Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy New Year!

If I don't make back here in time for the 'ol switcheroo...Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Many blessings, adventures and great joy to you and your family.


Here's a parade of the "BEST of 2012" craftiness from this blog:
(in no particular order) 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

I won an award!

I was just notified through that I am one of their top 100 free patterns that they offer! That just made my day! The most popular patterns that I've given them are: "$5 in Paris," (the top-down raglan) the  "Dummy Clap Shawl," "Lightning-Fast Slippers" and the "Double Looped Scarf."

I spotted the "Dummy Clap" there while going through the top patterns list!

I'm very honored to receive this award and to display it proudly on my blog! All of this has made me curious to see the statistics of who's coming into my blog from THAT specific website since blogger started offering this ability to track audiences (I'm not sure if this is since 2011(?), or if it really is since 2008):

 It's a little creepy in a way to see what devices are being used, but it's fascinating nonetheless...

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas, 2012!

I know, I know, I know,... I haven't posted a darn thing since Cyber Monday...and I can only say that we were busy making Merry (or preparing to Make Merry) this month for Christmas, and any extra time I've had I spent playing piano, studying a Music Composition Book and even composing original piano pieces. Don't get too's half done and the other that is pretty much done still needs to be tweaked. I also plan on working with my husband who (occasionally) plays guitar, so that we can record a guitar (him) and piano/vocal (me) recording of a few songs like "Thousand Years," "Cold" and "Fields of Gold." It will be fun. It's something that I've always wanted to try. Who better to do it with, than my own husband?

But, in hopes that you forgive me, here's some rather cute photos of my boys helping me cut out sugar cookies, and some scrumptious pictures of my homemade kalachkie cookies.

Jake rolling out....flour.
Sam touching the rolling pin, but who is just actively eating the flour. Guilty as charged, dude.

Oh the mess! Flour, flour everywhere!
Oh mon dear!


One lucky family. Kalchkies (strawberry, apricot and even almond) dusted with a snow of powdered sugar.

 Do you remember these little guys? That was only two years ago!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas filled with joy, laughter and love. I will see you after the New Years.  The world didn't end, so now you can feel okay about picking up those needles and finishing those WIPS for your gift recipients.! ;)