I couldn't get the random number thing to load this morning, so Penny and I did it the old fashioned way - paper in a bowl. She pulled a slip out, I chased her around the house to get it from her, and I could still read the winner's name despite the fact that it was half chewed!
BillieBee wins a $50 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop. Congratulations! I hope you'll let us all know what you choose with your gift certificate!! Please email me to confirm your email address so I can order your certificate!
I had a really nice day so far. I had a hair appointment first thing this morning in downtown Claremont. That is such an adorable town! Anyway, I overheard another lady in there talking about quilting to her hairdresser. She came over after and we chatted a bit about quilting. But the best part, she used to work at the yarn shop that I first inquired about crochet lessons. I told her I hadn't heard back from the teacher, so she recommended to go to another one just around the corner. The shop is Phoebe's in the Packing House. I was there when she opened the door. I asked about scheduling private crochet lessons and she said, "How about right now?" Gulp. I actually panicked for just a moment, but put my game face on and just did it!
Oh, my, the gorgeous yarn in that shop! Of course, I'm starting out with "beginner's yarn"! She told me to cast on and do a chain stitch. I got that mostly right. We pulled it out and started over. Then we went over the single crochet and double crochet. About halfway through she moved me up one size in hook and my stitches were much better, not so tight. This is definitely a practice piece, but I'm going to go ahead and finish it into a scarf. I was worn out after 3.5 hours, so we'll get together again soon to go over the triple and decreasing stitch. What a fun day this was!
I went ahead and picked up two more colors since it was so inexpensive. That will give me plenty of practice yarn.
Happy birthday to me!! I was dreading my birthday on Thursday! I had two MRIs that day, and was feeling a bit blue. But a couple of very dear friends took me out for a scrumptious dinner that night and all was well in my little world! Yep, 62 ain't half bad!! So far!!!
Heading into my sewing room for the rest of the weekend. Well, I need to stretch out a bit first. I was fairly relaxed sitting in the yarn shop, but my back was a little kinked because I sat there for so long.
Thank you to everyone who left a comment for the drawing. We'll have to do this again soon!