Saturday, October 9, 2010

DIY win!

Hello Friends,
    Bet you weren't expecting to hear from me so soon after I said I was not posting till November.  Well, I received the most wonderful box in the mail today so had to share!
Not too long ago Messy Karen had a DIY wavy wiper giveaway.  Those that sent in a picture of completed wavy wipers using her wonderful pattern were put into a drawing and lucky me won!  I was thrilled but I had no idea what fabulous things I would receive!


Look at all this yummy yarn!  Enough to make a bazillion wavy wipers!

Karen included a nice big project bag. Don't you just love the cute birdies!

Also this great scarf pattern.  I REALLY want to make this great sampler scarf! May have to bump one of my current knitting projects aside to make this.

Karen also included some great bamboo knitting needles and a package of steel yarn needles.

My head is reeling just thinking of how wonderful this win was!  Thank you so much Karen!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Back in Ohio

Hello Friends,
     After spending a week and a half in glorious warm sunshine, I return to a cold, drizzly, gray Ohio. Sigh...

We spent the first couple of days visiting friends in North Carolina (yes, they liked the placemats and napkins), then headed south to Orlando, Florida.  I spent the first half of the week nursing a head cold so missed out on some of the festivities but felt good enough by the end of the week to venture out to Universal Studios park.  They just opened up a Harry Potter section in June.  It's not very big, but fun. Check it out HERE.

Love the "snow" on the roofs.  It was really a very hot day! Most of these storefronts were just for looks. Those that were open did a very brisk business! (go check out the shops in the link above)  One could spend a lot of money in these shops--and people did!  I'm sure Mr. Lucky is glad I am not into "stuff".  There was plenty to be had! 


We drank our fill of butter beer (tasty butterscotchy yumminess) and tried pumpkin juice (pumpkin pie in a bottle), rode the fun rides and ate pasties.

HoneyDukes offered chocolate frogs ($10 each!) and assorted other goodies.

My only purchase of the day.  Lemon sherbet drops.

The rest of the day was spent enjoying all the rest of the park.

Of course, there was other vacationy stuff that we did but I won't bore you with those photos--I'm sure you all have loads of similar photos of your vacations.

OK all, now I must apologize for this will probably be my last post for a month or so.  My son is getting married soon and I must ready my house for out of town family (read between the lines here, that means, among other things, bringing in a bull dozer to clear out my sewing room so we can put a guest in there; and also evicting our spider friends from the guest room in the basement.)  I'll try to pop in and visit your blogs but I don't see much crafting going on here until November! 

Talk at you later,  Rumi