Tuesday, February 14, 2006

My husband is shoveling snow :-)
We had a snow storm last Sunday (I live in VA). It started to fall late Saturday evening, and stopped early Sunday morning.
We didn't have power supply for a day as well :-( My husband called somewhere to find out when we can get power back, someone said it would be 3 days later!! I'm so glad it recovered sooner than we expected. My water system is from well. It need electricity to pipe up. So we didn't have water too. I can't live without electricity.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

My husband's vest

I finally finished knitting my husband's vest!
I started to knit sometime in the winter of 2004, and finished around the middle of Jan. This vest was important item for me to kill latecy time at the veterinary, car service station, doctor's office, station, etc. My husband's body is very big! and the yarn I choosed was thin as well.
I'm now passionate about crochet with wool yarn, then felt it. My friend gave me a lot of wool yarn that she didn't use for a few years. So now I don't have to hesitate to crochet in front of my husband since I finished his vest!
Although, I have to finish one quilt for the quilt show that will be held in June. I have to bring it to the quilting circle on Thursday next week.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

So happy :-)

Last night, I could sell my small quilt and crochet small bag on the internet. There is a web site for people selling handmade things. I am a member of the Handmade shop since middle of this January.
People's eyes are so strict. Many kinds of quilt are sold for more than $50, depends on the size, but most of them seems have not been bought. I know how hard to make a quilt, and I need to buy fabrics, so the price that sellers set is really pertinence, but buyers seem to think it's expensive.
I set the price $25 first for my small quilt (the cat one), more than 15o people looked it. Nobody bought it. I made this quilt from scrap, and was not so difficult to make. I priced down to $20 after a while. Then last night, someone purchased my quilt.
The green small crochet felted bag was made easily also, and this was my first work to make a felted bag. It was like a test for my interest, and I had a lot of fun. I used wool yarn, and bought one set of small fastener for this bag. I set the price $5. This is just for materials. This bag was sold within 1 hour after I listed. It was very quickly!

I also sold Japanese incense that I brought from Japan when I moved in the USA. I love incense, but not my husband. The first sales was the incense (2 of them). I was very glad, but I had mixed feelings because it's not my handmade. But this time, the quilt and the bag were my handmade! I'm so glad to find someone who liked my work even she had to pay for it.