Monday, October 12, 2015

Saying goodbye.

When I started this blog ten years ago, I created it as a way for friends and family to read about our adventures in life.  I never imagined that strangers would find it and follow me.

While I'm grateful for all the friends I've made through this blog, I've long since lost the joy in blogging here. So the time has come to say goodbye.

I've decided to keep it open rather than delete it so the links, patterns, recipes, and tutorials can still be enjoyed. Of course, you can still reach me if you have any questions. Just leave a comment, or contact me. I just won't be making any new posts here. Should I decide to continue blogging, I'll share the web address here for those who want to continue to follow me.

Thanks to all those who read my blog!

Saturday, September 12, 2015


I left home this morning with 108+ strips of netting. I knew if I took anything else along, that I'd be tempted to not make scrubbers today.

I am happy that I was able to make 14 with 6 more half started. Add that to the 11 I made earlier this week and I'll have a nice stash to drop off at Nine Patch on Monday. I always try to stay on top of making them but I usually don't come close. Ha! Ha! Last minute crocheting three dozen or more scrubbers over the weekend is usually the story of my life.

Even though I struggle with social anxiety disorder, I'm glad the fear doesn't always win. I try to push myself daily into surroundings that make me uncomfortable.

I love being able to craft when I'm taking a bus ride with Nick. It's such a great distraction for me. I'm so nervous being around people I don't know. Being able to tune out my surroundings helps my stress levels!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Dish cloths fundraiser

I've been busy knitting dish cloths and heart coasters, crocheting kitty toys, and sewing tea wallets.

I ran out of thread to finish the wallets but will post up pics soon of them.

I'm trying to raise money for a group called Vernon County People for Pets. They offer low cost spay and neutering for the local community.

I've reopened my etsy shop to sell stuff for them.

Here are a few things I've made so far. If anyone has any shop name ideas for me, leave a comment below.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Stationary keeper

For some reason I thought to Google this the other day though I can't remember what got me thinking of it.

I was disappointed that I couldn't find much information out there on the subject.

I know some people don't write letters these days but I am lucky to have about fifteen pen pals that not only flood my mailbox with letters but I also do the same for them.

Anyways I read someplace about making a stationary holder out of a placemat but sadly no free directions were given on how to make it.

So, several weeks ago I bought a placemat for $2 and decided to make one myself. But I was too chicken until yesterday to try to sew one.

What was I waiting for? It  was a piece of cake. Using some tablets I got at the store, I started sewing. I didn't measure anything until I was done and it just happened to fit everything I had in mind. Although I was originally thinking of a sticker pocket, and completely forgot about envelopes, the two fit in there fine.

I made the stamp pocket larger to accommodate the larger stamps I had. They do fit regular ones just fine.

These particular placemats are great because I just sewed down the grooves.

I'll share the measurements later this week.