Tuesday, 24 November 2020

December 2020 Crafty Photo A Day Challenge



How can it be December already? It seems like just yesterday that we were planning for 2020 to arrive and now here we are on the cusp of 2021! Egads, well, I guess we should look to see what December's GGKCRAFTYPAD has in store. This month our theme is centred around Christmas, Advent, winter. After all, it's the most wonderful time of the year. Let's look at the December 2020 GGKCS Crafty Photo A Day Challenge prompts list.



What does ______ mean?
WIP = work in progress
FO = finished object

So, how can you participate????
INSTAGRAM - Instagram is the primary arena for participating in this challenge. Simply take your photo, add a caption to it, tag it with the hashtag #GGKCraftyPAD and share it. By adding the hashtag #GGKCraftyPAD , others who are participating will be able to see the pictures that have been shared for the daily prompts. C.C. is on Instagram as CC_JavaPurl & Dami is on Instagram as damisdoodles so make sure to follow them if you haven't already.

How will you remember what the daily prompts are???? Again, there are several ways:
~Save the image above to your phone or your computer and check it daily. Maybe even make it your wallpaper.
~Bookmark this post in your web browser and come back daily for the next prompt.
~Save this monthly Google Calendar as a bookmark in your web browser or even add the Google Calendar to your own Google Calendars.
~Follow us on Instagram as CC_JavaPurl & on Instagram as damisdoodles as we'll be posting the prompt for that day at some point during the day.

Most of all, we just want to encourage you to be creative. We hope this is as fun for yall as it is for us!!! Can't wait to see your photos!

And don't forget, each week, we will choose our 5 favourite photos from Instagram and they will be shared in the podcast / FlossTube and show notes for the podcast following that prompt. There are so many great photos and we can't pick all of them, but we love looking at everyone's!


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Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.

~Want another way to help support our podcast? Throughout our website, links to books, tv shows, movies, etc. are Amazon Affiliate Links. We receive a portion of what you spend when you click through our website to shop on Amazon. What we receive helps us with the costs associated with producing this podcast as well as with prizes & shipping for giveaways. Thanks in advance for your support!


If you are in the UK, please click this link, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:


If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:


~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

Find Us Online -
C.C. - (she/her)
~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurl

Dami - (they/them)
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as pinkiepurl

JavaPurl Designs
~ JavaPurl Designs website

GGKCS -
~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com
~ on Apple Podcasts
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,

Monday, 23 November 2020

Stitch With Me ~ Episode 31 (the Would You Rather Thanksgiving Edition)





~Baa Baa Black Sheep by The Prairie Schooler

#CCStitchWithMePrompts


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron



~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube



Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.

~Want another way to help support our podcast? Throughout our website, links to books, tv shows, movies, etc. are Amazon Affiliate Links. We receive a portion of what you spend when you click through our website to shop on Amazon. What we receive helps us with the costs associated with producing this podcast as well as with prizes & shipping for giveaways. Thanks in advance for your support!


If you are in the UK, please click this link, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:


If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:


~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

Find Us Online -
C.C. - (she/her)
~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurl

Dami - (they/them)
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as pinkiepurl

JavaPurl Designs
~ JavaPurl Designs website

GGKCS -
~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com
~ on Apple Podcasts
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,

Friday, 20 November 2020

Episode 422 ~ In Which She’s Hypnotised by the Ring Light





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
Dami -
~hat on the needles soon

C.C. -
~NaKniSweMo 2020 Sinister Catdigan on US2 (2.75mm), Soundview Fiber Mill 100% Shetland Fingering in the C.C.’s Pink, Charcoal Black, & Natural colourways
Project bag from Alexandra Brodt & Progress Keeper/Stitch Markers from Ann Tudor

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~None

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 11:39

Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~None

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Dami's Play

~The Nice List Box from The Black Needle Society - Use the code JAVAPURL5 for a discount on your first box of box to box subscriptions (the 6 & 12 month boxes already have a discount built in; not valid on special edition boxes.

~Color Street from Creativity by Gidge (Amy)

~Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for November here




What We're Watching, Reading, + Listening To -
Please be aware that we do discuss recent tv show episodes that have aired in the last week or so. This is your spoiler warning!


