Lots of just general stuff to post about today;
WOW, a new record for my blog...19 comments so far in "The Contest"! Keep those comments coming the contest ends Nov 1st. Thanks for reading my blog...
BIL called today, his package arrived and he loved his socks!
Remember if you are going to be in the Roanoke Valley this weekend, come on out to Explore Park for their annual (and last) Sleep Hollow Weekend. I'll be spinning on Saturday in the 19th Century...the last time I'll be a volunteer there.
I'm putting my name in the hat for a new Swap and posting my questionnaire below. This should be lots of fun...the deadline to join is Oct. 31st so if you are interested don't wait.
Last but not least...since I won't be near the computer till late tomorrow I have to wish my Baby Girl a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! My baby is 20 years old!!!! Her older brother said he would take care of her 21st birthday party...I told him he'd better plan on her staying overnight with him that night!! She's a good girl...not a "party girl"!
Swap Questionnaire...Winter Wonderland Coffee Swap
What are your favorite kinds of coffee? (Brands, Roasts, anything at all you'd like to share!) I really don't have a brand name I can call on but I can say I'm not particularly fond of "store brands" I'll buy any of the "premium" brands (Folgers has a line), Starbucks, from our local coffee house (Mill Mountain Coffee). I normally don't buy flavors except for the during the Holidays...leaves me something "special" to look forward to.
Do you prefer whole bean or ground coffee? Whole Bean, I love my coffee grinder!!
This time of year, there are often Holiday Blends available, and many flavored coffees - do you drink flavored coffee? Do you enjoy special blends? I do love flavored coffee and purchase it only for special occasions or Holidays. I buy a Breakfast Blend for everyday drinking. I'm always open to trying something new.
How do you take your coffee? Cream and Sugar? Straight up? Decaf? Cream & Sugar....can't do decaf...must have caffeine!!
Do you prefer drinking from a nice thick mug, or a matched cup and saucer? I love a nice mug that fits my hand for warming.
Winter and Holidays - PLEASE be descriptive! Your pal will need this information to be sure to put together a package you will enjoy!
What is your favorite part of Winter? Snow, snow and more snow...we don't get much here. I love walks in the crisp air and often wish I had a fireplace so I could snuggle up with a warm cup of coffee or tea and my knitting, so I settle for the latter...coffee & knitting!
Do you celebrate a holiday in December, and if so, which holiday? Christmas, my favorite holiday!!
If you celebrate Christmas, do you put up a tree? Oh yeah!! My tree decorations are a mixture of ornaments I've collected over the years, I now have so many I have to "rotate the stock" every year...I've saved all the ones the kids made in school and I make sure to purchase and date a new one every Christmas.
Would you enjoy items related to the holiday, or would you prefer a Winter themed package? I'm very easy to please, either would be fine with me.
Do you collect anything? Are there any holiday or winter-themed items (Snowmen, Angels, Snoflakes, Santas, etc) that you collect? As I stated...I collect ornaments every year...all of which consist of snowmen, angels, snoflakes and sports related items. I have a collection of Santa's, in addition to all the ornaments!
Do you wear scarves? Mittens? Hats? Yes
What is your favorite holiday or winter treat? I'm a new member to Weight Watchers so I have to be careful but I so love chocolate! Hot Chocolate is always good on cold winter days...I even mix coffee in for a homemade "mocha".
Please share a favorite Winter or Holiday memory. Wow...there are so many. My first Christmas with my husband (we are still pretty much newlyweds-5 yrs) and family get togethers, my grandparents started the tradition and now that they are gone we continue to spend time together.
Yarn and Crafting
Do you Knit or Crochet? For how long? I can do both but prefer to knit. My Great Grandmother taught me to crochet when I was 6, 2 years later I learned to knit....over 35 years!
Do you like wooden, metal, or plastic needles\hooks? Circular or straight? I love Addi Turbo Circulars but prefer wooden DP's for sock knitting.
What sort of projects do you enjoy making? I just love knitting...cables always catch my eye. Socks are a new passion!
What are your favorite types of yarn to work with? Natural fibers!
Do you spin or dye? I'm a spinner, I've also dabbled in natural dyeing.
Do you do other crafts such as scrapbooking or needlepoint or anything else? I sew but don't really do it as much as I used to.
When is your birthday? August 7th
Do you have any children? (Furry kind count!) All of the 2 legged variety are grown; 2 boys and 1 daughter of my own, then I have 2 step-daughters one of which has blessed us with our first grandchild! Of the 4 legged "furry" kind I have a VERY spoiled 15 year old cat named Ace.
What are your favorite colors? Color?....I LOVE color! I gravitate towards blues, turquoise is probably my color of "today"!
Do you have any allergies? Just seasonal, doctors tell me I'm allergic to my cat but hey...he's my baby~I just deal with it!
Have a GREAT weekend...
Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!!