Saturday, December 31, 2011
Will post picture tomorrow because camera batteries are on hiatus (not that they work overtime or anything like that.. lol...)
Two days work, all worth the ripping and the recounting at 3 o'clock in the morning. Don't know if I will lightly block it yet.... it does drape beautifully now. Even when se grows taller, it will drape perfectly over her shoulders.
I always beam when I make things for my princess and they fit!!
Wishing you smiles and tears of joy.
Wishing you peace and wonderful excitement.
Wishing you rainbows and enough rain to make them brighter.
100% cotton ... yarn from stash ...
Basketweave stitch repeat pattern
Hubby is making cheesy Crescent rolls, yummy!!
I expect to be back in a couple of hours. There is another crochet project on the hook that may get done in a few hours, if I can keep my sanity... LOL...
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
I have to say that even though I LOVE cross stitch, I was secretly hoping that it wasn't cross stitch related because I was caught in a weird S.A.B.L.E. moment and I wanted something i could share with the kids. She must have known because inside was a wonderful letter letting me know that her grandson was born healthy. Along with that was a beautiful book, The Tale of the Three Trees retold by Angela Elwell Hunt and illustrated by Tim Jonke. She also sent me 4 gorgeous blank cards.
I wanted to say THANK YOU for the most lovely gift. I read and re-read the book with tears in my eyes. The true meaning of Christmas. I will read the book to my children at Christmas, it is truly lovely.
All in all, I am very happy to have met such a nice and thoughtful person in my penpal and will continue to keep that relationship alive.
I feel blessed....blessings to all.....
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Luckily, I was able to pick up all of my children's gifts on during the Black Friday sales. Now, it's just the gift certificates and cards that are left. Hubby and I will exchange gifts after Christmas during the after Christmas sales.
This year I will be home for the week between Christmas and New Year's so it will be a wonderful time to spend time with the family and shop leisurely.
I received a wonderful exchange gift from my friend Lucy. We have exchanged gifts for the past 10 years or so. It's a very special bond that we have nutured throughout the years.
Back to knitting the red and whte sweater for my DD. If I don't finish it for Christmas, there is little hope that she would be able to wear it for much longer. Yes, she stretched out a bit since the RIPPING event. I now knit, knit, knit hoping for a quick finish before Christmas. I will definitely post a picture of that sweater here.
This year I was able to have a few giveaways and meet new friends. I joined a few exchanges and hopefully brought joy to other people. Looking forward to joining a couple of exchanges next year and continuing with my personal exchanges too.
For now, I am purling those stitches.....
Congratulations Cucki!! You have been a very loyal reader since you joined my blog. Your uplifting comments and readership is so very much appreciated!
Thank you to all who entered the giveway. Winner was chosen by counting all entries and asking an innocent bystander (read: hubby) to choose any number within the given range. He chose the number 6. That was Cucki's lucky number.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Open to all of my registered blog followers who have left a comment on the giveaway post below:
Good luck to all!!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Not much happening in my world to blog about except two things for now.
This month marks the end of my penpal card exchange. My card has been sent out with the very best holiday wishes and hopes for a blessed New Year.
Special grandma wishes to the person who received me as their penpal. Hope that all goes fantastically well and a bouncing bundle of joy arrives bringing the best of blessings.
My giveaway is closing soon and it seems to be a promising intimate group of followers in the running. It is a gorgeous kit and I am sure that when stitched it is even more stunning.
That is about it folks! Hope that everyone is having a wonderful day.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
This giveaway has been long awaited. Today I have been inspired and have come up with a humble and beautiful giveaway.
As many people who read my blog know I love Paris, I love Disney and I love cross stitch. Those are three things about me that I think will never change.
This giveaway combines Paris and cross stitch! YAY YOU!!
Weekend in Paris
Dimensions Gold Collection Petites Cross Stitch Kit
Kit contains cotton thread, 18ct ivory Aida, chart, needle and easy instructions.
How to enter this giveaway:
1. Be or become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post with your blog address or a way to reach you if you are the winner for ONE chance.
2. Post about this giveaway on your blog. Either a post or on your side bar for another chance.
Let me know that you have done this so you can get chance #2.
It's that simple! I want to give as many people as possible a chance to win.
This is a very pretty kit.
Giveaway is open WORLDWIDE. If you already have this kit, let your friends know about the giveaway. Maybe they would like to try for it.
GIVEAWAY ENDS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2011.
RECIPIENT OF GIVEAWAY WILL BE POSTED DECEMBER 18, 2011.
Thank you to all my friends and followers. Your comments are appreciated.
Stitch happy and good luck!