Monday, June 1, 2015

Happy June! A beautiful Yarny Present to start the summer!

Today, I got the most luscious bit of fiber goodness in the mail...

It came from Camilla Edmond's Etsy Shop, Mountain Girl Yarns. The prices are extremely reasonable. The colors are gorgeous. Shipping rates are beyond low and extremely fast. And when it shows up, you really feel like you got a present in the mail.

My yarn came in a plastic mailing bag, which, upon opening, revealed this...

See! A pretty present, all wrapped up, with a pretty bow and everything. You don't feel like you're just getting a package you ordered, it's a full on "Oooh!" present-opening experience. And there's a thank you card, and a business card in there too!

The back of the thank you card has a bit of quick personalization, which probably took all of 30 seconds to write, but made me feel even more special. It's remarkable what a difference the smallest gestures can make.

After opening up the pretty pink package, I got this! It's a delicious two-ply merino/nylon blend, fingering weight, with a fabulous highly defined twist to it. And the colors... the picture doesn't do them justice. I love the huge variety of color in this skein, as that is specifically what I was looking for. I wanted a variegated handpainted fingering weight yarn, with a high twist. When I poked apart the orangey bit on the bottom of the picture, I found a lovely deep teal. All sorts of colors that manage to not look too busy together and do not get muddy. I can't wait to see how it looks once I wind it into a ball, and then actually knit with it.

And here is the backside of the skein. ALL THE COLORS! 3.5oz, 400 yards of soft, squishy fiber goodness. Oh, and there's a little bit of candy as well. I swear, it really is the little things that make all the difference.

As long as this works up well, I will likely be ordering more from her. I love the idea of my yarn drying in the fresh mountain air of Montana. It just makes me smile. Between great pricing, insanely fast shipping, and stunning quality, this yarn should fill the void that's been in my life for a few years, since my favorite dyer stopped selling.

So, any suggestions as to what I should do with it?

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Digital Scrapbooking Goodies!

Hey there!

See that ad over to the right? The one that offers you a $10 discount on the MyMemories Digital Scrapbooking software? Well, they came out with a new version around the first of the year, they're on Version 6 now.

I started playing with it again, and I really do find that I like it. A lot.

Then I remembered that every week, they send me links to free Design Elements, Page Layouts, etc. so I can download them. And I can post them for others to use too! So, here's the deal...

If you purchase the software with the link and coupon code to the right, it will cost you all of $29.99 for the download. You can order a disk for the same price, but they include a shipping and handling fee. Once you've created your account and purchased the software, your purchases are available to re-download if necessary. They even keep track of your license code.

Then, when you find digital content you want, you can download those as well. And when you put them in your cart and check out, they get added to your "My Downloads" page. So you can re-install them as you see fit. This is extremely handy when you upgrade your computer etc.

There is a trial version available too, if you want to check it out. I'm not sure how the trial works (if it's time-limited or feature-limited), but I definitely encourage taking a look at it!

Now that you know how to get the actual software, here are this week's bonuses! They're free until May 17!

Freebie 1 Freebie 2

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Still here?

Oh hi!

I didn't forget you.

I just got sidetracked.

Sorry about that.

I'll try and pop in more often. Okay?


Until then, here are pretty pictures...