Sunday, November 27, 2011

Now onto Christmas and new projects...

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

At my house, we had a warm and wonderful visit with my sister and her daughter.  My son and my niece are a year apart, both in high school, and have a lot in common.  It was, however, a working visit.

Our mother died a little over 12 years ago.  At that time I was designated keeper of photos, and I was supposed to get them sorted and parceled out to family members -- in a timely manner, one might assume.  I am really good at ignoring stuff I don't want to do, ok?  

My sister and I sorted through hundreds  thousands, tens of thousands even of photos.  Actually it was only one medium-sized box.  (There other boxes, but this was the easiest one to find at the moment.)  It was a good thing she was here as I didn't recognize half the people in the photos -- new babies, new husbands, relatives I hadn't seen in years, et al.  So we were able to sort into piles for each family member per executive decision (mine with a lot of advice from my sis).  That left a stack of photos, probably a good 200 of them, we thought everyone would like to have.

So after much discussion and input from everyone, it was decided I would scan the photos, post them online, and let people help themselves.  Further discussion brought the unamious, but reluctant (on my part) decision to join Facebook.  Family members would have to friend me and be designated as family to have access to the photos.  I have resisted joining Facebook up to now, although my sister has wanted me to for a long time.  Easier to keep in touch, I suppose.

My son and niece helped set up my account on Facebook, and I will start scanning soon after Christmas.  I am sure I will be reaching out to crocheters and others on FB as well; I have not linked my blog to Facebook as of yet.  If anyone has tips, tricks, or hints regarding scanning photos or working Facebook, I can always use all the help I can get!

And, as usual for this time of the year, I am feverishly crocheting in an attempt to fool myself into believing I will get all my projects done in time for gift-giving!  Oh, and I need to get my Christmas cards sent out.

Happy Holidays,
Renee  :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gobble, Gobble!

Renee  :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's Time to Vote...

Good Afternoon to all of you!

Inside Crochet has opened voting  for our most favorite craftiest blogs of all time.  Okay, just for 2011 then.  Vote here.

Originally there were to be 5 finalists in the running, but there was so much bloggy love we get to choose among six top nominees:

Crochet Concupiscence -
Little Tin Bird -
Emma Varnam -
Planet June -

Okay, go vote.  I did!

See you soon,

Renee  :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Some of my Favorite Blogs...

As of today, I have 120 blogs on my Blogger Reader.  I love each and every one of them; to varying degrees, of course!  Some days I decide to declutter the list; which means I have to at least read the latest entry of any blog before I can decide to get rid of it.  And THAT is my downfall, I usually remember that this person has great free patterns, or really cool links, or a way of writing I really enjoy.

Then, there are those days where I just surf other bloggers' favorites -- the ones listed in sidebars on other people's blogs.  More than likely I will find one, or two, or more new and cool blogs to follow.

OK, all of this is leading to:  Inside Crochet's new blog awards, "Bloggies 2011".  They are taking nominations for any crafting blog til November 14, 2011.  The top 5 most nominated blogs will then be put to the vote.  All persons who comment (and thus nominate) will be put into a special drawing.

I commented today and nominated 5 of my favorites.  My list, in no particular order (I've added links so you can visit their goodness, too):

Dottie Angel — peachy keen stuff,
SIBOL — it feels good to remember our elderly,
A Thrifty Mrs. — a crazy lady with lots of good advice,
Scotty’s Place — this girl crochets like there is no tomorrow,
Refashionista — what can be done with thrift!

These were the first five that popped into my brain, so I figured they must be some I truly enjoy.  I wish I could have nominated another 5 or 10 or 115!  Be sure to get over to Inside Crochet and nominate your favorites; then we'll get to vote for them!

Have a safe and happy weekend everyone!
Renee  :)