Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Yarn Along

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading (though not at the same time!), and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading?










This past Saturday Ginny did a promotion post for Drawstrings. It was such a success!  A record day of sales and the 20% discount is still good though Nov 1. In fact, there are a couple of large bags that I marked down and the discount can be used on top of that!  You win! The code is GINNY07  If you haven't "liked"  Drawstrings on facebook please do.  New bags, sales and info are always updated there.  You don't want to miss an opportunity to see what is new.  That purple bag above is in the shop and the one below it (made by my oldest daughter Elizabeth), that is similar to the giveaway bag this past weekend, is also there. And isn't that large one beautiful?!  My favorite color.

I have put my Hitofude aside for a bit.  Back in the summer I knit granddaughter Evelyn this sweater.  The pattern is our own Ginny's Sunday Sweater.  It is now time to knit sister Lilah one as well and since both love purple, I have chosen a dark shade this time. Knit Picks Shine or Comfy is a favorite yarn of mine.  The Texas climate suits a cotton yarn well even in winter. The sizing has been tricky this time though.  Lilah is 4, but slim and petite.  I began the 4-5 size, but quickly realized it would be way to large.  But also, the 2-3 would be outgrown quickly.  So I have frogged the one you see above and restarted the 4-5 but on a size 7 needle rather than an 8.  We shall see!

I am deep into reading this book written  by the former Director of Catechesis in our Diocese.  As a convert, I always am searching for direction in our faith and this book is wonderful.  It is given to all those in RCIA and I am finding it so well written and usable.

Next Wednesday I will be hosting a giveaway for Drawstrings here on the blog.  There is a new fabric on its way and you won't want to miss this bag!

Linking up with Ginny today!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Whirl





This past weekend was a blur.  We had a birthday and as you know Ginny hosted a giveaway for Drawstrings and it was a huge success.  

Granddaughter Rachel turned 2 on Saturday and we all gathered for a party.  It appears that immediately upon the calendar turning that she knew exactly what "no" meant and all of a sudden could climb over the edge of the crib!  She keeps us all moving!  But what a precious child she is!

Thirteen bags were sold on Saturday alone!  My daughter, Elizabeth, and I were so busy, but what blessing it has been.  Many thanks to all who wrote such kind thoughts in the comments at Small Things.  Those of you already have one of my bags and were singing their praises!





The knitting fabrics I have been using seemed to be popular, but I also am always on the hunt for different patterns in all styles.  There are several on order at the moment, so please keep checking in frequently.  Remember, my button is on Ginny's sidebar as a sponsor!

I am also playing around with new packaging and tags.  Those of you receiving orders from this weekend will be part of this new presentation.  Be sure and let me know how you like it.  I am still searching for a larger bag, but I think I do like the clear bag over the tissue.

So today I am going to be busy re-stocking the shop!  I have posted several fabric combinations just to let you know that sewing is happening. When they are complete I will substitute pictures.  For now.... I am off to,the post office!!



Saturday, October 25, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

PHFR



                                                                 Pretty


The piano left last Friday.  Although it represents a huge transition in not only our life, but our home, I have to say I love having the space.  All three leaves in the table and room for all the family when they are here.


                                                                
                                                                            Happy


She is just almost always happy, pretty girl that she is.  Just love me some Rachel.


                                                                  Funny


The truck that came to retrieve the piano.  Gotta chuckle.


                                                                    Real



Business is good and I'm taking on an assistant!  


Linking up with Aunt Leila today at Like Mother like Daughter!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Yarn Along

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading (though not at the same time!), and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? 











My Hitofude is progressing.  I had some time over this past weekend to knit in the car.  We made a 3 day trip to New Orleans for a wedding, but the only knitting time I had was on the return trip. 

While there I visited a shop called The Quarter Stitch.  My oldest daughter had been there this past summer, so I knew I wanted to take a quick peak.  I found this organic cotton.  There were kits already packaged for a sweater or blanket.  Since both of those are almost always on my needles, I went ahead and purchased the blanket kit.  I love this cotton.  Different than what I normally use, but still very soft.

This Saturday Rachel turns 2!!!  Her Baby Tea Leaves is almost ready to wrap.  Every little girls should have some Cashmere!!!

I found a Scott Hahn book I haven't read and snatched it up. As a convert ( both he and I), I find his writing very authentic. 

This Saturday, Ginny will be doing a feature post on Drawstrings!  There will be a giveaway and an announcement!  Make sure you stop by  :)))

Linking up with Ginny today!!