Saturday, September 26, 2009

A Contest for Charity!

I usually post the contests on my other blog, Deb's Blog Contests, but this one involves charity crafting, I'm entering it and I really wish everyone would. The prize is CHOCOLATE and a $50 gift certificate to Knit Picks. Awesome isn't it? All you have to do is knit or crochet 6" or 12" squares for Pine Ridge Reservation. So what can be easier? They don't even want you to work in the ends, couldn't be better! Contest details can be found at The Weaving Inn. Check out my Never-Ending Blanket Square for a good solid granny crochet pattern.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

And the Winner is...

Well, I still haven't decided on what to do with the blog backgrounds, it's been a real busy week so I haven't had much chance to think about it. But my grandson choose #8 and that comment belongs to The Fam who said...

Folded stacks of color coded fabric is very easy on the eyes, it is clean and lends itself to viewing text overlayed. I'm sure you have numerous photo opportunities for this!

So I need to know fabric or yarn??? Please let me know that and the address at debsstuff (at) yahoo (dot) com

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Blog Backgrounds?? Let's make it a Contest!!

I love the new background I downloaded for my Deb's Blog Contests blog. It's kind of crafty and it just fits. With a little work with the header and the colors I think it looks, clean uncluttered and cute.
So I decided to find one for this blog, my Deb's Going Green blog, and my Deb Cooks blog (both of which I intend to start posting to on a regular basis again). I couldn't find anything I liked!! I need help, I want the backgrounds to be somewhat themed, not just flowers or shapes, I'd like something like yarn for this one, healthy food for the cooking one and maybe something crafty and green for the going greeen one.
Halfway through writing this post I decided to make it a contest, so please help me find a background, make a suggestion on how I could improve any of my blogs or just tell me what you would like to put on it if it was your blog, I need some serious help here!!
I will use one of my private random # generators (I call them my grandsons, I just call and have them guess a number) to chose the winner. Entries will close at midnight September 18, 2009. The winner will be chosen that weekend.
Wow, I almost forgot the prize, I need to destash so I will fill a flat rate box with as much yarn and/or fabric (your choice) as I can get into it!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Progress on my Sunflower Baby Blanket

I have reached the point I HATE!! It looks great from this side but the back has tons of ends that need to be worked back in. I used my Sunflower Lapghan pattern for this, just making 25 blocks and arranging them 5 X 5 instead of the 4 X 6 needed to make the lapghan size. I really like the Red Heart Delft Blue for the background, makes it much more baby friendly than the darker blue, don't you think?

Charity Highlight: Newborns in Need

You can help this organization provide needed items for babies born into poverty or facing critical illnesses. Newborns in Need has chapters across the United States that collects handmade knit, crocheted or sewn items for these infants. You CAN make a difference at the very beginning of these babies lives!

Newborns in Need