Thursday, September 24, 2009

Be Careful Not to Take Things for Granted :)

When my mom had a bad accident two years ago that changed the lives of all of my family members, I thought I learned well that you can never take anything for granted. It is amazing how our well-thought-out plans can be instantly transformed!
Yesterday afternoon, I received a phone call from the Editor-in-Chief of the Publishing company who had contracted with me for my Crochet Book. They have decided to 'get out of' the knit and crochet book design field and would not be able to publish my book after all. Needless to say, I was stunned to hear this news, especially after putting in countless man-hours and months of work!
As a designer and now full-time caregiver, I have learned to roll with the punches. I was going to say that most of the time, we have no choice. But I know now that that isn't necessarily correct. Our choice is in how we decide to accept and deal with those punches. We can choose to fall apart, or we can rise up and try to make something good from our circumstances. It isn't always easy, but I believe we are better off in the long run if we try to find something positive in the set of circumstances we find ourselves at the moment.
Inspired by a few blog posts I had previously read by fellow CHA designers Sarah Hodsdon and Margot Potter I feel like I am going to FORGE AHEAD, this time with a different direction. Who knows? I may just get this book published yet!
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Easy Tunisian Winner

Congratulation to Deneen of New Jersey, who was randomly chosen as the WINNER of our First Friday Freebie contest for the month of September!
Deneen wins the Easy Tunisian hook set, along with an Easy Tunisian Sweater book.
Thank you so very much to everyone who commented and participated.
Stay tuned for our next First Friday Freebie contest on October 2, 2009!
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Friday, September 04, 2009

SEPTEMBER First Friday Freebie

We have a great giveaway this month for our First Friday Freebie offer. Tunisian Crochet is becoming so popular recently, thanks to some wonderful designers like Darla FantonKim Guzman and  Carolyn Christmas. This month we are offering a set of 3 Easy Tunisian crochet hooks and a Tunisian sweater book, Weekend Sweaters designed by Carolyn Christmas, as our giveaway.

For a chance to win, write a comment at the end of this post and let us know if you have ever tried Tunisian Crochet and what you have made. If you haven't tried Tunisian Crochet yet, tell us what you would like to learn to make. Don't forget to leave your email address; or send your email address to  
One winner will be drawn at random on September 18th.
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