Monday, December 31, 2007

Christmas around the World

I received the best package from my pal Dianne for Christmas around the World. The first picture shows the many pretty boxes. Picture number two is the contents. WOW Lotions and bath soaps, pretty heart wash cloth, bath scrubby, pot holder, pretty crochet scarf( can't wait to wear), the cutest Christmas bell ornaments and kleenex box cover. There is chocolate, yarn, and patterns, a nice purse/bag and knitting needles. I got a little book From you Secret Santa, how perfect is that. I hope I did not forget anything, but as you can tell this was one magnificent package. Thank you, thank you, thank you Dianne.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Little of This and a Little of That

I have been knitting(and crocheting)
Exhibit A: Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl By Susan Lawrence
Nature's Wool 1.5 skeins
Size 7 Knit Picks needles
This was for my bunco Christmas party exchange.
Exhibit B: 4 crocheted cupcake purses(actually have done 7 lately)
Amy Gaines
Yarn Various acrylic
Size F hook
Made for numerous little girls in my neighborhood and the granddaughters of my
walking buddies.

Exhibit C: Fun Fur Kitschmas Tree as seen on Knitty Gritty #DKNG #813
Yarn Bee Haute Fur color Cypress and Lion Brand Jiffy
Size 10 dpns
Various little doodads
This only took an evening to knit/ I love fast projects.
Exhibit D: Not knitting My family thinks I am nuts because I like my packages to match. This year is a step out because there are 3 different papers (all in silver). I have a different theme with my packages every year. I have a bow machine and spend a lot of quality time making bows. I love the way they look when all done.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Pay it Forward

I'm excited to participate in the Pay it Forward exchange! I found out about this on Kristin's blog and I think it's a great idea!

The idea of the exchange is I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on this blog post requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet, and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. You don't have to knit, any handmade item will be great.

Coming from me, your gift could be almost anything handmade! I so look forward to coming up with something just for you. So play along and post a comment! It makes no difference what part of the world you live in either. I'll contact the winners by email and then get their addresses then.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Pay it Forward

I received my package from Kristin today. I love Christmas, so this was an awesome package for me to receive. A felted stocking, bag of yummy candy(half gone now) and a peppermint cane. She also sent some peppermint cocoa. I can't wait to try. Thank you Kristin and I will be paying it forward.

Christmas Ornament Swap

I received this ornament, gummy bears and book from my swap pal Robin. I love them all. I have not read this book so that will be a treat and I always need gummy bears. The ornament is hanging up now. Thank you Robin