Finally A New Stitch…

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I said I was never going to frog  (undo a few crochet stitches) ever again. I guess what they say is true, “never say never,” but I did this at least three times on one project. I got a request for a king size blanket, no rush, I could choose the stitch, but I couldn’t make up my mind.

Video #1 :

Video #2 :

Video #3 :  ~ I did this on top of the granny square blanket I started on #2.   I wish I had started with this stitch.

I didn’t like either one  video #2 & video #3 The stitches were pulling too tight and the lines weren’t straight. Video #1 was right, but I changed my mind on the square all together.

I got back to looking for another new stitch and I finally found one.

Well, it’s time to get back to working on my new project. I am grateful for this paying job, because yesterday I got fired. That was a first for me, but when one door closes a better one opens…

Bye IV Now, LD*

Not Giving Up.

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I know I had planned to get up to clean, but instead I picked up my yarn. I will get to my house work in time, but right now I like to enjoy the sun. I did take time to ask for help and with any luck I will have a positive answer.

 I was afraid to ask the question, especially to a person who doesn’t know who I am, and may not want to help me. There are times when you have to step out of your comfort zone and ask that question and hope for the best. The answer is either yes or no, but you will never know unless you ask.

I made my first pocket crochet shawl. The button was added later…

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I got the idea to do the same “V” stitch and turn it into something different. I am thinking about making it an all around surf that can be turned into a hat. At least that is my idea only time will tell if this turns into what I am seeing in my head.

I also decided to give my book my full attention. I also decided I do not want to use my name and didn’t realize it was going to be so hard to find that new name.

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It doesn’t matter how long it takes to set your dreams free, it does matter if you give up, and I am NOT GIVING UP! 

Bye IV Now, LD*

No More Fear

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I still cannot believe I was dumb enough to run from a dog. It’s NOT a surprise I got hurt from not getting over this fear. I know you don’t run from a dog, stay calm, think about something else, and slowly walk away. Never show a dog fear.

Knowing the things you should do and actually doing them are two different things. I have lost days at work. In other words I will NOT have a check for this week, but the bills will still keep coming to my door.

This would turn a normal person to stressing on things they cannot control. It’s how you handle your stress that will help you overcome the bad times in your life. I stay focused on things I can do, get into the Word (The Bible), and know I will overcome any setback, because I will never give up.

I know some may think having a drink is okay, because this will help their pain. Some clean, baking, and the list can go on. They put aside what really is important, not understanding one cannot overlook the real problem and it doesn’t go away.

I am sipping on a cup of hot tea, because I know it always has helped me to relax. I  have been thinking outside of the box, but so far I haven’t been able to get it to work. As I am forced to sit with my leg elevated with an ice pack on my ankle. I will try – no I will do my best to combine my blog and my website  (and yes I will be keeping my name) together.

I will not let fear take over my thinking about improving my writing and my goal to sell my crochet projects or walking outside where I might see a dog. FEAR YOU WILL NOT WIN.

Bye IV Now, LD*

Friend or Foe?

“One does not ask for a blessing to get a blessing”

The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, And he addeth no sorrow with it.

Proverbs 10:22 KJV

Blessings are upon the head of the just: But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Proverbs 10:6 KJV

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

Proverbs 11:11 KJV

I work hard to stand in my faith, to walk that straight line, and always showing who I am. I don’t get jokes, so I don’t joke around with others, and yet people will be people.

Some will take what they want by force or by trick. They believe they are right and all you can do is pray they don’t hurt you or someone else as they push their way through. 

Remember people are people no matter if by blood or they say they are your friend. Hold those who are real close, and anyone listen carefully so they won’t hurt you.

Bye IV Now, LD*

Another List…..

I got up with a plan and was ready to set it free, but life doesn’t always go as planned. If we start making a list of everything that goes wrong. Would that list become hurtful words or if we counteract every good thing that came from that list turn into a smile?  

{} If thou faint in the day of adversity, Thy strength is small.

Proverbs 24:10 KJV {}

Some may even say it is a waste of time to let your feelings out either in written words or talking them out with someone else. Words are more than just words, they are feelings, they can be the truth, and if the truth hurts? 

We either stand strong and fight through them or we run and let them take over our lives. I choose to stand strong and continue to write out the good along with the bad. The bad will not win within my list.

List #1 List #2

  1. Go out early ~ Didn’t charge my phone
  2. Mind changing ~ Phone 18%, but still on
  3. The Sun/Heat ~ No dancing, just walking
  4. At least 30 minutes ~ Only 25 minutes

The question is: Which is the good list and the bad list? I may not have been able to get out as early as I liked or walked as long as I wanted, but I didn’t let my bad list hold me back from being a better me.

The time I spent outside walking I not only got in some steps, but some much needed vitamin D (that didn’t come from a bottle). In the end both of my lists were good. 

I was able to see a bird or two (one day I am going to get a better camera so the next time I come across something worth taking a picture I can). I actually stood watching them go about their business without a care in the world. 

My steps even took me a few blocks out of my way in a different direction then my normal walk. If the sun wasn’t so hot, I could have walked longer, then again I enjoyed every step, and it was a good start of my day….

Bye IV Now, LD*