Monday, March 31, 2008

Some contests . . .

When I opened my e-mail this morning, I had some good news waiting for me. You see, Debby at She Knits by the Seashore blogged about donations for her husband's ride in Get Your Guts In Gear to benefit Crohn's disease. He is also riding in honor of their cat Charlie, who they lost to the feline version of the disease. I was happy to donate, and as luck would have it, I won some gorgeous yarn from Lavender Sheep that was dyed and donated in their Charlie's honor. I will knit the yarn with love, and wear my socks in memory of both Debby's Charlie and of my Charlie. I know they are off playing together right now. Debby and Chris are still a long way from their goal, so go on over and donate to a wonderful cause.

Next up is my entry for a contest over at Valerie's blog. I've been meaning to post three of my favorite things all month, so hopefully I'm not too late. Even if I am, it's been fun to pick three things to share with you all. (Click on any picture to enlarge it.)

My first favorite thing is the sign that hangs over my living room couch. I bought it at a fair in town before I had moved into my house (the binder was signed, but I hadn't yet closed). It's made from wood salvaged when one of the oldest churches in town was being remodeled, and I felt the quote had wonderful words to lived by as I prepared to move into my own house. Not to mention that Shakespeare is a favorite around here. (Can anyone guess why? First one to answer correctly will win a small something from me!!)

Next up is the wing chair that belonged to my grandmother. I love having things from my grandparents furnishing my home, and this is just one of many "hand-me-downs" from my grandparent's on both sides. The color fits in perfectly with my living room. This was also Charlie's favorite chair. He would use the little footstool to climb up and settle in for a nap. He also preferred to sleep there every night, instead of in his bed or on the couch.

Last, I thought I'd snap a picture of my desk/workspace in my office/craft room. I love this whole room, which is packed with my yarn, craft books, fabric, beads and more. This "desk" is actually Pea's old kitchen table, and it's perfect for computer work and also large enough to sew on. The white cubbyholes from Target keep my junk clutter important things in order while blocking out the view of the weird neighbor's deck!

And that's it!! Hope you had as much fun with this as I did!

15 comments:

Nancy said...

Congrats on your big win! Aren't things from Grandparents the best? I have a couple things in my house that are just hideous, but I'll never part with them because they're from my Grandma.

thegabbyknitter said...

That great you won the contest! I love the things in my home that have been passed down too. The chair is beautiful. How cool to have your own office/craft room!

Olga said...

Um...were you Juliet in your high school play? Thanks for the peek at your favorite things!

wishiwerebuffy said...

Just thinking of your Charlie gets me all teary.

I love the three favorite things. I love the chair. Grandparents are special. I sleep every night underneath a quilt my grandmother made out of her and my great grandmother's old dresses. I even remember seeing them wear some of them. It brings me much comfort. I hope your chair brings you that comfort, too. :)

~RaenWa~ said...

I love your sign its like a daily reminder for yourself..You are a very organized person even with cubbies for stuff on my table it still ends up being messy lol congrats on winning yarn

Sarah said...

The sign is great! And your Grandmother's chair - perfect.

cpurl17 said...

I can just picture you knitting in your grandmother's chair. What a wonderful thing to have.

Sonya said...

Congrats on your yarn prize! I love your grandma's chair. I have a couple of things from my grandparents and I just cherish them. I'm not at all surprised, but your workspace is so organized! Note to self: Must. Clear. Off. Desk.

Jennifer said...

Yay for the big win! Excellent!

You have a very organized work space there. Much more together than mine!

Zonda said...

Congrats on the win! Great spaces there, I especially like how you strategically place your window objects :)

Kathy said...

I'll guess that Shakespeare is a favorite b/c you and Pea either studied him together or saw a movie IE shakespeare in love, when you first dated......

I loved the favorite things post. The sign is awesome

jessica said...

Yeah for yarn! I love the chair too, seems like it would be so comforting to snuggle up on it with a book or some yarn.

guiltypleasures said...

I love your favorite things/places. What a great peek into your home and how lucky of you to have "hand me downs". Sadly, I have none. :-(

knitseashore said...

I'm late in replying to this, but congratulations again on winning our little prize drawing. When your name came up, I thought how perfect it was for you to have it. I love thinking of our Charlies together.

I think I know about Shakespeare, but I feel like it's cheating to participate. LOL

P.S. I do love having things from my grandparents in our home too.

Ragan Knits etc... said...

:o)
I am so far behind on blogging it is pathetic!
Tee-hee...still catching up! You won a lot of contests lately, what luck! You should've played the lottery too!!!
Heh heh.

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