Friday, May 04, 2007

Contest Alert!

I have my Second Blogiversary coming up on Sunday, May 6 and I’ve been wracking my brain (what’s left of it anyway) trying to figure out how to get my faithful readers involved. I hope you realize that this is the longest I’ve ever been able to maintain something like this. I was never any good at keeping a diary or even a holiday journal before. I’ve always like writing but I like to have more control over it than just scribbling a few thoughts on paper. Maybe it’s because I’m using a computer which is much more comfortable for me than writing things out longhand. I can edit and switch and move things around so everything is neat and organised the way I want it. I can add photos. If I really wanted to, I could even go back and edit my previous blog posts. (Or, heaven forefend, it could all go poof! in a flash of corrupted computer files over at Blogspot. Yes, I have a personal backup!) But how to celebrate this two whole wonderful years of blogging fun? I mean whining and misery noises? Complaints and kudos? Musings and commentaries? Ahem.

Other bloggers have contests all the time so I think we need one here, don’t you? It won’t be a hard one. And I’ll have two prize packages, one for each year I’ve been blogging. All you have to do to enter is to tell me how many different crafts you like to do. Doesn’t matter if it’s only one or two or lots (like me). There are no extra points for numbers! List them out in a comment on this post, but also send me a private email with your snail mail address. You can find my email link if you don’t have it handy by clicking on my photo or the “View my complete profile” link in my sidebar over there on the left. Sometime late on Sunday afternoon (Pacific Daylight Time), I’ll put all your names in a hat (a handspun hand-knit one of course) and get T-Man to draw out two lucky winners. The chosen winners will each receive a prize package assembled by yours truly especially with their list of crafts in mind. I’ll let you know exactly what I’ve put together and photograph the contents before sending them out. But I won’t post it until the recipients get their prizes. Whaddya think? Sound good?

Don’t forget to email me your snail mail address because if I don’t have it, I can’t send you anything! Appropriately you have two days to get your entry in. Good luck! And if you missed it this time, this contest may become an annual event. Keep reading my blather. You never know what I’ll come up with next. Even I don’t know until I sit down to type it out.

Meanwhile, over at the Moose Stocking I have about 14 inches worth:


The yarns are all old ones out of my stash of mostly handspun and hand-dyed leftovers from past projects. The stripe colours haven’t been repeated yet. Now that I’ve gone down two needle sizes to 4mm circs the knitting doesn’t proceed quite as quickly. But the stitches look better and the hand is more firm. I need to begin decreasing or this will be too baggy on poor Wilfred. The question is how to do it without it being too obvious.

14 comments:

Heatherly said...

ok here we go:
knit
crochet
spin
dye-ing
sew
Ribbon Embroidery
scrap booking
rubber stamping
nature journaling?
woodcarving
cross stitch
ceramics
beading


i think those are all.

Sue said...

Ooo, fun! My crafts are:

spin
knit
crochet
hardanger
weave
dyeing
scrapbooking

haven't done much cross stitch or quilting recently, so I don't know if those count!

Nadia said...

knitting
crochet
spinning
sewing
embroidery
cross stitch

...would like to take up quilting, but really can't justify the time/cost commitment right now...

She-knits said...

What I do is:
knit+felt bags
knit+felt boxes
knit+felt other stuff
embroider on those knit and felted bags
needle felt on those knit and felted bags
knit
knit
knit
and oh, I also knit

what i would like to do-
learn lost wax casting
learn how to do spiral binding

I have done buncehes of other things in the past but clearly I am pretty obsessively focused right now-

mosaic,

Jeannie said...

Hi,
I found your blog via a comment you left on Melody Johnson's. I love the name of your blog as I am an admirer of dragon and damselfly's. I spotted my first dragonfly last week ( I live in SE Washington state). I am the "hummingbird of crafts": quilitng, embroidery, dyeing, sunpainting, restoring furniture, woodcarving, gardening, knitting, crochet, tatting, drawing, beading, felting, and fiber fusion.

Susan said...

Thanks for the 'customer appreciation' contest!

Weaving, spinning, dyeing, beading,surface design, some sewing,kumihimo, bobbin lace, knitting, crochet, and needlepoint.
I did some felting... years ago and also some rudimentary basketry.

Hugs, Susan in Powell River ( your ID counter shows me as 'Victoria' as that's where my server is HQ'd)
I believe we have each other's private emails :)

She-knits said...

This is Sheknits again- I can't connect to your e-mail through your profile for some reason- so if I win would you please let me know by sending me a comment on my blog
www.sheknits7.blogspot.com
....and you can send me a comment even if i don't win cause my blog is lonnely. YOur blog is really enjoyable to read!

Sharon in Surrey said...

Well . . . let me count the ways!!
I knit
I crochet
I tat
I crewel embroider
I spin
I sew
I collect books & needy people

Deb said...

I knit, bead, button craft, sew, quilt, paint( acrylic and water color),crochet, refashion clothing, dyeing, rubber stamping, scrapbook, knotting, paper and fabric origami, papercraft, Just love to create. Finishing something "completes" me. As women, so much of what we do to keep the home fires going is never completely finished. Like stringing beads with no knot at the end. Finishing something, even a card or a small origami crane, means not being required to do it again tomorrow if i don't want to!

Silk said...

Well, i am not as creative as the rest of your commenters, but i do love to Spin, and Knit..the rest of my times is spent looking after the 4 legged suppliers of my fleeces..

oolawoola said...

Congratulations! Two years! I have to get better at blogging. I am always impressed with your writing.

Me - I am in love with spinning, dyeing and knitting at the moment...

Cheers to another 2 years!

Nicole said...

How many? Too many! I'm a beginner or dabbler in most of them so far. Here's a partial list:

- knitting
- paper crafts (origami, card making, a bit of book making, etc. - they blend so neatly into each other sometimes that I tend to consider them all one craft)
- tatting
- chip carving
- sewing
- beading

Congratulations on your blogiversary!

Rosemary aka fabricfan said...

sewing, doll making, altered arts, knitting, jewellry making dyeing,

gail in surrey said...

knitting
spinning
fulling
crocheting
sewing
hardanger
smocking
counted cross-stitch
decorative painting
weaving(just beginning)