Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I Am Lucky!

I mentioned a while ago that I was the very lucky winner of Kristyn's Christmas Planner giveaway.  I'm sorry I've been so slow (been a little poorly due to the evil 'medical condition' lately) in getting around to showing you what a wonderful treasure I received from the lovely, caring, sweet, & and oh so talented Kristyn, but here it is -- at last. 

Isnt' it just perfect (although, I retied the bow rather imperfectly ;)?  It's even personalized and everything.  And wait until you see what's inside.

Just look --- personalized tissues, note cards and can you see that sweet little card in the pocket on the left?  The care and thought that Kristyn puts into everything she does is just amazing. 

And, a category for everything!  Thank you so much K -- you're awesome!  If I'm not perfectly organized and ready for next Christmas, I've got no one to blame but myself.  Oh wait, that's always the way it is, isn't it ;)?

Anyway, you might remember that I joined Kristyn's Christmas ADVENTure last month, but I was a very bad team player and didn't get one single thing finished by January 25th (the 25th of each month is the target date for completing a Christmas gift).  However, this month, I've done better.  I did manage to finish another pair of Muggle Socks (above), and also made a Romney Kerchief (below) with the very generous and kind help of Jen over at 'Nutty Irishman Knits' (thank you so much!) who helped me figure out how to make this using Jared Flood's 'recipe' before the pattern was released a couple of weeks ago.  And, as you can see, I totally copied her sophisticated choice of colors as well.  I'm terrible at choosing color combinations and would never have thought to use these two colors together.

So, I was planning to go out West this week, but our little kitty, Bubba, had an accident and partially tore out one of his claws.   I know, ouch!!!  It makes me cringe just typing that.  Anyway, he had a little surgery on his poor foot yesterday and is all bandaged up and can barely walk, so I'm not about to leave him here to fend for himself all alone.  He (and the other cats) have a very nice little home in our laundry room and a doggie door to accomodate their wandering in and out, but Bubba wouldn't be able to run or fight if a raccoon or some other unfriendly critter decided to crash our little territory, so I'm staying home and keeping the little guy in the house until he's well.  He's presently under our bed and doesn't seem to want to venture far.  I might join him there later ;).  In the meantime, I just started this.  Knitting lace scares me, so I'm using a lifeline about every 20 rows -- just in case.  Wish me luck ;).

♥ ♥ ♥ & angels to you,


P. S.  I ran across this quote the other day, and it made me think of Kristyn and so many of the other kind friends I've met here in our lovely Land of Blog ^v^.

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
 ~Leo Buscaglia

Isn't that good?


Jessica said...

Oh there you are. Missed you. Sorry that you & Bubba have been poor. Rest up this week & we'll look forward to seeing you soon.

All I can say about your oh- so- fantastic Christmas planner is WOW! You are a lucky girl! Kristyn's AMAZING! As you know ;) She runs circles around me!

Love & xx

Gigi said...

Hi Little! Kristyn runs circles around me too! She's amazing, isn't she?

Bonnie said...

Sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well. Hope things look up for you soon. Your scarf is beautiful.

dottycookie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you've been unwell, Gigi. But I'm impressed you've carried on knitting regardless!

And I am even more impressed that you're already on track for Christmas 2011. Blimey.

SusanB-knits said...

awwww... poor little kitty. We will miss you but understand. You need to take care of yourself and the little kitty. Maybe you can come later?
Awesome planner! Aren't blogger friends wonderful?!
Good luck with the shawl. Will you link your progress with our Wed Knit Group? We'd like to see it.

Jan in Scotland said...

Oh, sorry to hear you've been feeling under the weather (as we say over here) I hope you're feeling perky again soon.
Poor Bubba, but he's lucky you're there to pamper him while he's feeling under the weather too.

stitching under oaks said...

you are so right...that Kristyn is amazing and wonderful. she's got good taste in blog friends too (that's you!) Have a great week....you're ADVENTure stockpile is very impressive. I'd better get on the ball!

From All Stitched Up said...

Sorry you've been under the covers. You certainly made great use of your time knitting. I am going to copy your notebook - the sections look very helpful. I am having a hard time balancing knitting for others and for myself. Maybe by Christmas I'll have a handle on it. But that is good news too because business is good. Love your quote - it is what makes blogland great.

Kristyn Knits said...

Oh sweet friend,
How generous YOU are with your kind words and spirit. I so enjoyed creating the binder for you and can't wait to see it fill up with your holiday happenings! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's progress this week, don't forget to link up this post on Friday! Hugs to you!!

Denise said...

I love your muggle socks :) I remember seeing the first pair you made and I added them to my favs. I'm getting a bit upset with my sock knitting, I always seem to end up with huge socks?! Guess it would help if I checked the gauge but I just guess at going down a size or two with the needles and they are still big, especially the ones that use thicker yarn :-/
Hope you and your kitty cat are feeling better soon. Oh and congrats on winning Kristen's lovely binder, I need to make myself one again. I had a Christmas organizer but used the 3 ring binder for something else after Christmas!!

Pom Pom said...

Hi lovely G!
Oh, the planner is dear and darling! I'm so glad you were the recipient of something so lovingly put together. You are such a fine knitter and I bet you ARE good with color combos because your house is such a pretty nest! Oh, your poor kitty. I'm glad you are there to give TLC. Rest and get all snuggled up, friend.

Gigi said...

Hi Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind wishes for Bubba's recovery -- and mine!

Kristyn Knits said...

So happy you linked up with your ADVENTure! Thanks for stopping by, my friend.

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