Toddler Sweater & Eclipse

I knitted a long toddler sweater. She can use it as a dress if she wants. 

 I knitted the front, back, and arms separately. I finished off the neck & cuff with a crochet shell stitch. 

 We had thunderstorms today. Then the clouds stuck around and we didn't get to see much of the eclipse. The sky was dark enough that some of the street lights came on, but that might be due to the clouds and not the eclipse. If you look closely, you can see the moon on the far right creating a bit of a crescent. 

This image shows more of the clouds. That was all I got to see of the eclipse between the storm and cloud cover. Better luck next time on April 8, 2024 according to CNN

Tropical Poke Cake

This can be made in a 9 X 13 cake pan. I like to bake cakes in canning jars (never can baker products) for convenience.

1 box of yellow cake mix
              Eggs & Oil per directions for mixing cake
1 can of crushed pineapple
Juice of 3 lemons
1 large box of instant banana pudding
              Milk per directions
2 drained cans of mandarin oranges
1 tub of Cool Whip
*Optional: 1 cup of shredded coconut


Prepare cake as directed on box. Add crushed pineapple and mix until thoroughly combined. Bake until inserted toothpick comes out dry.

While warm, poke holes in cake with handle of wooden spoon. Poor on lemon juice. Allow to cool.

Mix banana pudding and before it sets, poor it over the cake allowing it to flow into the holes. Arrange mandarin oranges on top. Spread Cool Whip over the top of oranges and cake. Sprinkle shredded coconut over Cool Whip.

Serve. Needs refrigeration.
The photo shows a plastic cup with the poke cake. I filled the jars too full and had to scoop some of the cake out. I added the ingredients in the plastic cups to finish making them.

Basket liner

This is my new basket liner for my sewing supplies. My previous one wore out. It can be seen here: Basket Liner with Pockets 

My previous liner had flat pockets and I decided that I wanted the new pockets to have more space and I added an inch to each pocket. To protect my pockets from sharp scissors, stylus, pens, or pencils, I use empty prescription bottles to prevent damage to the fabric.

Our dogs love the camera. Whenever I point my camera at something, they have to get in the picture. Of course, I have to take their photos.  The top photo of the basket shows their paws as I zoomed in.