Posts Tagged "Season of Completion"

Declare a Season of Completion

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in A Moment of Serenity, Minimalism, Writing | 0 comments

Declare a Season of Completion

In this modern age, we have so many tools and gadgets to simplify our lives. And yet, many of us feel more busy and more behind than ever. How can this be possible with the technology and knowledge base that we have? I’ll be exploring thoughts like these on posts that focus on “A Moment of Serenity.” There a quite a few things that get in the way of completing our tasks and projects. Interruptions come in all forms – people, meetings, bills, taxes, moving, errands – the list goes on! Time is precious commodity and it’s time to guard your waking hours to get things done. Here are a few thoughts regarding launching your Season of...

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Love Poured Out for Viet Nam – Published!

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Writing | 0 comments

In 2006 I learned that a friend of the Travis family, Trena Chellino, was working on a biography for Drake’s grandparents, Chester and Mary Travis. She gave us a copy of the rough draft to read through and we enjoyed the concept and the stories. She was challenged in looking for a publisher and was hoping that Drake could give her some guidance in this area. Drake had already had one book published by then. However, the publisher who had published Drake’s book was not longer in operation. Years passed and we moved several times. Self-publishing became very popular in the meantime. Finally in 2013, I realized that I would have to be the publisher for the...

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Preemie Hat

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Knitting | 0 comments

Preemie Hat

I had a great time visiting family at our family reunion in August. My sister reminded me of an organization called Carewear which encourages volunteers to make hats, booties, and such for preemies at local hospitals. I had several partially completed projects from many years ago in my stash and decided to work on finishing them. After all, this is my Season of Completion! The yarn in this hat was crocheted into a bizarre doily of some sort, so I re-purposed it for this adorable hat. Sorry, I should have taken a before picture! I will be completing more of these little preemie hats soon and will post them as...

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Bedazzle Bag

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 in Knitting | 2 comments

Bedazzle Bag

I’m still working through my stash of yarn and making great progress! I needed to take ¬†a break from Homespun and Wool-Ease, so I decided to look for a pattern that I could use with a single skein of Sensations Bedazzle. I found a cute mini purse pattern by Sasha that only required one skein of Bedazzle. This embellishment yarn has been discontinued. It was available at Jo-Ann Stores and it was made in Turkey. Skeins might still be found on eBay or Etsy. I knitted it while watching 24:Redemption with Josiah. (FOX released it on my birthday in 2008 and I didn’t even know it! It’s taken me 5 years to find that out.) Back to the purse, I haven’t...

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Big Victory Beanie

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013 in Knitting | 0 comments

Big Victory Beanie

I’m so relieved to finish this beanie. While I was just starting this project, I accidentally zipped the yarn on my carry on luggage. There was no way to get the yarn out of the zipper without cutting it. So, I cut it. Then, I zipped the yarn into my laptop bag zipper. Argh! I cut it again! The person who wears this beanie will have victory over adversity! This hat is from the book¬†Leisure Arts Knit Celebrity Slouchy Beanies For The Family. The pattern is called ‘Naturally Comfortable’ and I chose the X-Large size. The yarn is...

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