Mid January??! How is that even possible??! The past month has been a whirlwind of activity 'round these parts! This morning we woke to some freshly fallen snow and a snow day for the littles in our area. I think it's the first one, as our previous snowfall has taken place on weekends or during the holiday break. So pretty! I grabbed my camera and took a few pics but it's turning to a wet-snowy-slushy-mess, so I cut my stroll short.
Now . . . . onto the business at hand. . . . . . . I say, when you need something, call in the knitters, crocheters and stitchers! My last post was an interruption to my little holiday bloggie-break. I asked, and boy, did you guys deliver!
Below is a sampling of the sea of green that's part of our Warm Scarves for Newtown project. Our neighbors in Newtown are slowly on the road to recovery, and we're planning to deliver the scarves to the staff at Sandy Hook Elementary the end of this month. We had previously planned it for Mid January (that's NOW!!) but I've had some emails from people who are still working on theirs and were afraid they wouldn't make it. . . . . . NO PROBLEM. In fact, we're still a bit short of our goal of 80+, so if you're working on one now, please do send it along. If you missed the holiday week post and want to help by knitting, crocheting or stitching a scarf, please join us!
Each and every scarf is unique in size, color, stitch and shape! I LOVE THAT, and I am so thankful for all of your kindness and effort. So many states are represented, and many people enclosed notes and words of appreciation with their handwork. These will all be sent along with the scarves, helping to warm the hearts of these heroic teachers and staff members.
You can scroll down to my post from December 20th for details and the address for sending your handwork along. Thank you Thank you Thank you!
Next order of business is my little ol' giveaway for the winter white wooly cowl!
Ahh yes, the best laid plans, right?? Life happens sometimes, and the events in neighboring Newtown, my daughters involvement while student teaching at Newtown High School, The Warm Scarf Project and THE HOLIDAYS have all been front & center for the past month. So getting on with it, I gave each follower and commenter a number. If you posted it on your blog, commented and follow, you got 3 numbers. Then I had Kadence randomnly select a number (scientifically, of course!) and she selected 32 which belonged to
Yay for you, Miss Holly! If you'll drop me a quick note I'll get your warm & wooly cowl off to you pronto, with love and thanks!
In the meantime, in between knitting and crocheting green scarves, I've been on a bit of a drawstring bag kick. I love a good project bag and in my efforts to keep every part of my life neat & tidy, I'm making bags for everything! I'm headed to Virginia in a few weeks for my first antiques show of the year (If you're near Fredericksburg, VA and headed to the The Big Flea please stop by my booth, I'd love to meet you, it's always fun to put a face with a name.)
The bag below I made to hold all of my chargers & cords while traveling. I'm loving it along with quite a few others that I made which I'll show you shortly. Along with antique & vintage textiles & treasures, I love having some handmade goods in my booth, too!
So there you have it! It's what I've been up to since Mid December. I've been so lax in visiting all of my favorite blogs and plan to get caught up on that very soon.
I hope you're all having a warm and wonderful Wednesday, and since my bag has red gingham and polka dots, I think I'll link up with Sue for Rednesday This Week!