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Online Craft Club #53 and Progresso Soup Basket Winners

I have finished nothing, but I do have several irons in the fire. I’ve extended the button band on Sonnet by an inch, and it no longer gaps, except over the first two buttons, which I can just leave undone, I guess. I’m picking up stitches now to bring the collar in a bit. I have to admit that it makes me feel pretty good to be able to alter a knitted garment to fit better. The knitting of a piece is a satisfaction of it’s own, but fixing it when it doesn’t quite work, that’s a buzz of it’s very own. And OH MY WORD! When I button that thing, it is a completely different garment.

I also started to start a puzzle with the kids yesterday. I say started to start because we didn’t even get the pieces sorted out before I got a call and had to leave. Today, though, we shall start properly.

And now, I have delayed long enough, and it is time to announce the winners of the progresso soup basket. There were only 10 entries, so I can only guess that the week between Christmas and New Year’s might not be the best time to run a blog contest, right? The winning numbers, as selected by three children are 7, 4, and 10. According to the original post, that means I need to hear from Justin, Loretta, and Mama. Actually, I don’t need to hear from Mama, since I know right where she lives. Enjoy your kitchen wear ya’ll!

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

A little goodie for ya’ll

So. I have internet at home again. It just got to the point where I had so much online work to do that I couldn’t get it done at the library and Mama’s. That’s ok, it was a nice break. Now, of course, I have five thousand, four hundred and seventy-eight things to tell you about. Let’s start off with a wee give-away, shall we? How does this look to you?

Progresso Small

Progresso has generously offered to send a gift basket to three of my readers. These “perfect recipe” baskets contain free coupon for Progresso Broth, a recipe card holder, recipe box and wicker basket, as well as a set of serving spoons and a spoon rest. I’ve been using my set for a week or so now, and we really like it. I suppose one could call it a happy coincidence that my kitchen happens to be blue, right?

Now I suppose we need ways to enter, right? Well, you can leave a comment for an entry. You can twitter about this contest and leave a comment telling me you have done so for an entry. You can stumble this post and leave a comment letting me know you have done so for an entry. Let’s see…we should have a bonus round! For five entries, tell me about your best or worst food experience this holiday season. Was your dressing dry? Your pastry divine? I wanna know all about it. Leave the recipe along with your story, too, LOL!

I’ll leave this contest open through New Year’s Eve, and I’ll announce the three winners on January 1st, 2009. In the meantime, I have another goodie, just as a reward for reading this far. You can pick up a coupon for Progresso as your holiday gift!

Assorted Trivia

Susan T. is the winner of our Bloggy Giveaway. She has chosen Two Dudes, One Pan as her prize! Susan, please email me me your snail mail addy, so we can get your book out to you.

The craft show did not go well. At all. Attendance was way low, and the people who did come weren’t buying. Even the silent charity auction was a big flop.

I picked up my old guitar from my Mama’s last night. It is in bad shape with a broken saddle, one missing string and it hardly holds a tuning. Nonetheless, it felt pretty good to hold it again.

And also, I butchered the National Anthem during the youth lock-in on Friday night. I wasn’t performing, I was goofing around with a couple more singers. However, I took it as a personal challenge, and that song and I had long and intense negotiations in the shower. I think we reached an ok compromise, but feel free to decide for yourself.

BTW, this will probably be the last singing video I post here, at least for awhile. This blog is full enough without adding my singing to it, so you will find that kind of stuff on my more personal blog from now on.

My Bloggy Giveaway, Fall 2008

Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival ButtonIt’s time again for the Bloggy Giveaways! I enjoyed participating in this carnival for the summer, and I have held off on other giveaways since them, because I wanted to do something neat for this one. I’ve been attempting to review a book a week here at CassKnits, and my prize is your choice of one of the books. Here are the links to your prize choices:

Mason Dixon Knitting
Continuous Cables
Glorious Patchwork
Sweater Renewal
Two Dudes One Pan
Mason Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines

To enter, visit the pages above and choose the book you’d like to win. Then leave a comment on this entry with the name of the book you’d most like to have. And yes, tomorrow is Tuesday, and I’ll be reviewing another book. I’ll update this post to include that book after I review it. DONE! This giveaway ends at midnight, October 31st, and the prize must ship to a US address. I’ll announce a winner next Sunday, the 2nd. Please be sure your email is correct on your comment, since that’s the only way I have to contact you!

More giveaways at the Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival!

If you have not commented on this blog before, your comment will go to moderation. No need to leave it twice, I’ll approve it as soon as I get back to the keyboard. Good Luck!

A Great Giveaway

Do you live in an area where you can get Charter internet? Because if you do, you need to perk up! They have got an awesome promotion going on right now, provided you think saving money PLUS maybe winning a car is awesome. And not just any car, either, it’s the new Honda Civic Hybrid worth $24,000. Yeah, color me green with envy. Well, no, color me polished metal, which is the color of the car in question. This car gets up to 45 miles per gallon. People, I am averaging 16 or so in my minivan, maybe a bit more since we took it back to the shop and had the sensor adjusted. I could totally use a hybrid car.

Alas for me, Charter doesn’t service my area, so I feel comfortable letting you all know about “Save Green, Go Green” sweepstakes. I might would be more selfish if there was a chance that I could win. You can read the complete rules here, and then enter by subscribing to Charter. They offer some sweet phone/internet/cable packages much like the one I have. It’s convenient to only have to worry about one bill each month, instead of three. Do me a favor though: If you do sign up, once you are a customer please recommend they expand to cover coastal North Carolina, ok?


Congrats to Katie!

She is the winner of Tweed.

Several of you asked about the sweaters I raved about, so I took a “pictures of pictures” as my son said. Here is the Scottish Isles Pullover:

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and here is the Northern Ireland Peplum Sweater:

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Time is running out! In more ways than one.

I just wanted to post a quick reminder that time is running out to enter the giveaway for Tweed. The deadline is Thursday at midnight, so if you’ve been meaning to enter, but kept putting it off, you might want to do that now.

That’s it for right now. For some reason, my husband actually expects me to educate his children if I am not shelling peas and beans or organizing major parts of the house. The nerve of that man, right?

Speaking of vegetables, all those nice lesson plans I write for the next 12 weeks a couple of weeks ago, have fallen to the wayside. Well, not completely, but we are not quite current with them. It’s ok, because we already had in 120 school days for this calendar year before I write them, and that also means the quota for the school year that started last summer is met. We’re still pressing on because I have a more ambitious agenda for us this year. And in truth, the children are not as behind as I am, because they have done school on days I wasn’t able to check them out due to working the produce. Which is a really good thing, considering my mother is planning to come here tomorrow with THREE BUSHELS of something to freeze.

Better get stitching, huh? I mean schooling. Schooling, that’s right.

Couple of Reminders

Hey ya’ll. I have a couple of “don’t forgets” for ya.

1) Don’t forget to click on the “enter here” in the sidebar. and enter to win a free book. It’s a good one!

2) Craft Club will be running on schedule this week, and that means tomorrow. I’m nearing the finish line on Skimmer and it’s oh-so-sweet.

3) speaking of sweet……………stay tuned to your feed reader

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