Friday, May 16, 2014

Summer shawl

My hubby and I will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary this summer. As part of that celebration we'll be making a trip to Seattle. Believe it or not, even though I live less than 3 hours away, I've never been. We'll also be attending a fan retreat for one of my favorite authors, Diana Gabaldon, who wrote the Outlander series. Yes, my husband is a very good sport, going to a fan retreat with 500 attendees, a GREAT majority of those being women! He's also attending pre and post retreat dinners. He pretty much rocks and I think I'll keep him around for at least another 20 years! :)

Anyway, I supplemented my wardrobe for the upcoming trip and one of the chosen tops is sleeveless. I really like something on my shoulders, so I scoured the internet to find a pattern that would be light, pretty and match my top. Enter the Irish Crochet Scarf . I made mine using Vanna's Glamour in Platinum color.

It was tricky at first, but once I made a few motifs the process went much faster. By the end I had the pattern memorized!

I'm now working on another one in Vanna's Glamour in Ruby Red color. It will be used in a raffle to raise money for the charity that Diana supports, NPH USA.

I have immensely enjoyed the process of making these shawls and will definitely be adding some to the shop. What color would you like to see this shawl done in?

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


It's been almost a YEAR since I posted last! 

Life has continued on busy as usual. We have a senior in high school this year who is greatly involved in choir and theatre. Add in the freshman, 7th grader and 2nd grader and it can be hectic at times.

This year we do not have a Relay for Life team, however we are still raising money for the American Cancer Society as an individual walker. We've expanded our giving to include our local high school's theatre club and choirs and orchestras. 

Another change coming is that as of June 12th, 2014, I will no longer be accepting orders for custom items. The Etsy shop will only carry ready to ship items. This will allow me to create some items that are a little more time intensive. Hoping to keep adding a variety of fun and different items to the shop. It will also free up my time a bit to keep up with the family and with other administrative duties such as updating this blog and posting more on facebook!

Hoping this past year was great for you all!