Monday, October 13, 2014

Weaving in the Ends: An Autumn Giveaway


Every year for my birthday I like to have a Giveaway on my blog.  Well, I didn't last year, but you know life here last year was not conducive to thinking of that kind of thing.  This year, well, I think it's a good idea and hope to continue on with these Giveaways once in a while and especially on my birthday.


So, what to give?  That was the question.  Around about the time I was thinking of this...(the end of last week)... some of my friends and I had decided to have a daily Challenge.  Not being all that productive lately and wanting to share some enthusiasm, we decided that we each should hold a needle in our hands for at least a few minutes each day and we would then email each other with the results...thus spurring us on to be more creative and accomplish something, even a little bit at a time.   I suppose filing a report makes you want to be productive and creative.  While doing "my own little bit" with a needle turned out to be weaving in the yarn ends of the eight scarves I have knitted over most of the last year, it was work with a needle and no one said what kind of needle!  Without going into details about why I had eight unfinished scarves around, I did have them and it occurred to me that weaving in those ends would require holding a needle and so my first Challenge project would be to finish the scarves.  Weaving the yarn ends in took me two days, working in a few minutes here and a few minutes there.


After finishing this little job...another thought occurred to me.  I had knitted two scarves from the same yarn.  Why, I don't know...but there they were calling out to me....Autumn Giveaway!!  The yarn is in lovely colors for this season...why not?  So....I decided right then and there to give the winner one scarf....and also one to share with a friend.  I love it when a plan comes together!  I also rummaged through my "junk jewelry" and found a Leaf Pin and thought it would go great with the scarf.  So there we are...my 2014 Birthday Giveaway!


Here one is all tied up with some terrific ribbon I also found in my stash.  It's really cool and thought it would look good with this yarn.  So...do you want to win it?  If so....please leave a comment on this blog post.  Also make sure I have a way to get in touch with you should you be the winner!  This coming Saturday, October 18th, is my 70th birthday.  I hope to present this Giveaway to one of you as my gift to me....a Happy Day for You

Pictured below are some of the scarves I finished.  A project completed.  That's a good feeling!!  I hope to post again in the middle of the week or thereabouts.  Something pretty.  Something that goes with the season.  Meantime....please comment, you might win!

Take care and til next time,   ♥ Pat 




25 comments:

Gill said...

Wow Pat! Happy Birthday for the 18th - it's a big birthday too!!
Have a great day and thanks for a lovely giveaway!

17-17 said...

Hello Pat,
your work is beautiful, I love those colours - like autumn leaves...
Magda

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Pat, this is such a sweet giveaway! I would be so happy if I won! Thank you for your generosity. Sending you wishes for a very happy birthday! Twyla

Patti said...

Dear Pat, Happy Birthday! A great time of year to have a birthday. I am glad to read that the move is over and you are getting settled. It sure takes time to do these things. We moved 2 years ago and are still trying to find the time to paint. Of course it is one of my least favorite things to do, especially when there are more fun things. Take care, enjoy your day, and thanks for a chance.

Erin in MI said...

Hi Pat! It's great to see you "out and about" again :) Your scarves are gorgeous! If I win, I would have to send one of those beauties to my niece in North Carolina - she's going to be 11 in November and is expecting a new baby brother in a couple weeks :)

Pat said...

Pat, I'm so glad you're posting again. I missed you! Love your scarves. I'm a handquilter and I was never able to master knitting. I would love to celebrate your birthday by winning!

Sheila said...

Hi Pat,
Happy Birthday on the 18th. I hope you have a wonderful day. The scarves are beautiful, love the colors. Love the pin too.
Take care and thanks for the chance .

Christy said...

Hi Pat ... you sweet October baby! You're a busy and productive bee. Autumn is my favorite season and I love all the colors. Your scarves are just beautiful!

Have a very Merry Birthday! You should do something you love and enjoy the whole birthday week!

botm2@yahoo.com

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Happy Birthday Pat!! My life is full of friends with birthdays in October. Mine is tomorrow and my dog Bosco's is on the 19th.

Your scarves are so pretty I would love to have one.

xx, Carol

Pam Gonzalez said...

Dear Pat: You are such a generous soul!! Wishing you the most wonderful birthday ever!! Glad you're starting to get settled in. Those scarfs are so awesome...I love your yarn. I'm just starting to learn how to knit so this would be a great incentive to really learn knitting. Here's hoping for a win of your scarfs and a great birthday. Be kind to yourself. Pam

Jane S. said...

Well bless your heart! Happy Birthday, and how generous giving one of us a gift for your special day! October is a great month for a birthday, isn't it? Mine is the 7th, and today (the 13th) would have been my dad's 82nd. No wonder autumn is my favorite season. :)

Julie Fukuda said...

October is the best time for a birthday ... except for Halloween, which is mine ...Yes, I am an old bat ... and have a few years on you. When I was a kid, the classmates called me "Witchy" or "Bones" and we could never sit down to a dinner because the door had to be answered.
Scarves in fall colors are perfect needlework.

Suze said...

Happy Birthday Pat. Hope you have a lovely day!

Tina Marie the Willow Witch said...

Happy Birthday to you. What a wonderful way to celebrate. I hope your birthday is filled with joy.

Louise Doney said...

Happy Birthday Pat, I love the scarfs, so fallish ,looks just like the trees outside my window !

Jeanne Gwin said...

I can't even begin to believe you are going to be 70! That is so like I can't believe I am going to be 65 next month! I know we neither one feel those numbers LOL. I love your scarves and hope I win this fun giveaway. I wear scarves all the time and yours goes with so many of the colors that I wear. I'll be back to birthday wish you on the 18th. <3

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday coming up! I am a fellow Arkansas person! I didnt realize you were from Searcy till just now. I only live about an hour and 45 min from you north.

Anonymous said...

Happy BIG Birthday, Pat! Hope it is great! I had the same one two years ago; where have the years gone? My email is lasassone@aol.com (just in case! VBG)
LouAnne Sassone in No.CA

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Happy Day! You being a Libra, well that is just perfect sense
Lovely colors in your scarves...
xx
julie

Katkat said...

♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪...Happy Birthday to You! ♪♫ Happy Birthday to You! Happy Birthday, dear Pat! ♪♫ Happy Birthday to You!!! ♪♫•* ¨ *•.¸¸ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪...
Way to go! You're almost to 70!
Thanks for the giveaway! My neck is pretty chilled right now!
Kathy

Anne said...

The scarves are beautiful, Pat! Fall is such a lovely time of year. I think of you often. Life rolls along so fast sometimes. I mean to post a comment here and there, but I don't always do as I intended.

Wishing you a very happy birthday on Saturday! My birthday will follow yours. Mine is this coming Tuesday.

Wishing you a fun weekend, too. My daughter and son-in-law will be here, and they along with my son and his fiancee will attend the Razorback game with me and my husband. On Sunday, we will attend my future daughter-in-law's bridal shower, being held at my church as it is being hosted by my friends.

It's a special time for my family. My son will marry in Little Rock on Dec. 21. My family will gain a wonderful young woman as a new family member. Emily is an art teacher in the North Little Rock school district. She is talented and smart, and her students are fortunate to have her as a caring mentor and teacher.

Wishing you all the best,
Anne

Janet said...

Happy birthday to you! I love your colourful scarves and admire you getting them finished up in a couple of days.

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Sharon said...

Hope you have had a wonderful day!
I'd like to be considered for your giveaway if it's not too late.

Happy Birthday!

Jennifer H. said...

Happy Birthday!! Beautiful work.

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