THIS JUST IN: Order a pair of handmade socks--or slippers--to match your favorite pajamas! You saw it first, here, at Groovy Tuesday's! What a great gift idea!
Below are just a few of examples...
Now is the time to place your orders for Christmas Gift Socks! Hand crocheted socks from wool/alpaca/silk/acrylic blends. I purchase only the best yarn that I can afford from the America's for these gift socks, in fact, much of the yarn I have in stock is from a Kentucky Alpaca farm. You can find them here: KentuckyBlueFiber
Prices: Adults: $25.99, Kids/Teens: $20.99, and Infants/Toddlers: $12.99 The adult and kids socks are a basic crew-style length and are a little thicker than regular socks you wear with shoes. Here is the information I need for your made-to-order socks:
1) Foot length from heel to tallest toe or shoe size.
2) Foot circumference around the instep or shoe size.
3) Your first color choices, and an alternate color. If you want just one color, tell me. If you want a variegated color (self-striping) let me know the main color.
4) Although I can probably figure it out from the measurements, please make sure you tell me if the sock (s) are for an Adult, Kid, or Infant.
5) Let me know your fiber preference. Wool blends are usually for winter socks, while cottons, bamboo, silk are usually for summer socks. But, some folks are allergic to wool, so PLEASE give me some guidance on your fiber choice. I'll do my best to work with you.
SPECIAL OFFER: PURCHASE THREE PAIR OF SOCKS AND RECEIVE 10% OFF OF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER!
Please allow 2 weeks for completion. This gives me time to find your color choices if I don't already have it in stock. PRICE INCLUDES FREE SHIPPING TO LOCATIONS IN 48 CONTIGUOUS USA. Actual shipping to other locations will be added via email invoice.
Just submit contact form with the above information, or email me at email@example.com .
Thank you for supporting America's Cottage Industries!
For the first time in probably 25 years, I got the hankering for a grilled cheese sandwich with Velveeta cheese. The kind we had growing up. Then I heard on the news the other night that, "Oh MY! There is nationwide shortage of Velveeta Cheese!" Wouldn't you just know it? The first time I want to buy the stuff and some nincompoop has created a shortage. What next? Another coffee shortage? Chocolate? Sugar? Peanut butter? Well, it's like being thirsty. You're not, until you're aware you don't have any water. Alice: I KNOW what you're going to say--"I remember the peanut butter shortage....I caught Dianna with 4 pounds of the stuff in her cart that week." Ha ha ha. Filed under Hoarding.
I couldn't wait to get out of the house this morning and over to the Evil Kingdom where, surely, I can find some Velveeta Cheese. If they have some I'm going to get every last box on the shelf. If there IS a shortage, I can put it on eBay and double my money. I charge in there with my cart and race over to the fake cheese isle, ready to snatch the last 10 boxes of Velveeta left in Benton.
Whoa! What is that MASSIVE flatbed cart doing right in front of my prey, my "prrreeeecious" ? It is a stocker--not stalker--a stocker with at least 3000 boxes of Velveeta Cheese and she is loading up the empty shelf space. As I sheepishly grab my one box of Mexican Velveeta, watching my retirement dreams fizzle away like the fog on a sunny morning, I glance up and see, in the middle of the rows a HUGE display dedicated to nothing but fake cheese. American, Cheese Whiz, and Velveeta, Great Value Cheese Food. What the hell is Cheese Food?
I may be a little off-task today. Let me update you: Doug took care of his chickens this morning, brought up a load of firewood and stacked it. He left about an hour ago to see his Dad. I've cleaned out and organized my closet, done 4 loads of laundry, let some of the dogs and cats inside then let them back out, and then let a couple more inside. I've got my clothes picked out and packed for my trip to Fresno next week. It is cloudy, cold, and flurrying today. I plan to post a few more patterns for sale over the next few hours, which I shall begin just as soon as I get back from the mailbox and letting my chickens out....
Yes, supper tonight is grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato-basil soup (homemade, not from a can!) If you want the soup recipe just send me a comment and I'll write it down for you.
All of our sewing patterns for kids, teens, toddlers are now on sale for 50% off until they are gone or March 31, whichever comes first.
Before you pay for your order, send me a comment and I'll reply with the total for you to remit.
Click the button below to take you to the patterns!
who are we?
We are avid seamstresses and crafters since the ORIGINAL 1970's, and we're still going strong. We're also yarn, fabric, and pattern hoarders. ("Speak for yourself," protests Alice.) We, ok, I haven't parted with my stash in over 40 years until now. Maybe we'll have something that you just can't live without! Enjoy browsing!
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