Saturday, October 6, 2012

A New Endeavor

I've always loved to create.  There is a certain satisfaction to looking at something and saying, "I did that!"  My favorite forms of expression are crochet, knit and sewn items.  As most handicrafters know, you don't always need to have a use for it when you make an item.  Because it's not the use that's exciting, it's the crafting!  Many, many items are simply given away.

So, along comes my co-worker who enjoys crochet.  Well, that was enough to endear me to her, but then I suggested she learn to knit, as well.  And I offered to teach her!  Oh, the little bit about her living in Minnesota and me living in Florida was no hindrance at all.  Say hello Skype!  Yep, we did our "classes" online via Skype.  And I must say, Angie is now one heck of a knitter!

Well, one thing led to another and we decided with all the options out there in cyberspace, we would try selling our handcrafted items.  After much research, we chose Artfire as our outlet.  We blended some of the letters from each of our first names (Carla, Angie) and came up with grace....more to the point, crafted with grace.

Please, take a moment to visit our "store" and see what we've done.  Click here to be transported and see all our creations!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The never-ending diet.....

So, for most of my adult life, I have tried one diet or another.  Many times the weight loss was dramatic, but the lifestyle did not change, and the weight gain was traumatic.  Now, at 57 years old, I'm thinking that, even though I am not unhappy about my weight or the way I look, I am not happy about my lack of mobility.  I want to be able to walk more easily, and to keep up, or at least pretend I can keep up, with my grandchildren.

Well, what am I going to do this time?  I don't know for sure.  I will not commit to saying I'm going to follow this diet or that diet.  But I have been looking around the web for some easy to make recipes that might just be healthier and consequently lead to some weight loss.  To that end, I will share what I find with my readers.  If you have a site you like, please leave me a comment about it.  Maybe two heads will be better than this one and I can make a dent in this weight battle :)

Here is the first site I'm excited about.  Emily Bites is a blog where the author has retooled recipes to work with Weight Watcher's point system.  Click on the button and have a look around.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pincushion giveaway

Susan is having a giveaway and wants you to join!  It's easy to do.  Just visit and leave a comment to enter.  You can find the contest here!