First of all, as always - a few house keeping items:
- If you're NEW here (and there've been a lot of new additions to the party!) I'm working on creating some tutorials to help you out. You can click on the links above or: See "Getting Started" and "Tutorials"
- To see all the past weekly challenges - click the tabs above
- Please grab the button for the Weekly Challenge (on the right sidebar) to display on your blogs! share the fun!
- The limit of submissions to the slideshow is TWO, but please feel free to post as many as you like to your blogs. I will take the first two presented to each challenge.
Can i get an OY VEY!?? what the shazbutt? This has been quite the exhausting last 2/3 weeks. No, i have not yet recovered from my nasal/sinus/dealie. I still don't have my sense of smell back, which is probably a good thing because on Wednesday morning at about 2 AM, Artoo woke us up, he was crying. Poor kid had thrown up in his sleep - it. was. EVERYWHERE.
So, a middle of the night bath, followed by clean bedding and jammies... and more and more and more of the pukes. Then, by chance, we heard Chewie moving around in his room - and i made it there just in time to put his trash can in his face.
So. Divide and conquer. B-rad slept (?) in the rocking chair with Artoo, who was sick all night, and i slept on the floor next to Chewie's bed - who was also sick all night, although not quite as frequently.
And the next day, they seemed to be fine. Until night time. When Round Two happened.
So, it was a rough week for those two boys.
And by Friday afternoon, B-rad was home from work - with the same...and was out of commission until late Saturday night.
So far, i've managed to stay away from the bug (OMG KNOCK ON ALL THE WOOD!!) So, there's that. :D Everyone cross all your fingers and toes that i'm able to stay healthy. okay, thanks.
|My adorable sir, from last week when he felt better|
|Chewie playin' with his transformers|
And now i just want to quickly announce the winners of the Tangle A Day Calendars (courtesy of Carole Ohl, CZT-Extraordinaire)
Using a random number generator - the winners are:
From the Facebook page:
Ladies!! i hope you enjoy this super fun Calendar. you won't be disappointed. Send me your mailing addresses and i'll send those out to you!! lauraharmz (at) gmail (dot) com
And if you did not win, and would like to buy one of your own - you can here
Now the challenge:
Weekly Challenge #106: "The Year of the Snake"
Sunday, February 10th, was the start of the Chinese New Year, and we are now in the Year of the Snake. The challenge is to be inspired...by the Year of the Snake. You can use a snake as your string, or use sprially typed tangles... or some other awesome thing...
and if you have never done it before, do a google image search for: "Chinese Patterns" and feast your eyes.
Here's my take - A coiled snake over two Chinese inspired tangles. (i'm so sorry, i'm terrible with tangle names, or i'd tell you what they are... the one at the bottom is printemps)
|Ride the Snake to the Lake|
|I'm not sure if the tangles used in Feb 10 or 11 have been claimed or named... if not, i'll break 'em down.|
If you have a blog, add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here)
Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;)
If you don't have a blog but still want to participate, you can email your tile to me and i will post it here. (See the contact tab above for my email address). The deadline for each weekly challenge is Saturday night so that i can round everyone up by Sunday. What this means is that i will stop adding tiles to the slideshow on Sunday. You're still more than welcome to do the challenges and add your name to the linkey machine.
I will be more diligent with the linkey machine - by editing out the ones that don't work, the doubles, the links that lead to nowhere, the links that go just to blog home pages (this is why we need those site specific urls), and the spam. And there is some spam. PLEASE do not put your *home* page in the linkey machine... please? for me??