The world has truly lost someone special. Her contributions to literature continue to go unmatched. As an African American author, poet, actress, etc. others can only hope to be 1/4 as talented and well rounded as her. The first real book I ever read was I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Her writings motivated me to write about the things that drive me crazy as a teen. My journal and my vacations into good books were deterrents from me having any desire to pick up a gun & shoot my classmates. Promote education and literature for our youth because we are losing. Them to guns. Maya Angelou was raped and had a hard childhood, only to be seen in her death as an icon. Dr. Maya Angelou you live on through your writings but you will truly be missed.
I think I have found a project that is quick and easy (as long as you are okay with the small hook), and allows you to be creative. I have made a few pair a day and love that I can switch up the style as necessary. Now these could never take the place of my other projects but they are mobile and I can throw them in my purse and never regret not having a project to work on during those unexpected waits.
I have been knocking out all if my crochet thread and bangle bracelets., trying to create an abundance of earrings for fairs & craft shows. Stay tuned for times and shows where you can see my crafting up close and personal.
Kudos to successful bloggers. It has been murder trying to blog once a day so hats off to those who are successful at doing this all day everyday. I thought it was easy but much respect to you!! #blog
Well let me explain. I love to knit and crochet but for about two years I have worked at x flea market selling my finished products. That took sine thing from me. I wasn’t able to work on the things I enjoyed but had to go with supply and demand. I have since dumped my flea market gig and I took a break from hooking. Now I am back in full effect but I am not entertaining any special orders that do not hold my attention. I have a collection of vintage books and I am excited to work the patterns out of them. My current WIPs (works in progress) are the red heart Trapezi vest by the double stitch twins (2 of my favorite designers). I am still working on the Care Bears afghan and the Cowboy blanket (not motivated to work on either of them). Finishing up a vest pattern out of one of my magazines. Stiffening a pair of earrings so I can add beads and a ear wire. Picking my own projects brings the joy back to me for hooking. Happy hooking everyone.
I have to start saving money. I want to buy a single family home in two years and I want to be prepared. So I have cut out my mani & pedi every two weeks. I haven’t resorted to cutting them out completely because I enjoy the relaxation of the spa. I have decided that instead of every two weeks I will go every six weeks. At 30-40 dollars a pop I am saving 60-80. Annually spent $780-$1040 for a whopping savings of $510-$680. Now that is the pay off of a small bill. I will soon post about my menu planning to save money tips.
I have been really exciting waiting for the football draft. I watched the ESPN specials that work up to the draft to see the players and hear their stories. I am a Redskins fan to the core and after our RG III disaster it makes me wonder about those number one draft picks. This year I watched the first round draft pick “Clowney” on the ESPN special as well. Although I found him to be very talented, his arrogance was a deterrent. I wonder if the draft is overrated. College and high school football differs so much that success in one does not guarantee success in the other. I have to say regardless of figuring out the equation of the draft I can’t wait for football season.