Wednesday, March 26, 2008


As I mentioned earlier, I had a wonderful Easter! We went to Charlotte and stayed with my grandparents. (All except for my dad, who had to stay home sick) :( I love being with my extended family. My grandparents house feels like a second home. They've lived there since long before I was born, and we've lived in our house for 7 years. We got there Friday night, and then on Saturday we had a nice quiet morning. Before I knew it, it was two o'clock! I decided it was probably time to get dressed. :) That afternoon we went to my aunt and uncle's house for dinner and an Easter Egg hunt, along with my Aunt Julie, Uncle Al, cousin Courtney, and some family friends. We had a great time! Here are some pictures.

Me with my Aunt Elizabeth

Granddaddy caught snitching jellybeans!

Before the Easter egg hunt

Jamey and Courtney

Preparing to play "secret agents" (don't ask)

Easter morning, we woke up early because my grandparents sing in their church's choir and had to be there for the first service. Mom (aka "The Easter Bunny") said she was going easy on the candy this year, but it didn't quite work out that way. :) The church service was really nice. I love going to church on Easter. It's so special. (I always love church, but especially on Easter!) When I was little, my brothers and I would always sing a song on Easter Sunday, (because my dad was a worship pastor) but we haven't done that in a long time. After the service we came back to my grandparents' house and had lunch. It was a very big lunch! It was all wonderful, but I think my favorite was the pretzel salad. After we ate, Will took a nap, the boys played outside, and I sat with the adults. When Will woke up, it was time for our traditional Easter egg hunt! I had filled the eggs with Starburst jellybeans a few days earlier, so we were ready to go. I love Easter egg hunts. (In case you haven't noticed by now, I'm a big fan of tradition.) I suppose I only have a few years left before I graduate from "hunter" to "hider", so I'm enjoying it while I can. We had plenty of eggs for the 5 of us, so it wasn't exactly competitive, just fun. Reed and Will had a great time. They are good egg hunters! We had leftovers for dinner, and then we had to come back home. It was a wonderful trip! Here are a few more pictures. I hope I didn't bore you to death!

You can tell we're tired!

Lunch.... the picture is great of everyone except Reed!

I managed to squeeze in some knitting!

We're ready to go!

Zach and Reed

"Show and Tell"

Happy Easter!

(from left to right) Aunt Elizabeth, me, Nanny, and Mom

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Contest winners!

I must admit, I couldn't believe how many people entered my little contest last week! Thanks so much for all the sweet things you said. You made my blog-a-versay fun! To all the people who said to give Kirby a hug, he says thanks too. :) I was really surprised at how close some of the guesses came, especially since there was no picture. I was even more surprised that two people actually got the exact number! The winners are........ Kathleen (via email) and picn'knit! Congratulations! (picn'knit, if you could leave a comment with your email address or else email me at MadeByLindy AT nc DOT rr DOT com in order to claim your prize, that would be great!) The correct number is 63. Here's a picture of all of them. I hope you all had a great Easter! I did. Check back in a few days, and I should have some pictures.

Friday, March 21, 2008

March Mid-Month KAL and Easter Eggs

Here is the latest KAL! This one is cute, it's an illusion bunny. I'd never done an illusion cloth before, so this was kind of exciting! It ended just in time too, because we're about to go out of town. This is one of my favorite times of year, except for the pollen. I could do without that.

Last night my brothers and I dyed Easter Eggs. We had fun! I love dying eggs. I don't think I'll ever get too old. :) Here's my entire basket.

Here are my favorites....

My traditional rainbow egg. I make the stripes with rubber bands.

For this one, we put vegetable oil in the dye.

I think this one is my favorite! Rubber bands again.

My "Made by Lindy" logo egg!

I always do some half and half eggs.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

More dishcloths

The Mar-di-gras P&C yarn was just begging to be turned into a new DW cloth! I couldn't resist. :) It's such a beautiful color. I also finished "My Favorite Dishcloth" from Harvest Moon Designs. The title is appropriate! It was very easy, and I love the way it looks.
I'm sure you'll hear from me before then, but if not, Happy Easter everyone!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Blog-a-versary contest!

Well, this blog began a year ago today, and in honor of this very important fact, I'm going to do... ummmm.... Just give me a minute, I'll think of something. While I'm thinking, I just have to say how much I appreciate all of you wonderful people who take the time to read my blog! It would be pretty much pointless if no one bothered to read it. Special thanks to Hakucho, TEA, and Joelle, who never fail to comment. Not to leave the rest of you out! Every time someone leaves a comment, it makes my day. I still can't believe it's been a year! Actually, I almost missed this important event. *gasp* That would have been very sad, after all, these things only come once a year. Oh well, I didn't, so it's all good. Ok, I thought of something. I'll have a little contest. In my room, I have a rather large pile of dishcloths. Leave a comment, and see if you can guess how many I have sitting up there. This includes KALs, patterns I've designed, everything. For added challenge, I'm not going to post a picture. :) Whoever comes the closest will win 2 free patterns from my pattern blog. (Your choice) If there's a tie, I won't draw names, there will just be more than one winner. You have until next Saturday, March 22, to enter. I'll announce the winner on the 23rd, along with the correct number. If you don't have a blog, be sure to leave your email address or something so I can get in touch with the winner! Again, thanks for making my blogging experience so wonderful. Have fun!

P.S. Oops! I forgot that the 23rd is Easter! It still seems too early. Because of that, the contest will still close on Saturday, but I won't announce the winner until a few days later.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

More Finders Keepers

I've been enjoying making a few more Finders Keepers cloths from February. It's so much fun, and there are soooo many possibilities. Here are the three I've done; the last one I used different scraps, and I really like the way it turned out.

Sunday, March 2, 2008


I just recieved my very first P&C order! I actually got it within 24 hours of having ordered it. I just love it! All the colors are so beautiful. I can't wait to use them. Kirby was excited too, not because of the yarn, but because of the box. Nearly every time we get something in a box, Kirby get's to play with it. (the box, that is) He didn't get this one, but he sure did want it. Immediately, he ran over and sat beside it, hunched over with his head leaning on it! Then he looked at us with his "cute" eyes. It was so funny! Here's a picture. You have to understand he's leaning very hard. You most likely would have laughed if you had seen how excited I got over each new color I pulled out of the box! I think the Mar-di-gras and Baby Ombre are my very favorites. Here it is, all spread out. All my NEW yarn got me curious about how much yarn I had total. So, I got it all out and counted skeins. (Only cotton, mind you, although I don't have too much of anything else.) I had 198 skeins! (Roughly, I already forgot the exact number.) I go through it pretty fast though. :)