Yarn and Other Delights

I've been so busy over the last few months, I've barely had time to breath let alone think about putting two coherent thoughts together. One thing I've been doing - crocheting. This weekend I went to a huge sale at Herrschners. It was LOVELY. Yes I know it was shopping but I got to look … Continue reading Yarn and Other Delights

Getting a Project Started

Recently I pulled out a bag of yarn and said, I'm going to use up all of these cakes. I only had one skein or cake of each color. This limits what I can make from these as they were each multi-colored. Combining the colors was not really an option. I decided I was going … Continue reading Getting a Project Started

How I Design

I've made my own patterns for decades. I love using yarn and my hook to make something that I need or want. My obsession with crochet started at 12 and has worked it's way from something fun to a passion. I like the exploration of designing and the creativity. What does it look like if … Continue reading How I Design

Open for Business.

I took the plunge today and started my shop on my website. This is an exciting step for me. I'm able to offer discounts and sales more easily than anywhere else. Right now there's only a few items listed. I've got two book series listed for sale and a few crochet patterns which can be … Continue reading Open for Business.

Three Day Weekend!

It's always nice to have an extra day in my weekend. This weekend I went to the City Market at the Whitewater Public Library. I had my books and crochet items and my niece took her jewelry she's been making. Winter before our tree came down The day did not start out great with about … Continue reading Three Day Weekend!

Not Really Scrap Yarn

In a week, I'm going to a city market sale. This is the first time I've really done anything like this. I didn't have a lot of stock built up so I was feeling nervous about it. My craft room is in chaos with moving things in and out of my house and the holidays. … Continue reading Not Really Scrap Yarn

Five of Eleven

I can't believe my time off is almost half over.  Where did the time go?  I know where it went - lots of holiday things but I've still managed to be productive.All the crocheting I needed to get done, I finished on Sunday!  I was very pleased to finish the slippers Sunday instead of Monday … Continue reading Five of Eleven

First of Eleven

Last night we went car shopping with our middle daughter.  Now we're waiting to hear from the dealership.  In the meanwhile, grocery shopping, breakfast, and other errands have been done by Ken and Vicki. While I worked on the computer.  I got blog tours posted, checkbook caught up and email dealt with.There's a dozen other … Continue reading First of Eleven

New Crochet Patterns!

There are six new crochet patterns available on Amazon and Smashwords.  They will be available more places in a couple of days.  These have been done patterns but I just haven't had time to go through all the steps for publishing.  I hope you like them.   Thread BookmarksNeed a small gift? Looking for items … Continue reading New Crochet Patterns!

End of the Year Hustle

The family got through mom's possessions.  We got them divided up, organized and sent off to the appropriate sibling or charity.  This includes the difficult task of dividing up her jewelry.  Saturday was a very long and emotional day.Now I'm working on gifts and projects.  I had five student worker gifts to make - can't … Continue reading End of the Year Hustle