Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A Time of Healing is over!!! Time for my Crafts

Good Morning dear friends.. I can't believe how long it has been since I posted on this blog.  Since 2011 many things have happened in my life.  Due to arthritis in my back and hips I had to stop work in 2012.  Being labeled "disabled" is not what I ever thought would happen to me.  I was working from home doing medical transcription for a local doctor who understood my fibromyalgia disease and it's intermittent need for shorter days if needed.  On January 31, 2013 I had my right hip replaced and on June 2, 2014 the left hip was replaced.  My doctor was wonderful.  I walked out of the hospital the day after surgery with a new outlook on life.  Somehow I would take back my life. My "take back" has been slow due to severe osteoarthritis in my lower back, but I am still moving forward.

Along the way I found I needed to lighten the load a bit so ended up selling my treadle machine.  I also started doing more crocheting.  I am now making lap size and toddler size afghans.  I have donated many for fund raisers and then seem to go over well.  I tried my hand at selling on Etsy, but people just will not buy them, although I did get special orders for a few, which was nice.  I also made and sold soy candles for about a year, which I loved doing and they sold great on Etsy and from my home.  Due to the back problems I had to stop doing that.  My husband and I still make them for Christmas presents each year, but that is all I can do for now.

My wonderful husband bought me a nice new Brother Project Runway PC420PRW 294-Stitch Professional Grade Computerized Sewing Machine with 3 Built-In Lettering Styles, and Carrying Case.  I have looked it over and stepped away a few times as it looks to be more than I want to deal with right now.

Right now I am trying to rearrange my craft area.  I have made a couple of very good deals with local ladies that had decided to stop crocheting and I bought there yarn supply.  All I can say is wow!  I then won an essay contest online.  The agreement to enter was to send part of your stash to the winner.   Another Wow!  I have received many beautiful yarns that I never would have ordered otherwise!

I guess that is about it for now.  I will try to take pics of my craft room when everything is sorted through.  I will also try and update my profile info as our granddaughter Raegan is now 10 and was 4 the last time I updated.  Where does the time go?

Take care my friends.