Thursday, April 24, 2014

Quick Update

Hi everyone,

I thought I had better post something since it has been nearly a month since my last post. I am still working on the Jesus latch hook. I'm almost half way finished with the project so I will have a picture for you soon. Anyway, it has been a busy 4 weeks with my son's home education lessons, Easter, two birthdays and two anniversaries that I combined with Easter dinner, and dentist appointments. On top of that, I think I have a pinched nerve. It was intermittent for a couple of months but it has been ongoing with the exception of a couple of days this past month. The pain is almost paralyzing at times between my shoulder blades and the pain continues down my arms to my elbows and my fingers tingle like they are asleep. It interrupts my sleep and slows down my daily routines. I'm so ashamed because I am such an unimportant person as far as people go and the things I feel like I have to do are equally unimportant. But the pain and loss of sleep is making me grouchy so I feel like I need to do something.

I have ruled out lung cancer, esophagus cancer, and possible heart attack-on-the-way through my own research. A simple shot can get rid of the pain if it is a pinched nerve. Again, mere shame is keeping me from going through with this. Doctors look at me like I'm an idiot when I express my pain and have to tell them I'm just a housewife (a very unimportant roll in society today). Until I get up my nerve, things will just move along slowly. I'm not whining but I felt like I owed you an explanation for my absence - and perhaps a prolonged absence until the pain subsides. Thanks for your patience.

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New Projects Arriving

I'm getting all of my Herrshner's orders in and have pictures of the new projects at the link below.

Why am I doing this? Well, I'm learning how to do new crafts so I can teach you with my own simple classes. See, I'm always looking for ways to teach easier projects or different ways to do specific types of crafts by experimenting for myself.

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Jesus Latch Hook Project

Here is one of the newest projects I got the other day. So far it is the only project I have had time to get a picture of. I have completed 10 rows of 101 columns across. I will try to get pictures of this canvas soon. To me, it is extremely large. Maybe that's because this is only my second latch hook project. It will finish at 27" x 40". The picture gives you an idea of how many yarn strands there are in this kit. It takes about 45 minutes to finish each row so this will take a while. 

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Heart Wreath Latch Hook Project is Finished

I finally finished the 12" x 12" latch hook project I have been working on for about a month. It's really very simple and easy but I have been extremely busy this month so it took me a while. Ü

I know most of you are just as busy if not busier so I will definitely create some small latch hook classes for you all. Some will be free because I really, really, REALLY want you to try this. This is such a cheap and fun way to pass time in front of the TV.

Have a nice day!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Not So Crafty but Hopefully Helpful

I had hoped to finish the latch hook project last week but didn't of course. This week we have been working on the termite damage in the living room. Thankfully that was the only room with damage and it has almost been completed in a few short days. If you would like, you can read about it at two links from my Sew Practical blog. Although this isn't crafty information, I do like to be helpful and informative in any way possible to our readers. Here are those links: and

Have a nice day!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spring Life is Busy

Good morning everyone,

I hope all of you are doing well. I'm just dropping by again this week to let you know I may not post for a while if life goes the way I am planning. With spring approaching, we are ready to prep and stain the deck. It has to be cleaned, allowed to dry for a couple of days then stained and painted (which may take 3 or 4 days since it is a 30' x 8' deck) during a dry break in the weather. The temps have to be not too cold nor too hot as well so hopefully I can get a few days this month that this will work out. At the moment it is too cold and will be for just a while longer. We are also going to begin repair on the termite damage in the living room this weekend. All of us will be pulling out the damaged wood in a couple of small areas (thank the Lord) and our son will spackle the walls where Terminix punched holes for the termite treatment before Thanksgiving and where the termites tunneled through. I have nominated myself for sanding and painting after the initial work is finished. Thankfully it is just a small area that will need the work. It could have been so much worse. You can believe we will keep up the annual termite treatments for life. Anyway, that should be done within a couple of weeks so I can then concentrate on the deck if the weather is cooperating by the end of March.

That along with the new cat and other outdoor spring projects to be announced later may slow down crafts in progress for a while. Oh! And our younger son is about ready for driving lessons. Life will be fun and busy all spring and summer. But crafts will slowly get completed as time allows. It has to rain sometime. Ü

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Supplies

As I've mentioned before, I enjoy learning new crafts and having lots of supplies available for my own ideas. Below are pictures of some great bargains I couldn't pass up.

Fleece for $2.99 a yard from Hancock Fabric. I got 2 yards of each.

Yarn from Herrshner's. The pinks looked like they matched better on their website but I think they'll work together anyway.

Latch hook kits and latch hook tool. The kits were on sale over 50%. 
This is the new craft I want to learn.

Stamped Jar covers were about 50% off. 
I had to buy the floss kit for this project separately.

Cute spring wreath kit was over 50% off.
It came with everything but the fabrics will have to be cut by me.

Inside one of the latch hook kits. The yarn has been neatly cut 
and the canvas is marked for proper placement of the yarn.

Have a nice day!