Hodgepodge Giveaway πŸ¦„ And the winners are…

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• 

I just drew the names of the 3 winners out of my ‘Garth Brooks Concert’ hat 🀠

The ‘tickets’ were written out…

Folded and put in the hat…

Okay….are you ready? Drumroll please πŸ₯ πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯

The Dishcloth and Scrubby go to…

     Tracy from It’s a T-Sweets Day

The felted FlowerPin and Earrings go to…

    Yolanda from Yochet 

The Turtle Stretch Bracelet and Earrings go to 

   Brenna from Crochet539

Congratulations to the winners! πŸ€—

I wish I had a ‘Thank you’ gift for everyone! I really appreciate all of you. Thanks for being here, reading, chatting and playing! πŸ’œ

I’m already planning the next Giveaway 😁 That time with more gifts! You can hold me to that😁

Hugs to all πŸ€—


The Total Eclipse 2017 πŸŒ–πŸŒ—πŸŒ˜πŸŒ‘πŸŒ’πŸŒ“πŸŒ” ~ as seen from under a thick cloud cover πŸ˜•

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• 
Well, that was that. πŸ˜• We live just a smidge outside the path of the ‘Total Eclipse of the Sun (I always wanna say ‘Heart’ 😜 Anyone else?) So for weeks that’s all everyone talked about. Now here I was – Glasses at the ready. Watching the countdown on TV. Then…2 hours before the big moment – clouds roll in. And not the cute, fluffy ones that just wanna frolic in the sky….nooooo ☹️ The big, thick ones! 

So all we got was darkness for a few seconds. πŸŒ‘. Oh- and I saw a very confused moth 🀣

It was pretty cool though…let me show you what I experienced in the backyard 
  This was at 1:02 
Then the solar lights came on 

Overall it was a pretty nifty experience … and I can watch the whole thing – with the sun/moon/shadow actually visible – on TV. That’s safer anyway 😎 

I wonder if I can get a refund on my special Eclipse- viewing glasses? 😜

I hope you had more luck with your viewing plans for today! 😍 I wanna hear all about it! 

I’m looking forward to your ‘Show and Tell’ 😘

Until then πŸ’•

Hodgepodge Giveaway ~ Last Call πŸ”” Ding πŸ”” Ding πŸ”” Ding

Update: Sorry, this Giveaway has ended. Winners names are drawn. But watch this space…there will be more Giveaways in the future! πŸ˜ƒ

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Have you entered the Giveaway yet? Yes? Awesome…but you know you can enter again 😁 Right here, right now! Just leave a little comment, or a πŸ¦„ or 🌈 or πŸ¦‰ – well, you get the idea πŸ˜‰ If you haven’t entered yet…hurry and proceed as described above. 😊 

Go ahead…..don’t be shy…you know you want to 😜

‘But is it worth your time?’ you ask? Well, see for yourself – here are the gifts…
A crocheted Dishcloth and Scrubby 

A Stretch Bracelet and Earrings 

A felted FlowerPin and Earrings 

Now do your thing 😁 and I’ll tell you tomorrow if/what you won 😎

Looking forward to hearing from you! 

Until then πŸ’•

Your Weekend ~ Chuckle πŸ˜Ž

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Thanks for peeking in πŸ¦„

I’ve been collecting funnies all week, and I sure hope that there’s something that tickles your funnybone 😁 

On that note…


First – something for my fellow yarnies πŸ˜‰


Can you relate? πŸ˜†


OMG….I can’t πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


This one had me laughing ’til I cried 🀣 Don’t really know why 😝

That’s it for today 😎 I hope you found some laughs here πŸ˜„

I’ll be back later, and hope you will too! 😍

Until then  πŸ’•

I πŸ’œ DandelionsΒ 

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Welcome back πŸ˜ƒ

This post started out as a collection of ‘Random Things’, with just a tiny Dandelion seed blowing across it. 😊 But Dandelions are so amazing, I decided they deserve their own space. 😍

So I set out and found some Dandelion-related funnies, pictures, inspirations, and a poem to share with you πŸ’œ

First…a funnyΒ 

Such a lovely sentiment…

An artsy idea…Β 

I think this would be an awesome gift for grandparents, aunts, uncles, if you let the wee ones ‘paint’ the flowers with their fingerprints 😍

Here’s a craft idea…

(I found this on ‘crafttricks.com)

More…12 things to make with Dandelion Flowers Β to be exact πŸ˜‹ were published by Β  Β  Β Β  The nerdy Farmwife

Here’s where I go in my dreams 😊 

I’ve had this dream of a little house, surrounded by Dandelions, for a long time now… Β  Β  Β  Living on ‘My Dandelion Farm’ πŸ’•

A little ‘Folk Art’ Doodle from last year 😁

A field of a hundred wishes 😌

 Beautiful words about a beautiful flower 😊 


I could tell you of a story, of this flower that I saw.
Growing in a little crack, this flower had it all.

