Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy New Year and a Giveaway! Winner announced!

The winner of the key fob is Amanda!
Congratulations! The random number generator I love autumn too! I'll be contacting you soon! Thanks to all who entered!

The month of December is always crazy for music teachers, and since Mr. Pie Plate and I are both music teachers, it was something else!  After our concerts were over, I tried as hard s I could to finish my handmade Christmas gifts, and then we hosted Christmas Day brunch and dinner.  We had a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends, and now we both feel like real adults, mostly since we cooked a turkey!  Here are some highlights from my Christmas crafts:

Key fobs!  I love their fun patterns and functionality! I gave these to all the female cousins!  I made a pattern after looking up so many tutorials on Pinterest, and I'll be posting my tutorial soon. 

My favorite cowl-neck scarf with a seed stitch pattern.  I made seven of these and I kept the red one because I love the color!  Here's the pattern! 

This is the hat I made for Mr. Pie Plate for the fifth anniversary of our first date!  It's the Thorpe Hat pattern available on Ravelry.  It's a very quick knit, and it looks great!
 I also made over sixty jars of jam, and many of them were given away, but I kept 4 jars for us! 
The giveaway:
I'm giving away one green stars and swirls key fob.  It's very fun and it's functional! 

It will fit right around your wrist, and it hangs on a hook so you can always hang them on your key hook if you have one ( I have one at home and at school). 

To enter this giveaway, answer the following question in the Comments section of this post:

What is your favorite season?  Do you love the cold of the winter, the color of autumn, the flowers of spring or the warmth of summer?
One entry per person please. The giveaway will close Friday at 11:59 pm, EST! The winner will be randomly selected and announced on Saturday.  Have a great week!


  1. I love autumn--it appeals to all my senses! The beautiful colors of the leaves, the smell of those leaves mixing with the crisp air, the taste of a Macintosh apple, the sound of crunching leaves, and the feel of a light scarf around my neck. It's the best!

  2. I love Autumn...crunching through the dry leaves and going on fall foliage car rides :)

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  3. I love the warmth of summer.

  4. summer is my favorite season, i hate cold weather
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  5. Autumn is my favorite season because it's not too cold and it's not too hot, just perfect!