Saturday, March 17, 2007

Blog-versary give-away

"Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me. Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left. Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in everyone who speaks of me, CHrist in the every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me." (From "St. Patrick's Breastplate," a prayer attributed to the fifth-century evangelizer of Ireland)


Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone. I ate the required corned beef and cabbage at a party at my coworker Kevin's house. We swung by on the way home from an all-day adoption conference, where we heard some great speakers and hung out with other families going through the adoption process. In case you missed it, we had some good adoption news (baby steps) posted here. No referral yet, but maybe in a month or two.

The little beaded shamrock above (made out of what else--felt) is my last one, after making several for my parents, sister, and a few etsy customers (as a special gift for buying a purse during March). I didn't get my own finished in time, so you can see the beading is still in process. I'm using up my felt scraps for another cool project, which I'll post next week.

I'm a bit behind with my blogging, in part because I was in Boston for three days for a business trip. Things are very hectic at work these days. Not good. We're also doing some home improvement around here and finally started cleaning out the soon-to-be nursery, which took most of Friday. So I haven't been doing as much knitting, crafting or thrifting as usual, although there are still some things to post.

Speaking of blogging: Today is my one-year blog-versary! Wow, it's flown by. I started blogging after discovering knitting blogs on the Internet (the first one I ever read was this one) and later as a diversion from the disappointment of our adoption delays. Since then, I've gotten back into sewing, started thrifting, and participated in several swaps. I called the blog "Spiritual Knitter" because all my previous writing has been about spirituality, so I thought I'd try to connect my two interests. In November, I started adding inspirational quotes at the top of my posts. My own spirituality is very ecclectic, and the quotes, I think, have reflected that. In February, I launched my etsy shop, where I've been selling my signature recycled felt purses and accessories.


This purse is one I just finished for my sister-like friend Kristi. It's in the mail! As is the custom on many blogs, I'm going to offer a giveaway for my blog-versary. (The photo just above is a major hint of what!). Just leave a comment and in a few days, I'll have my husband pick the lucky winner. Thanks to everyone who visits, reads, and comments, especially those of you who have been so supportive our not only my crafting but of our adoption journey as well. I've learned so much from fellow crafter/bloggers, especially those who balance parenting, work and their creativity. I would have never thought I would have met so many cool people online. I'm not sure some of us even have that much in common, maybe politically or otherwise, but somehow our love of creativity has brought us together. I'm not that good at replying to comments (I wish it were easier in blogger. Often I don't have your email) but today I want to make sure to say thank you to all of you who have been so supportive. THANKS!

18 comments:

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh, count me in!

sunshine said...

Oh yes count me in and remember to come by my blog in July for mine. I plan on a give away too.
sunshine
p.s.
my email is on my blog
so my hyper link will lead you to it.

Sue said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary, Heidi! I enjoy your spiritual quotes. :-)

Many blessings to you and your husband on your adoption journey ~ I am praying for you...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Lucy said...

Congratulations on your blogersary!! I've enjoyed reading your blog, appreciated your insight, and am warmed by your heartfelt outlook on life.

Cheers!

lucy

Heidi said...

I love that shamrock! The beads are a nice touch. Cute!

Anonymous said...

I got the purse and it's awsome! Thanks so much for making it for me, Heidi. You rock!
xo Kristi

Dana said...

Happy Blogiversary, and thanks so much for the great blog :)You often bring a smile to my face!


Dana
d07@goldingers.com

Di said...

Happy blogiversary! I have been lurking for a couple of months and when I discovered your blog I read everything in one go!! Including the adoption blog! Thank you for sharing with us all!

Sarah said...

Loving the shamrock Heidi, it is looking gorgeous. Happy blogiversary too!! As for the chenille, no I haven't dyed any yet but it can be done. I might give it a whirl later on in the week. Looking forward to another year of your posts! xo sarah

Conni Lu said...

I'm a newer blogger (January) and I am amazed at how the common threads of our interests can bring people together in friendships. I would like to be included in the blogversary giveaway too! :D

VictoriaE said...

Happy blog-versary. As always I love your quotes! I love your thoughtful thoughts.
I had forgotten about corned beef!!

robiewankenobie said...

meee toooooo! *grin*

Rebecca said...

Happy Blog-O-Versary! Count me in for the drawing please. :) Love the shamrocks by the way! And congrats on the good adoption news. :)

Tiff said...

Happy Blogversary! I'll keep you in my prayers that the adoption process speeds up and that you will soon be holding a sweet babe in your arms.

Tiff

jungle dream pagoda said...

Congratulations,on your blog-a -versary!!!! You are uber creative and SUCH a power thrifter,I knowyou will be a special mommy!!!

linda t said...

Happy Blogiversary!!
Gee, I thought I had left a comment... ummm.
Oh well, count me in for the drawing!!
Always enjoy your blog!

Lucette said...

To me being mindful and creative always go together. You have a great blog.
cheers Lucette

tocspaw said...

So, I missed your blogiversary contest, but still wanted to make sure I chimed in with a "congratulations" on reaching the year milestone! I've enjoyed spending the last year with you...