"I am always doing what I cannot do yet in order to learn how to do it." Vincent
Van Gogh

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Rain in the Desert

Rain in the desert is rare.  I live in the desert.  It is a joke around here when people complain about the rain.  We usually inform them that they can go else where for the five days of the year that it rains here.  (Nicely that is)

It is quite the beautiful thing the rain here.  That is saying a lot since I actually don't like the desert in which I live.  I respect the ones that do, but respectfully decline to do so myself ;).  I've tried, really!

I love the clouds, and the smell of the rain and the sand of the desert.

And the way it cleans the benches :)

A little pick me up along the way.  The Desert Song :)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Help Make all Patterns and Tutorials Free

I am a full-time student, mother of three, and my husband is severely disabled with Meniere's disease and as such we have discussed selling my patterns and tutorials versus offering them for free for everyone.  I don't want to do this.  I enjoy allowing everyone to access my tutorials and patterns, and am looking forward to posting the many patterns and tutorials I have in the future.  This is becoming more and more difficult because of my husbands condition, the fact I live with my Mother-in-law, and having to borrow money from my parents for gas and even the supplies to make these tutorials.  We are currently at the "waiting for the date with the judge" part of the disability (SSD) process.

I encourage you to click on the link above for a quick definition of Meniere's Disease, as well as Menieres.org, and Here as well which give you more insight into his condition.  He was also recently diagnosed with Vestibular Migraines, but we also suspect that he may have a very rare balance disorder called MdDS as his symptoms are incredibly similar, including feeling better while in motion.

Although my husband has a hard condition, he tries incredibly hard to watch the children while I am at school.  He is an amazing man who suffers with this condition daily.  He has a severe form that is very hard to treat.  He is ineligible for the surgeries because his condition is too far in his ear, and the vestibular migraines aggravate his Meniere's condition on a regular basis.  He amazes me, even if he doesn't realize it despite the fact I tell him all the time.

We are very much in debt, live with my MIL, and all that good stuff that comes with life throwing you lemons.  Of course, I prefer to throw the lemons back versus make lemonade.  Not a big fan of lemonade anyways.

 Despite this, I love just posting my tutorials, and want to post patterns, all for free because there are other people out there just like me who want to make this or that, but sometimes can't because you have to "buy" the pattern.  I enjoy spending my free time making new things, and writing the patterns or making the tutorials so other people can make them without spending more than the cost of the supplies. 

Any help is appreciated if you can afford to help.
I want to thank you in advance if you do decide to help, and know that all donations are helping me make all my tutorials for free for everyone who wants it.  The more success I see in this the more I can post knowing that it is working and I don't have to charge for my patterns individually.

Thank you and God Bless

My Mother's Lost Children

I made a video on my mothers lost children, hoping a youtube video will help spread the word.  Please pass this on. Thank you.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Easily Bead Crochet Thread

I was having trouble beading my thicker crochet thread, and it was driving me absolutely bonkers.  I don't like it when I'm driven bonkers, but then again, I solve my problems a little faster when I do.

I've heard of using super glue for this trick, but that just seems too sticky for me (permanently so).  This method, although sticky, is a little easier to clean up.

You will need Clear Nail Polish.  I recommend Rush which is sold at Sally stores (at least the one near me), or any fast drying clear nail polish will work.  Enjoy :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hillsong United Bones Lyrics & Chords

 Once again I come across a song that just speaks to me in my moment.  I love Hillsong for that, including Hillsong United.  God really does use them to speak through their music and I praise Him for that and honor them for listening.

Here is the song "Bones" by Hillsong United, words and music by Joel Houston and Jill McCloghry.  I own no rights to this music.

| A | A | F#m | F#m | D | D |

[Verse 1:]
You can take my dry bones
Breathe life into this skin
You called me by name
Raised me to life again

[Verse 2:]
You can calm the oceans
Speak peace into my soul
Take me as I am
Awaken my heart to beat again

F#m    D       A
Oh       Jesus
F#m    D       A
Oh       Jesus
D         F#m
Oh       Jesus
E                      A
     Alive in me

[Verse 3:]
You move in the unseen
You set the captives free
As I stand and sing
You're breaking the chains off me

Breathe in me Your life
I can feel You are close now
I can never hide
You are here and You know me
All I need is You
And I love You, I love You
  A                              E
I love You, I love You
Breathe in me Your life
'Til Your love overtakes me
Open up my eyes
Let me see You more clearly
Falling on my knees
Til I love like You love
Like You love me
I love You

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Finding My Mother's Children

I just created a new facebook page to help find my mother's children which were kidnapped over thirty years ago by their father.  Please take a moment to look, like, and share.

Click HERE

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Crochet Hobo Bag in progress

Right now I am working on a Crocheted Hobo bag inspired by a post here.  Please take a moment to check out the original bag, and the person who adapted a pattern for the bag. 

The pattern for this is very easy and can be made pretty quick.  I'm changing it up a bit, as you can tell ;).  I plan on adding some floral embellishment to mine.  This is just a pic of my work in progress.  I'll be posting the final pic when I am finally done with some explanation so that it can be easily duplicated.  I also have some awesome flowers to do patterns and tutorials on and I can't wait.  :)

I start school again next Wednesday, but will hopefully try to publish at least once a week.  We'll see.  Missing my friends, and glad to be back. :)