Saturday, November 28, 2009

Giveaway Winners!!!!!!

Congratulations to Carapace #13, the winner of the scarflette, and Akrause #15, the headband winner!!!!! I enjoyed everyone's comments on their holiday and winter traditions so much and was happy to get to know you each a little better!
I will be sending a message to each winner on their blogs so I can get addresses! Happy Holidays and happy winter!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I was Featured in a Treasury!!! And...don't forget to enter my giveaway!!!

I recently received an e-mail telling me that I was featured on an etsy treasury!! I was very excited about that so I thought that I would share it with you guys! The rust colored bobble stitch scarf is mine!
Also, don't forget to enter my first giveaway contest! Just go to my previous post and comment on a favorite holiday or winter tradition that you love. The two winners will be chosen by a random numbers generator!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends out there! I will be going to Florida tomorrow with my husband, mother in law, daughter Jenny and friend Rachel to spend the holiday with my daughter Christina her husband Suj and the sweetest little boy that ever lived, my grandson KAVI!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My First Giveaway!!!!!

I am so excited to be finally doing this!! You can enter to win one of two items I crocheted just for this event! One of you could win this brick red headband with flower embellishment and one of you could win this sea spray green scarflette with flower pin!
All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post sharing a favorite holiday or winter tradition or event that you look forward to each year. You can comment more than once if you like! The giveaway will end on Saturday November 28th when the winners will be chosen using a random numbers generator, so plenty of time guys!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

It's Christmas Time in the City...

Oh the wonderful memories I have of Christmas time in New York City! Unfortunately these are very old memories, since I am ancient now, and all the fun things happened when I was a child. I have mentioned various times before that my mother had some issues in her life, but she was always very good to me and gave me some good memories from my younger days concerning the holiday season and fun trips to Manhattan. It was always bitterly cold when we would take the Q13 bus to Flushing Queens where we would take the 7 train into the city. Flushing used to be quite an active hub, where the subway lines ended and numerous bus routes originated. Always crowded and kind of hyper, but I remember the awesome smell of the Pizza places that sold steaming hot and delightfully greasy slices of pizza on wax paper squares from counters that opened right onto the sidewalk. Pizza never looked or smelled as good as it did on those days!
We would take the subway at sunset so we could enjoy the splendor of Rockefeller Center's ginormous tree at night and watch the ice skaters make the scene look like a postcard. Of course, the Macy's windows were a favorite destination too, with lights, colors, snow and all sorts of Christmas folks and animals , moving and twinkling with joyous music playing all the while. And we also went to Radio City Music Hall to see the Rockettes do their Christmas Spectacular. I always felt that that place was magical as a child, and I remember one December my mother and I stood on a line for hours so we could get in to see the new movie release "Mary Poppins"! I told you I was ancient!
The sounds , sights, and smells of that time are engraved in my memory and my dream is to be able to go back there one Christmas with my whole family. We would stay in Manhattan and be able to walk to or take trains to all the fun places I remembered, buy some roasting chestnuts, comment that they taste weird and drink frothy whipped hot cocoa with whipped cream to stay warm. I am thankful to have some happy times to reflect on during my young years and to know that I was loved very dearly by my mom!
If you can go, then go for heaven's sake and enjoy the season of the birth of Jesus in a place that decks it all out for the holidays!

Friday, November 13, 2009

I'll take pistachio please...

Beautiful hand spun yarn that makes me think of waiting on long lines during the summer hoping that the pistachio soft serve didn't sell out at the local Carvel store...
One of my headbands which has been a hit with friends in town. Finally made myself one to wear...
A classy clutch that seems perfect for those holiday parties...
Yummm Yummm, need I say more?
Reminds me of rainbow sherbert...makes bath time more colorful!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Squirrels in The Attic...

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Christmas Red and Green with Class

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I Heart Row Houses!

Brooklyn Row Houses
A Row Of Colorful Houses

Row House pillowcase
In September I had marked this pillow case in my favorites on etsy from a seller in Finland and to my surprise, my friend Cindy ordered it for my birthday and got it mailed directly to my house! It arrived on the day that I got bleach in my eye! I love any kind of graphic with houses, especially row houses! I think it just brings back memories of living in Queens, New York and also gives me a romanticized view of city living. You know, you wake up early in the morning and walk down to the corner coffee shop where you get a cup of delicious strong coffee and sit outside at a table with an umbrella, sipping away and people watching to start your day! (I accidentally just rhymed that!) Having grown up in Queens I know that anywhere with good stuff also has the added bonus of long lines of eager customers impatiently hoping that they can get their coffee in time to catch the bus to the subway station to get to work on time. But. in my imagination there are no lines or crowds, just a spattering of folks who cheerfully get their orders before moseying off to work. I guess you can tell that I have been away from city life for too long!
shopclick on the picture to go to the etsy shop they are from!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I Loved It So Much, I Bought It!

After looking at this needle book on my etsy favorites list, I just had to get it! And as lovely as it looks in this picture, it is even nicer to look at in person! It is beautifully made and very useful for me, since I lack organizational skills and am always hunting around for my needles whenI need to hide my yarn ends! Just click on the picture to go to the etsy store,