Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Look how sweet!

Who knew when I started this goofy little piece of my life that anyone would even read it much less tell me that they enjoyed visiting. Thank you Aunt Jo you really make my day too.

I would like to pass this award on to:

Linda at All Stitched Up.
Linda was one of the first "strangers" to visit my blog and has helped me in so many ways since then. It is a real treat to see beautiful items she is making and blogging about.

AmandaJean at Crazy Mom Quilts
I've never seen anyone who can accomplish things like she does and it is always such an inspiration to see her work. I love looking to see what she beautiful combination she will come up with next.

G'G'Ma at G'G'Ma Quilts.
She too does beautiful work and has such sweet stories.

I know these ladies get this type of award all the time but the really do make my day.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Making Something from Nothing

I am using the green and black yarn and needles from Aunt Jo's Box-O-Junk to knit a scarf for someone who doesn't have one. I think I will even whip up a hat to go with it. I have to admit, I looked at this yarn several times when I would be at the stores and don't think I would have bought it but it isn't quite as pitiful as I imagined it would be. I think it's ok that I said that since Aunt Jo called it horrible. Anyway, it will make someone happy and that will make me happy and I think it will even make JLynnette happy too.
I am working on it during the evenings so I am accomplishing something.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Box-O-Junk from Aunt Jo's Corner Has Arrived

Here it is the box that caused the happy dance in the post office.

I carefully opened it and this is just some of what I found inside.

There was a card with my name on it and then out came a ball of wool yarn, then I saw it. THE BAG. The very one I remembered thinking would make a great bag to take to the Farmer's Market not far from my office. I pulled it out and there was another ball of yarn.

Now let me tell you, I was really excited to see that bag and then I pulled it from the box and it exploded with goodies!
I snagged this picture from Aunt Jo because my camera is on the fritz and only works on a part time basis. There is a flour sack and some knitting needles and some fabric and some aida cloth and some embroidery thread and a thimble and a seam gauge and a knitting book and a pattern for a bag and a quilt square with a star and some buttons and some seam tape and some yo-yo's and some ribbon and some lace and some embroidery patterns and some needle point covers and I just keep finding things...

People, I'm telling you, I don't know how she got all of this fun stuff in one box. It was like Christmas! I have so many things just from that little box that I can bring here to the desk at night to work on and I am excited to get started on it. I will show you what I come up with as I come up with it. It just goes to show you, one person's junk really can be another person's treasure.

This is Thankful Thursday over at Aunt Jo's Corner.

I am thankful for Aunt Jo and her kindness.

Friday, April 4, 2008

I need some advice please

I really want to make a quilt. I took a sampler class last fall to learn to quilt. I read oh SO many blogs about quilting. I read books about quilting. I talk to people about quilting. I REALLY WANT to make a quilt. I have finally come to grips with the fact that right now I don't have the time to sit and cut and piece and hand quilt a big quilt. I have about an hour a day that I am awake in my home. I do have about 4 hours every day that I can do something (besides read blogs) at work. I have a great part time job that allows me this privalege.

Here's where the advice part comes in. What can I do sitting at a desk that is small yet will turn into a quilt?

I have brought knitting and crocheting with me but I do get bored easily with just doing one thing and I do want to do something with quilting also.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

I did it again

I've signed up for Lucy's Summer Sassy Apron Swap. The last one crept up on me and I stressed out a bit but now that I am aware of how it works and the process for getting it done is all in my head I am excited about doing another one.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

iPod Touch Giveaway

All you have to do is click here for your chance to win. As always, good luck to you, but I can't lie I really hope I win.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I won! I won! I won!

The box-o-junk as she puts it from Aunt Jo's Corner. I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!