Thursday, October 29, 2009

October project

Here's my Octover porjects--felted candy corns and pumpkins! They don't really go with any of our books, but they do go with October!

Joan in West TExas

My Halloween Swap Package

arrived at my door this week. Heather sent me beautiful yarn, books, candy, a Katie Hat pattern, and a beautiful pumpkin decoration and fall towel. Thank you soooo much! What a wonderful surprise!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Trick or Treat Swap

I got a package, I got a package . . .
and if you want to see what I got, you are going to have to go to my blog . . .
trick or treat, smell my feet . . .
and this is a way to get you to come over to my blog . . . LOL

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Halloween Swap

Here's my swap package from Nate.  I tried to get the headstone pic when it was lit up, but of course I can't show the light changing colors.  I've started the Batty dishcloth (since it is just too cute - see close up at right) and as soon as my mom leaves I plan to start reading Baby Grand.  That skull is really fun - it's a squishy stress ball and when you squeeze it, the eyes bulge out with the red "filling" of the skull.  Besides the Batty Dishcloth pattern, I also have patterns for a Frankenstein Head dishcloth and a pumpkin dishcloth, as well a a Cleopatra style wig, and then all the yarns to make each.  I put the ghouly bust by my computer, so I am not alone here in the back room.  My mom glombed onto the pumpkin spinner, so I'll have to wrestle that back from her when she goes back home!

Please note those roaches were part of the swap and not residents at my home, LOL.

Thanks, Nate! ~ Valerie K

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thank you

Thanks so much for all the wonderful birthday wishes.
My birthday was grand and I made it back home from
Chicago in time to spend some great time with my family.

Hi, remember me?

Just want to let you know I'm back with you, kind of. I was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, which explains where my energy for everything above and beyond work went to (and beginning to affect that, too). I'm doing much, much better now. I can't seem to get my hands on Laced with Magic, but I nabbed the audiobook of The Beekeeper's Apprentice, and because the library was so super efficient I have a jump on all of you with Fleece Navidad (I'm done). I do have a project in mind for Laced with Magic, anyway. Happy upcoming Halloween to all! I'll try to get gradually more involved again. You guys look like you have been having an awesome time.

Sharon C.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Trick or Treak Package

Bonnie wins the award for the speediest swapper in the East! We do both live on the East Coast so it didn't have far to travel - and just look at all the goodies that arrived.

The yarn is Euroflax Linen, which I have been wanting to try forever, and the pattern is for the Ilene market bag - a perfect project for this yarn. And she also included the two pairs of circular needles needed for the project. The book is Where There's a Witch by Madelyn Alt. It looks like a really fun read and I can't wait to start it.

And the Treat - Oh my- a box of Godiva Chocolates! The box is so beautifully wrapped with a fall-colored ribbon that it would be a shame to open it, but then again.......the box will look just as pretty when it is empty and re-wrapped!

This cute little Beanie Bat was also in the package. Love it!
And the trick - a small box with a label on it that says "Beads & Silver" which looked like it probably would contain a piece of silver, beaded, jewelry - and, UGH - a nasty old spider! Well, not really nasty - he's kind of cute actually!
Thank you so much Bonnie - I love everything and I'm so excited to be the first to receive my swap package!