Previously I discussed crocheting a Red Heart blanket (Sweet Baby Hexagon Blanket). The pattern was extremely easy to follow. It is a form of the bobble stitch so it uses more yarn than a double crochet stitch. I worked the blanket up fairly quickly and it is very heavy. I have to weave jin my ends and the blanket will be ready for pictures. Now I am moving on to a Woodsock Duster with Caron Simply Soft. Kind of iffy about my colors but 2 of the skeins came from my stash. I am making a big effort to stash bust in preparation for my upcoming move.
So I found yarn on clearance at Qally World aka Walmart for 75 cents a skein. Only a crafter wouls understand my excitement and the overwhelming feeling that I had to buy all of them. That is exactly what I did. The skeins were a lovely fall ombre color (see picture). Problem one, I have way too much yarn. Problem two, the yarn color change made for a not so pretty poncho/shawl. Three patterns later I decided to do a blanket. To be more specific I went with the Red Heart Sweet Baby Hexagon pattern. Now I have so many skeins that I am going to make it bigger then the pattern (for the sake of using up the yarn). I am loving how this blanket works up. The pattern has been very easy to follow. I can’t wait to share my finished project.
Today I would talk about what is in the news but its so sad and dumb I am going to leave it on TV. Today I want to talk about broke by definition. I called a young lady broke and her come back was “I gotta job.” I didn’t know her financial situation so I found her limited capacity to think hilarious. It is sad that you gauge your level of completeness (not sure if that is the right choice of verbiage) on money. I called her broke because she was calling her “boyfriend’s” ex to have a “woman to woman.” Now I have to admit I am a pretty confident woman, so this is beneath me. To me this is the behavior of a broke/broken woman. I am a firm believer that there is someone for everyone and I would never give another woman any satisfaction with the knowledge of any conflict between myself and my man. Now what I would do is have him address any situation that is causing conflict or lose me. The reality is we are all beautiful in our own right and everybody is not for everybody. We are all beautifully and individually made and acknowledging that you are complete allows you to avoid broke behavior. Love yourself the way you want to be loved, so you don’t settle for less than you deserve. #kathiscreations
This year is starting off very rough for me. I experienced the loss of two very close family members in one month of each other. I have been struggling with my faith and in the past I would take a faith break. However, this time has been different. I have been spending more time in prayer. It has been random throughout my day. Sometimes my prayers are simple “Jesus cover me” “Jesus comfort me” “Jesus help me”. Everytime I feel weak or ready to give up I am reminded of the testimony God has allowed me to live through and share. I know that even in this troubling period in my life God is protecting me. I have conversed with God and explained that, although He won’t give you more thsn you can bare, I think He has overedtimated my strength. Than it hits me, pray, you don’t have to bare this alone. Often times people assume that because things are not going well in your life, you are being punished. I have learned that couldn’t be ghe furtherest from the truth. The rough times helps you appreciate the good times. Surviving the rough times shows you how strong you really are. I am believing God for all the blessings He has for me. His word says these blessings are more than what we request. I am believing in His word and I know this valley is only for a moment. I am filled with excitement knowing that there is a beautiful blessing with my name on it. So for now I will pray myself through this sorrow.
I love how the day after an awards event everything on tv, radio, social media, etc. Is about the star studded event. I always tell people that I did not grow up with a lot of TV time. To be more specific my grandmother did not allow me to watch tv but 1 hour a day (if my grades were good). That one hour never fell during primetime and so I never took an interest in awards shows. I am of ethnic descent and my grandmother really took the stance that all the awards shows did not pay hommage to our heritage so they were not watched in our house. Now that is no longer the case I still have no interest in ghe who wore what better shows. Does anyone else avoid these shows like the plague? If you have to stop life to watch them, please explain to me why?
I am on a mission to get my inventory up on Etsy. I have been a busy bee crocheting. I am not overly happy with my photography skills though. I am starting to realize that to be siccessful I have to do more than make thd items available. I am getting in touch with my inner marketer. So now I am studying how to take better pictures and
give a better description. I have been studying successful pages and online catalogs for better ways to describe my items. If anyone else sells on Etsy please share your story.
Love is complicated. Its really easy to love someone who loves you. The real hard part is to love people who don’t earn or appreciate your love. The real hard part is loving from a distance. It is also hard to be quiet when I realize someone is not being as humble or appreciative as I would be. Being considerate of others feelings is a big thing for me. Unfortunately, others are not always so kind. How to handle the unkind is my biggest issue. I was the kid that fought the bullies who picked on the weaker kids. Now as an adult I reevaluate that position and ask myself does that make me any better then the bully. I am not diffusing the conflict but replacing it and that doesn’t help create peace and positivity. My adventure in 2018 is to learn to resolve conflict with love and peace.