21 February 2013

Blog Anniversary Weekend GIVEAWAY!

Thanks to everyone who posted on the blog.  I'll be sending out a set of mug rugs to each of you!  :)

Enjoy your Sunday!

On February 25, 2011 I logged into blogger and started up a page.   I didn't know what I was going to post about but I thought I could just "wing it" somewhere along the way.

I've gone from quilts to knitting, I've made some wooden signs, teachers gifts, and special treats for the kids.   There were also some paintings and drawings along the way. 

Next year I am going to challenge myself to post at the least once a week.  Hopefully with something I've been working on, maybe some thoughts I have on crafting, the arts, or just whatever is buzzing around my brains.

To celebrate my 2nd blog-anniversary I've decided to offer up a GIVEAWAY.

I've got 2 sets of quilted mug-rugs.   One set mostly gray, one set mostly yellow.

If you would like to enter the giveaway.  Please leave a comment in the comment section of this post.

One entry per person please and I will need an email address to contact you if you win.

Contest is open from 0900 (9:00am)  EST Thursday morning Feb 21st, until 0800 (8:00am) EST on Sunday morning Feb 24th.

I will use a random generator to choose two winners and post them by NOON on Sunday Feb 24th.

Each winner will receive 2 mug-rugs.

Thanks for visiting and here's to another year online!


07 February 2013

Binding up some quilts

I haven't given up the quilting bug yet.   Here's a few crib size quilts I've finished up in the last week.  

Really love this color combination and I will be working with it again.   I think that cerulean blue/ivory/tan is lovely.  

Some pinwheels for fun.  I call this one Teal Tilt-a-whirl.

The yellow/gray/red is also a nice combination I think.  Could be for a boy or girl.

03 February 2013

"Parisienne scarf"

Oh man, did I get hit last week with the flu thing.   Urg.   I was out of school for the week and on the couch for 2 1/2 days straight.   I even had the flu shot this year!  (Which I always get - thank you Uncle Sam)

When I was capable of sitting up, I really wished I had something simple to work on.  Some granny squares, a scarf, something so I wouldn't have to leave the couch or the blankets. 

 As soon as I was able to dig around a bit, I pulled out this pattern I printed out in 2011, found 2 balls of Limerick superwash merino and got started.   (Pattern is from Jimmy beans wool)

After closer inspection I do realize this pattern isn't named, but rather titled descriptively with the fibers the designer used.    Tao Silk and Parisienne Scarf in a color called Vincent's Apron (Love that)

I've been thinking of it as the Parisienne Scarf so that's the name I'll give it.

 This one is for me.   I'm throwing in the needle on sweaters for the time being.  Takes so much time and I'm never completely happy with the end result.  After taking 600 hours, it should make me want to jump up and down, wear it constantly, and walk around saying "Hey I made this!"   Not make me tug and pull to get it to fit sort of OK. 

I need to be a better knitter before tackling a big project I think. 


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