Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Etsy membership

So, I've discovered this new website, which has been around for a few years, but I was never really on it: www.etsy.com

And I start looking around, and I find these simply exquisite stitch markers from a friend's daughter, who had been caught up with us in the Rav Rapture. And they're so reasonably priced, that I just had to buy them. And in order to buy them, I had to join Etsy. So, I join Etsy, which bills itself as a "place to buy & sell all things handmade", and within an hour of joining I'd bought from not just one, but two different sellers! Now I know I didn't buy from that other place. And I'd been there for well over a year. Hmm. So, hmm. It was word of mouth that led me to buy, not any advertising...

This is what I got (along with her permission to use the photos):

7 Piece stitch marker set © rlguerri.etsy.com

Vinyl Keychain Envelope © rlguerri.etsy.com

And I'm not one to buy or even use stitch markers, but since 3-14-2009, I have been converted. I used to use just contrasting pieces of yarn, and even twist ties, but these are just so gorgeous! And to top it all off, I ordered on a Saturday, they shipped on Monday, and I received them Wednesday! The packaging was worth even more than the total order. The seller, rlguerri, aka Deer Creek Artisans, had packaged them in her own unique, origami container, which I was showing off to co-workers and knitting circles, along with the stitch markers and envelope I store them in, for at least a week.

I am so thrilled with my purchase! I also ordered these (below) from another very creative, reasonably priced seller, and her link is here, jeanettejed.etsy.com.

Sodalite Medium Loop Snag Free Stitch Markers Set of 8
© jeannettejed.etsy.com

I can't wait to use these. When I get a little more money put aside, I want to go back and buy some more from both sellers!

And maybe I'll even try the hand spun / hand dyed yarn! Oh, I would so love to buy this yarn!!! Landscapes Lace Mermaid Merino - 880 yards for $35!!!

Landscapes Lace Mermaid Merino Yarn © rlguerri.etsy.com

Does anyone know of a good pattern to use for this? And how much yardage I would need?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Before and after

This is Lil checking out my projects, on Feb 7, 2009. Isn't she cute?

And this is a screen capture as of Mar 17, 2009, on a computer where the IP address is not banned.

W A R N I N G to others:

This can happen to you, too, anytime, any reason.
But don't take my word for it.

Read, print and electronically save your Terms of Services, found at the bottom of each page. It's periodically updated.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Suspended from Ravelry

I was suspended from Ravelry today, Saturday the 14th of March, in the year of our Lord, 2009.

I have an e-mail off to inquiry why.

I suspect why: Freedom of Speech died in this country.