Monday, July 30, 2007

Package in the mail!

I finished my notions bag this weekend! This is for a very busy knitter! This was my first ever attempt at sewing in a zipper by machine, and first pattern that I followed 100%! The bag is about 6" long - perfect size for sock knitters' notions (and it's filled with things that are helpful when knitting socks!) Oops, maybe I wrote too much! I hope the recipient enjoys it!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

I found the pattern here...

I found Barb Lawrence's "The Purse Project" blog, and really liked this, so got the magazine to make it for Kathleen. I already had fish fabric (for my main floor bathroom), so it worked out great! I made a few changes to make it turn out the way I wanted for the linings, and I will definitely be making more of these. She wants to use it as a purse instead of a notions bag. I might have to send her a second bag!

Kathleen's bag from me

Kathleen got her notions bag and she has asked me to post these pictures for you all to see what else I sent besides the bag you have already gotten to see.
It is posted on my blog as well.

There is a puzzle for her son, some biscotti and recipe for more, and postcards and a couple of magnets from where I live. The significance of the corn cob "thing" is that it is a water tower for the Seneca/Libby's vegetable canning facility here in town. It is a famous local landmark.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Stitch Marker Prize

I got my beautiful, wonderful Stitch Marker Prize in today's mail. At first I couldn't figure out why they were showing up, or from who, but then I remembered! Thank you so much MKG! (I'll post a picture once I figure more camera issue stuff out. Maybe I could baby-sit again...)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

I have received!

I received a beautiful notions bag from my partner Leslie today! This is picture-laden, and what a fun package! :)

The Whole She-bang...deceptively small!!

Everything that was in that package!

Troy, Michigan pencils, and the preschool where my partner works!

A BEAUTIFUL notions bag made of Noro....dear partner you spoil me so! :)

She did a little sleuthing and found out I'm a Star Wars fan, so she snuck in a little extra!!

And finally, a Detroit Tigers magnet - go Tigers! :)

Thank you so much!!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Box Mailed off

I have mailed my bag off to its new owner, and she should get it by Saturday! After I know it is in her hands, I will put a picture of it up on my home blog.

Which Ones Are Yours?????

The Stitchmarkers

I love it when someone who never wins something -wins! I'm finishing up the stitchmarkers tonight and will mail them out on Friday. I'm working from home tomorrow and won't have time to mail them but will for sure on Friday.

How's everyone doing? If you've received your notions bag it would be awesome if you popped a picture out here for the others to see. Which I will do as soon as I receive mine, I'm so excited - I feel like a kid in a candy store who's about to get a surprise!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Winners of Contest #2!

For those of you who know me, you won't be surprised by this at all. I've decided to do 5 winners instead of 3. Ha ha!

So the winners are:

Kristin, Sabrina, Stephanie, Kathleen (hi Kiki!) and Barbara

The prizes? Hmm. Wonder if I should tell you. Ok.

Stitchmarkers handmade by me. I'll get them in the mail this coming week.

Congratulations to you all! And for those who haven't won anything yet, not to worry, I've got some other tricks up my sleeve. :-)

By the way, awesome ways for cooling off everyone. Very creative and fun too!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Another Contest!

This contest is open only to the participants of this exchange.

1. Leave a comment on this post describing how you cool off in the summer when it's hot.

2. Last date to leave a comment is July 13th.

3. Drawing to be held on July 14th.

4. Number of winners - 3

5. Prizes? Haven't decided yet!

My Notions Bag Is Ready To Mail

So I wonder who's going to get this little number? I've included a close up of the fabric as well. I'll be shipping this off sometime this week. I've included the required magnet, of course, but I've also included a little surprise as well. The recipient should have it by Friday at the latest. Please note that the instructions for the pattern did not include attaching the zipper with a sewing machine so it was all done by hand which means it's not perfect (I much prefer the sewing machine) but it still turned out well. At least I think it did! Enjoy!