Tuesday, February 28, 2012

And the winner is...

As promised, today I am announcing the winner of my (over 100 followers) greeting card giveaway. Thank you to all who entered. I've haven't done a giveaway before and the kind comments you left are appreciated.

To choose a winner, I used a random number generator, with the following result.

Then, it was a just a matter of finding the corresponding name, here.

I'll bundle up the 10 cards and envelopes and put them in the care of Canada Post, as soon as I receive a mailing address from:

Linda, the Crafty Gardener.


Please pop over and say "hello" to Linda! 
You'll enjoy your visit to her beautiful piece of land.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

☀ Sunlit Sunday (#8): Knit 1, Purl 1

I practised sprinting yesterday.
Perhaps sprinting is overstating the case, but a few quick dashes were made.
For a brief while in the afternoon, the sun would appear for a few moments,
then disappear behind a cloud,
while I dashed between rooms trying to capture a ray or two for "Sunlit Sunday".

I thought I'd see how the sun played on the knitting.
The neglected knitting.
The warm brown wool from Prince Edward Island knitting.
The where-did-I-leave-off-better-sort-this-out knitting.

I'm using a sweater pattern ("jumper" for the over-the-pond folks) from one source, but doing a bit of texture using a design from this book.

Rephrase: The plan is to do the aforementioned. 

The knitting needles haven't been clicking.
My follow-through hasn't been clicking.
I need a better routine to my day, one that clicks. 
I'm a dropped stitch in the ribbing of Blogland creativity!

Here's what is done so far, highlighted by the infrequent sunshine.
I thought if I showed it now that perhaps I could update its status later.
Some sunny inspiration would help.

 Tick tock, tick tock.
Knit 1, purl 1.
Click, click.

I hope you'll visit those who link below and share some of their sunshine.
Also, I have a little giveaway that you may read about and enter here.

Now it's time for: 

Friday, February 24, 2012

That Was It?

The meteorologists were predicting a big snowstorm last night, but it didn't quite happen. Remember when you were a child, those of you in northern parts, and a "snow day" would shut down the schools? Such excitement!

I felt a bit of disappointment over the big build-up and then finding just a little snow, followed by rain. I'm not sure why I was deflated, as it would have meant more to shovel. Truth be told, my young neighbour was out first and cleared the sidewalk in front of my house so I only had the driveway. He claims he needs more exercise. I maintain he's very thoughtful.

Is it snow? Is it ice? Is it melting?

Can I really fault Mother Nature with presenting this odd winter when I can be rather indecisive at times? (Soup or fish for dinner? Tidy or knit? Move or stay put for awhile?) 

Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life a little rain must fall,
      Some days must be dark and dreary.

The mourning doves must be fans of Longfellow; they just carry on, have a little lunch, get on with the day. I'd better put this rambling to an end and do the same!

 But before I go...
Two more things: 

 I have a teeny-tiny giveaway. You may click here to view it and enter, if you wish.

Also, the "Sunlit Sunday (#8)" post will be up Saturday evening at 7 pm (EST). 
Please join in! 
I could use a dose of sunlight. Click for a look at last week's post and details on how to participate!

Comments? I love to read them and will get back to you.


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