Friday, August 28, 2009

Book Update

I've been robbing Peter to pay Paul as the saying goes. At least with my time lately. When I made my schedule for each of the projects in my new book I assigned each week a different design. I actually was hoping that I could have each project and all it's trimmings completed by the end of each week. The completed process consists of designing, selecting yarns, crocheting, writing directions, taking all the process photographs and then formatting the pattern. I wanted to have each design 'in the bag' by the end of the week. For the first two weeks I was able to accomplish this. YAY! And then the third week came....
I moved my workspace to my dining room table so I could be closer to my mom, whom I take care of full time. The table now looks like a conglomeration of a needleworker and an office worker, containing pens, pencils, graph paper, rulers, scissors, yummy yarn, crochet hooks, tapestry needles, camera, computer and writing paper. Because I am a neat freak, every morning I have to organize the creative mess to become some semblance of order before I begin each day. But needless to say, we have not been eating any meals at our dining room table for a few weeks!
Since the third week, I have started working on multiple projects at once. The need for that came when sometimes I was waylaid by waiting for yarn to arrive......start another project....Other times I had to re-work a design before I could continue..Start another project...once I had to wait on measurements from a family member...start another project.....
My calendar does not look as neat as when I first started, but I am still convinced that I can stay on target with all I have to accomplish. I guess I just have to continue to rob Peter to pay Paul!
Oh, and here is a sneak peak of one of my complete projects; sorry it is just the yarn ends!
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Monday, August 24, 2009

Second Contest Winner

Congratulation to Cher, of Oklahoma, who was randomly chosen as the WINNER of our second First Friday Freebie contest!
Thank you so very much to all who commented and participated.
Stay tuned for our next First Friday Freebie contest on September 4, 2009!
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Friday, August 07, 2009

AUGUST First Friday Freebie

I can hardly believe that our second First Friday Freebie contest is already here! For this month's contest prize, we are giving away my four most popular patterns at Cute Crochet.
To be eligible to win, visit Cute Crochet at and pick out YOUR favorite pattern there. Leave a comment at the end of this post and let me know which pattern you chose as your favorite and why.
Please be sure to leave an email address so we can get in touch with you if you are the winner! If you do not wish to leave your email address in the comments section, post your comment and then send your email address to:
A winner will be chosen at random on August 21, 2009.

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