"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Saturday, September 06, 2008

SHOW AND TELL: 200th Post Giveaway


My crafts were my sanity saver during our battle against secondary infertility and they are my sanity saver as a parent. I love to create beautiful things. Sometimes I am inspired to work in floss, sometimes in fabric, sometimes in yarn. I love to make things for other people and so I want to make something for one of you to celebrate my 200th post. All you need to do to enter this drawing is post here. I will randomly select one of my commentors to receive a gift. The winner will get to select the type of item and I will work out the details. I do promise you will receive something but I'm not going to promise it will happen quickly...LOL. 3 kids and my various other responsibilities make a quick turn around impossible. The cut off for posting here to enter the contest is 9/8/08. Remember, this will be a real item. If you want to receive it, make sure I can contact you (don't comment anonymously). If you don't have a blog, put a comment here and send me an email via the link on my blog. Here are a few of the things I can make...









25 comments:

Cassandra said...

These are beautiful. Glad that you found something that brings you sanity!

Lollipop Goldstein said...

I love that you made all of these things. I think craft projects can be so therapeutic. I crocheted a lot until recently. Now blogging gets in the way :-)

the Wild One in the DC area said...

very cool of you K!!!!

wiccanstitcher said...

It's nice having some kind of calm port when the world is crazy. You do such beautiful work.

Suzanna Catherine said...

Those are all so neat! I wish I were more artsy-craftsy. I used to crochet a lot, too, until arthritis got in the way. My thumb joint just aches from too much repetitive motion. I thought I had carpal tunnel, but dr says no.

Everything is lovely. Keep up the great work. :-)

Arian said...

So very cool! I'm a huge crocheter so I know how wonderful it is to have something make. It gives you something to work for and look forward to. I always tell hubby it is like a treasure hunt for me. I can't wait till I'm finished to see what new and cool treasure I have made!

Chris said...

What a sweet idea.....hmmm, how many posts have I made?

Stacie said...

Wow. You are very talented! These projects are beautiful.

I love the cross stitching. I used to do a lot of that before I got married. I did try to teach myself how to knit while I was on bed rest last year. I was doing a darn good job at it (if I do say so myself), but haven't started back up since the babies came. Sigh. I should figure out a way to start up again.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Murgdan said...

That's great to have found such a productive hobby! I'm so lazy. It's all I can do to blog and mow the grass. :-) I do love that bag. Good idea for a '200th post giveaway'...

leanne25 said...

They are all beautiful Kristin. Great job on all of it.

Ken's choice said...

I'm the lucky owner of some (simular) of these items, still love them and use them nearly everyday.
nice gesture Kristin.
Hugs
Henny

Shebafudge said...

Hi Kristin

What a lovely idea to celebrate your 200th post. All your work is beautiful but I especially love your Meowy Christmas ornament. It's gorgeous!

Here's to the next 200 posts!!

ikkinlala said...

Your crafts are gorgeous!

Congratulations on 200 posts!

Another Dreamer said...

I've never had the patience to make things like that, kudos to you. They are cool!

I don't want to enter the drawing, but I did want to say congrats on the 200th post! That is so awesome!

battynurse said...

Very cool. I love the christmas ornament cat one. I too have a lot of craft stuff but just haven't felt that motivated to get them out lately. Instead a bury myself in books. I've done counted cross stitch, scrapbooking, rubber stamping and quilting/sewing stuff.

The Guider said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your father-in-law. But I am with Vic on the Wonder Pets, I get it stuck in my head too!

Kristin (kekis) said...

You have wonderful talent! The items you posted are all so nice. THIS Kristin (Kristin as in me) can't make pretty things like that!

Jen said...

wonder pets, wonder pets, we're on our way.....

Delenn said...

Happy 200th Post! All those items look wonderful...I scrapbook and understand the need to do something for sanity's sake.

Bean said...

me, me, me!! Maybe we can each win each other's contest? Hehe!!

Lee said...

Congratulations on your 200th post!

Meari said...

Cheaper than therapy, they say ;-)

Congrats on your 200th post!

Tammy said...

Congratulations on your 200th post, your handiwork is beautiful.

tawnyarae said...

Kristen, i love your stuff! And I agree, it's all that keeps my sanity.

lots of love, TawnyaRae

JamieD said...

You do incredible work!! I love the Christmas kitty and the blanket looks so snuggly! Not only are you very talented, but talented in so many areas!

My sympathies to the passing of your FIL. He sounded like a wonderful man.