Thursday, February 05, 2015

And the "P&P Starter Kit" Winner is . . .

This week has been a bit crazy and I keep remembering I need to post the name of the winner of my "Pride and Prejudice Starter Kit" contest while I'm at work. Then I get home and space out!

Finally I've remembered while at home! The winner is . . .

Carly M.!!! I'll be sending the items listed here ASAP, Carly!

-1 new dvd copy of the 2005 film "Pride and Prejudice"
-1 new copy of the novel "Pride and Prejudice"
-3 Regency cards with envelopes & 1 Regency postcard
-1 box of Twinings tea, black tea variety pack
-1 pair of cream colored wristwarmers, hand-knit by me (or a color of your choice, based on what I have on hand)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you all for entering! I wish I could send the whole thing to all of you (maybe someday)! If you would like to receive a little consolation prize please comment on this post and I will e-mail you!

Cheers! x

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Happy 202nd Anniversary, Pride and Prejudice! ---And a Very P&P Giveaway!

Happy 202nd Anniversary to one of my favorite novels, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice! It was published 28 January 1813.

I don't blog very much these days but have been wanting to do a P&P giveaway for awhile. What better day to do it than today?

The Details:
No purchase necessary! This giveaway is sponsored solely by me.

The "starter kit" prize includes these items, pictured below:
-1 new dvd copy of the 2005 film "Pride and Prejudice"
-1 new copy of the novel "Pride and Prejudice"
-3 Regency cards with envelopes & 1 Regency postcard
-1 box of Twinings tea, black tea variety pack
-1 pair of cream colored wristwarmers, hand-knit by me (or a color of your choice, based on what I have on hand)

There are several ways to enter, some which can be done daily, which you can check off in the Rafflecopter box below (or else you won't be entered):
-Leave a comment on this blog post
-Visit my Etsy store Facebook page
-Tweet a link to this blog post
-Pick a favorite item in my Etsy store (you don't even have to buy anything!)
-Follow me on Twitter (if you want, not mandatory)
-Share this post on some social media site

The contest runs today through midnight PST, Friday, 30 January 2015 (actually, 11:59pm PST Friday). The winner will be chosen randomly with Rafflecopter, be contacted via e-mail, and (hopefully) announced Saturday, 31 January 2015! If the winner does not respond within a reasonable amount of time I will choose another winner---unless I decide to wait to announce, which wouldn't be so much fun. ;)

 The winner will need to provide me with a mailing address (which will be kept confidential) so I can send you your prize. Contest open to US residents only, please. (Sorry and thank you!) I might make an exception for Canada!

Enter below! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Netherfield Ball Day!!

Happy Netherfield Ball Day!!

"We have not met since the 26th of November, when we were all dancing together at Netherfield."
~Jane Austen, "Pride and Prejudice"

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Ready to start some early Christmas shopping?

Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here? Then it will be Christmas! Plans to do my Christmas shopping early never work out but I have started writing lists with a couple of little items. This year, though, I will probably give family and friends things I have knit just for them. If you aren't a knitter then I have got you covered! Visit my Etsy store for lots of great, hand-knit things. Below you will find some of those items. I'll be adding more over the next few weeks and I do custom orders, too. Cheers! xx

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Cath Sisters' Blog: "Exactly how this grace thing works . . ."

Some friends and I have begun a blog together so if you are interested you can find me there! I hope to do a little more blogging over here, as well, but for now here's a link!

The Cath Sisters' Blog: "Exactly how this grace thing works . . ."
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Marcus Foster on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon!

If you know me then you know one of my favorite musicians is a lovely lad named Marcus Foster. He's an amazing musician, songwriter, sculptor, and a genuinely nice guy. Tonight he is playing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, his first major tv appearance. I'm so excited, delighted, and proud! If you're still up and on the West Coast please tune in! You won't regret it!! Marcus is fabulous. Go visit his Facebook and his website & then buy his awesome album Nameless Path on iTunes or Amazon!

The Katniss Everdeen Cowl

This is my Katniss Everdeen cowl! I was inspired by the character from the stellar book The Hunger Games and this is what I came up with. This cowl is knit in an "arrow and rib" stitch, as a nod to Katniss' talent with a bow and arrow, in a rich red, gold, and green yarn which reminds me of the forest Katniss hunts in and how she becomes "The Girl On Fire" at the Games. This super soft and cozy cowl would certainly keep her warm while she hunts or sleeps in the Everdeens' small house. I could imagine Prim making it for her from the remnants of an old blanket or sweater. The edges are ribbed with a small cable along side. Three big burgundy buttons are placed to mimic an arrowhead. this is just what any Hunger Games fan could use!

You'll find it in my Etsy store! You can also visit my Facebook page, where you see what's new as soon as it is added to my store!

I've got my midnight tickets! Do you? What scenes are you most looking forward to seeing?

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

For Sale: Hand-Knit Eggplant Purple Cowl

This hand knit cowl comes in a gorgeous, rich eggplant purple and features ribbing along the edges. It can be folded for a variety of looks, all of which provide a cozy warmth during the chill of winter and early spring. This is just what you need in the office or on walks where a scarf would only get in the way.

This cowl measures about 25 inches around and is about 7 inches across but the material is stretchy.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Etsy! Etsy! Etsy!

Well, I have a hard time remembering to post here. I mostly post on my Tumblr but I always mean to come back over here.

Recently I started my own little Etsy store! I thought I'd post a link here. Perhaps you'll have a look & maybe buy something? :) I do custom orders, too. Must make some money for books & concerts, you know! If you'd like to pass it on I'd be extremely thankful!!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Bones is back, baby!!

I'm really delighted that one of my favorite tv shows, Bones, is back tonight! The hiatus has been so very long and the cliffhanger was so completely exciting that Bones fans have been looking forward to tonight's episode with barely contained excitement. If you're already a fan then you know what I am talking about.

I do hope this "change in the game" does not throw the show's magic off. In some ways I'm sad that we won't get to see the actual development of the relationship beyond what we have always seen. Brennan and Booth were essentially always a couple but while they behaved like a couple, I am sad we do not get to see their first kiss as a couple or date or that sort of thing. We have always seen them relying on each other as one would expect from a committed couple but there is a difference when they are holding back and doing so as just friends rather than as a couple in love. Perhaps we will be surprised with flashbacks. Please.

I do have faith that the show's magic will continue. I think, for the most part, the relationship has played out in a near perfect way.

Less than one hour!!