Episode 422 Bookshop List


~Harvey by Mary Chase - Dami is reading

~An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins - Dami is reading

~The Shakers... (workshop versions) by Arlene Hutton

~The Glass Scientists (webcomic) by Sabrina Cotungo - Dami is reading


October / November / December 2020 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 88-92 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge
* 61-87 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge
* #GGKRAL20


2020 RAL Yearlong Challenge

~October / November / December
* 92 days - 10 entries
* 88-91 days - 8 entries
* 61-87 days - 5 entries

~Read All 366 days - 10 bonus entries

~Complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2020 Reading Challenge - 12 bonus entries [all or none] (we'll open a thread for you to post this in December 2020)

~3 grand prize winners drawn from all the entries

~Shameless: A Sexual Reformation by Nadia Bolz-Weber - C.C. finished reading

~Unashamed: A Coming-Out Guide for LGBTQ Christians by Amber Cantorna - C.C. is rereading

~Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast & Swish and Flick: An All Potter Podcast

~Red Rising Saga by Pierce Brown - C.C. finished reading Book 4 & is reading Book 5

~I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick - C.C. finished reading

~Road Out of Winter by Alison Stine - C.C. finished reading

~Lucy Kincaid Series by Allison Brennan - C.C. finished reading Books 13, 14, & 15, & is reading Book 16

~Autoboyography by Christina Lauren - C.C. finished reading

~Monk - finished rewatching Season 4 & rewatching Season 5

~The Handmaid’s Tale - finished watching Season 1 & watching Season 2

~The Masked Singer - watching Season 4

~Supernatural - watching Season 15

~Star Trek: Discovery - watching Season 3

~The Mandalorian - watching Season 2

~The Blacklist - watching Season 8

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 12

~NCIS: New Orleans - watching Season 7

~NCIS - watching Season 18

~NEXT - watching Season 1

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Cabin Pressure

~Random Spotify Playlists

September / October / November Artistic Autumnal AL -


*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin/stitch/sew that you can convince us relates to autumn

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-September and finished no later than 30-November

*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Facebook Group FO Thread counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. If your project is not at least 20yds/18.3m, you need to group it in a single post with other projects that together total at least 20yds/18.3m. For stitching/sewing projects, we’ll leave it to your best judgment. If you wanted our official ruling, PM email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com

*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*Please complete our Google form in order to help us make sure you are receiving a prize that you'll actually enjoy using.

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com


Stitch Marker Sets made & donated by Julia of Pandia's Jewels - 1 Labyrinth & 1 Frankenstein - 2 winners will each win a random set


Orange Camper bag by ArtByAna from Rhonda


Just CrossStitch Volume 37, No. 5 - October 2019


Hilde’s Brew pattern by Michelle of Bendy Stitchy Designs


Zipper Pouch & mini-skeins from Hillary

*Must be a member of the our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube to participate

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSAutumn20

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-December and winner(s) drawn on the next podcast following that

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

*There is a Chatter Thread in our Facebook group so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeks -
Originally asked/answered in 2016:
Krystal asks:
I’ve decided that I would do some charity knitting this year, and I’ve started making preemie hats. I love your pattern, as it’s super easy and looks great. I was wondering a few things: Do you just do an Internet search to find hospitals or NICUs that accept donations? Or, do you call them? I would really like to donate locally if possible. When you send in the donations, do you label them in any way--size, fiber?

Misc. -
~The Black Needle Society VIP - Use the code JAVAPURL5 for a discount on your first box of box to box subscriptions (the 6 & 12 month boxes already have a discount built in; not valid on special edition boxes.


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron



~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube



~Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.

~Want another way to help support our podcast? Throughout our website, links to books, tv shows, movies, etc. are Amazon Affiliate Links. We receive a portion of what you spend when you click through our website to shop on Amazon. What we receive helps us with the costs associated with producing this podcast as well as with prizes & shipping for giveaways. Thanks in advance for your support!


