Friday, August 31, 2007

Textured Turtle Challenge

From my sister in law's etsy site:
The challenge is to create something using a kit and post a photo of it either on a blog, Flickr, or other on-line source. With your permission I would also like to showcase your entry on my blog.

These are my original Fiber Art kits at a 50% discount. When you order a kit you will receive a hand painted piece of cloth which has been distressed and stitched to a base of batting or felt, along with an assortment of coordinated fibers, mesh, lace, tyvek, and perhaps a surprise item or two; you may add things from your personal stash as needed.

There are 10 challenge kits available that have been numbered 1 to 10 and will be shipped in that order. Please note: each kit is numbered so you may not receive your favorite color which will make the challenge even more interesting.I find that experimenting with a small kit often opens the door to new and exciting techniques, thus the premise for my Fiber Experimentation Kits.

I’ve designed the Fiber Experimentation Kits in a way that allows your creativity to take over. "By treating a kit as if it were a puzzle my job is to play with the pieces until the puzzle falls into place." Anonymous.

After the due date of Nov.1, 2007 a name will be randomly chosen (from those who have sent me a photo of their project) to win a mosaic shawl pin or button in the color of your choice (similar to pic).

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Weekend accomplishments

Hello! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I finished the Dark Mark Scarf for S. As soon as it is blocked, I will put pictures up. I also test knitted a Candy Corn Scarf for a fellow Ravelry person. It was too cute. Don't you think so?

Also, a fellow FiberRAOK member is having a sale. Here is the link:

Have a great week.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Yarn and scrapping!

Thought I would share another layout and some yarny goodness I purchased today. I started the yarn Christmas shopping. I am hoping to start on the Christmas gifts this next week. Am I nuts or what? It is 100 degrees outside and I want to knit with wool - yup must be nuts.

Monday, August 13, 2007

I finally scrapped

Mom came up yesterday and we started working on the New York albums. I was thrilled to get 8 pages done today. Seems like the mojo may be back. Here is one layout from the album. A total scraplift from Debbie Hingston - CK, Aug 2007. I just love it.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

First Day of School

Here they are - the first day of school. Both said the really enjoyed it. And, believe it or not, they came home with a list of dates - so my calendar is filling up already with all of their activities. It has just begun!

Studio and Textured Turtle

This is my studio. It used to be the boys playroom and now it is my playroom. Lots of room to scrapbook, knit and curl up with a good book. And check out this great clutch my SIL made me. I love the texture and the color. She is so talented. Check out her Etsy store - Textured Turtle

Birthday Goodness

Flowers, yarn, a gift certificate to a LYS, and lots of scrapbooking goodies from my friend Patty (I need to take a picture of this too). A great day. Can't wait to knit some socks with the yarn, scrap some great layouts with the scrapping goodies. And the flowers from my sister and her family are beautiful. They look great on my antique ice chest.

Monday, August 6, 2007

98 degrees out and what do I do?

Yup, I take my youngest son to the Cinn. Bengals Training Camp. Oh my gosh, the weather was so horrible. Humid, hot, very little breeze, but you ask M. and he will tell you it was all worth it. Why? Well because of this. He loves Chad Johnson. He got his autograph on his football and his Chad Johnson book. I think his day was complete. And, isn't that what it is all about? Summer, your favorite sport, being around your favorite player. Yup that just about does it for a 12 year old. For me, it was seeing him - sweat pouring off his face, his hair soaking wet and the smile on his face.