thanksgiving weekend and giveaway winner

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving. We spent our Thanksgiving in Odessa this year with family and it was so fun. It is always so good to see my sweet Granny and get to spend time with family that we don't get to see often. Ella had a blast playing with her cousins and I'm so sad I didn't get one picture of them all together! My hands where busy crocheting attempting to crochet most of the time. (more on that in a sec)
Picnik collage
My mom brought some gingerbread houses for the kids to do and Ella had so much fun with it. It was a very relaxing Thanksgiving spent with wonderful family and delicious food.

Now on to the crocheting...
I have spent many hours (like 15!) practicing this dang circle scarf that Kristen just pops out with left and right. I have made them and unraveled them a million times and I finally got it right! Woohoo!
My first two scarves that I crochet had problems all over the place! They looked weird, fit weird and just didn't look anything like Kristens. I watched youtube video after youtube and finally figured out I was doing the double crochet stitch completely wrong! I was going through the wrong hole every time! No wonder they looked so horrible! 
Picnik collage
Picnik collage
I am so excited that I finally figured it out. I mean it's still no where near perfect but such a big improvement from my first scarf:)
Picnik collage
I'm still trying to work on my closing seam line...

Speaking of scarves, we have a giveaway winner! 
Thank y'all so much again for all the wonderful heartfelt comments. We enjoyed reading them all. We did a random number generator and the lucky number was 25. Comment number 25 was Kristen who said "Hey there, 
I am thankful for my sweet twins, my sweet baby boy, & my hubby. I am also thankful that I get to be a stay at home mom. I love your scarfs...:)"
Congrats to Kristen! Please email one of us and let us know what color combo you would like in your scarf and your mailing address.


Kristen said...

YAY!!!! I can't believe I won!!! :)
I will email you this evening with colors...i need to think about it for a few mintues...:)
Yall are the best!!

Kim said...

I didn't know you had family in Odessa! That's where I'm originally from & where we spent our holiday as well. What a small world. We need to get together for a playgroup soon. :)

Leslie said...

So it's totally unrelated to sewing?? Is it harder? Maybe a craft night soon?? I still need to bring you some cookies. I think I might do that today. Are you home?

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