If you are in the UK, please click this link, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:


If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:


~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

Find Us Online -
C.C. - (she/her)
~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurl

Dami - (they/them)
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as pinkiepurl

JavaPurl Designs
~ JavaPurl Designs website

GGKCS -
~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com
~ on Apple Podcasts
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,

Friday, 13 November 2020

Episode 421 ~ In Which I Have a Lot of Hope





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
~NaKniSweMo 2020 Sinister Catdigan on US2 (2.75mm), Soundview Fiber Mill 100% Shetland Fingering in the C.C.’s Pink, Charcoal Black, & Natural colourways
Project bag from Alexandra Brodt & Progress Keeper/Stitch Markers from Ann Tudor

Finished Projects -
~Nothing to see here

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 10:17

~Baa Baa Black Sheep by The Prairie Schooler
Project bag from Tilting Planet

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Dami's Play

~Color Street from Creativity by Gidge (Amy)

~Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for November here


What We're Watching, Reading, + Listening To -
Please be aware that we do discuss recent tv show episodes that have aired in the last week or so. This is your spoiler warning!


Episode 421 Bookshop List



October / November / December 2020 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 88-92 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge
* 61-87 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge
* #GGKRAL20


2020 RAL Yearlong Challenge

~October / November / December
* 92 days - 10 entries
* 88-91 days - 8 entries
* 61-87 days - 5 entries

~Read All 366 days - 10 bonus entries

~Complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2020 Reading Challenge - 12 bonus entries [all or none] (we'll open a thread for you to post this in December 2020)

~3 grand prize winners drawn from all the entries

~Shameless: A Sexual Reformation by Nadia Bolz-Weber - C.C. is reading

~Unashamed: A Coming-Out Guide for LGBTQ Christians by Amber Cantorna - C.C. is rereading

~The Fixed Stars by Molly Wizenberg - C.C. finished reading

~Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast & Swish and Flick: An All Potter Podcast

~A Deadly Education (The Scholomance #1) by Naomi Novik - C.C. is reading

~Red Rising Saga by Pierce Brown - C.C. is reading Book 4

~A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby (Rogues and Remarkable Women #1) by Vanessa Riley - C.C. finished reading

~I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick - C.C. is reading

~Movies - The Upside

~Monk - rewatching Season 4

~House Hunters - watching

~The Masked Singer - Season 4

~Supernatural - watching Season 15

~Star Trek: Discovery - watching Season 3

~The Mandalorian - watching Season 2

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 12

~NCIS: New Orleans - watching Season 7

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Unlocking Us With Brené Brown

~Random Spotify Playlists

September / October / November Artistic Autumnal AL -


*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin/stitch/sew that you can convince us relates to autumn

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-September and finished no later than 30-November

*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Facebook Group FO Thread counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. If your project is not at least 20yds/18.3m, you need to group it in a single post with other projects that together total at least 20yds/18.3m. For stitching/sewing projects, we’ll leave it to your best judgment. If you wanted our official ruling, PM email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com

*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*Please complete our Google form in order to help us make sure you are receiving a prize that you'll actually enjoy using.

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com


Stitch Marker Sets made & donated by Julia of Pandia's Jewels - 1 Labyrinth & 1 Frankenstein - 2 winners will each win a random set


Orange Camper bag by ArtByAna from Rhonda


Just CrossStitch Volume 37, No. 5 - October 2019


Hilde’s Brew pattern by Michelle of Bendy Stitchy Designs


Zipper Pouch & mini-skeins from Hillary

*Must be a member of the our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube to participate

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSAutumn20

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-December and winner(s) drawn on the next podcast following that

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

*There is a Chatter Thread in our Facebook group so we can encourage each other along the way.

Misc. -
~The Black Needle Society VIP - Use the code JAVAPURL5 for a discount on your first box of box to box subscriptions (the 6 & 12 month boxes already have a discount built in; not valid on special edition boxes.


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron



~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube



~Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.

~Want another way to help support our podcast? Throughout our website, links to books, tv shows, movies, etc. are Amazon Affiliate Links. We receive a portion of what you spend when you click through our website to shop on Amazon. What we receive helps us with the costs associated with producing this podcast as well as with prizes & shipping for giveaways. Thanks in advance for your support!


If you are in the UK, please click this link, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:


If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:


~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

Find Us Online -
C.C. - (she/her)
~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurl

Dami - (they/them)
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as pinkiepurl

JavaPurl Designs
~ JavaPurl Designs website

GGKCS -
~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com
~ on Apple Podcasts
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,