Monday, January 28, 2013

Giveaway Time

Now that I'm getting my life back into the swing of things, I'm hoping to get my blog back to life as well and what better way than with a giveaway. I hope to see entries from those who have been kind enough to stay with me during my absence and not delete my blog .....but would also love to see some new friend as well!
So the big question is what is the giveaway? I was blessed to have received a few new patterns this year for Christmas from Rustic Threads. I received 2 duplicates however and want to giveaway one of the duplicate patterns.
There will be several chances for entries. Please leave a comment for each of your entries so that each one will be counted.

Ready? The first one is mandatory for a single entry, all of the other items are optional but will gain you extra entries. Good luck!
  1. Post a comment below and let me know what your New Year's resolution was and have you stuck with it?
  2. Become a follower of my blog and comment that you've done so. Already a follower, simply comment that you are for an extra easy entry!
  3. Blog, Facebook or twitter about this giveaway for another entry.
  4. Visit Rustic Threads website and come back and tell me what your favorite pattern is on her site.
  5. Visit Sarah's new blog Creating Christmas with Sarah Beth and let me know that you are now following her blog. She's off to a great start on her blog with some great tutorials!
I will leave this open for 2 weeks from today. The more entries that we get, I will start to add some more goodies to go along with the pattern and will post pics as we go along.  Sounds good? Ok....let's start this giveaway!

Take Care,
Aunt DeeDee

Friday, January 25, 2013

Brrrrrr.......Flurries are coming!

What is up with this weather?  We are due some flurries today.  Originally it was calling for a bigger storm but I believe now they are saying we're just to get some flurries to an inch or so.  Of course, the weather station has been wrong before and it could also mean we're about to get dumped upon!

So, I'm making it a mission to write each day and I'm off to a roll here!  With the weekend coming, I'm thinking of what I need to do.  I really want to start some projects I have rolling around in my head but I know what I really need to do start to clean and organize the craft room.

Which leads me to my question today:  what is the best way you organize your craft room?  I'm always looking for ideas for storage and organization.  Sometimes I want it to look quaint, storing things in unique items but then I know sometimes it's easier to be pratical.  For example, do I really like the look of plastic containers, of course not, but my DMC flosses and buttons are just better suited to be stored in them.  I do have one jar of buttons to be cute but I am not about to dig through a jar for a particular color.  That's why they are sorted by color in the plastic containers....the jar is purely decoration!  :)

So what's YOUR best way to store any particular craft item? to work at the main job....the one that supports my fabric addiction!

Have a great weekend.....and a giveaway is coming!

Take Care,
"Aunt DeeDee"

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Life is getting back to....well just getting back to it

It's hard to believe we lost my dad almost a year ago this coming March.  The holidays are just not the same but we managed to get through them.   Last year, I didn't have much desire to craft and creat and those urges are now coming back.  Mom has been perking up a bit now too....she's been in the craft room organizing and cleaning her stuff.  Every day she's been on the computer looking at new patterns and getting new inspiration.

So I'll be back to blogging and bringing some "freshness" to the blog and updating the website.  We have some new things in mind that we are trying and creating this year and we're gearing up to our annual show we do in November and want this year to be our biggest and best looking display we've ever done. 

I will be posting a giveaway this weekend so please keep a watch out for that.  For Christmas I received the same pattern from my mom and my sister and the pattern seller was so generous to let me choose another Epattern and keep the duplicate or regift it so a giveaway it is.  More details to follow, but I would like to thank Sarah at Rustic Threads for her kindness and generosity!

And speaking of Sarah from Rustic Threads she has a nice blog that she is just starting up that I would encourage everyone to check out and follow - Creating Christmas with Sarah Beth .  She shares some wonderful tutorials and recipes.  Looking forward to reading her posts!!

Oh and I have "baby" news to tell!  For awhile my biological clock has been ticking, well my feline biological clock that is!  All of my girls I've had, they've come to me around 6 months of age.  I've never had the experience of kittenhood.  After losing Pumpkin last year, which was very hard as she was my first cat, I started getting the itch for a kitten.  We never go out and seek a cat, they find us.  So I knew in time I would eventually get another cat and it might in fact be a full grown one not a kitten....whatever comes across my path will be what it will be.  Well across my path indeed!  I was coming home for lunch one day just before Thanksgiving.  It was one of those days that was so not typical - it was a miracle that the timing was just right.  I left work very late for lunch, almost didn't go in fact.  I picked up some food from the deli and even then I was tempted to just take the food back to the office but at that last second I thought "No, let me just run home for a few minutes and take a rest!"  I turned to go up our hill and there crossing in front of my car was this little gray fluff ball.  Let me explain a little the center of our town we have had quite the feral cat problem.  Most of the cats do make it up the hill to my mom because they know the crazy cat lady up the hill will feed them if they come!  We've only seen the adult cats but had heard there had been kittens around but we never saw them....until that fateful day that is.  Well to say the least I swerved my car to the side of the road and jumped out of the car; called my mom and said come down quick I need help and that there was a kitten.  The darn lil bugger took almost an hour for us to catch as he kept going under a porch of one of the buildings.  Finally we took a piece of material (like any good crafter, I had material in my car!  LOL) and we threw it on him and caught him.  He was so tiny and malnourished.  He got a clean bill of health from the vet and I had to tell my old girls that SURPRISE! You now have a baby brother!! 

So please meet......Timothy James!

Timothy James Johnson November 2012, about 4 wks old

Timmy dressed up for Christmas....I couldn't resist!  The tshirt said "Santa I can explain!"
 Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!  Remember to keep an eye for my giveaway announcement this weekend!

Take Care,
"Aunt DeeDee"