Sunday, August 28, 2011

1st giveaway!

I've reached 25 followers!!! So true to my word LETS START THE GIVE AWAY!!!!!
The prize is........
Itty bitty bunnies! :) The prize is 3 tiny bunnys!
Post your name, and email or just some way 
to contact you if you win.
On Friday I'll write the names down and put them in a hat and post the results. :D
Open to everyone, international too!
Im covering shipping!!!
Let the games begin!!!!!

Over 1,000 views!

Just found out that since this blog has started its received  1,078 views! 
I just want to thank everyone that has visited. :)
Thank you so much, you have all made my day!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy Birthday TattingChic!!!!

Happy Birthday TattingChic!
For you guys who have never been to their blog check out the link below.

One of my fav blogs of all time! The best one I've found about tatting! And just a awesome blog all around. :)

Just wanted to share this. :)

I love finding stories online about people learning to knit, crochet or other needle craft.
Came across this the other day and thought i would share it with you guys.

If you guys have any awesome stories like this or whatever feel free to share them and i'll post them up here on my blog. :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Grandma's Beads

Lookie! My Mom gave me something awesome that was my grandmothers. These beads came from my dad's mom. (oh why does such a crazy lady have to have such mad skills, maybe i can find that photo of her at her pipe organ she rebuilt)
Like a lot of things in life. This starts with one thing and ends with something else. Takes a sec to explain.  :)

First it started with a baby. Then family going and seeing the baby.
To explain something first, my family is spread over 3 states. We are in Washington, Bro is in Oklahoma and Sis, Mum and the rest are in Oregon.

Everyone in Oregon made plans to see the baby in Oklahoma. We couldnt... (poor)
A few weeks before them heading out I got a call asking if the trip was payed for would we come down to cat sit for my sister. It was Mom, feeling bad about us not being able to go but knowing someone was needed to watch a small army of kittys.

During the call she said that she found some of grandma's beads. Which at the time I thought she was talking about the weird plastic ones she had later in life. In any case Mom said she wanted me to have them. In truth I wasn't so sure I wanted them... In a nutshell I was thinking of the wrong beads.

The  night before they left Mom came to me and left on the table two bags, a small coffee can and a old old candy box. She made a comment that I should wait until after they left so I could have some time to enjoy them.

I walked over and looked. I opened up the box and knew right away what i was looking at. In these bags, candy tin and can, where the old glass beads I wasn't allowed to handle when I was a child. 99% of these are over 70 plus years old.

I opened the containers, like they would break with just a touch. Opening little bags and looking at the skill that went into these things.  One bag held necklaces, and an other held beaded leaves.

What was in the candy tin.
No idea how long it took to make some of this stuff.

One of the craziest things she ever made where her beaded purses.

 Im really excited to get these things. And dont worry all my feelings aren't hurt from getting to see the baby yet. If things work out we may get to go at Christmas time. Which between you and me gives me more time to finish gifts. :)

In yarn, randomness and this time, awesome beads.

I'm baaaack!!!

Sorry everyone for being gone for so long!
I'm still alive but I've let the blog lurk un-updated for months. Well no more!!!
I'm going to challenge myself to update at lest once a week. So keep dropping by to look for new goodies.
Theres going to be more going on here then just yarn bombing (still a lot though ;) ).
But going to make this more a normal blog about what random things are out there.
If nothing else i going to work at making this thing fun to read.

Oh! Almost forgot! Along with the updates, new kind of posts and etc. There are going to be some GIVEAWAYS!!!!
Craft Supply's, Random stuff, Old school patterns. :)
etc, etc :)

So a lot to come. :) And open to ideas so feel free to post here or find me on face book. (yarnbomb genny or

In randomness and yarn, YBGenny