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Thursday, February 26, 2009

And A Process Begins...

Well as many of you know I had a little contest here on my blog, for people to help me design bags for knitters and crocheters. Well, I had a HUGE response, I didn't realize that it was such an important thing and that there weren't many if any out there that meet specific needs.

Well I am starting the process of making the winners bag. Jen and I have been in contact and she has told me her needs for a knitting bag. Wow she knits on a loom and takes them with her. I would have never thought of making a bag for a loom knitter.

So the first step in creating the bag is designing the bag. I stayed up late last night drawing out my ideas and I think I have a plan.

In this blog, I will tell you about the process as I make the sample bag. Can't be wasting good fabric on the prototype now can we. Enjoy, and Jen if you are following this, let me know if you want something changed. Also any of you other yarnies see something that you would add or subtract in your own bag feel free to let me know.

Remember when I get bags made, they will be for sale in my etsy shop... MondrysYknotShop

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Well today is Ash Wednesday and I had to think of something for lent. I am a very weak person when it comes to sacrifice, so, I decided to go with something that I really CAN give up, Mt. Dew. I hope I don't fall off the wagon again like I normally do.

So what are you giving up for lent?

Smart Idea

"Hi friends,

This may seem like a funny email but I was so surprised by what I discovered I had to share it with you.

When I think of the job situation in this country, I can't help but think this helps in some small way.
I don't know how many households there are in the U.S. But if these were the only things we bought think of the impact....

(She wrote:)
This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60 W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off brand labeled "Everyday Value." I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same except for the price. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - the USA .

So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here - from a company in Cleveland OH !

So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets....yep you guessed it Bounce was more money and made in Canada, the Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!

So my challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA - the job you save may be your own or your neighbors!

If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time!

Besides, you might save a little green in the process.

Stop buying from China ..........

We should have awakened a decade ago......

Lets get with the program.... Help our fellow Americans keep their jobs ... And create more jobs here in the U.S.A.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

And The Winner Is........

OK so with the move, I sort of forgot about my contest for the yarn bag. I have drawn a winner though...


Jen will be emailed for further info on her winnings.

Thank you everyone for entering and remember to watch my shop for bags using ALL of the ideas given here. I hope to make a bag that we can ALL use.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Spelling is IMPORTANT


Sunday, February 1, 2009

We are moving AGAIN

Well, it is official. We plan to be out of this house on Tuesday the 3rd. That is if all goes well. =) We are having issues getting the water to run through the pipes which sucks, hopefully we will get that running tomorrow. When all is said and done, we will have 4 bedrooms, a craft room/laundry room, living room, dining room, kitchen and bath all in a mobile home. =) Here are some before pictures, as in before we cleaned it out from the previous owners. Why do people do this, seriously?