Showing posts from November, 2012

Apple Sweater Giveaway: Last day to enter!

Today is the last day to enter the giveaway for my hand-knit apple sweater. Please go to the original post to enter. Click HERE and good luck!

Yarn Along: Little Bear and Prodigal Summer

I'm linking up with Ginny for this week's Yarn Along.

Knitting: Little Bear Hat and Mittens
My husband's cousin will be having her first child later this winter. They are keeping the gender secret so I was a little perturbed about what to knit them. I started thinking about what kind of people they are and they both love to hunt and enjoy spending time outdoors. When I saw a pattern for a little bear hat and mittens I knew it would be perfect for their little one.
Yarn: Spud & Chloe Sweater in Root Beer and Toast colorways. 
Pattern: Bear and Panda Hat and Mitts by Linda Cyr

Reading: Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
I'm re-reading this one (a favorite!) because it's our book club pick for this month. I just love how Kingsolver's words draw me right into her stories.

Don't forget to register for your chance to win my hand-knit apple sweater. Click HERE for details and good luck!

On Our Menu: November 26 - December 2

Well, hello! Long time, no menu. Let's see if I can get back into the weekly routine of getting these posted.
For Thanksgiving I got to bring the desserts. I made Cranberry Bars, vegan Chocolate-Pecan Pudding Pie, and Apple-Cranberry Crumb Pie (minus the cranberries). All three turned out great and the recipes are going into the SAVE pile for sure. Aren't the Cranberry Bars beautiful?

Here's what I'm cooking this week:

I haven't made up my mind on Friday yet. Normally I throw something in the slow cooker so dinner is ready when I get home from a day of knitting or spinning at the Copper Llama. Do you have any good slow cooker recipes that you would like to share? 
Don't forget to register for your chance to win my hand-knit apple sweater. Click HERE for details.

Kylie Parry Studios Giveaway

My favorite ceramic bead artist is hosting a great giveaway. Stop by Kylie Parry's blog for a chance to win a Birds of a Feather art bead set.

Aren't the bird beads adorable? I have quite a few Kylie Parry necklaces in my regular rotation of jewelry. I love the rustic, nature-inspired designs.

Apple Sweater Giveaway

My Etsy shop, kejeara, is celebrating it's one year anniversary and 100th sale! As a "thank you" I'm giving away an apple sweater that I knit myself. These little sweaters are great for keeping your apple bruise-free while riding in your lunch bag or purse.

To enter, leave a comment on this post and include a link to an item on Etsy that you would like to find under your tree Christmas morning. (No items from my shop, please.) I love to be introduced to new shops and I think this would be a great way to do it.

A winner will be drawn on Saturday, December 1st. 

BONUS - Each purchase from kejeara between now and November 30th will earn you 2 additional entries! 

Thanks for a great year and good luck! 


I recently read Strength and Compassion by Eric Greitens and these two quotes from the book have been running through my head a lot lately. 
"Courage has a hue even deeper than bravery, however, and that is perseverance. It is perseverance that builds. Great things are won and lasting things are built not in a flash of action but in a long, slow, quiet series of everyday acts performed over a lifetime of steady effort." 
"Lives flourish and justice is done by the steady force of human beings who proceed with a quiet, persistent courage." 
The public hearing for the proposed sand mine is tonight. I am anxious and excited to see what happens. We've worked so hard over these past few months. Sometimes it's hard to see how far we've come. Sometimes the fight seems hopeless. But then I look a little closer and see that we are making a difference. We can't stop now. We must persevere.