March 24, 2014
As in, jumping up and down for joy, ecstatic!! I am very fortunate to be one of the recipients of the Craftsy prizes Vicki awarded as part of her Ten for Ten Anniversary! For some reason (probably skimming over the give-away part at the end of her posts), I thought I had to sign up through Craftsy, which I never did.
Vicki took me on a trip down the memory lane of blogging. I remember her "Quit" and her travels (we were at Rhinebeck together in 2006), and the ups and downs her family has been through over the last 10 years. Plus, I remember all the beautiful hand knit projects she's created over the years, too! Parcheesi, baby stuff even before Junah was a twinkle in anyone's eye, St. Brigid and Fib!
Ann, Cara, Me, Vicki -Rhinebeck 2006
This weekend I looked for the tools I need to create my own Alabama Chanin project, as if you hadn't guessed that's the class I picked with my Craftsy prize.
Over the weekend I watched a few of the classes and found I was familiar with many of the tips and techniques, as I have studied embroidery for many, many years. I'm looking forward to the process, but first need to pick a project (something small to begin with) and try a swatch or two with the fabrics I've procured (t-shirts from Smith's unused t-shirt drawer--shhh don't tell). I only hope I can create something half as nice as Vicki's beautiful top.
How was your weekend?
congratulations! I've been admiring Vicki's handwork and can't wait to see what you create!
Posted by: Mary | March 24, 2014 at 04:24 AM
I'm happy that you won and I know you will create some beautiful things to wear!
Posted by: Carole | March 24, 2014 at 04:30 AM
That's fantastic! Looks like you're in for some fun!
Posted by: Manise | March 24, 2014 at 04:38 AM
I can't wait to see what you come up with! As you know, I've had Alabama Chanin desires of my own for several years. You and Vicki have inspired me to get going with my own project.
Posted by: Kym | March 24, 2014 at 04:47 AM
Sounds like you'll have a great time learning a new(ish) craft!
Posted by: CindyCindy | March 24, 2014 at 05:43 AM
Its lovely to win something, especially something you've been wanting!
Posted by: claudia | March 24, 2014 at 06:26 AM
Posted by: Chris | March 24, 2014 at 07:08 AM
That picture! I don't even recognize myself except for the big smile! SO SO HAPPY that you won! Can't wait to see what you come up with!
Posted by: Cara | March 24, 2014 at 07:28 AM
I love that photo!! I love that class! I love that you won!! And I'm looking forward to seeing where you go with it all.
Posted by: Vicki | March 24, 2014 at 07:32 AM
How wonderful!!!! You will make a gorgeous garment, I just know!
Posted by: Norma | March 24, 2014 at 07:35 AM
Congratulations! I can't wait to see your projects. And...based on your last post, and the whole fact that knitting is a process I decided to r-I-p and entire sweater front later today and move on! It's only knitting right? ;-)
Posted by: Patty | March 24, 2014 at 08:29 AM
Congrats! I've really been enjoying Vicki's creations and I'm sure that yours will be fabulous too.
Posted by: Hillary | March 24, 2014 at 08:33 AM
I know I should be commenting on your future creation, but I can't take my eyes off that picture!!
Posted by: ann | March 24, 2014 at 08:44 AM
Have fun! It will certainly be an adventure.
Posted by: Cheryl S. | March 24, 2014 at 09:24 AM
Congrats! I hope you have an awesomely fun time with the project!!
Posted by: anne | March 24, 2014 at 09:58 AM
Yay!!! Have fun learning new things. :)
Posted by: Kim | March 24, 2014 at 10:44 AM
It's kismet, I tell ya! Go forth and master your new interest. Then tell us all about it, sistah.
Posted by: Becky | March 24, 2014 at 01:50 PM