The Grammys

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?

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New Items Ready For Etsy

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.

Learning to Love

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.

Etsy Page Goals

I have been planning on updsting my Etsy page but I could never get it together. However, now I have been doing well with the social media marketing. Now I have to work on this blog. Lord please help me. I struggle with what to say and topics to write about. I have a lot in my head but it never comes together on the blog. So tonight I will just rejoice in being able to keep up with my Etsy shop and I have posted 1 blog post a day, everyday for 2018. Stay tuned it will get better. #kathiscreations

Shawl Pattern

I just completed a beautiful shawl pattern. This is a paid pattern by Tsvetomira Ruskova for Avarus. The pattern name is The Harika Cowl Vest. It was a quick work up and it only took a day and a half to finish. I modified mine by adding a row of single crochet around the edges to give it a cleaner edge. Without the single crochet edge it still had a fairly smooth look. I would definitely recommend this pattern to my fellow crocheters and I look forward to working this pattern up again. I plan to add this cute accessory to my Etsy page soon.

Just Say Nothing

Proverbs 26:4-14

4 Don’t answer the foolish arguments of fools, or you will become as foolish as they are.
5 Be sure to answer the foolish arguments of fools, or they will become wise in their own estimation.

6 Trusting a fool to convey a message is like cutting off one’s feet or drinking poison!

7 A proverb in the mouth of a fool is as useless as a paralyzed leg.

8 Honoring a fool is as foolish as tying a stone to a slingshot.

9 A proverb in the mouth of a fool is like a thorny branch brandished by a drunk.
10 An employer who hires a fool or a bystander is like an archer who shoots at random.

11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness.
12 There is more hope for fools than for people who think they are wise.
13The lazy person claims, “There’s a lion on the road! Yes, I’m sure there’s a lion out there!”

14As a door swings back and forth on its hinges, so the lazy person turns over in bed.

Today, I realized what is meant by just shutting up. I don’t have to attend every argument that I am invited to. Some people will never see the world outside of the narrow scope that affects them, and I have to accept that. I use to try to have people understand my point of view, even if it required an argument to do it. Often I try to view things from others point of views, even if I disagree. My biggest mistake is expecting others to do the same. In dealing with all the curve balls life throws me, I am learning that my energy is best served other places. So in 2018 I start with knowing when to just shut up. One of my favorite movies is called “Hang Up.” It is sometimes necessary to hang up, terminate the conversation, or mute the other person. This is not a loss but a win. Some people are to caught up in themselves to ever understand your point of view and you should treat them accordingly. So no unnecessary arguments in 2018. #blessingsandmiracles #kathiscreations