The Hobbyholic

I can quit any time.

All Star Cupcakes June 23, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — thehobbyholic @ 12:29 pm

I must live in a hole. How could I have missed THESE?!!!!

I need them. I want them. But can’t find them. 😦


Crocheted Baby Blanket II June 15, 2010

Filed under: Crochet — thehobbyholic @ 8:18 pm

It is coming along…

Early last week I finished with the second skein of yarn.

Started on the 3rd

I thought it looked a little different. Checked the die lot – they were all the same. Not sure I believe it after this photo. Oh well. I’m not undoing it.

This is what I picked for the edge.

Blanket with single crochet all the way around.

Close up.

Now I’ll add the scalloped border.


Cupcake’s Room June 11, 2010

Filed under: Pregnancy,Quilting — thehobbyholic @ 8:40 am

My friend Sharla came into town and helped with a TON of things around the house. Not only did she make food for our freezer, but she also helped draw the tree, turtles and snails on the walls. Thanks Sharla!

Paul and I did the painting.

Paul did the detailed outlining and I did most of the painting on the shells and snails.

The closet.

Above the doorway leaving the room.

Being 38 weeks along, it was difficult to work on the few crawling along the baseboards.

Changing pad cover I made.

And a quilt I made.


Grandma’s Pasta Salad June 1, 2010

Filed under: Recipes — thehobbyholic @ 8:26 am

My Grandma Ruby use to make pasta salad. We loved it so much, she started doubling the recipe so there was plenty of leftovers. Every once in a while I make it even though hubby isn’t a huge fan of it. Probably because there is no meat.

I made a batch this weekend…

Boil 1 lb of Rotini pasta. Tri colored is best. It just looks more fun.

We all know what pasta boiling looks like, here is the end result.

While the pasta is hot, add 1/2 bottle of Wishbone Italian dressing and refrigerate over night.

Next day, dice 1 medium red onion. Rinse and drain one can of kidney beans and some sliced olives.

Start adding the ingredients to your pasta.

Add some cubed mozzarella cheese.

Bread and Butter Pickles. Trust me. It’s tasty!

Like a lot of my grandmother’s recipes, there is no measuring. And the ingredients in the pasta salad change, depending on what is on hand and what you can remember is in it, when you are making it! Enjoy.

Grandma Ruby’s Pasta Salad

1 lb Tri-Color Rotini Pasta

1 16 oz bottle Wishbone Italian Salad Dressing

1 16 oz jar Bread and Butter Pickles, drained and chopped

1 can Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained

1 can Corn, drained

2 cans (2.5oz) sliced Black Olives, drained

1 medium Red Onion, diced

1 Bell Pepper, diced

1 cup cubed Mozzarella Cheese

Boil Pasta. Drain and add 1/2 bottle of dressing while pasta is hot. Toss and refrigerate over night. Add all ingredients and the rest of the salad dressing. Toss and enjoy.