Monday, July 23, 2012

I'm Here, But ....

I have just not been feeling that great lately. Don't know if it has been an exceptionally hot and humid summer or what, but I just have very little energy these days.

Think I will take a bit of a blogging break and try to get to feeling better. Patti L., I have not forgotten you, and I promise I will try to finish up your things just as soon as I can and get them in the mail to you.

Hope everyone is having a good summer.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Patti Has Been Found!

I heard from Patti L., so she is definitely the winner of my most recent giveaway!  Keep reading, though, as you never know when I might do another one!  :) 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Patti L., Where Are You??

Patti L., if you're out there, you were the winner of my recent giveaway! I have not heard from you yet to claim your prizes.

If I don't hear from Patti by Tuesday, July 17, 2012, I will draw another winner!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

And the Winner Is ....

After a very scientific drawing of names (Mr. S. picked a number between 1 and 10!) I am happy to announce that the winner of my most recent giveaway is:

Commenter #8 - Patti L.

Yay!  Congratulations Patti!  Please send me an email ( with your mailing address. Not only did you win the bracelet, crochet hook, crochet labels and yarn needle, but I am working on some special things to include in your package, all made by me!

Thanks to everyone who entered. Most of all, thanks for following my blog!

Friday, July 6, 2012

July 4th Decorating

Yes, I know, I'm a little late with this post!  Oh well :)

Thought I would share my 4th of July decorations that I made this year. I started with a rag wreath for our front door:

I then made this banner out of burlap and paint:

I decided to freshen up our pillows on our back porch that sit on our gliders and made some pillow covers out of drop cloths and paint:

I used drop cloths and some scrap fabric to make this table runner for our dining room table:

And finally, I crocheted this cute bunting:

The pattern for it can be found on Ravelry - it is the Patriotic Bunting by Doni Speigle.

Hope everyone had a safe and relaxing holiday. We had quite a bit of rain, and the cooler temperatures were such a relief from our normal summer heat!

Don't forget about my GIVEAWAY  - you have until midnight tonight to enter.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Finally... A Giveway!

I am so sorry it has taken me so long to get around to this giveaway. This is to celebrate my blog reaching 100 followers. Here is what you will win:

You can click on the picture to get a closer look. There is a package of crochet labels, a set of Susan Bates Steel Yarn Needles (great for weaving in those pesky ends!), a Susan Bates Bamboo Handle Crochet Hook Size H, and a beautiful bracelet handmade by me!  Here is a closer look at the bracelet:

If you have seen any of my giveaways before, you know that I will also include some extra stuff that will be a surprise!

This will be the easiest giveaway yet to enter  ... all you need to do is:

  • Be a follower of my blog
  • Leave me a comment on this post telling me what your favorite color is

That's it! Told ya it was easy!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only (so sorry, but shipping costs have gotten outrageous).

The giveaway will be open until midnight Mountain Standard Time on Friday, July 6, 2012.  I will put all of the names of the people who leave a comment on this post in a hat and draw a winner.

Good luck everyone!