigerate 1 hour.
Combine flour, salt and pepper in a double-strength paper bag. Drain chicken; toss pieces, one at a time, in flour mixture. Shake off excess; place on waxed paper for 15 minutes.
Heat 1/8 to 1/4 in. of oil in a skillet; fry chicken until browned on all sides. Cover and simmer, turning occasionally, for 40-45 minutes, or until juices run clear.
Uncover and cook 5 minutes longer. Remove chicken and keep warm.
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
Drain all but 1/4 cup drippings; stir in flour until bubbly. Add milk and 1-1/2 cups water; cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook 1 minute more. Add remaining water if needed. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with chicken.
You could just use boneless chicken breast in this... yum good!
I had to find a pattern and make one for Ellie...and of course I had to make matching flip flops and a headband.. she already has the flower to go on the headband.. but.. I may make another.. you never know.. LOL..
I found the pattern for the diaper cover here:
http://http://cbraden7.blogspot.com/2011/08/diaper-cover-pattern.html and the flip flop pattern here: http://http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showpost.php?p=2294804&postcount=1"
I'll try to write the pattern down for the flip flops I made.. I just winged it after attempting to make the ones shown.. they're cute.. but came out too big for what I needed... it really was just a bunch of single crochet in a continuious oval until I felt it was the right size.. and a single crochet joining in 3 spots on the top of the sole... nothing fancy.
It took a while to find the color I wanted but when I did I was itching to make it.. I've made myself a deal.. 2 crochet dishrags a day until I have 21 or so .. Christmas gifts you know.. however, today.. I had to stop.. that cowboy hat was calling.. and calling loudly.. I only took it apart 4 times.. still didn't like it until Cindy shaped it.. I just couldn't get it right.. now.. to.. make.. matching.. cowboy boots.. that's for tomorrow.. after I crochet 2 dishrags... maybe.. we'll see...
or HeLL-o... not sure.. I've made 3 today.. and taken them apart more than once.. still not thrilled.. Might have to redo them once again because I'm not satisfied.. and they are sold.. I want them 100%... not 99.9%...