Hello, New Year 2015!

Hello, New Year 2015!

The New Year is here and with it comes so many hopes, ideas, dreams, and goals that renew in my heart. I’m not one for “resolutions”, or even new goals for the year, per say. Instead, I am frequently (monthly and weekly) re-evaluating what my goals¬†regularly¬†so that I am continually moving towards where I want to be, chasing that “future self.” One thing that I do love, though, is choosing a theme for the year. At the end of the

The Thanksgiving Past (whew!)

The Thanksgiving Past (whew!)

With all the Holiday Event planning, Thanksgiving, upcoming Christmas, school holiday activities, etc, etc, etc, etc…. I’m starting to feel the drain. It’s exhausting trying to keep up with so much! Now that Thanksgiving has moved to the past, I can start looking forward to the rest of the year. I had been ahead on my holiday gift knitting, but in the last week, I’ve fallen woefully behind. But, I refuse to let the external crazy make me internally nuts.

It Starts Friday! My HUGE Holiday Event!!

It Starts Friday! My HUGE Holiday Event!!

I know you are busy with the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving clean-up, local store shopping, and the like, but I hope you can find time to participate in the FABULOUS things I have planned for you all over this weekend! Here’s the timeline of events: From Friday¬†through Monday (ending at 11:59pm, Monday night, Colorado time), take 40% off any and all digital patterns and eBooks in my store!! EVERYTHING! Consider purchasing as a gift to a knitter in need

Just thank you.

Just thank you.

I’m up early, ready to start my day of baking and slaving in the kitchen. But, oh how I prepare my meals with love and joy, my way of saying thanks to my family for putting up with me all the rest of the year. But, I wanted to take a moment today, my dear friends, to thank all of you. Your support of my work, your sweet comments all this past week, and the constant love you show me

Thursday Theme: Giving

Thursday Theme: Giving

I was reading over on the Craft of Laughter about giving from the heart with handmade love or simple acts of kindness; it is definitely what has been on my mind this week. With the holidays approaching, it can be overwhelming, to say the least, thinking about all the stuff that we need to do, what we need to buy, what to give, etc, etc. But, just like that blog post says, giving can be so beautifully simple and sweet

In addition to the pending holiday prep….

In addition to the pending holiday prep….

My holiday and work plans have not … well, gone as planned. Back on October 27, my husband decided to take a little fall off his bicycle which resulted in, what I fondly call, a dum-dum wound (you might recognize that phrase from Lethal Weapon 3). Basically, the dear man fell and tore every ligament in his thumb meaning that he was in surgery three days later. While that in and of itself hasn’t been difficult, the short-term disability he

My Work Space

It was fun having a Q&A with Kara Gott Warner, executive editor of Creative Knitting magazine, about my studio space and workflow. We chatted about how I keep things straight, what inspires me, and how I flow through the work day. Go read that blog post and then come right back! I thought I’d expand on that a bit for you guys and show you the down-and-dirty details of my entire space. As an editor, writer, designer, and hobbyist photographer,

Psst….

There are two, YES TWO, giveaways scheduled to take place over on my Facebook page! Tee hee…. my birthday puts me in a generous, giving mood. ūüėČ The one today, scheduled to start very, very soon is for my new Zuli Tunic.¬† The one for tomorrow starts in the AM and one lucky winner will get to choose ANY pattern they wish from my Ravelry Store!¬† Sponsored by Tabetha Hedrick, Knitwear Designs and not associated with Facebook in any way,