Saturday, April 25, 2015

Peony Crochet Cowl (FREE Pattern)

I had a great day listening to an audio book ("Fall On Your Knees" by Ann-Marie MacDonald) and finishing a cowl this afternoon.

My 9 year old daughter has been my patient model as I master my iPhone photo-taking skills. I've been using white backdrops and figured out a combo of natural and a lamp to get crisp shots plus some online photo editing sites. I think I'm improving.

I listed this item on my Etsy shop if you want to check it out. Feedback on my little shop is appreciated as I'm a fairly new online business owner.

What did you get done today that makes you happy?

I used RedHeart's FREE Easy Tropical Cowl pattern.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Keeping Busy with Crafts

I haven't had the mindset or the arm strength to finish any projects but here is what I'm playing with this week craft-wise.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day 2015!

I have always been concerned about the Earth yet somehow now that I have children I feel even more passionate about making better choices to ensure it is a good world for my children and theirs and beyond to live in.

As we all take this day (as we should each day we are granted life on this wonder planet), to consider how we can do our part to make earth a better place to live in, here are some inspiring ways others have (or are) contributing to the celebration.

What do you do either on this day or regularly to keep our Earth beautiful?
  1. Find out how our work in Haiti strives to help address environmental issues while creating economic opportunity.
  2. State of the planet: 7 eye-opening facts for Earth Day
  3. Your Everyday Earth Day Checklist
  4. Earth Day: Must know facts
  5. 10 Simple Ways to Go Green and Save Green This Earth Day
  6. #EarthDayEveryday: Tips for Every Day Living

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Quilting Injury

I had a marathon quilting session on the Easter weekend (April 3-6). I successfully long-arm quilted two queen-size quilts and one king-size quilt in 2.5 very long days.

There was a push for me to finish these all as we were visiting my mother-in-law who has a king-sized frame (mine only holds up to a queen) and since I had 4 days up there I decided