It began with Dr. Who

For full disclosure, I have absolutely no personal knowledge of this show, Dr. Who. The plot, characters, setting elude me and the desire to learn more is not in me. However, I participate in a Secret Sister Christmas exchange with a dear set of friends. When I was given the name of my sweet sister friend, I knew exactly what she needed this year.

Long scarf

Dr. Who Scarf knitted by me!

I consulted with a fellow Dr. Who friend for some guidance on a trustworthy pattern and I utilized the pattern, yarn colors and tips from to keep me on track with this scarf. When I completed the Dr. Who Scarf it was over 6 feet long and will continue to stretch as it is worn. Yes, my friend is actually using the Dr. Who Scarf. How fun!

Modeling the scarf before sending it on its way….

After spending weeks knitting this scarf, I was so worried that my friend would hate it. I was thrilled when she absolutely loved it and is wearing it! No fun just letting it hang in a closet.

Love the colors in this scarf!

While time consuming just due to the length, it was a simple knit. There were a few moments of panic. I ran out of yarn at one point and was concerned that my order would get lost in the Christmas package rush. Thankfully it arrived just in time! Family members repeatedly offered to take it but I protected it.

The following weeks brought on more Christmas gift crafting that I am looking forward to sharing with you. I was able to snap pictures of most things before sending them off!


Do you like aprons?

I do. I love aprons. Not only do I love them, I need them. I’m a bit messy when cooking and cleaning. What is even better than an apron is an absolutely beautiful one. And even better than that is when it is free!

These adorable aprons are from marie-madeline studios; one of my favorite places to drool over beautiful fabric and lovely patterns. Small Town Simplicity is giving away an apron made by marie-madeline studios in your choice of fabric! Head on over and enter.

A Fabulous Giveaway!

It is late. I’m exhausted. So ready for bed. However, Mr. Cuteness is bit off schedule so we have a bit of cuddle time. I decide to check on some blogs I like to read and what do I find?? A fabulous giveaway that includes loveliness from Marie Madeline Studios and more! Let me share where this wonderful giveaway is hosted!

And what delightful goodies will there be:

From Roses and Teacups a charming night light:

From Sensibility Patterns an e-pattern of your choice:

From The Joy of Jewelry, Purity for Life earrings:

And my favorite, Marie Madeline Studios…Summer Shade Jumper Pattern and your choice of fabric!

Didn’t I say it was a fabulous giveaway!!!!! Hurry on over to An Old Fashioned Girl and check it out!