Well, I think it's time for some sort of giveaway - in honor of my Mom who always thought of others before herself. She was a great person to make gifts for because she would wear or use everything you gave her. She used to say that she never understood why so many people would go to the stores and return their gifts after the holidays - and I can honestly say that she never returned any gift she received. She wore the scarves that my sister and I knit for her, the fleece coat I sewed, the felted hat I made, even the apron I made for her so very long ago that I doubt my sewing skills were that great. And so many other things. When she died, my sister said that the beaded Odessa hat I had given her last year was on the nightstand next to her bed. I always love making things for people that I know are going to use them.
So, let's give some stuff away. There will definitely be a book - "Spin to Knit" very nicely signed by the author, Shannon Okey. And there will probably be some fiber and/or yarn. Now, you ask, what do you need to do to possibly get such wonderful prizes? Please leave a comment and tell about something wild/crazy that you have done. It doesn't have to be the craziest thing but should be something a little out there. Here is my contribution. About ten years ago, I took a trip to New Zealand with my parents. My husband didn't want to go, but I figured this was a good chance to see a place I had always wanted to travel too. Plus, I'd get to spend some fun times with my Mom and Dad. One morning, we stopped at a place where there was the opportunity to bungy jump off of a bridge (it was run by AJ Hackett Bungy and it was at the Kawarau Bridge). Sometimes, I get this weird feeling when I am faced with something I know I will (most likely) never have the chance to do again. I think it is because I hate to think of saying "I wish I had...". So, I decided to jump. They give you the option of jumping with someone and I decided to go this route, because I knew I would never, voluntarily, dive head first off of a bridge. It was quite a wild feeling, bouncing up and down on a huge rubber band and then hanging upside down while they get you into the boat. And that jump - yeah, I would never have done it on my own. I remember grabbing very tightly to that girl who jumped with me. But, I'm glad I did it and will never have to say "I wish I had!".
OK - now it's your turn. Have fun with it!!