Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Grrrrr!.......and, Yea!!

Our internet is messing with us again this month.
I think I am going to have to learn to blog from my phone.  
Not a pleasant thought.

So, I missed the announcement of my giveaway winner.

I've already contacted JuneD to let her know that she was the lucky winner.
She is blogging at QuiltQuest if you'd like to stop by and visit her.

Congratulations, JuneD! (This was the "Yea!!" part in case you were wondering.)

I've been told that I now have to ration my blogging (I'm putting up too many pictures they say.)

So, I've got to sit back and prioritize my posts, learn to work nicely with my phone...and maybe even have a little time to get some projects worked on.

I really do miss you guys!
'Cause while I'm not posting, I'm also not getting to read very many of my "Start the day off Right" bloggers!

Take Care, & I hope to see you guys again real soon!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Another (Almost) Finish

I've been working on my first T Shirt quilt for quite some time.

Well, while the internet was down last month, I finished the top and back and got it all sent off to the quilter.

Here are some of the pictures taken before it went to the quilter.


I'm thinking about using strips from all of the blocks to do a "scrappy" binding.

What do you think?


Monday, August 6, 2012

I Finished A Sock!!!

My very first sock!

"Folded Cuff"


 I've been wanting to knit socks for some time now.  
I've practiced "knitting".
I've practiced "purling".
I've practiced reading patterns.
I've purchased sock yarn. 
(More than a reasonable amount for someone who has never knit socks.)
I've bought books.
I've visited a yarn store.
I've cast on. 
(Several times.)
I've frogged.
(Several times.)
And, now, I've finally finished my first sock.

It's teeny, tiny.  

But that's okay.

I've made some mistakes.

But, that's okay, too.

It's finished!  I've knit my very first sock!

And now I have to do another one!

Just so you know, I've already cast on!  And now I am off to do some more knitting!

I also wound some rags for my rug loom.  My newest projects.

Don't forget about the give away on Sunday.  Just leave me a comment & you'll be added to the drawing!

This Knit-wit is off to work some ribbing!
See you soon!


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Back Online & Ready for a Giveaway!!

First, I must apologize for such a long absence...
Our new internet provider only allows us a certain amount of data each month & it isn't quite enough to support all of the 4 am you tube video viewing that my insomniac hubby required.  We pretty much used up our allotment the first week and a half of July and spent two and a half weeks slipping off to the library, Burger King or wherever we could manage to get a few minutes of free internet in.

My inability to work well with technology prevented me from posting from my current cell phone (one of the draw backs to having had the twins...the pregnancy totally confused my body & I now suffer with some crazy inability to keep a watch battery running & cause lots of "fun" glitches in my cell phone usage! LOL)

So, now that I am back online...(I hope that I still have some readers out there...) I would like to offer my finished hot pad from the Red, White & Blue Blog Hop!  You can still stop over and take a peek if you'd like.  Since I didn't think to include the give away when I posted on July 2nd, I will be adding those wonderful visitors to the drawing!  

I am not going to try and figure out the "linky" thing...(we are crazy busy here planning a wedding for this Saturday) so, I will be drawing a name out of the hat!  It will be completely random!  I promise!

So, even if you didn't stop by during the hop, you can still have a chance to win!

I will draw the name on Sunday, August 12 (when I have a little bit of breathing room).  Just leave me a note on any of my postings between now and Sunday and you will be entered.  I will limit the number of entries to 3 per person...you don't have to do anything other than tell me that you stopped by!  See...now that's pretty simple isn't it?!

So, here is what I have for you:

It's a little over 10 inches square, inspired by the June 2012 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.  The original design is by Thomas Knauer and called "Electric Slide".  My block was pieced using 1.5" half-square triangles left over from a previous project.  The batting is Insul-Brite so it can be used as a hot pad.

Thanks so much for sticking around & Good Luck!!