Monday, April 21, 2008

And The Winner Is......

I had 18 comment on my "Gadget Drawing" post so I decided to have my son pick a number between 1 and 18...AND the winner is #18, Wanda! I will need for you to email me with your snail mail address Wanda, and I will send this off to you.
If you are interested in this gadget here are a few sites that offer it for sale:
Stay tuned as there may be another new "Gadget Drawing" soon...


I was able to move two Exchanges to the "Completed" list on my sidebar; SBEBB Spring House Exchange and Fair & Square: Round 6. It is always so nice to watch the "completed" list grow!
I have learned that both exchanges have reached their destination so I am free to post pictures.

My exchange partner for Fair & Square round #6 was Annette, here are the blocks that I sent:

Fair & Square #6 - To Annette
Designer: LHN
Design taken from: Schoolgirl Lessons



Below is the SBEBB: Spring House Exchange that I sent to Ulla in Finland. I had to "lift" the pictures from Ulla because I left my camera in Vermont, hope you don't mind Ulla. Yikes, I won't be back up to Vermont until early May. I hope I don't need to photograph anything!




Designer: Lizzie and Kate

Design: Spring Sampler

Finish: Pinkeep




I recently purchased a new book called "Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts: Lacy Crochet" ~ I do very little crocheting, but this book really caught my eye. I am however at a loss because the instructions call for "lace thread" and I do not know what this is. It has to be very thin because you use a size 6 (1.8m) or 4(2mm) hook. Any help would be appreciated!


Enjoy the week ahead ~ I hope that it is filled with many free hours of stitching!

Until next time...


12 comments:

Paula C. said...

Hi Marie!
I think that your book requires size ten crochet thread. I am guessing that by the hook sizes required. I have seen that book at the bookstore here but purchased the amigurumi one by the same company. You can find the thread at Michael's, JoAnn's, and Hobby Lobby if you have one of those there.
Hubby won't be able to visit until this Fall and will try to incorporate it with the Air Force Marathon if he can. First we have to decide if we want to spend the money for him to come here, or for me to go there.

Barbara said...

I'm clueless about crochet, but love what you've been stitching! :)

Vonna said...

Hurray WANDA!
And your squares and your house were just LOVELY Marie ;) You do such good work...always so perfect and lovely!
I crochet, but I don't know anything about lace thread...have you asked at a craft store? Maybe one of those knitting places?
HUGS to you dear buddy!

staci said...

Sounds like it might be lace weight yarn, the kind used in lace shawls~~you'll have to go to a yarn shop for it, none of the craft stores in my area carry that type of yarn.

Michelle said...

Congratulations to Wanda!!

Marie - I love your new header..you are such a wonderful stitcher!

Michelle

Cathy B said...

Marie -- I love the picture at the top of your blog! It's great!

Paula C. said...

I just had to leave another comment to tell you that I love the new look! How do you do that? Is that a piece you stitched? It's beautiful!

Michele said...

Love the exchanges! That pinkeep is sooo pink and cute :)

and I love the new picture on your blog!

Brenda said...

Your exchanges are wonderful. I surely wish I was receiving one or both of them. Just lovely.

Heidi said...

Nice exchanges. I corchet too but have never needed lace thread so I don't know what it is...

Okay looked it up, check out:
www.lacemaking.com

Also www.roseground.com/products/cat/34 will take you directly to what lace thread is. I hope this helps,

Lennu said...

Oh your blog looks wonderful, Marie! I just love the pinkeep you stitched for Ulla, it's so cheerful. The squares are very beautiful too.

Sharon said...

Beautiful exchanges!