Sunday, April 12, 2009


This is the finished poncho. The pattern says to sew the buttons through both layers, but if you want a shawl instead, you can take them off, or not use any. I looked for wild buttons to match the wild look. LOL. I still didn't use up all the yarn. Oh well.
Some of the yarn was from this afghan I made some time ago but never took a picture. I added more of what I had around here. The afghan is longer and wider than I usually make. I am now working on another project that I can't show right now.

This is George's macaroni salad that will be on his page of our cookbook. He made some to take today and some for home. I am going to add this picture to the cookbook, which is fast turning into a scrapbook more than a cookbook. I will soon show you more pages.

I took this pie to his Son's house for dinner today, no one ate any, we were all full. I can make one for here if we want one. This one is peanut butter pie. Jeff doesn't eat chocolate, so I made it with vanilla pudding. I had already put the cover on it when I took the picture.
Hope you all had a nice Easter.


Rhondi said...

Hi Nancy
I hope you had a nice Easter too! I love the poncho. You did a wonderful job on it!
Hugs, Rhondi

onlymehere said...

You have a chocolate peanut butter pie recipe? That and just the peanut butter pie sounds really yummy! This cookbook is going to be a family heirloom! You did a beautiful job on the poncho and afghan. We have some afghan's my MIL made for the kids and us in this pattern. They take so much time and are such a labor of love.

Sweetie said...

Nancy, the poncho is beautiful. I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Easter. I love peanut butter pie but have never attempted to make it myself.

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Hi Nancy, Love the poncho - great pattern.

The macaroni salad and pie look yummy.

Brigitte said...

This poncho looks fantastic, Nancy. And you knitted it at high speed, it seems, lol. Nice afghan, too.
We have had a nice Easter and it's still Easter Monday, our second Easter holiday. Wonderful weather here and a lot of reading time on the terrace. I hope you Sunday was gorgeous, too.

Heidi said...

Love the poncho and the afghan. Now since I quizzed you about what you are making and you won't tell me...I am sure you are knitting me a parachute so I don't fall too hard from the stairs next! That food looks soooooo good. All you need is a plate of the macaroni and then pass the pie.

Love and hugs ~

Tam said...

Nancy I LOVE the poncho! and all that food looks very yummy!

Linda said...

Nancy, your poncho turned out so nice...I love the yarns.

I have to tell you the macaroni salad looks so delish...and I think I would have started with the pie and then if I had room everything else....I never pass up pie:)..hugs, Linda

Nanny Ree said...

I love your poncho Nancy & that pie looks delicious. I'm glad you had a good Easter. Marie x

Sonja said...

You did a great job on that poncho! And the afghan looks cozy and warm too. Seems you had nice Easter days. Is the weather getting a little bit more like spring at your place?
I have a question about your blog...could you put the letters in another colour? On my iPhone I can look at blogs, but it doesn't show the beatiful background. So I see a white background, with white letters....and I have to wait until there is a computer available for me to read your blog(we have 1 computer in the house and most of the time it is not me who is computering...)

Sonja said...

Blogger Sonja said...

Yes Nancy, thank you very much! I can read it now on my iPhone. Could you also give the word "comments" at the bottem of the blog another colour? Than I can comment on your blog by iPhone...

April 14, 2009 6:40 AM

Sonja said...

Now I can see and comment with my iPhone. Thank you!!

prape said...

Hi Aunt Nancy!
You are really something! That poncho you made from scraps is really pretty! Love the afghan too - I have some like that Mom made me one and one Grandma made - love them! Hope you enjoyed your Easter - Mom and all my kids and grandkids come over to our house for dinner - what a zoo! heheheheh
Love ya, PJ

Carolien said...

Hello Nancy, your poncho looks wonderful! I like the buttons like this ..:)
The macaroni salad and the pie look yummie, but since I will have to lose some calories after those birthday parties and Easter pie ... I will just eat spinach tonight. I feel like a pie myself! ;)

Bye & hugs, Carolien

Mary said...

Ummm - getting hungry just looking at your culinary delights!!

The poncho is gorgeous Nancy - you are so talented. My knitting skills are somewhat pedestrian these days (scarves and mufflers are so easy to knit while watching TV!!!), but I used to do sweaters when my eyesight was good and time seemed to go slower!

I'm so busy getting ready for the trip home - we leave in 9 days.

Hugs - Mary.

angelasweby said...

The poncho is absolutely gorgeous. You really do quite challenging pieces don't you!! The food looks so yummy and has put me in mind of doesn't take much to get my mind on the food trail..haha! Such a delicious looking pie :>)
Hugs, Angela

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

Peanutbutter pie??????Do tell, I've got three people in this house who would go ape about something like that.