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An anniversary and an announcement

Well how to begin this blog post.... We've reached the one year mark.  One year ago this month my husband passed and life changed, what some of you may not know is that the exact day was also my birthday.  While my 41st was difficult, facing events and a decision I never thought I would have to make my 42nd was peaceful.  One thing that I found hard to do at the time was to not be upset with myself for the year that has passed.  Rather than looking back at the time spent and thinking that I needed to be farther along this path I told myself to focus on the positive.  So how did I spend the year? ...

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New pattern alert!

Here I am again as promised with a new pattern!  This one came about in an unusual way. This is the Adventure Neckerchief now listed on Ravelry.  The yarn for this is Jaggeryarn's newest creation, Kokadjo and getting the yarn came about in a unique way. Normally I'm not one for making comments on things on social media but this just happened to be a time that I did.  I follow Jaggeryarn on Facebook as I've been a big fan of the Jaggerspun Zephyr for quite some time now.  The post talked about a new fingering weight yarn that is 90% superwash merino and 10% silk.  My comment was simple, saying that I would have to find some in my area and...

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Not always craft....

I've been trying to keep this blog singularly devoted to craft.  What I'm making, publications that are coming out with my patterns in them, events that I'm going to be at and so on.  Today is different, today I want to talk about life and finding happiness in the present and the journey. If you've followed this blog or know me in person you know that I have two daughters, Amanda and Serra.  Music is a big portion of our lives, be it songs on the radio in the car or the fact that both girls participate in their school band programs just as I did.  Marching band takes over in August and dominates the calendar through the State Championships...

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A pattern, a market and a beginning...

Good morning!  It is a quiet Sunday morning here as I'm typing this.  Girls are getting as much recovery from the past few weeks and hopefully a jump start on the two weeks to come.  August through October is always full with marching season and the beginning of archery season.  So here is a bit of a time out from the chaos to catch up online here with you. In keeping with my goals to publish at least one pattern per month last week I posted the Dayflower Wrap to Ravelry. It takes approximately 1000 yards of light fingerweight yarn.  I used Prism from  Lambspun of Colorado.  It is handdyed there in the shop and is 50% merino and 50% silk. ...

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A wedding, a pattern and a show...

Life here in my world seems to be in full swing.  School has started again, marching band has taking over and archery practice will join the slate too.  In the meantime around the girls believe it or not I do occasionally work :)  Here's what I've been up to lately. Saturday it was a wedding.  In what feels like a past life some days I made cakes and sometimes still do birthdays.  This time it was the wedding of a dear friend that decided to tie the knot in Vail this past weekend. Congratulations Ena and Steve!! In August, you were also treated to a new pattern in PIeceWork's Sept/Oct issue along with a cable hat pattern for Yarn Crush box. ...

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