Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A week until Thanksgiving....this year has been a whirlwind.  First of all thank you guys that keep stopping by here to check on me..or to find me on facebook, or message me, or contact me through my etsy shop.  It means a lot to me that you care..and wonder where I have been and what has been going on....thank you.  I think we have found our new normal around here...almost 6 months in the making..and we are still trying to sort it all out.  But I have hope and faith that God is in control and has a good plan..Let me backtrack for those that are trying to catch up.  In May my son-in-law hung himself.  He left 2 boys behind.  My daughter is caught up in drugs and is homeless..refusing to go to rehab, to a shelter or any place for help.  So the other grandmother and I have the two boys.  No it is not ideal, but neither of us felt like we could handle 2 boys.  Ok, that's all I am going to say about this situation for now.  But you all know me and sooner or later I am going to have it all out there..

Patricia Kristoffersen has remastered, reworked some of her patterns and is offering them at reasonable prices on her Etsy shop.  Inthreadiblehome.etsy.com     I am currently working on Tala.  One of my favorite patterns to start with..but the remastered one is awesome!!!!


This one is Irene..also a remastered pattern...yes they are worth the investment as they are really truly different patterns.  I have the original books so I was hesitant to purchase the remastered version.  I am so happy I did..they are similar patterns, but enough difference to make them different ...If you don't do etsy..Kristoffersen is also offering them through Ravelry.  She also released a brand new pattern..I bought it also.  Trish says she has more unreleased patterns but is hesitant to publish as there is so much illegal downloads that many designers are not putting there intellectual work out there.  Pinterest..is a site where there is a lot of piracy.  I have even had pictures of my doilies used as someone else's work...that's why the business card on the pic.  If you can afford a fast food meal..you can afford to buy the pattern...at least that is my opinion. 

Monica..I found the pattern...now waiting on the thread. I understand if you want to forget the entire thing...


WELL....I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving...count your blessings that you do have..and not the things you do not.   Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Making Lemonade...

I am making lemonade..you know when life throws you lemons..you make lemonade.  Well that's just what I am doing.   I am now have a grandson living with me...a 15 year old teenage boy...I am doing the best I can with a bad situation. I would go into more detail, but I don't want to hurt anyone, especially people I care about..so I won't.   I am blogging on a fluke..I haven't been here in a very long time...and my blog just popped up..so here I am.  For those of you who follow me..you know eventually I will go off on a rant and spill everything that I bottle up...so check back often.  I guess I can use this as therapy?  Probably not a good idea..the bat shit crazy is liable to come out..and then the people with straight jackets will wrap me all up nice and neat...

On the crochet front....I don't hook as often as I used to.  I do enjoy it.  But there doesn't seem to be much time anymore.  I try to grab at least an hour or two a day, sometimes more.  The hook soothes me. The hook relieves the stresses of the day.  I think everybody needs a safe place to go and my hook and thread is a safe place.  I can think, I can analyze, I can reflect, but most importantly I can find some peace.   I can say shut up..I am counting..and no one gets offended...try saying shut up to someone when you don't have a hook in your hand...it just sounds mean..

I am trying to get my store restocked with thread..there are some colors that seem impossible to get..dusty rose, lilac, maroon, and a few colors of blue...I have a runner that I should have had finished months ago..but all kinds of crap started happening in my life..and I can't even find the pattern...argh...



 
                             Yarn Porn

You can see I am trying to get my shop stocked back up.....I have another order of DMC Cebelia I am waiting on...Hopefully those colors I can't seem to get will be in the box.  Who Knows...

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I have a sink full of dishes, clothes to wash, and floors to sweep..so I guess I better get busy...so when life gives you lemons..make lemonade...