Thursday, February 24, 2011

And The Winner Is...

... Amy from Mrs. Darsie's Menagerie!! ♥

A brief history of our growing acquaintance: I first met Amy online via She was moderating/hosting a swap from her Swap Stop group. At the time, I was relatively new to swapping on ravelry and Amy was a complete doll at helping me out. While the swap got a bit confusing due to my pal bailing out, I was able to continue with the swap. It was so much fun and I am now hooked on her swaps! Some of the other group members are fans and group members of Sunflower Yarns. I quickly joined that group and this is where I've gotten to know Amy better. She and I seemingly have a lot in common. Also, I'm an avid follower of her blog, Mrs. Darsie's Menagerie. To quote her blog, "Riding the chaos of a creative, fiber filled, love topped life."  I loves it!

I am so glad to have met Amy! 

RNG used to generate the winning number.

Since only four people posted comments & answered the fun little questions, I chose to insert values from 1-4. I then went in sequence of who posted first.

Congrats again to Amy!

Thanks to everyone who participated!

♥ I hope you all had a beautiful February! ♥

with peace, love, unity, and respect.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Happy St. Valentine's Day! 

Over the past week, I have been quite the busy bee. Between celebrating my birthday, making semi-hand made St. Valentine day cards + sending them out, preparing for some family members to arrive this weekend, sewing class, celebrating Valentine's Day early (mmm...Ambrosia Indian champagne brunch!) and holding two knitting meet-ups in one week, I have been completely booked. My week will continue to be a bit chaotic since I'll be trying to get everything else ready that I didn't get done before my Darling Boyfriend's family arrives, working late hours, and crafting up a storm. 

My current work-in-progress basket is overflowing with projects. I have a commissioned baby blanket to crochet, finish knitting next month's dishcloths for a swap, and crochet something for a swap package that needs to go out this week.  I'd also like to throw in a possible knitted cowl using some of my Sunshine Yarns stash so that I can wear it this Thursday to showcase it while I help work Dani's booth during Stitches West. Whew! This seems like a novel of a post already!

I'd also like to remind you of my First Giveaway which is still in progress as well. This is the last week to submit your comments and questionnaire to that post. A random winner will be selected February 20 - next week!! If you don't have others that you can recommend to my blog, not to worry. I will now happily accept questionnaires singularly.  Please contact me with any questions.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful St. Valentine's Day. One filled with love, happiness, and perhaps little indulgences like chocolate! (that's what I did!)

♥ ♥  with peace, love, unity, and respect ♥ ♥ 

Friday, February 4, 2011

My first GIVE-AWAY!

Since this is my favorite month, I've decided to try my hand at a contest via my blog. As some of you may know,  this particular season is a time when I reflect on the relationships in my life, love, and happiness. So what better way to share my love of well, LOVE?! This is also giving me a chance to share my passion for crafting and giving! The prize will be a heart felt package inspired by St. Valentine's Day. 

It will include:

 One hand sewn by me small drawstring bag. Perfect for knitting projects or to use as a cute beach day bag. Really, anything you'd like! Your color choice.

  Samples of my favorite LUSH bath bombs; fragrance of your choice.

  One Bath & Body Works Pocketbac hand gel with holder; choose from their limited edition I love Pocketbac bundle.

 Your favorite edible Valentine's candies

 A charitable donation from me to Farm Aid, an organization that works to increase awareness of the importance of family farms and to help keep them on their land. This is a new charity for me as I typically donate to EarthShare, Warming Up America and Feeding America. I am choosing this particular organization for their stance on giving our local farmers a fighting chance.

To enter, simply refer a couple of your friends to follow my blog, post a comment to this post with listing their names along with your info (name, blog/site). ♥ Also, answer a few fun questions: What is your favorite time of year? Do you celebrate St. Valentine's Day? If so, how? Lastly, do you donate to any charities? I'd love to hear about them!

You may enter anytime starting today, February 4, 2011! One winner will be chosen by an online random number generator on the evening of February 20, 2011.

I'd love feedback on this contest/give-away too. Any and all is greatly appreciated. 

as always, 
with peace, love, unity, and respect,