Sunday, April 27, 2014

Tree Cozy

 When I learned to make the ripples from Lucy's (Attic 24) tutorial, I was quite pleased.  As I rippled along, I realized that a blanket this would not be.  A rug?  No.  A tree cozy?  Yes.  What do you think?

 The photos are a bit dull today because it was a blustery COLD and rainy day.  It was a good day to sit on a stool (so Plum Cake could not reach) and play with Granny's phone.
 We steamed some more asparagus.
 The Dutch oven made a delicious pot roast.

The weekend is over and it's almost bedtime.  Tomorrow at school we'll talk about stories.
The entire staff has to pack everything up for building refurbishment so it won't be too weird to be giving books away and hauling the contents of my classroom to various locales. 
Five weeks to go!
I wish you a merry week, full of nice people and points of good rest. 


TexWisGirl said...

oh, the food looks delish!

Lisa Richards said...

I didn't know you were a tree hugger! :D
I, personally, would use it as a blanket after all that work. Or a lap robe if it isn't big enough. So colorful and cute!
The meal looks splendid.
Only 5 weeks!! Yay!
Enjoying a blustery day here, too.

Leslie aka the wayside wanderer said...

Supper looks tasty! Maybe a dolly blanket? Your cozy (tree or otherwise) sure is cheerful and pretty.

Debi said...

My goodness, but that pot roast looks very tasty! We had our first asparagus last weekend, it was so good. Love the idea of a tree cozy! Have a great week!

libbyquilter said...

well, if the spring flowers don't brighten up your yard, the tree cozy sure will~!

your dinner looks scrumptious and full of spring goodness.

have a fabulous week.


ann said...

The tree loves the hugger. Me too. I have made ripple afghans for all 4 grands. They love them. I let them choose their colors then they patiently wait for me to finish--months. The blanket is 60 inches long. They love their blankets that become beds, tables, capes, tents. Enjoy the last few weeks, for they will go quickly and then you will move on. You will miss your friends and your sweet students, but not the work,especially the grading.

Nancy McCarroll said...

5 will go quickly. Will have to look into that ripple tutorial. Your tree looks quite smug in its bedecked cozy blanket!

Farm Girl said...

I wondered what you were doing this weekend. It looks like a nice time. So does your dinner.
I hope you have a lovely week, even if it does mean moving.
Yay for only five weeks left. I hope your weather improves. We should hit 100 by my birthday. :(
Happy Monday. :)

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I like the tree cozy exactly where it is. I suppose you could move it to a telephone pole, if you have one in your neighborhood that needs a little cheering up.

Enjoy your last five weeks!


Fat Dormouse said...

Ah you have reminded me that I have some asparagus in the fridge. We will have it tonight with some balsamic vinegar. Thank you!!

Attic Clutter said...

HI Pom..(:)
love the food and tree warmer LOL.
oh cute background and Banner..always fun to have a change huh?

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

You are sooooooooooooo creative, a tree warmer.
Five weeks...yea! I can't wait, I am ready for my son to be back home and off of a schedule.

M.K. said...

What a yummy potroast -- such excellent comfort food in cold weather. What a winter we've all had! I know you'll be happy for bike rides and digging in dirt again.

GretchenJoanna said...

I haven't made a pot roast like that for a l-o-n-g time. In May I will do it! So easy and yummy, as yours shows, or at least brings up the memory of....

I think that blanket would be lovely as a blanket, but only if you can get it back from the tree without any hard feelings or snags.

Carolyn Phillips said...

I want to come and hug your tree and eat asparagus.

Aisling said...

Love your tree cozy. We have an alley in a nearby city filled with such stichery... They call it "yarn bombing" but I like "tree cozy" better. Have been planning to do something similar with the twine that comes off our hay bales, would like to crochet it around some of the posts and beams around the farm. You, as always, are an inspiration!

Gumbo Lily said...

I have heard of people leaving little hand stitched embroideries around on park benches and such. I've thought that might be fun. Lucky tree to have you wrapping it with a cheery cozy just before it leafs out for spring.

The Natives here sometimes hang small bundles of cloth and braided bits from trees in the Hills. They are put there with their prayers.

Is there anything like a good pot roast? I made one last week and we devoured it.

Happy@Home said...

Oh yes, your tree does look very cozy and the food looks delish!
Hope your week was a good one.

Gigi said...

Love that ripple tree cosy! My ripple blankie is one of my all time fave projects. I keep thinking I'll make another one but too many other projects out there. Yay for a near finish of your final year teaching! So happy you'll get to enjoy being your real authentic Pom Pom self from now on. 👏💃💐😄

Heather LeFebvre said...

Love your tree cozy! :) Someday I will take up rippling -- haven't done it yet but it seems like it would be very relaxing. :)