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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

 It has been some time since my last post.  I have so much to share but so little time.   Hopefully you will join my as I launch my website officially ! I have a real web master to help me and she is great !  With the new launch will be new products !

Stay tuned !

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New Products

So a Surgical Nurse came into the office to be seen.  As usual I always ask her to take her hat off because her hair is beautiful.  This time she gave me her scrub hat and I looked at it and said "I can make this!"  She said if you can I will sell them.

Hence a new product is born

I have been trying my best to think of something to sell when it is not cold.   I am now completing the Vendor forms for a major hospital that allows you to set up and sell your crafts.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Transitions and Changes

I know I have been out of touch lately but here I go.

This year is half gone and this is my first post in 6 months.   I could go on for pages and tell what is happening but I will keep it brief mainly because I have a short memory if I don't write it down.

Although this is my blog for my craft I have been just busy making product for the next shows this fall.  Pictures below.  As for what is going on in my life you can follow my personal blog Spiritual Stitches where I go a little deeper about myself and what is going on in my life.   For now here are some of my new products.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Here we are ready to celebrate Christmas and the New Year! I am so thankful for this year.  It has brought me a new business, new friends, and a new grand baby !  I am so loving this journey.   I could not have done any of this without the support of the most wonderful husband in the world!  Ben, I appreciate you allowing me to share my talent and make a career out of doing what I truly love. My siblings for pushing me to carry on what our grandmother taught us many many many years ago and I just happened to pick up a hook and make a business out of, and my Facebook family I really do look for those "likes", they mean a lot.

My business has taught me that I can do anything if I put my mind to the task.  I have grown from knowing only a few stitches 3 years ago to reading patterns. I have to give shout out to +Teresa Richardson , +bobwilson123 +OneVirtuousWoman O.V.W and many more for their outstanding instructions on You Tube.  I have spent many hours up with these women pausing and going back to watch them perform the magic they make with yarn.  I really would not be this far without you.  I also have to thank +Liz McQueen from Playin Hooky Designs, Vita of  Mon Petit Violon (lives in Latvia) and +Kristi Simpson at RAKJ patterns to name a few !  The crochet community is the BOMB Diggity !  I love you ladies !  Oh, ! and of course the men in my crochet life +Michael Sellick at the Crochet Crowd and +drew emborsky of The Crochet Dude.  I love you all ! I would not be the crafter I am without their help and the help of many more.  I feel like I have the best teachers who teach me from all over the world !

I have met the most kind and supportive people at craft fairs. I really appreciated when a customer came to me at my last show and told me she had purchased my hat a month before for her son and she wanted me to know he wears it all the time and gets compliments.  I have also built several relationships with repeat customers(now friends) and contact people at some of the best craft fairs in the state !  Rene @ The Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County.  I appreciate all she has done for me this year.  She is the best !!!

In the midst of this year our youngest daughter had a baby on 12-12-12.  What a joy to know that I am now in a position to help out if my daughter needs me to come give her a break, and I can spend time with the most precious bundle of joy.  I am one proud MeMe!  I also have to thank my new boss and my daughter's OB/GYN +Cherise Felix who gives the flexibility like no one else would.  There are not enough thank you's and I love you's for you and +Nina Shapiro.... 
 I know the New Year will only continue to build on the blessings I have started to receive.
Thank you to everyone for being a Big Part of my life !

Monday, September 10, 2012


The past month has been a world wind!  I have tried to be there for my family. Going to doctors appointments and chemotherapy with a cousin, my mother in law and my sister in law.   I really feel blessed to be there for them.   I know for sure everything happens for a reason and I was suppose to be there for them.

I took a five day vacation to D.C. with my family and then on to my middle sister's wedding.   I often laugh at the dynamics of my family.  I am really going to sit down one day and write a book.  You can't make this (bleep) up!

Today I went to a funeral of a classmate's mother.  I know her mother was proud of her.  They were very close and her spirit was there with us today.  It reminds me of our aging parents and how precious life and our time together is.  My hope is to make sure as my classmate did that our parents are taken care of until they leave this earth.

I am not sure how to sum up my day except to say it is by his grace that I am a sane person.  There are times I really don't feel appreciated and then something happens to remind me that I am.

Much love to my family!  you humor me daily !

Sunday, August 26, 2012

I have asked several crafter's for advice information on Craft Fairs.  Some are forthcoming some not so much.  I have nothing to hide because we can all learn something from it.  I want to share my journey. Here is my set up I did on my back deck to give me a visual of what I need and what I can do better.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mixed Messages

I have always been one to ask God for specific things and own them.  When I am without a job I don't look for one I really sincerely wait for one to come my way.  If I walk in a building and don't feel His presence I will not take the job.  Sounds crazy but that is my relationship with Him and it works.

I have been fortunate in that either someone will tell me about a job or the company will find my resume on a site.  I have submitted several resumes to many places but I am only rewarded when the first two happen.

I am now home as you know starting my business.  I have said that the only positions I would be interested in are remote or part time...... guess what?  Someone called me about a remote position.   It is very interesting and I have had two interviews.   I would love to have the job because insurance is so High !! I want be able to help support my family. I could also do my crocheting while on the phone doing conf calls and what ever.   I would love this job so we will see...