Crochet throughout the year
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall...Every month...
I'll crochet through them all!
Seriously though, I've heard many people say it's to hot to crochet during the summer and I guess that's part of the benefit of living in Utah - I love to crochet ALL...Year...Round!
I'm a blanket person though and love to have blankets by me even during the summer months so to crochet when it's hot doesn't phase me. When do you crochet? Are you a year round crocheter too?
1. If you're new to this event, you can find all the details HERE
2. After you read through my thoughts, you'll find the daily $1 crochet pattern offers from Crafting Friends Designs, Snappy Tots, Sweet Potato 3 and Ambassador Crochet at the bottom of this post.
3. Be sure to use the code given today for the 4 patterns offered, apply it to your cart and verify your total is adjusted to $1 each prior to checking out. Refunds will not be given.
4. Remember to enter the giveaway for 10 crochet patterns from my shop on the MAIN blog post HERE...AND scroll down from the first drawing to enter the giveaway for MORE crochet patterns from all 4 designers
Today we're focusing on Through the Year. This year, life was full of changes and I haven't been able to crochet as much. I'm not complaining. It's all been good. My daughter went to Cosmetology school and while she was trying to get her hours in so she could graduate, I was able to keep my grandson here quite a bit. That little boy is so stinking cute and I love him more than words can say. Babies are a lot of work though so there wasn't much time to pull the yarn out. I wouldn't change that time with him for anything though.
Now that all of my girls are in school full days, I knew it was time for me to go back to work and try to get us on a better path financially. I struggled with the thought of going back to work full time for quite a while. What's funny is that when my oldest daughter was little, I was a single mom and had to work. Back then, I never thought I would be a stay at home mom. I Love my kids and felt that it would be a good balance mentally to at least keep a part time job. When I was pregnant with my 2nd daughter, the company that I worked with had to shut down. Being 6 months pregnant makes it hard to get hired for another job. I interviewed but knew it wasn't going to work. I was able to just stay home and though finances were tight and we've had our fair share of medical bills the past 11 years, we survived. I loved being able to stay home with my girls and watch them learn and grow. Again, I wouldn't trade that time with them for anything.
When I finally decided to step back into the outside of home job, it was hard on me do start sending out that resume. I had many interviews and several that seemed to go really well with 2nd and 3rd interviews from a couple of companies. I felt good about them until I was sent the dreaded rejection letter. After going through that a few times, I really started to doubt myself. It was a struggle!!! I felt like I was no longer valuable because of staying home so long. So many doubts ran through my mind. I knew there was a reason and it was hard for me to be patient but eventually the perfect opportunity came along to work for a company with amazing owners and great employees. I'm able to work what is best for my family. If my kids are sick or need help, I'm able to be with them without having to worry about missing work. It's taken a few months to get a good schedule down between work and home so crochet was on the back burner for a while. Now I feel like things have settled down and I'm hoping to pick it up a little more.
So, in a nutshell, that's a glance at my year. Life changes whether we like it or not so take a breath and roll with the wave. Find things to appreciate and focus on the best.
Day 3 offer
Crocheting with Service in mind
Thank you for checking back in for Day 2 of the 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event! I hope you enjoyed reading what we were thankful for yesterday and were able to get some great patterns to work up soon.
If you're new to this event, you can find the details HERE in THIS post along with entering 2 giveaways that will be open during the event for crochet patterns from each of us.
Thanks again to Snappy Tots, Ambassador Crochet and Sweet Potato 3 for bringing this event together another year.
Keep reading to find out what I'm thankful for today and get the daily code to receive 4 crochet patterns (1 from each designer) for just $1 each for the next 48 hours
Thankful for Family & Friends
Thanks for joining our 3rd annual 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event! You'll find the event details along with 2 giveaways in the main post HERE so be sure to click over to that page after you've read this post and written down the discount code for the day.
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10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event 2019
It's crazy how fast 2019 has flown by us! This year has been a crazy one full of changes for me and I'm excited to be able to still participate in the 10 Days of Thanksgiving Event. The past couple of years have been fun sharing my thoughts with you and hearing about things you're thankful for too. It's even better having some great crochet designer friends to enjoy putting this event together for you. I want to give a HUGE shout out and thank you to Heidi from Snappy Tots, Kristine from Ambassador Crochet and Christine from Sweet Potato 3 Patterns for being great friends and easy to work with.
Keep reading to find out how this event works and how to enter to win crochet patterns
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