r-anne-dom : a place for me (anne) to leave random blog posts.
Such as:
..knitting, sewing, and other random activities pursued
..Girl Guides of Canada : yep, Guiding Lives Here
..the 4 shops on Etsy : one features quality handmade items; the second has lots of patterns, & crafting supplies; the third is stocked with Vintage; and the fourth is guiding flowers.
Enjoy the r-anne-domness!

December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
~ Edgar Guest
and be sure to visit oldcrowfarm's shop for the above and other great vintage items.

December 27, 2009

What's your New Year's Resolution? Mine is Fair Isle knitting

What's your New Year's resolution for 2010?

Last year I decided to learn to knit socks.
And I did!
And I made pedicure socks for lots of women on my Christmas List.

...as I was knitting them, I realized I'd like to learn Fair Isle knitting. That's the one where you knit with multiple colours all at once and end up with a lovely design in your finished item.

Back in November, I found a Knit-A-Long (kal) for Fair Isle knitting and thought I'd join ... even though I'd already decided that learning this would be my 2010 New Years resolution. The photo shows the yarn colours I chose from my stash. I thought I'd learn Fair Isle knitting early. LOL Not so much!

I got side-tracked, so I guess it's still my 2010 New Year's resolution!!


I'm just at the point where I add the new colour.
And I panicked and stopped.
And then I got totally side-tracked by everything else I was working on.
So, this is my New Year's resolution: To learn Fair Isle knitting.
What's your New Year's Resolution for 2010?

December 14, 2009

Finding Time ... and Making Time

As I rush about trying to get everything done that needs to be done this month, I noticed this on a calendar...

You will never find time for anything.

If you want time, you must make it.

– Charles Bixton

Hope everyone is getting everything done that they want done - and making the time to do it all.

December 10, 2009

Teams on Tuesday - yes, a few days late! LOL

I missed my Teams on Tuesday post this week!

But, no worries, I'll simply refer you to a post over at (the unofficial) Etsy Business Blog!

A great post about Team ESST, and if you look real hard, you may even find ME since my shop, PatternsAndSuch is a member of that team! :)

Happy Tuesday, er, um, Thursday!

December 06, 2009

My Ribbons are here!

How fun to come home from vacation and find a box in amongst the bills and sales flyers (and Christmas cards!) in my mail!

It is from one of the weekly giveaways at ctpubblog.com and I'm so excited!
New projects will have to wait until the new year though - a wee bit too much to work on between now and then!!
While you're waiting to see my new creations, why not take at look at those already completed and available at ennadoolf.etsy.com
THANKS to ctpubblog!!!