More Crochet Patterns Published


Lacy Length, Light and Lacy, Fiesta Throw and Drunken Doubles are all individual crochet patterns I created and published yesterday.  To create a hard copy, I put Woven Winter Scarf with Drunken Doubles, Lacy Length, and Light and Lacy to create Collection of Four Scarves.

There are links to all of them on my website:

The collection is available in hardcopy on Amazon
Light and Lacy and Lacy Length were made for my daughters in Georgia.  They are made from baby yarn which is light weight so the girls can wear them on their cooler days and still get use of them in the warmer climates.

Drunken Doubles – love this name – was made from Caron Simply Soft yarn which is one of my absolute favorites.  I ADORE the yarn, it is always good quality and great color combos.  The pattern was fun and easy to work up.  The simplicity of the pattern allowed the pattern of the yarn to come through and be amazing.

Fiesta throw was made for one of my student workers as a graduation gift.  Her face on seeing it was worth every second of the time I put into it.  She loved it.  It is fun with bright fun colors.  It is a throw to flip over you on the chilly spring nights.


Moon Affirmations is on Amazon!

The paperback of this book is now available on Amazon!  It looks a bit raw as I think they are still working on the page but it is available – see the link below.

Now I need to start working on how to create an audio book because that is the next step for this book.  I want it available in all formats that I think the end user will find helpful.  It is a matter of figuring out how to create an audio book. 

I know that sounds ambitious but I think for this book an audio book will help the reader to perform the meditations.  It will become like a guided meditation rather than having the reader memorize what they are supposed to be meditating on. 

Check out the paper copy here:

Moon Affirmations Daily Meditations Using the Moon Phases to Focus Your Energy

This book has been close to my heart for a good many years.  It has been with different publishers and close to be published a number of times.  Finally, it is a reality.  I’m very excited and proud to let everyone know that Moon Affirmations is finally available. 
The book started while meditating at a local county park with my dear friend Laura.  Lying on the ground staring up at the moon through the tree limbs inspired me.  The first go round took me two weeks to write.  It has grown in length and depth since then. 
TJ came on board and has created some beautiful illustrations that enhance my words.  It is her first publication.  She is a wonderful artist with great talent. 
Come see what all the fuss is about.  Moon Affirmations is available on

Published in 2012

One of my poems is published in the current issue of CC&D.  You can view it at and if you want a hard copy of it you can buy it at

It is very reasonably priced and hopefully you will enjoy what I have in there and what all the other authors did as well.  I’ve ordered my copy and am looking forward to seeing it in print.

More Published Items

Well it has been a good week for me.  Here is the link for the second place I’ve been published. 

cc&d magazine

Click on the link.  Then click on writers which should have another screen popping open.  On that screen scroll to nearly the bottom to find my name and click on it.  You will see the two poems that have been accepted. 

Last night I worked on a fictional short story till about one in the morning.  I had intended to get up and go to the pool today but didn’t because I was still sleeping when mom called.  I finished the short story and went to bed.  While lying in bed trying to go to sleep I realized I wanted to say more in my ending.  The great thing about this is that I could say to myself I’ll do it in the morning and I am able to do it this morning. 

My plan for the day – well fix the ending of the short story.  Then I have to clear my desk a bit so I have room to work.  I have three or four short essays to finish and a couple of other shorter projects in the works that I want to get through the next step.  If I haven’t totally used up my day I’ll work on submissions.  Tonight after Ken goes to bed I’m going to work on one of my longer projects that has been nudging me.  I swear these projects are like the anxious child in the back of the classroom with their hand raise and wiggling in their seat saying pick me pick me.  Today I hope to get a lot of those anxious children completed and on its way to editors. 

Back to Work

It has been a busy weekend.  Vicki and I watched an entire season of Merlin series.  Now we are caught up to the current season.  I crocheted while I watched for most of the time.  Still not done with the baby blanket.  I worked on that during craft day.  We had a good time.  There were five of us though one went off to watch the Packers play football rather than sit with the crafters. 

Mostly I crocheted but I also helped arrange beads for Vicki’s necklace Beth was making.  The three of us worked on it arranging and spilling beads everywhere.  The little suckers like to bounce and scramble all over the place.  I’m sure we will be finding them in our living room for a while. 

I wrote part of a chapter last night.  It was to the point where I could see the scene.  I worked for a couple of hours and got half the chapter done.  I will be finishing it tonight most likely.  I have to go back and reread a section or two to make sure I have details right.  After that I’ll be finishing the chapter.  I can already see that part in my head. 

I got a surprise in the mail on Saturday.  One of my poems was published in The Unicorn – I’ve updated the credits page to reflect this new publication.  I was thrilled as I wasn’t expecting it.  Rev Paul does a wonderful job on this small publication.  It is always an honor to have one of my pieces included in his publication. 

Now it is back to work today.  It should be an interesting day.  Being morning all I really want to do is go back to sleep but I like my paycheck so I’ll just keep working.