August 19, 2011
We’re still celebrating our anniversary month! Since not everyone can win Wednesday’s blog contest, we do have a gift for each one of you today. We’ve had pattern designer Debbie O’Neill (from Nutty Creations) design an exclusive anniversary pattern for us each year, and this year is no exception. The new pattern – Banyan Tree – can be found here on my blog page under the Free Patterns section. I love the pretty lacy “leaves” at the top, turning into cabled “roots” going down into the foot. You’ll find the pattern has instructions for three sizes of socks. It’s written top down and includes a chart. We hope you like it! The design reminds me of all of the growth that has gone into The Loopy Ewe over the past five years, thanks to all of you and your support. We couldn’t do this without you and we promise to bring you fun new things and continued growth in the next five years, too. In the meantime, enjoy our fifth anniversary pattern!
I tried a new recipe this week and wanted to share it with you. So easy, so pretty, and so fun for summer.
1 tube of slice and bake sugar cookies
(or your favorite sugar cookie recipe)
1 (8 oz) box of cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbl. frozen lemonade concentrate
Slice and bake the cookies and then let them cool completely.
Whip together the cream cheese, sugar and lemonade concentrate until smooth. Spread some on each cookie and top with fresh fruit slices.
Note – you can make up the cookies and cream cheese ahead of time, but don’t spread the cream cheese mixture onto the cookies until about an hour or two before serving. Refrigerate until serving.
We have winners to announce for our Camp Loopy Project One participants! We had 754 photos uploaded, which still astounds me. Such gorgeous work. The Reader’s Choice Award goes to Shannon for her Starlight Shawl. Then we used the random number generator to pick four more winners and they are: Tami (Camp Loopy Daybreak), Debbie (Camp Loopy Project #1 Deer Cape), Elizabeth (Camp Loopy Project 1) and Jennifer (Taygete). Each of the winners has received a $25 Loopy Ewe credit and I know they’ll use it well.
Have a great weekend. I’ll be working on my Project Three throw. How about you?