Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Benefits and Craft Sales

There are several families adopting in our church/community, and our church plans benefits as fundraisers, because adoption isn't cheap. They did one for us when we adopted Elijah, and I had a table there selling my stuff. Recently they had one for this handsome little boy - Carter!

The top picture at the beginning of this post is Rachel and I at our table at Carter's benefit. Whenever they plan a benefit, it is a given that Rachel (now my partner in crime on Handiwork for Lilly) and I will have a craft table selling out things. Nope, they don't even ask us! :) Not that we mind! Coming up in October there is another benefit for another family adopting a little boy from China - the Prevost family! Because of the rules of the country, they can't share his picture online, but boy is he a cutie!

We also have a craft sale (possibly) coming up in September/October at our local farmer's market! The site says that there are more than 2500 visitor per week... so hopefully we'll sell a lot of stuff since we haven't been doing very well on our blog!

Stay tuned for Block Party Reports, and other craft projects Rachel and I did when we were at grandma's house last week!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Showing Day - Part 3 - Sewing

This is my 6th (maybe 7th?) year in sewing, I definitively didn't get everything I wanted to done, but I am with what I did. :)

Judging my blouse and skirt

I got a 1st and Selected for State Fair!!

Pillowcase - 1st

Apron! Jake and Ashley, you might recognize the fabric from this and the pillowcase above! :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Showing Day - Part 2 - Knitting

My knitting isn't as quite as long as my crocheting post... :)

Here's what I made for knitting -

Yep, I know I made soo much! :) But, if you want to get this scarf for your little girl, you can go here, buy it, AND help bring a sweet little girl named Lilly home! :)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Showing Day - Part 1 - Crocheting

Since I never even got my crocheting posted last year, I figure that's what I should start with. :) Last Monday, I brought all of my projects in except Foods, which is on Tuesday. I didn't bring as much crocheting in as I wanted, and didn't get my big project done, but next year we'll be a big year. :)

Judging my Octopus!! :) (See previous posts!)


Hat! I got a red on it because I had a knotted end sticking out, and the flower should have been bigger around the bottom.
Scarf! In these two pic the snow is supposed to be moving, and it was when I first tried, but now it's not so I don't know whats wrong. :)

And my "big" item this year - Dish Cloths! I got Best of Show on them, but I can't really brag that much (not that I would!) because there was one other girl in advanced crocheting, and she also got a Best of Show (because there was nothing good enough in Beg Knitting), and Selected for State, and Merit Award. :) Oh well, next year I'll beat her!! But the judge really liked how uniform these are (thanks to Mom's blocking! :)) and how the patterns coordinated.

Stay tuned for Knitting, Sewing, Foods, and Youth Leadership!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Wanna know what it is??

I finally found my card, so I can post picture of what that thing was I posted about here. :)

Good guess Aubrey, but no, it's not a hat.

It is...


To see the other post about this, please go here! :)

If you want to have this cute octopus sitting on your own desk, you can go to my other blog and buy it with all funds going to help Lilly find a family! Find it here!