Picking Myself Back Up

I have always been upfront about my struggles and my diagnosis of bipolar 2 with severe anxiety and depression. Since I talked to you last, my life has been in a shambles. I was sent back to Illinois where I was sharing a house with my daughter and her family. They moved and I lost […]

Brie’s Lamb

I made this lamb for my bff, Brie! She is moving July 1. Brie and I have been best friends since 2013. We shared an apartment from October 2014 to July 1 2016. (If you want to know about that scroll back and you can read about that whole story in painful real time!) I […]

The Long and Winding Road

I started, last year sometime, telling you “my story”. So, I gave you a few installments but I couldn’t express how crochet and knitting saved my life. I told you about my childhood (briefly) and what I thought was important for you to know then. Things have changed so much for me, since then, I […]

I love summer! 

Warm weather and lots of sunshine is for me, the best antidepressant I could fathom! During the winter months where is is one gray day after another and when there is sunshine it is so cold you get a layer of ice on your eyeballs! The professionals say it’s SAD… I say, yup. Seasonal Affective […]

Poor Lily

My back injury is improving with the muscle relaxer and anti inflammatory medication! Yea! Less pain! That is always good! My application for renewal of my nursing license is winging its way to Springfield as we speak (err? Write? Read?) I am rewriting my resume, which is always fun.(sarcasm meter is going off!) I can […]

On the Mend 

I went to get my back checked out. My doctor couldn’t see me until next week so I had to make a visit to my local emergency room. They took X-rays and gave me a shot of anti inflammatory medicine and a muscle relaxer. ahhh finally sweet relief! Because I have been in a lot […]

A Wonderful Opportunity!

I apologize for not updating everyone for so long! Since I moved back to Woodstock I got a job working in an awesome store on the Woodstock Square very close to my new home. I am an independent contractor working as the store’s creative consultant. In short I vignette the shelves and am given a […]

Why I Crochet and Dolls, dolls, dolls!

I am proud to announce my new online store is up and running at http://cabincrochet.shophandmade.com ! Not all of my creations are up for purchase yet but they will be soon! This is very much like Etsy used to be. Etsy has changed to not all handmade or vintage items. They also charge for each item […]