Sara’s Craft Blog

Crochet, Quilts, Knitting, and any other needlecraft I can find!!

  • WIPs

    Arbor-style filet crochet curtain (3); Pink Panther afghan (pattern won't be available, this is a licensed product); New theme for checkerboard afghan; Noble Reflections Dimension Cross Stitch (Native American); Baby Afghan to sell; Broom Dolls (Have 4 ready, a dozen in the works); Idea to design for a nurse's item; 2 scrub caps; Re-learning to tat :)
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Archive for May, 2012

Virtual Book Tour

Posted by sara1955 on May 7, 2012

Have you ever taken a virtual book tour? It’s easy, it’s free, and you get to virtually “meet” the author and read an except from his or her book. You also get to read an interview and review. Try it out! A Book Lover’s Library is now hostessing (hosting if you’re particular LOL) a set of tours for visitors. Today, featured author Kimberly Lewis is sharing her book for your visit. Rebecca, the hostess, welcomes comments as you visit. Don’t miss it! The link is http://www.abookloverslibrary.com/

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I am an addict

Posted by sara1955 on May 6, 2012

No, I do use drugs or alcohol to calm my nerves. I am, instead, addicted to patterns, fabrics, crafting supplies, crafting and writing groups (online), books, and research. It is quite a problem. But, it is one I have no intention of changing because I LOVE my addictions.

I am on so many mailing lists for group talks on crochet, knitting, writing, tatting, history, and recipes that it’s just silly. I don’t have time to read them all. So, I create folders to hold the emails. That way I can go read them later. Do I read them later? Ummm . . . . no! LOL  Most of the emails I receive are digests, so I can go online to read them. So, do I get rid of the email? Ummm ….

You see where the problem lies. I need a personal assistant/secretary to get rid of all this unnecessary stuff.

I craft, read, and write, sometimes actually for pay, most of the time for enjoyment, and almost always to give something special to someone. I have very few items that I keep for myself. So these addictions are in the way of the time I could use for doing the things I like to do. They’re counterproductive. But, will I change? Ummm . . . probably not J

In the meantime, I have all my little emails waiting for me to take time to do something with them (we’re talking in the thousands), and crafting supplies waiting for my hands to attack them, and books waiting to be read then reviewed, and research projects waiting for me to take time to read and write about them (I’m working on a novel). But . . . oh look! Another pattern for me to grab and save!!! I’m off again!

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Update after a long silence :)

Posted by sara1955 on May 2, 2012

I made a couple of decisions about his blog, first to stop blogging, then re-thought it. Now I will occasionally post something. So, what have I been up to? First, I’m leaving the pattern up for the crocheted checkerboard. I won’t take it down 🙂 It’s free, enjoy!

Second, I’ve been working on projects off and on. That means, I have a TON of UFOs. I’m working on completing some now. Of course, that doesn’t mean I won’t start more, but I’m trying to at least complete one before I start something new.

Third, I’ll add a link (http://hystericalreader.weebly.com) that is about another blog of mine. It’s called The Hysterical Reader. There you will find book reviews and occasional blurbs about a book or two I’m working on as an author. I write fiction and have decided to make a series of fictional books based on history or historical events. It’s rather fun. The other fun side is, I review what I read and am starting to receive books from publishers and authors wanting a review. I do not limit the types of books I read a lot, so it’s no telling what you’ll find. Come join me!!

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