Monday, August 14

and now for something completely different

So, I'm moving to France in about six weeks, and that means paring everything down to the essentials. I have a lot of sewing supplies--some of which I plan on taking with me--but above almost any other notion, I love ribbons. Fancy, plain; velvet, grosgrain; rick-rack, satin; doesn't matter. But I have too many, now, so if you would like my extra ribbons (see exhibits 1 & 2), just leave a comment (with some way to get a hold of you--email address or link to your blog where I can find your email address) and on Wednesday I'll pick someone randomly.



I also gave away most of my yarn, but I noticed that what I kept was almost exclusively white. So I'm making a little shawl thing in all the shades of white yarn I have--trying intarsia/fair isle for the first time. I like it! the only thing is knitting on small needles--during a movie last night, I was only able to knit four rows! That's taking some getting used to.

The flowers are from Barrett, for housewarming and congratulations. More about that sometime, I guess. But for now: free ribbons!


Blogger paper-and-string said...

hi, good luck with the move. I'm a regular reader who never comments (sorry) but could not miss the chance for these pretty ribbons...never can you have enough ribbon....or paper....or fabric...whoops can you tell i am a hoarder!!! my blog is

11:42 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

me too! me too! I love to be in drawings...
I am

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Kathleen said...

Lovely collection of ribbons! Congratulations on your move...France, how exciting. What will you be doing there?

12:03 PM  
Blogger Tania Ho said...

please count me in, it's impossible to resist such lovely ribbons :) and good luck with your move !

12:07 PM  
Anonymous mj said...

ooh - ribbons!

12:13 PM  
Anonymous miss lila said...

Wow, a move like that is so exciting! I'm also a regular reader that never comments (whoops), and I can't resist the posibility of lovely pretty ribbons either. Count me in!

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Kristy said...

Moving to France that sounds nice!Chance of having pretty ribbon sounds very nice !

12:20 PM  
Anonymous shelly said...

Mmmm. That red and white polka dot ribbon, as pictured in exhibit one, is pulling me out of my "lurkers comfort zone" to say: hello, best wishes to you in France, and choose me for the free ribbon!

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Alexandra said...

I have just been reading your blog for a few weeks, enjoying every post. I feel kind of awkward posting my first comment just because I´d really like some ribbon to plop into my mailbox, but I couldn´t resist.. Hope you´ll enjoy France!

12:31 PM  
Blogger Lisa Martin-Bowman said...

Just recently stumbled onto your blog...have been reading for a few weeks now:) Would love to be in the drawing for super lovely ribbon:)
I'm feychilde on livejournal...also have a blog...but haven't done much with it:)

12:43 PM  
Blogger Funky Finds said...

France? Lucky girl! :) I'd love some ribbon. Woohoo!

12:50 PM  
Blogger Mama Urchin said...

France, you lucky duck. Who can't use more ribbon, or ric-rac or any of it (well, except people who are moving to France, obviously). Please include my name in the drawing!

I'm at

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Ash said...

I'm also a regular reader who never comments ;) I am English living in Holland and wish you all the best for your move to France. My blog is at:

1:16 PM  
Blogger Strikkelise said...

Can I resist? No, I cant.
Here's wishing you good luck with the big move, and welcome to Europe!

1:45 PM  
Anonymous amanda button said...

mmm, beauteous ribbontangle! I love those so pretty. I cannot resist!

1:53 PM  
Blogger Step said...

I am jealous!! I wish I was moving with you! Although I do not envy the actual moving of all the stuff! I would so love all that ribbon!

3:09 PM  
Anonymous blair said...

Seeing as how we are trying to pare down, think about possessions, etc, I'm only commenting to say I'm so excited that you are moving to France. How does one pack for a move across the country??

3:14 PM  
Blogger jen b said...

Wow, moving to France! Sounds exciting! Please enter me in the drawing. You can email me at

3:18 PM  
Blogger lisa s said...

wow. france? wow. super exciting!!


3:19 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Good luck with all the purging. It's hard work but I always feel renewed after I've paired down to only what I consider "essential." May you feel the same.


3:28 PM  
Anonymous sally said...

FRANCE? How exciting! I'm so glad I'll be able to see you before your big move!

3:52 PM  
Anonymous melanie said...

