And the Winner is…….

I bet you are all very anxious to find out the result from this giveaway.

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(this picture is linked to the Amazon page where you can take a peek into the book/ I am not affiliated with Amazon)

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                                                                       Missi Starret- King

 

I will contact you shortly.

Thank you everyone for stopping by. I wish you all a wonderful day!

 

Spotlight Friday: gems

Today was “field trip” in my kiddos School. The last few weeks they learned about rocks and gems and so this was a fun closure of their chapter.

Diamond Del came, so the could experience gem mining.  They had lots of fun. And my kiddo brought quite a bag of stones back home.

A few years back when we visited some friends in NC and we all together went and did some Gem mining. How much fun. The kids still talk about that day.

It was something like this one:

I am not so much of a jewelry wearing person. I like the stones more in its original form.  Learning where it came from and how it was formed. But that’s just me. A lot of people have a talent in wrapping those stones ,are getting creative in other ways. I started a search on Zibbet  to see what I could find.


Item Title by Shop Name on Zibbet
Stunning Natural Ink Spot Agate Ocean Octopus Pendant by CrystalChrysalis

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Sparky Light Teal Drop Druzy Necklace, Turquoise Geode by NesoiCollection

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Tear drop shape sterling silver wire wrapped pendant with triangle shaped mosaic turquoise gemstone, citrine and peridot by byVellamo

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Modglam 164 Large lightweight wood hoops with gemstone choice by CalicoJunoJewelry

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Purple Amethyst Gemstone Necklace with Sterling Silver by SilverandEarth

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Bracelet Brown/Turquoise by beadablethings

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Valentine Heart Amethyst and Pearl Openwork Pin brooch by abeadplace

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Handcrafted Orange Adventurine Wire Wrapped Bonsai Tree byCrystal Beaded Designs

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Sodalite (blue) and copper slave anklet/barefoot sandal 1 by BrockusArtWorksandCreations

As you can imagine there was a huge amount to pick from. So go do a search and see if you can find one you like.

I found quite a few that I liked, but as usual I have expensive taste, so I just window , or in this case screen shop.

 

I would like to give

this book to someone who is interested in Micro macrame.

Some of you might know that I was a tester for Raquel last year. I got the chance to try out some of her macrame patterns and help her find if there was a issue .

I must say her instructions are so easy easy to follow. I am a visual learner and her clear and detailed pictures are fantastic.

 

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I still call myself a beginner. The whole starting a project still intimidates me a little because I can’t estimate how much thread I need and how to begin certain patterns. Not like when I knit, I just start and dive right into it.

Here are some of my test items

So as soon as the book came out I had to have it, of course.  A bit down the road  I had asked if Raquel could write a short note, so I could put it in my book. A few days later I had a new book with a nice note for me in the front.

Now I have two of these great books and I would like to give one away to somebody who loves to do macrame as much as I do or is interested in learning what you can do with knots and beads.

Here are the rules:

This giveaway will end Monday 24th of November 2014 at 11.59 pm

you will have have to follow my blog, so I can contact you if you won

and leave a comment below ( click on the little bubble with the + inside, after you scrolled down) and tell me what your first project would be from this book.

For anyone that lives overseas and wins would have to pay for shipping and handling!

 

Spotlight Fridays: Stars

A few weeks ago I had contacted Cindi from https://www.zibbet.com/intheshadeofthesycamoretree . The reason was that I loved her stars and wondered if she would do a trade with me.

She said yes and picked out some items from my shop.

The stars that I was admiring are all going to go to some of my friends this Christmas.

On Wednesday the mail lady brought in a package and I opened it up to find these beautiful crafted stars.

And she added a big yellow star just for me! I love it. And it will have a special place this Christmas season.  Thank you Cindi! IMG_3136 IMG_3137 IMG_3138So all those stars got me thinking about Christmas and snow and hot Chocolate and couch time with a good movie. Well it is still a little time to all that, but it is getting me in the right mood to tie up all the little loose ends before December 1st.

Let’s go find some stars in the Zibbet haven :

 


Item Title by Shop Name on Zibbet
Stars Galaxy Fine Art Cushion by EbiEmporium

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Falling Into Night, Abstract Night Sky Photography Print by ara133photography

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Guiding Star – Beaded Necklace Box by Joyananda

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REACH for the STARS- stainless steel miniature sculpture by ChavenelleStudio

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Star of David Beeswax Candle by AmiryasBeeswaxCandlesandGifts

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Star Bead by Irishka

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Hand-Beaded Starburst Card by CrazyDazyCreations

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Les étoiles magiques by MikeTedder

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Winter Mandala Greetings Card by SandraLock

 

there where so many items with stars, go take a look for yourself and find you star.

