A little story. We have to go back to the SewMamaSew giveaway a few weeks ago. As I mentioned previously, I did not win anything in the giveaway. But I did receive something from two of the bloggers I visited. You have already seen the owls I made from Carmen's pattern that she gave to everyone who commented on her blog. I also visited the blog, Flamingo Toes, and became a follower. Lo and behold, next day I received an email from Bev whose blog is Flamingo Toes. She told me I was her 100th follower, and asked me if I would like to receive one of her dishtowels as a gift. Of course I said yes. If you visited her blog during the giveaway event, you would have noticed the beautiful things she makes. Really, her prizes for the giveaway were gorgeous. Anyway, in today's mail I received the dishtowel Bev made for me. It is beautiful, as you can see. She has excellent taste in choosing the fabric and design, and she even made the bag she mailed it in (On her blog, http://www.flamingotoes.com, she mentions the tutorial she followed to make the mailer.) Thank you so much, Bev. I absolutely love it. I want everyone to visit your blog to see the charming things you make.
I am doing the Bag Sew Along that Kelly from the Make blog has organized (see the button on the left.) Our first session was to create the outside of the bag. This is mine. The nice thing about this Bag Sew Along is that we will be making coordinating accessories as well as the bag. I like that very much.
When I pulled my mail out of the mailbox today my July/August copy of Crochet Today was folded so that the outside cover was what faced me, and this is what I saw first.Is she cute or what? It's a Pomp-a-Poodle made with Red Heart's yarn that has pom poms in the strands. I had my doubts about that yarn when I first saw it, but I have now seen a few items made with it and everything looks good, so I will have to try it out. I've always wanted a poodle, so maybe this is how I will get one - HA.