I would like to put myself in the ribbon runnings - if that makes any sense. I'm sure you won't have a hard time finding more beautiful ribbons to purchase in France!

4:45 PM  
Anonymous kristin said...

France...what joy!! guess you'll have quite a selection of beautiful ribbons to choose from there!! ribbons sound great!!

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Just back from my honeymoon and happily catching up on the adventures of my favorite bloggers- so exciting you are moving to France! If there are still ribbons to be had from the Bara collection, of course I'd like to be in the lottery!

5:31 PM  
Anonymous lisa said...

france? what? where in france? did i miss an important post? anyhow, i am happy to take anything--ephemera or fabric or trim or vintage buttons off your plate. oh, and will you be keeping up this blog while you are there?

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Maitreya said...

Ooooh, ribbons!


6:54 PM  
Anonymous Alison said...

France!! Fantastic!! What a great adventure :)

8:54 PM  
Anonymous krista said...

Luuuuurve the ribbon! Count me in please. And FRANCE?! I can only dream...

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

vWow - good luck with the move. I hated moving 15 minutes down the road, I can't imagine what it would be like if we moved across the ocean! Love your blog, would love to be in the ribbon drawing :)

9:51 PM  
Blogger laura said...

Oooh Ribbons! One of my favorite things! How exciting that you are moving to France...I look forward to reading your adventures there. You will be keeping up the blog, no? I hope so!

Thanks for the chance to win the Rubans!


10:06 PM  
Blogger Dale Anne said...

Good Luckon the Move and have a safe trip!!!
Your ribbons are FABULOUS....crossing my fingers.
My blog:
My Creative Ramblings:

10:38 PM  
Anonymous Crystal said...

ribbons and more ribbons! ...makes me happy :c). Good luck with your move. Wishing you happy days in France.

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

welcome to the old continet :) wishing you all the best from finland (trying my luck in ribbon drawing)

1:37 AM  
Blogger Counting Mermaids said...

Wow! You have a lot of readers!
I'd like to be in on the ribbon drawing, too.

Congratulations on the move. I have been thinking about relocating to Danmark for a while.

3:27 AM  
Blogger Medium Reality said...

i want to jump onto the ribbon boat - you can never have too much ribbon! you can contact me through my blog.

3:34 AM  
Blogger deb said...

oh my.. i would love your ribbony goodness. :)

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Jackie said...

Moving to France - what a lovely adventure!! Beautiful ribbons - thank you for sharing them! I'm at I hope you'll still be blogging from France - I really enjoy your writing!

10:30 AM  
Blogger Sandrine (alias Didine ♥ ) said...

Waouw, six semaines ! C'est pour bientôt alors !! Je te souhaite un merveilleux déménagement :) Et quelle bonne idée d'offrir tes rubans :) Tu sais que je n'ai jamais reçu l'enveloppe de ma secret pal avec les ribbons swap !! Gros bisous ! Nous serons bientôt presque voisines :) PS: if you do not well all understand just ask me :) Smooches

11:02 AM  
Blogger The Worsted Witch said...

France! Oh wow! How long will you be there?

11:17 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Hi - A while ago I posted a comment about doing a commision and you sent me your e-mail address. I have since foolishly deleted it. I'm still interested! Please e-mail me:

1:39 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

How I envy you moving to France! Not the move part but the France part :o) I'd love to give the ribbons a wonderful, loving home and have two wee girls who adore all things pretty so I think they'd be most welcome! Bonne chance a vous!

amanda AT clothesknit DOT com

1:57 PM  
Blogger brandie said...

moving to france? so very envious! i hope the move goes well and that you will treat us to lovely photos from your new home!
ribbons...yes please (and thank you very much!)!

3:17 PM  
Blogger Cristina said...

ooh my gosh your moving!! i just told twelve22 to contact you b/c she's moving to the twin cities...aahh...ooh your moving to paris and that is sooo exciting!!!
please keep posting and we'll all follow your move and dream vicariously through you:)

p.s....i love ribbons too:) enter me in your drawing if you havent already choosen a bloggie friend yet.


5:07 PM  
Anonymous kelly said...

wow - moving to France! what a tremendous endeavor... but what an incredible experience all the same! lovely ribbons...

10:21 AM  
Blogger Janice said...

thank you!!!

11:30 AM  

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