 

Spotlight Friday: Time

I really don’t know why turning back the clock takes my body longer to adjust than setting the clock forward.

I just went and searched a little bit about Daylight saving Time and  found this:

The New Zealander George Vernon Hudson proposed the modern idea of daylight saving in 1895.[2] Germanyand Austria-Hungary organized the first implementation, starting on 30 April 1916. Many countries have used it at various times since then, particularly since the energy crisis of the 1970s. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time)

I didn’t know that we have been using this clock changing since nearly 100 years.

When we change our clocks

Most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time.

In the European Union, Summer Time begins and ends at 1:00 a.m. Universal Time (Greenwich Mean Time). It begins the last Sunday in March and ends the last Sunday in October. In the EU, all time zones change at the same moment.  (http://www.webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/b2.html)

Some U.S. areas

For the U.S. and its territories, Daylight Saving Time is NOT observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and Arizona. The Navajo Nation participates in the Daylight Saving Time policy, even in Arizona, due to its large size and location in three states.

 

Standard time begins in Britain

Britain was the first country to set the time throughout a region to one standard time. The railways cared most about the inconsistencies of local mean time, and they forced a uniform time on the country. The original idea was credited to Dr. William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828) and was popularized by Abraham Follett Osler (1808-1903). The Great Western Railway was the first to adopt London time, in November 1840. Other railways followed suit, and by 1847 most (though not all) railways used London time. On September 22, 1847, the Railway Clearing House, an industry standards body, recommended that GMT be adopted at all stations as soon as the General Post Office permitted it. The transition occurred on December 1 for the L&NW, the Caledonian, and presumably other railways; the January 1848 Bradshaw’s lists many railways as using GMT. By 1855, the vast majority of public clocks in Britain were set to GMT (though some, like the great clock on Tom Tower at Christ Church, Oxford, were fitted with two minute hands, one for local time and one for GMT). The last major holdout was the legal system, which stubbornly stuck to local time for many years, leading to oddities like polls opening at 08:13 and closing at 16:13. The legal system finally switched to GMT when the Statutes (Definition of Time) Act took effect; it received the Royal Assent on August 2, 1880.

Early adoption in law

Daylight Saving Time has been used in the U.S. and in many European countries since World War I. At that time, in an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power, Germany and Austria took time by the forelock, and began saving daylight at 11:00 p.m. on April 30, 1916, by advancing the hands of the clock one hour until the following October. Other countries immediately adopted this 1916 action: Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, and Tasmania. Nova Scotia and Manitoba adopted it as well, with Britain following suit three weeks later, on May 21, 1916. In 1917, Australia and Newfoundland began saving daylight.

The plan was not formally adopted in the U.S. until 1918. ‘An Act to preserve daylight and provide standard time for the United States‘ was enacted on March 19, 1918. [See law]It both established standard time zones and set summer DST to begin on March 31, 1918.

 

 

I do enjoy the time we have in the Summer that we can spend outside. I love the short time before we set the clocks back that the sun rises while I am eating my break fast. I do have a hard time adjusting to it getting darker already at 4:30 in the afternoon.

What are your thoughts about daylight saving time?

So, what will I find if I type “time” into the search bar on http://www.zibbet.com?

Come find out with me!

 


Item Title by Shop Name on Zibbet
Handmade Soldered Art Pendant, Silver Bail, Chain -Time Monkey
by GlassWorks

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Will Rogers The Man and His Times by Richard M. Ketchum 1973
by Etagerellc

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Time Bandit Steampunk Cuff
by XquisitelyLadyM

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The time machine journal by Artbug

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9 X 12 Fine Art Print – To Stop The Hands of Time by CecilBobbyDesigns

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Unique Silver or Gold Clock Face Roman Numerals Necklace/Pendant Trending
by sugarloafmountainjewels

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Vintage Clock faces photo cards (set of 6) / clock mini cards by SandrasCardandCraftShop

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Earrings made of antique clock hands hanging on gf chain..
by lolibjewelry

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Photo Booklet Clock Theme Handmade Steampunk
by DreamweaverBasketry