Wips and Chains Excite Me

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I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I am a forever learner.  I’ve technically been crocheting for about 30 years but would only consider myself an Intermediate Beginner at best.

I have many many WIPs (Work In Progress). I tend to get bored easily and find some new pattern or stitch to try. I am currently working on a blanket, several hats, and a Tunisian Crochet washcloth.

Honestly, I was quite intimidated by Tunisian Crochet at first.  I saw many posts and patterns and they just looked so intricate that I was sure I wouldn’t be able to do it.  I was SO wrong.

I ordered some hooks on Amazon, found the perfect cotton yarn, and opened a tutorial on Youtube.  Within a few minutes, I had it down.  I love the way it works up.

Front and Back View



So what is on your hook?  Have you tried Tunisian Crochet? What is your favorite crochet stitch? Let me know in the comments!




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This is the current state of some of my dreams.  Overgrown and overrun with pests.


This is what depression and lots of bad weather have allowed to happen.  Looking at it and seeing how unkempt it has become is overwhelming.

Believe it or not, there are some things we planted that are growing in the garden. Strawberries, Asparagus, Cucumbers, Sweet Potatoes, Beets and pumpkins. We planted at least 20sq feet of tomatoes that never grew.  I plan to get in there in the next few days and hand weed around all the actual intentional growth, then mow the rest down.  Next year I will use sheet plastic and mulch to try to avoid so many weeds.

We also have this beautiful grape vine.  It has been here over 30 years according to the previous owners.


However, we have an abundance of these little guys:


Japanese Beetles.

Last year I applied Milky Spore powder and it doesn’t seem to have helped.  We have applied Beneficial Nematodes twice this year and again, no help.  I’d prefer not to go the chemical route on this, but I’m not quite sure what to do.  Any tips? Ideas are welcome in the comments.


Thanks for reading and wish me luck with those weeds!

This Journey Begins

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This journey began 2 years ago with a move from Colorado to Ohio.  We moved for no other reason that we just fell in love with the area.

We found a little house on a hill with a few acres and I began daydreaming of a homestead type life.

I’ve let life, depression and anxiety keep me from making my dreams a reality and I’ve decided it’s time.  Its time to build the life I want to live.  The life I want my children to live.

This blog is a collection of my crafts, creations, ideas, and failures.  If you have pointers and ideas to share, please leave a comment.  I’d love to hear them.

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton


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