Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Oh, How Pinteresting

Ah, Pinterest.

Pinterest has a way of making you waste time and feel creative all at the same time. Please tell me that I am not the only person out there who feels this way! :)

Now, on to some of my lovely Pinterest finds that would be good for the upcoming Christmas season: (oh, and please forgive me if I have posted some of these before!!)

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And now some inspiration for wrapping your lovely gifts:

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I am linking up this post to this Christmas event:



I encourage you to go on over and look at Miss Grace's lovely, Christmas-y Pinterest finds. :)

Are any of you in the Christmas mood yet?

Does anyone have Christmas decorations up?

Snow and a giveaway

Last Wednesday we got snow! It was so pretty...but now it's gone. :( Oh, well. I live in Maine. We'll get more. So, here are some photos that I took. 


















Do you have a favorite?

Have you gotten any snow where you live?

p.s. there is a lovely holiday giveaway going on here.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Giveaways!

You may have seen a couple of my posts in which I was linking up to this lovely event:




There is currently a giveaway going on! Here is the prize that one very lucky winner will receive:


Isn't this just so lovely and Christmas-y? And Miss Grace, the blogger hosting this event, made all of the items. :) You should all go on over, enter the giveaway, and follow her lovely blog. :)

There is also a giveaway going on over at Live Your Life. Here is a preview of some of the prizes: 



Go on over and check it out!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Event at...




 There will be a 12 Days of Christmas event at Tirzah's Delights this December. There will be posts about the Christmas story and a few link ups and I hope that you all check it out once it starts!



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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Knitting projects

Today I finally thought of photographing some of my recent knitting projects while it was actually still light outside. :) {yes, I was too lazy to edit these :P}

First, I made this baby doll sweater. All that is left now is to sew on the hook and eye for the back closure.
Yarn: Random sport weight yarn that I found in one of my yarn baskets.




Then I made this balaclava {you can download the pattern from ravelry here}
Yarn: Red Heart Kids




I made this Jester hat:
Yarn: Lily Sugar 'n Cream




I made two of these cabled headbands {I am working on a purple one right now}
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft {this is probably my favorite yarn ever}




I made this cinched head wrap and collar{you can download the pattern from ravelry here}:
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Baby


I made this purple cabled purse:
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice
Button: Walmart




And, of course, some fingerless gloves. :)
Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun



Yarn: Caron Simple Soft



Happy Monday!

I've Been Awarded The...

Stylish blogger award!


I was very excited when I got tagged because this is my first tag. :)

Now I have to tell you 7 random facts about me:

1. I used to be homeschooled, but now I go to the public high school.
2. I am a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada.
3. I have been knitting since I was about 10.
4. My favorite Christmas movie is "It's a Wonderful Life" {which I am really excited to watch since it is now past Thanksgiving and officially the Christmas season}.
5. I randomly sing pretty much all the time and I have a song for almost any occasion.
6. I love funky socks {hey, if I have to wear socks and shoes instead of sandals, they might as well be cool socks}.
7. Sometimes I wear socks with flip-flops and one time I wore Christmas toe socks with flip-flops in the middle of July. Oh, yes. :)

Here are the five lovely bloggers that I am tagging:

1. Lizzie - you can check out her three blogs herehere, and here.

2. Gabby who is currently renaming her blog and the new name has not yet been revealed. Her blog used to be called An Ambitious Homemaker.



Thanks, Lily, for tagging me!

Edit: I was tagged again! This time by Hayden from Story Girl. Thanks so much!

p.s. there is a lovely giveaway going on here at An Old-Fashioned Girl.

Friday, November 25, 2011

A few Bible verses

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might.



Luke 1:37

For with God nothing will be impossible.



Proverbs 29:11

A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back.


Psalm 45:10-11

Listen, O daughter,
Consider and incline your ear;
Forget your own people also, and your father's house;
So the King will greatly desire your beauty;
Because He is you Lord, worship Him.