So much to be thankful for.
E V E R Y single day.

Hope yours was lovely.

xx, leslie

the winners

We went to the farm this year to get our turkey.  I can't believe this was the first time we have ever done this.  Our very first farm to table turkey experience!  

I just couldn't get enough of these guys and their pig pen ways.  
And these little guys... SO cute!
 We had some animals give us a wink and a smile.
They seemed to be saying, "It's such a great day, I'm not a turkey"!

The two winners of Entrelac2 are, #57, Dehnel and #1, Steph.  Congrats.  Please email me (address in side bar) and the awesome peeps, at Sterling books, will ship your book, ASAP.


 Another book that I am sure you have seen floating around.  Entrelec2.  85 new stitch patterns.  ( New.  That always amazes me.)  With 25 original designs.  Rosemary Drysdale teaches in an easy to follow way with photos helping you with each technique.  Brilliant.
 The projects range from easy to experienced.
 I love this sweater.  There is something so unusual and interesting about it.  It would be cute worn with a cami under it in the summer, too.
 The patterns include not only sweaters and pillows, but also hats, scarves, baby booties and bags.
I love this pincushion cover for trying out basic entrelac.

The awesome people over at Sterling would like to give two of my readers a copy of Entrelac2.  If interested, please leave a comment before Tuesday, November 25, at 1pm EST and I'll have the random number generator choose a couple of names.

Have a wonderful weekend.


My baby turned 15 yesterday!  
We had the requested marble cake with green frosting.  
Fifteen balloons were balanced gracefully on his forehead.  
I finally made him his own banner.  It's about time.
 Pad Thai from our favorite Thai restaurant was served.
And, thankfully, the birthday boy knew just where to sit!

Happy days!


The random number generator chose #21, Sarah,  for the winner of the 60 Quick Luxury Knits. Congrats! Please email me and I'll have the book shipped to you ASAP.  
 I've been doing a little baking now that things are feeling a little more settled around here.  Giant Sugar Cookies were a big hit last week.  And yesterday I made snicker doodles for Charlie.  I thought it would be a nice treat for the college kid.  They are his favorite.  He told me it's been about eight years since I've made them.  (!!!!)  Eight?!!!  (He was almost right.  October '07!!!  I knew it was long... I was getting away from the crisco ingredient.)  I've made some substitutions to his favorite over the years, but learned just yesterday that there is nothing better than a true snicker doodle.  He said he felt like he was ten again.  Oh boy.  Sort of broke my heart it took me that long to make them again.
And see the above gloves?  Yep, you are right!... the one on the left has 6 stitches more than the one on the right.  That's what I get for drinking a mimosa while I cast on.
Oh boy.

60 quick luxury knits

I have been meaning on hosting a couple of giveaways but haven't had an opportunity with the changes in our lives... until now.  
 I'm sure you have seen this book floating around.  I'm pretty sure it was released back in August.  60 easy, elegant designs for a wide range of accessories.
 All patterns in the book use Cascade yarns.  So, if you are one of those who also love Cascade, you probably have bits in your stash to make many of these.
 My eye was drawn to many of the fair isle patterns.  There are mitts.
 Yummy cowls.  I especially love this reversible one.
 I thought this stitch pattern and chunkiness was interesting.
Mittens,  I'm a big fan.  I like all my fingers hanging out in one spot keeping each other company.  I love this extra long pair.
There are many other designs including shawls, mittens,  hats, belt, a fringed handbag and more.

It's a great time for a book filled with projects like these.  Just in time for holiday gift giving!

The nice peeps at Sterling would like to give one of my readers a copy of 60 Quick Luxury knits.  If interested, please leave a comment here before Monday at 5pm EST and I'll have the random number generator choose a number.


Now that's one big number.  
Seventeen balloons.  My girls busy social life made little time to take a daylight photo.  The sun was almost set.  Powderpuff football practice took precedent.  
The banner was hung.  I've been hanging it on and off since Libby was ten.
Be still my heart.