Needled Mom said...
What a fabulous needle case! It has to be a ton better than any poetry I can come up with. (I loved math and science in school.)
Chance to Win quilty Stuff!
And hurry Spring along!
(Okay. I made that up...)
I've joined the Quilters Blog Giveaway, starting January 1st. I've been sewing up a storm and it's almost like I'm a quilter again.
I'm giving away a quilted knitting needle roll-up.
If you want a chance to win - leave a comment.
NEEDLES NOT INCLUDED.
I tried out a quilt pattern for a block called Chain of Friends.
There's a pdf file with complete instructions.
The quilt block should have ended up 9.5 inches square.
(Designer not responsible for my wonky quarter inch seams -
I'll have to try again!)
I could have shoved the misfit block into my treasure box and let it age. (Like that would fix it.)
Instead I made a knitting needle holder
FINISHED things are glorious. Why do I forget that?
Maybe finishing things will be a trend in 2009.
For a chance to win more stuff:
60 or more other (real!) quilters are giving some pretty nifty things away as well. Visit the Whirl Into Winter website that started it all for a complete list of Giveaways. Each one will have different rules so read the fine print.
All drawings are to be held January 15th.
Make sure you include an email address so I can contact you!
I'm also giving away some hand knit yellow socks - Size 5-6 ish.
EDITED 1/2/09: Comments have gone off track a bit!
If you want to win the socks leave your poetry comment in the blog post above titled "It's not easy being yellow". SEE LINK:
For a chance at the NEEDLE HOLDER leave comment with this blog entry. (For a chance at the socks leave 2nd comment here.)
You'll have to try writing a little poetry for the socks entry:
"Face the window and write a poem in the form of a tiny letter addressed to anything you see outside."For inspiration, read actual student entries from an Outdoor Lit class here.
(EDITED 1/2/09: They're really good - you should click the link and see how they did it in class! Include a letter form greeting like "Dear..." or Salutations!)
Dear Mr. Maple,No Poetry Police (but...)
Dignified and gracious
standing guard at driveway's edge.
Does it tickle your bark when those 2 bushy tailed gray squirrels
chase each other round and round?
All actual attempts at poetry will qualify for the socks :)
(even the ones who didn't read directions - a second chance if you read all the way to here and do it right ;)
International entries accepted for both contests on this blog.
Some of our favorite people are overseas right now!
Below will be updated links to Blogs asking for a mention about their giveaway - for an extra chance at winning
(how can I resist? ;)
Keepsake Moments (very elegant prize! ;)