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

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


  1. My husband is disabled since 2008 after an accident. I love your witness, & your family... how blessed we are. We have no church family, & although our funds are extremely limited, we'ld like to donate a smidge here and there. Please confirm the donation link is still active & will go to your family still. Don't want it floating in hyperspace, right?
    Once you email that the link to donate still works, I won't be a bother. Your washer pendant has had over 28k views... what a Great witness! God bless.

    Lori eliterefs@gmail.com

    1. Hello, thank you for your kind words. Everything is still active. I will let my husband know about you and we will pray together. I always plan on updating my blog and being more active in it,but I get easily distracted, lol.


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