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.

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

Nine of Eleven

Today I went with one of my nieces craft shopping.  I used gift cards and holiday cash to make all of my purchases!  The other great thing is everything I bought was on sale - everything.  So not only did I get great deals and the materials I wanted but I didn't spend a penny … Continue reading Nine of Eleven

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

What to work on first?

Project are swarming me.  I have one more I want to finish for submitting for publication.  I have three graduation gifts to finish and then I have to turn back to the blankets I am working on for my niece and great nephew. From there I have a mental list of things I want to get … Continue reading What to work on first?

Yarn! Caron One Pound

One of my favorite things is yarn.  I know it's weird and most people don't understand it.  There's something about yarn that makes me think in projects. My middle daughter and I went to the grand opening of the new Joann's store in our home town.  The three aisles of yarn were wonderful!  I loved … Continue reading Yarn! Caron One Pound

New Crochet Patterns

 I've published three new crochet patterns.  A Set of Squares is a hat, infinity scarf and wristers.  Squares done three ways to create a love set including a hat, scarf and wristers.  The large pattern provides warmth in the winter.  Featuring a square repeat, this set provides style.  Easy to make from the soft, large … Continue reading New Crochet Patterns

Crafting Escape

It was a good weekend.  Friday I left work to go to the doctor with Vicki.  We were forceful about her needing a different antibiotic.  She has a sinus infection - the first antibiotic didn't help.  Our ENT said this happens a lot.  So we got the second antibiotic and it worked.After the doctor's office, … Continue reading Crafting Escape

Crafting as Therapy

Saturday I had a plan which changed.  My plan was to get a bunch of book work done.  When I was playing one of my games, I got several hours of free play.  So instead of being responsible, I played on my phone until my middle daughter and a friend showed up to go craft … Continue reading Crafting as Therapy

Not the Plan

Apparently I'm getting to know the people at urgent care.  Yesterday Ken had an attack of kidney stones.  We spent three hours dealing with urgent care and then getting him prescriptions.  It was a long day.  He and I both napped when we got home.  His and my list of things to get done - … Continue reading Not the Plan