It’s beauty got me thinking, how quicky we forget.
It isn’t where we come from, it’s that we never quit.

The struggles that this flower faced, no quiver nor a fall.Β 
It rose above the chances,Β 
through this crack that was so small.

The only will was life, and the chance that it may “be”.Β 
Exist in ways intended, and truly live as free.

This dandelions beauty, gives me the strength to know,
content with where I’m rooted,
and will to always grow.

~ Ricky LouisΒ 

I hope you enjoyed my ‘love letter’ to all Dandelions πŸ’œ

Have a wonderful rest-of-the-day 😘

See you tomorrow!

Until then πŸ’•

Hodgepodge Giveaway πŸ¦„

Hello my lovely friends Β πŸ’•

Here it is – another chance to win one of these little gifts 🎁


A crochet Dishcloth and Scrubby


A Stretch Bracelet and Gemstone/Leather Earrings


A felted FlowerPin and Gemstone Earrings


Just a little comment ~ a 😊 or πŸ‘» or πŸ¦„ will do ~will get your name in the hat 🎩 – even if you’ve entered before 😁

Good luck! πŸ€

I hope to see you later 🌼

Until then πŸ’•



Mystery Blogger Award

Hello my lovely friends Β  Β πŸ’• Β  I have been honored with another Award Nomination  😍 Β Will you join me in a Happy Dance? πŸ’ƒπŸ»


The lovely Emma from Emma Crafts Design nominated me for the ‘Mystery Blogger Award’

First – ‘The Rules

Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog, tell your readers three things about yourself, nominate people, notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs, ask your nominees five questions of your choice and share a link or links to your favourite posts.

Second – 3 Things about myself

1. I’m originally from Germany. That’s where I met my soldier many moons ago, and liked him so much that I’ve been following him around ever since.  😁 Β  We’ve been living in Kansas for the last 10 years…I guess you could say we finally settled in.

2. I love rainy days. I think it’s glorious to sit inside – in my favorite chair -, dark(ish) outside, but warm and cozy inside, crocheting by lamplight, watching TV

3. I absolutely despise butchered language  😣   Like vacay, delish 😳  (just typing that makes me cringe). I do wonder what people do with the time they safe by not pronouncing the whole word

ThirdΒ  – Emma posted some questions for me…here they are

  1. What is your favorite TV show?
    That’s tough πŸ€” I wanna say ‘Monk’ – I’ve been watching reruns lately, and really enjoy them
  2. What is the craft you prefer?
    I’ve done pretty much everything – right now I’ve been bitten by the Crochet Bug…and loving every minute 😍
  3. If you could live in any country, where would it be?
    I’m very happy here in the US Β πŸ˜€ Β Now if I could just scoot over a bit so I’m by the ocean…that would be perfection
  4. What’s your favorite dish
    Anything with fish
  5. Do you prefer dawn or dusk?
    Dawn – I love the possibilities of a whole new day being stretched out in front of me

Fourth ~ Some of my favorite posts

Dumbo the Octopus Β from Emma Crafts Design ~ If you love Amigurumi you have to check out that little cutie

Brenna’s Freeform BagΒ Β  ~Β  Brenna made this fabulous bag using Freeform Crochet – and she’s sweet enough to show you the process

Now – my nomineesΒ  – Envelope please πŸ†

Brenna from Crochet539

Tracy from It’s a T-Sweets day!

Tami from Tanglewood Knots

Victoria from Knotjustanimals

Yolanda from yochet

Alright Girls – here are your questions…

  1. Do you have a favorite book?
  2. What’s your favorite pastry?
  3. Would you rather be in the mountains or on the beach?
  4. What’s your all-time favorite band?
  5. Small town or citylife?

That’s it from me – As always…I’m looking forward to hearing from you πŸ€—

If I forgot to put you on the list Β  πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ – I can be a bit scatterbrainy at times – Β  and you wanna play, please feel free to answer the questions in the comments.

I’ll be back soon with a WIP post and Part III of the Crochet Along. Busy day 😎

Take care! See you soon

Until then πŸ’•

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