Shine's Thyme

Daily ramblings of a ridiculously happy housewife and mother. Come in and see how sweet life can be!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Winner Is........!!!!!!!

Happy Easter friends!

We also like to say "Happy Resurrection Day"!!!

Because He lives...I can face tomorrow!

Now for the winner of my pink candy-striped handspun yarn.......The winner is Twyla from Two Crazy Crafters. Thanks so much for all your sweet comments. You are all a much loved inspiration.
blessings for a beautiful afternoon!!
Love, Shine

Monday, March 25, 2013

Finally.....A GIVEAWAY!!! Homespun yarn!!

Hi friends! is the case for me many a time, I had a hard time deciding what yarn to use for my give away, BUT!! I have decided!!
                                   I'll be giving away two skeins of my beloved pink candy-stripe.

                                                 Both of the skeins are the exact same yarn.

                                  Probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 300-400 yards total.                                          

         The first skein, the fluffy one, I spun first...when I was first learning to spin. The second one, which is spun tighter, I spun a few months later. Now when I look at them, I don't know what to do! I'm sure an experienced knitter would laugh and know exactly what to do with them, but I'm not that great of a knitter, so...I would love to see this go to someone who could work a little magic with it!!. It is 100% Merino wool spun worsted, more or less;) . I will do the drawing on Sun., March 31. Just leave a quick comment!!
Blessings sweet friends~~Shine

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sweetie Pie

Last week was rough. Life is far too busy for my taste these days on any given week, but last week was different. My normal craziness, PLUS... quiltfest. I work at our local quilt shop on Saturday mornings. Just 8:30-1:00. No big deal, and it's really just to support my habits:) Very laid back and lots of fun. During quiltfest however, not so much. It's a full week of crazy quilters. Don't get me wrong..we LOVE them. They come in droves for classes, exhibits and to SPEND MONEY!!!! It's a true blessing for our little shop. Lots of local shops have closed due to the economy, but our little shop has managed to hold on, and quiltfest is a big boost for the year. saying all that, the days I worked  in the shop, I almost fell apart. My hats off to all you ladies that work full time outside of the homes. I barely have time to think most days!!!! Sometimes I wonder why I am so blooming busy???!!! Well, I could write a book on why I'm so busy, but let's just's all good and I shant complain. One day that I worked the quiltfest, when I came home ready to drop, my sweet hubby had these waiting for me. What a beautiful surprise! Maybe working ain't so bad after all:) Blessings~~Shine

Friday, March 15, 2013

{this moment}

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{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 
I'm hooking up with one of my favorite bloggers....Soulemama.

Blessings for a lovely evening

Friday, March 1, 2013

What's Spinning's what's on Elizabeth these days.
It's a  beautiful 100% wool top in Violets colorway.
                                                            Love those colors<3 p="">
                           Next up is Joy and she is 2 plying a gorgeous Silk/Merino blend.

                      I think I may be a little obsessed, because I tell ya girls....I LOVE to spin.

Isn't that sheen just awesome?

And last, but not least, Ludie Mae.

Ludie Mae is fairly new and is just being played with right now. She and I have high aspirations of making some lovely art yarn:)
Soon and very soon ladies, I do plan on having a give away. I have been inspired by so many of my friends. I will give away some beautiful handspun yarn.
For now, hop over to Cindy's blog and put your name in for her beautiful hand knitted dishcloths and towels, oh and homemade hand cream!!!
I knew she would have something special:)
Blessings dear friends