Thursday, April 16, 2009

Contest Link, Exercising, & Missing Candy

As I was reading through some favorite blogs this evening, I stopped in at Randi's, "i have to say...". I found myself gazing at the most darling piece of artwork. I'll admit it, I was on the verge of coveting it. Seriously, I really want it. Fortunately for me, the artist has other copies of it on her etsy store, so it's going on my wishlist.

The artist's blog is Tollipop, and her whimsical style speaks to my heart. Not only is she a very talented artist, but she also writes. I read one of her stories while there, and am now anxiously awaiting what I hope will be another installment.
Tollipop is holding a contest on her blog. Some very blessed person will win some of her artwork. The pictures above, as well as the darling locket at the top, will be among the prizes she's awarding. I would love to win something from her, wouldn't you? If so, go to her blog and leave a comment. If you blog about it or Twitter it, you increase your odds of winning. I did both, 'cause I really want to win. She's also offering bonus entries to anyone who can get Martha Stewart to come sign up for the contest. I'll have to pass on that one. Ever since she learned I set my Thanksgiving table with styrofoam plates, Martha and I haven't exactly been on speaking terms.

That Linda, the sadistic hilarious blogger at 2nd Cup of Coffee, is at it again. Seems she wasn't satisfied that she got our lazy behinds off the couch, or out of the computer chair in my case, and moving for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, two weeks in a row. Neeeeeewwww, now she wants us to do it again for two weeks, only this time we get to cut 100 calories out of our day, too. And we're supposed to be happy about that. Oh, sure, I could just not participate, but then I'd feel left out, and I wouldn't get my name in lights..or at least not in her sidebar as a participant. Having my name in her sidebar makes me feel all important and such. And the truth of the matter is, I tend to be more disciplined in my exercise when I'm accountable to someone.
Giving up that 100 calories, though...that's a tough one. I wonder if all my vitamins and supplements would add up to a hundred calories? Or better yet, I could hurry and gobble up all the leftover Easter candy in one day. After that, I couldn't eat it anymore, and I could count that as my eliminated one hundred calories each day, right?
The flaw in that plan is that Mr. Studley would wonder what happened to all the jelly beans and peach rings. He doesn't have much of a sweet tooth, but he does love peach rings and jelly beans. I guess I'll just bite the bullet and find 100 legitimate calories to eliminate from my daily diet. That would be better than denying Mr. Studley his extra calories. Of course it goes without saying that it would benefit me!

I've already posted this in Ravelry, but realized I've not yet posted about it here. The is a pre-felted picture of my Hobo Handbag I knit from Pipp's Purses. I knit it in Lion Wool, which felted great, though it took awhile.
I've since felted it, but still need to attach a decorative button, and am contemplating lining it. I'm still undecided about the lining. I'll show a picture of post-felting on my next post. I didn't have enough space today. Picasa will only let me send four pictures over to Blogger at one time. Besides, maybe this will pique your curiosity to return again to see the felted picture.
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So do not make any hasty or premature judgments before the time when the Lord comes [again], for He will both bring to light the secret things that are [now hidden] in darkness and disclose and expose the [secret] aims (motives and purposes) of hearts. Then every man will receive his [due] commendation from God.
~1 Corinthians 4:5 Amplified Bible


Wool Winder said...

The pre-felted bag looks great. Love the color.

Are you sure you can only post four pictures on Blogger? I can post five at a time and then add more.

MSM said...

It's all that Easter candy that is undoing me!!!

Otherwise, I'd be all about 2nd cup's second challenge.....really, :)

Thanks for the giveaway info.

And the purse is awesome!

Amy said...

I just love your sense of humor...and the bag :-)

Linda said...

I love the color of the bag.
That after Easter candy is a tough one. Just a few more days and I throw it all away. Yep, we keep it around for 1 week and then it goes in the trash!

Tea said...

The bag looks great! Can't wait to see it felted. But what's really cool here is your twisted bent on life and how you deal with it..too funny. :)

Joansie said...

You are so witty and I love it. I sure hope you win the contest as I can't think of someone more deserving.

Can't wait to see the felted bag.

Tins and Treasures said...

I can't wait to see the bag after it is felted. I have about $40.00 worth of yarn tied up in a bag...all knit...hasn't been felted...not sure if it is the right shape and afraid I will ruin it...

Carol said...

Love that artwork!! I hope you win Renna!

I'm sure a days worth of veggies should add up to 100 calories. Hee. Instead of coming up with one thing that's 100, try eating one less bite of everything all day long. I'll bet that would add up to more than 100. I'd wish you luck but I know you can do it!!!!!!!

Cute purse. Can't wait to see the coloring post felting.

Brenda said...

I have an excuse for not walking today. Rain and hail!

Becky said...

You are TOO funny!

And I love that artwork. I may have to register for that giveaway. Cute stuff!!

Sandra said...

I also love the artwork, it would be great to win. No candy left in this house, we only have chocolate eggs and they were all gone on the day. LOL. Though I noticed that the grandchildren still have plenty left.
Would love to see the bag felted, is it hard to do? Loved reading youir blog, you have a great way with words

Aunt Kathy said...

Wonder if anyone found Martha? LOL

Love the bag, can;t wait to see the finished felted version

Bev said...

Bag is absolutely fabulous and I'm completely jealous over your skills!