Friday, July 31, 2015

Five on Friday: Five Smiles

Linking Up With Amy at Love Made My Home

It's been a long week with a sick teen and a teething toddler. But, as always, I am wonderfully blessed and am always looking for reasons to smile. I find a lot! Here are five from this week:


1. It's been two short months since we bought Alex her first pair of shoes. On Sunday, we discovered they don't fit her anymore! These are her new ones. My baby's growing up!

 2. I received my second order from Mo's Sale. I wasn't going to buy anything but floss, but this gorgeous purple fabric jumped out at me. A bit of a splurge at $14, but it's so pretty. I'm trying now to find a pattern worthy to stitch on it. The floss colors from left to right are Sheldon, Emerald, Bubbles, and Peach.

3. I am so blessed to have so many wonderful blog friends. My friend, Linda, and I talk almost every day, and I truly cherish her friendship. She's already gifted me so many wonderful charts, and this week she sent me more! I am blown away by her generosity. Thank you so much, Linda!

4. Charts aren't the only thing Linda sent. We're working on some secret crochet projects right now, so she sent me a small sampling of 80 of her gorgeous variegated yarns! I'm having so much fun crocheting with new colors. Thank you, thank you, Linda!

5. I've thrown my hat into the Flosstube ring. This is a very basic video and not very long (10 minutes). I had a really fun time making it and am absolutely blown away by the fact that, so far, it's been watched 59 times! And I have 37 subscribers already! Crazy! Thank you for indulging me :-)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Come back tomorrow to see who won my giveaway (you can still enter today) and how many WIPs/starts I really have!
Thanks for reading and looking.
Blessings :-)


18 comments:

  1. Loved the video, its always nice to have a face to a blog but I was blown away by having a voice as well.

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  2. Such great crafty fun!!! All that yummy yarn and the wonderful cross stitch charts! You will enjoy it all I am sure! Thank you so much as always for joining in. Remember there will be no fiving in August, but back in September! Hope that you have a great weekend and a great August too! xx

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  3. Love the purple fabric and am VERY jealous of all those charts. I watch quite a lot of floss tube and am just about to have a listen to your video. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

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  4. Wow, Linda was very generous! You'll be doing Gifted Gorgeousness for the next ten years!
    I don't watch the YouTubes because the sound attracts my son who then wants his clips on!
    If you really want to see your viewing figures shoot up, add some credits to the end. He loves getting me to read the credits out loud!

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  5. So much colourful crafty loot! I see some wonderful projects in your future! Great job on the video. I would be too shy to try this!
    Have a great weekend!

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  6. Great job with the video, I feel like I've met you now. :)

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  7. Looks like you had a pretty good week!

    Hope your weekend is just as special!

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  8. Wow! Wonderful stash enhancement from Linda, she is a great friend, isn't she?

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  9. You are brave making a video, well done! I love that purple fabric, very pretty. Nice to "meet you". I look forward to finding out how many WIPs you have. Hope your teen is feeling better.

    Barbara xx

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  10. Awesome video Kate. I would be to nervous to do that. Have fun with the yarn and charts.

    Linda

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  11. Wow!! So fun to have such a generous friend and love those shoes! DD isn't walking yet, but she has some sweet purple Converse from a friend that should still fit when she does. Fortunately they bought them big!

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  12. Those shoes are sooo cute! That's so sweet of Linda, what lovely gifts! Those charts made me teary-eyed, lol. Will check out your flosstube, congrats:)

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  13. Wow, that purple fabric would have attracted me as well. And such a great new stash haul from Linda. I bet that made your week :)

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  14. I too love the color of your new fabric which I'm sure you will enjoy working on. How nice to receive a stash of lovely colored yarn. I would have fun making items with that too. I hope you are having a wonderful weekemd. My best to you :)

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  15. Love the floss and especially that purple fabric! I wouldn't have been able to resist either. :-) What a great blogger friend Linda is, sending you charts and things!

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  16. I only just joined Five On Friday and it's been so interesting ,looking at all the different blogs.. loved your video. And all the yarn and threads looked wonderful. That will keep you busy for quite a while!

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  17. cute video! I love all your yarny and floss goodness....

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