Friday, March 1, 2013

Look what's on it's way to me!!!!

This is Miss Maggie Rabbit being sold in kit form or pattern over at Posie Gets Cozy and they are getting sold out so run, don't walk!  I logged on early this  morning in anticipation and bought the following color combination which is already "sold out"!  Her stuff goes fast!  But don't worry, there are still some gorgeous color combinations to chose from or get the pattern and do your own.  I ordered the kit and some supplies.  I am SO excited and I can't wait to get it!!!!

This is a full body shot of Miss Maggie............

Isn't she just adorable????  I love bunnies and although I was never into dolls when I was a child, now that I'm an adult, I absolutely adore animals dressed like people.  Similar to the tales and illustrations of Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit.....

Alicia Paulson of  Posie Gets Cozy stated she is not stopping with the one outfit either!  There will be boy outfits and more clothes for Miss Maggie too!  She's already made a darling knitted pinafore. I plan on making an entire family!  Oh, we need Grandma and Grandpa outfits too, Alicia, if you're listening! LOL!  I'm so excited!  I will keep you informed every step along the way as I build my own little world of Beatrix Bunnies!  Let's see, they'll need beds and linens and accessories and pajamas and robes and slippers and books to read and ........... 
Have a great Friday night!  What are you up to this weekend?

Thursday, February 28, 2013

KAL for socks!

Whoa Nellie, what a week so far but I can't's piddly stuff but it has left me tired and behind.
I'm on my second guys have all probably knit 8 pair by now but.....I'll catch up....someday.
This second sock got frogged 4 times.....okay, so I guess I can't watch t.v. and knit......yet.
But now that I knit like a monk in total silence with my chair facing the wall and with blinders on, I'm doing pretty well.  I'm on STEP #3 of 6 or 7 if you count the fancy weave to even out the top of the cuff at the end.
I just turned the heel......this is showing the wrong side

 here's the right side....amazing!  I now know the difference between the two!!!!

As the gal in my Very Pink video states..."I told you the foot was a weird body part to knit for".  I didn't mention to her that there might be a few others.
Meanwhile, I've been reading the loveliest book of essays on knitting called "Knit Lit" which I thought I would share with you since I am sure you are SO tired of looking at my same old sock(s)....thank goodness we only have 2 feet or you'd REALLY be sick of my pictures.  
My friend Sue, the book fairy, gave this to me and I think this might be the second time I'm reading it I so enjoy it.  Is it wrong to photograph a knitting book on a crocheted background?
  I hope you are all doing great with your socks and I will check in to see later! Toodles!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday Tips!

Tip #1 - Use empty kleenix boxes to store your plastic bags and you can pull them out one at a time!

Tip #2 - I know you've all seen cup hooks used for cups but they have many more uses.........

 I put cup hooks under my laundry room cupboard to hang empty ice cream containers filled with items that took up too much valuable cupboard space.
 Tip #3 - How often do you go about unplugging one appliance so you can plug in another in your kitchen?  I was doing that a lot until I found these handy devices at the local Wal-Mart for cheap!  They have several different models but this one suited my needs.  Now, no unplugging!  Today I ironed and I did not have to unplug anything...well, except the iron when I was done.

I hope these tips help make your life easier in some way.  Let's face it, we could all use easier!  Have a great night!

Monday, February 25, 2013

It isn't an Oscar but I got an award!!!

It's the Super Sweet Blogging Award from Ruth over at Ruth's Little Leprechauns

I have to answer the following 5 questions:
1.  Cake or cookies?  It depends but I'd say I'm pretty much a cookie gal but "crispy" cookies.
2.  Vanilla or chocolate?  Chocolate
3.  What is my favorite sweet treat?  Ice cream....Cafe De Leche....Hallelujah!  Hallelujah!
4.  When do I crave sweet things the most?  Right at bedtime...I love my tea and a sweet treat to carry off to bed with me.
5.  If I had a sweet nickname what would it be?  Sweet Sam?  That might be an oxymoron...I'm just sayin'....

And now for the moment you've all been waiting for!!!  (Drum Roll).....the envelope please....(Drum Roll again).........
I award the Super Sweet Blogging Award to the following 12 recipients:

1.  T's Daily Treasures
2.  Nancy Jo
3.  Pioneer Woman at Heart
4.  The House on the Side of the Hill
5.  Simply Me
6.  Aunt Nubby's Kitchen
7.  From My Front Porch
8.  Just a Small Town Girl
9.  Camp and Cottage Living
10.  Sunny Simple Life
11.  Faith
12.  Flowers in the Window

Please visit these "sweet" blogs when you get time but please DO NOT feel obligated to repeat this award if you don't feel like it!  I don't want anyone "ticked off".....if you want to do it fine, if not just don't!  But once in awhile it's fun to do something different and of course....get out and about in blogland!
Happy Monday!