Friday, July 3, 2009

July Already!! Wow!

I can't believe it's already July! The year is half over and I haven't done as much crafty stuff as I've wanted. Guess I better get busy! I've been wanting to learn how to knit and crochet and after looking at the price of yarn I thought it was alot of cash to spend on something I wasn't sure if I would *really* like so I posted an ad on my local freecycle group and asked for yarn. My thought was maybe someone would have a couple leftover skeins or half skeins that they had no use for. Well, a wonderful lady named Jolene answered my ad and said she had a couple. So last Saturday I went to pick it up and this is what she gave me.......

I thought that was a wonderfully generous lady! LOL, I have plenty to play with and learn! Thank you Jolene!
We recently did a patriotic theme exchange in my yahoo group (KraftersKorner) and this is what I received from my friend Lynn......
The picture just doesn't do it justice. I have it on a shelf in my kitchen displayed for the holiday. The funny thing about this exchange....her and I did the exact same pattern! I made a scissors fob and she did the pinkeep. Guess great minds think alike! LOL
We also recently did a "pattern wishlist" exchange in my yahoo group (KraftersKorner). We listed 5 patterns that we really wanted and our partner picked one from our wishlist and sent it to us. This is the one I received......

Thank you Meadow! I can't wait to collect the rest and get them started!
Then I recieved a mysterious package via 123stitch in the mail the other day........
Janet sent me this pattern that was on my wishlist!!! It is "Amazing Grace" from My Big Toe designs. I've been wanting this one since it came out and I can't wait to start it! Thank you Janet!!
I have company coming for the July 4th holiday. I'm hoping it turns out to be a fun weekend and not one of those where you sit there wondering what the heck you got yourself into..LOL! Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! Hugs!


  1. You are very welcome! Congrats on the wool stash and the big toe design. I ALMOST bought you that one lol.

  2. Wow you have some great stuff! Happy 4th of July!

  3. Amazing - wish we had freecycle round here, lol! Your USA gift is lovely. Happy 4th July to you!

  4. Mary, loving the yarn!! Such pretty colors and they look so soft. Nice patriotic exchange too :) And loving your pattern, that is one that I wouldn't mind doing and would be a great gift for people too.

  5. What a wonderful find on the yarn! I love the finish and you will really enjoy the Halloween LK. I am working on it right now.

  6. Nice exchanges. That is too funny that you stitiched the same pattern.

  7. Lovely pinkeep and new stash! Great yarn, too.