Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wheelie Wednesday - The Forever Sock Project

Hi everyone! It's me, Autumn!
Mom has been working on this pair of socks FOREVER!
She FINALLY got one done~
And she's been truly wishing that hoomans didn't have two feet!
This second sock is just not getting anywhere! It's almost like she purposely avoids knitting it!She's was knitting mini-Christmas stockings and now, of course, it's the Airedale quilting bee's block for the 2010 rescue quilt, which by the way is almost done, but unfortunately because it's a top secret project, we can't show the finished block to you and you probably won't be able to see mom's block and all of the other blocks until summer! It's a long process but trust me, it'll be well worth the wait!

Today mom made Date Nut Bars for our Christmas cookie platter!
Here's the recipe in case some of you would like to have it:

In a large saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter. Add 1 cup of brown sugar. Add 2 eggs, mixing these ingredients well. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 3/4 cup of chopped walnuts. Keep mixing the ingredients in this saucepan as you add each one. Now add 1/2 cup of flour and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder. And lastly, add 10 ounces of chopped dates.

Pour this into a greased 9 inch pan and bake at 325 degrees for approx 40 minutes!
When the date nut bars have cooled. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and cut into bars.
I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy and safe new year!
See you all in 2010!

Love, Autumn


Cocorue said...

hey M&M, your header is just beautiful, truly beauuuuuuutiful....looove you guys against that bluish tint!

you have a happy Christmas too and stay safe over the hols
love you lots


Autumn the maltese said...

Stop by to wish u a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday =D
May the Christmas bring you lots of happiness and health.

Autumn & Mom

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

So your Mom has "second sock syndrome". Our Mom ordered a book that shows how to knit both socks at once, but so far hasn't tried it yet. Maybe after Christmas and the baby ponchos she has to knit (3) for shower gifts.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Kess And Her Mama said...

Your mum is a busy bee! Have fun with the other stocking. Blessed Christmas to you all and your humans!

Life With Dogs said...

Since we all lose one sock from each pair, she can stop right there! :)

Samantha said...

Oh your mom is so talented and handy, what with the knitting and quilting and baking of yummy things!!! (And decorating that bootiful tree too!) We wish you a merry, merry DAY and we also send super wishes that maybe we'll see peace of some sort in 2010??? Very wishful Autumn, eh?
Hugs xo

Hollie and Janie said...

Well, at least the socks aren't for a 'dale... then she'd have 3 more to make!! I hope your family has a wonderful Christmas!!

Chris said...

just stopped by to wish you all a very Merry Christmas Maggie, Mitch and Autumn!

Abby, Rosie, Gidget and Lola

Agatha and Archie said...

OHHHHH we love you new header!! Hope you didn't get any snow plows.......and the date bars look FABULOUS!! Love and a squillion kisses A+A

Sue said...

Well, it's a very pretty single sock. Maybe the New Year will bring the incentive to finish it's mate.

We love your doggie tree.

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

What a great great socks your mommy done!!!
She's soooo talented!!!!
And you new header is SUPER!!!!
We wish you a wonderful and warm and happy Christmas filled with tons of and peace!!!
TAke care of you!!!!
Sweet kisses and licks!!!!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Hi Maggie, Mitch and Autumn....

That Date nut bar looks really tasty!

Have a wonderful Christmas.

Holly & Zac...xx

Aniemother said...

Merry Christmas, Autumn! Mom's still got half a sock left to knit from.. uhm.. Was it last winter she was knitting socks? We can't even remember...

Bajas, Virus and Hyssing

Clive said...

Well, we couldn't even begin to knit one so we were very impressed.

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas.

love and woofs

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy HOWLIday Autumn!

PeeEssWoo: Mom is drooling fur date yummies now!

BRUTUS said...

Can only imagine how warm, cozy & nice-smelling it is at your house right now!! Merry Christmas Autumn!!

Christmas Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Benny and Lily said...

and why do we always get hungry when we check in here? BOL
Benny & Lily

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi M&M
your mom is one of the busiest people on this earth. She is sooo crafty and busy , busy , busy.
We love your new picture header. That is so beautifuls of you both!
I bet that is from that storm that Al brought in! AWSOME pics!
We can smell the baking going on over there- and maybe we will drop by.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you and your mom and dad and Autumn.

Huskee and Hershey said...

Popping by to wish you a MeRRy ChRiStMaS and HaPPy NeW YeAr!!!

Happy Howlidays...

Huskee and Hershey

Jazzi said...

Love the header page. You both always look so cute. My mom doesnt knit so she doesnt have a second sock problem!! lol

Have a merry Christmas!!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Autumn!
One sock, the quilt proyect, cooking yummy things... sounds like busy times to me!
Merry Christmas!
Kisses and hugs

Sonic said...

Warm socks are good...


Merry Christmas!


happy said...

The sock is really pretty! Have a Merry Christmas & a Wonderful New Year!

parlance said...

That photo at the top of the blog is wonderful! (Have I already said that? I've got a bad memory.)

the recipe looks good.

Happy Christmas.

Mango said...

Merry Christmas, Autumn.

Hey, sorry about your mom being all sock challenged. I think maybe there is no joy of sock making or it would go faster. She sounds very busy.


P.S. Did I tell you yet that I LOVE your header?