“Then indecision brings its own delays,
And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days.
Are you in earnest?
Seize this very minute;
What you can do,
or dream you can,
Boldness has genius,
power and magic in it.”
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Visited my favorite aunt/cousin yesterday. She's actually my father's cousin. She lives in a victorian era home that is crammed full of antiques - furniture, jewelry, paintings, nick-nacks, appliances --- you name it; it's in her house. There's even a book published about her house (Dusty's House, available through Amazon.com). Among her plethora of treasures are many objects she crocheted in the '50s, '60s and '70s. For reason, she chose yesterday to give me the grand tour of all her…Continue
It sure is dangerous to sit down by the computer. Before you know it time flies and all the good promises for great achievements simply slip away... Well maybe not all, I had the most wonderful start of the day. This morning I went out and fed our horses, and listened to them eat while having my own breakfast. And after that my horse and I practiced together doing our homework in trot, gallop and tölt :O) Not bad at all.
Hope y'all have a good day!
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Designers generally work alone, with a little social media thrown in to make us feel like we are somehow working together.
Sometimes when you get deep into a project, it is difficult to see it objectively anymore. Putting it away for a few days can help, but it is nice to have opinions of others. Most design work is to be kept secret until publishing, so there aren't many people out there to ask for opinions. That leaves people like my husband and daughter to ask, and I think they…Continue
Another Social media page??!? Do I really want another one to manage? I think so, mainly because I believe in CLF and crochet is a huge part of my life. Who knows, maybe all the other SM pages will fall away, OR somebody will invent or develop a dash board where I can import all my social media to one place and work those babies like the maestro I am!
Join me in the in my loopy pursuit of hooker happiness!
My crafty set up depends what I'm doing - when I crochet, my favorite thing is to sit on the couch in the family room; Ottlight swung over my lap, glasses hanging on my nose, pillows in perfect position (I like a certain one in my lap to raise my work, and its partner as my right armrest), blanket tucked in around my feet, table with drink in front of me, remote at my side. Of course, I can crochet ANYWHERE if need be, but this is my usual place every evening.
During the day I'm doing…Continue
Today I'm wondering if I'll ever be able to wind the disparate threads of my life into a cohesive whole. So much paper, so many social networks, so few paying clients, so much yarn, taxes, projects, assignments, classes.......... so many ideas but so little time ........ too young for this; too old for that; too many obligations. Feeling so out of balance. Alas......... despair lurks just around the corner.
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I've been playing around with the social media infographic tools over at Visual.ly and thought I'd share a visual of my Twitter activity vs. Laurie's (she's winning) ...
I was just thinking, what do you say in the first blog? Do you introduce yourself? Not such a bad idea.
I'm new to crocheting, unlike all of those wonderful people who seem to have drunk in the knowledge along with their mother's milk. I have always considered myself to be "The Black Handywork-Sheep of my family". And my friends have often heard me say proudly : "If I can't glue, it I won't do it". My mother has just turned sadly away and my granny has through the years tried to…
I never not knew how to crochet, or so it feels to me. I grew up surrounded by expert 'hookers' and watched them work from the word go. I don't remember learning to crochet, but I do know it was my maternal grandmother who did it. I don't remember the day or the time, but I remember the sensation. I must have been only 4 or 5 is what I can rationalize. I think most 'hookers' have this experience of having been "payed forward" as we were taught by our mothers/aunts/grannies.
I'm finally back at computer and can write about this week's events.The week has been very busy and it's just friday yet... Hoping to get a lot done during weekend.
As I previously mentioned - a major Latvian business newspaper interwieved me about my business. Actually it is first time (at least what I have noticed) that crochet is shown as a business in Latvia. It has always been seen as a hobby, and certainly not for young people. So I think it's a great step ahead. And…Continue
I'm working hard at learning how to balance my two business endeavors; the crochet and the not crochet. Trying to get my life organized enough so that I'm comfortable enough. So far - I've had limited success. But when I see how many people are able to make some part of a living doing crochet - I'm inspired. Needlework - and for me, crochet - connects us to generations of women: past, present and future....and increasingly, of men too! It makes me feel part of a continuum. I salute…Continue
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Tuesday March 27, 2012
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It's a shame there's not a matching toilet paper cozy to go with these vests. http://copyranter.blogspot.com/2012/03/ugliest-mens-sweater-vest-in-history.html
I made 50 granny squares in a rainbow of colors (left over yarn)
What color should I use to crochet it together? Cream? Dark Brown?
I have "Lots of Cream" ! I have The Super Saver Yarn. 1 skein. A.S.A.P.
I've worked with plastic bag yarn (plarn) a total of one time. It was a neat experience to learn what it's all about and I was doing it to participate in an eco-awareness project called Something in the Water so all in all it was a good thing. But it wasn't for me. I didn't really enjoy prepping the bags and I didn't really enjoy the feel of plastic in my fingers where soft…Continue
The first week of March I launched my "Professional Services" part of my business. Well, I should say "officially launched". Previously I was doing what's known as a "soft launch". See, for the past couple of months I've been somewhat quietly gathering a few tech editing clients, a testing client, and a finishing client. These people I hold in highest esteem because they had the faith to trust me with their most precious possessions: their patterns. I gained my confidence, learned at what…Continue
Do you love yarn? Do your fingers get anxious for projects? Do you ever think to yourself or have friends tell you that your stitching is as good as what is shown in the magazines? Do you want to make some extra money by doing what you love to do? If you answered yes, you may be the…Continue
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I can get a little obsessed with projects. There was a time when I refused to use anything but natural fibers in their natural state. I would wash two or three sheep fleeces at a time, dry them, card them, and spin them. Hours, days and weeks were spent as I explored textures, natural color blends and learned how each breed differed in quality as I let the beautiful fibers glide through my fingers.
In crochet I will find a technique and it will consume me. There was that Broomstick…Continue
As I familiarize myself with the platform here, I will be making some changes to how the site looks, works and feels.
I'll try to keep you up todate and make all transitions as easy as possible.
If there are things you want to see here or features let me know, I can't promise that those suggestions will be implemented, but I can say I value ALL input. Remember, I'm the only one behind the curtain at the moment making all the site magic happen here on…Continue