Hoppy Birthday Goals

December 9, 2015

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Because I seem to make all sorts of things for others throughout the year, I always promise to make a full-sleeved sweater and something nice as part of personal selfish love for myself, SlytherBun, BFF, and sometimes close family. Since Spring 2015, if I make myself a shawl or other accessories, I incorporate the handspun […]

Book Review: “Designer Crochet”

May 6, 2015

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Designer Crochet Cover

For those folks who do not know, I was taught to crochet by my maternal Lola (grandmother in Tagalog) Gertrude and mother when I was very young, supposedly around first grade. I remember that I enjoyed the craft, but grew bored with it as I came into my tweens. At the time I never progressed […]

Charity Drive: Pounds of Handmade Love for Pounds of Love Yarn

March 27, 2015

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Pounds of Handmade Love for a Pound of Love Yarn

Just a reminder about where we will be tomorrow… We will be running the charity donation table for the first ever Hampton Roads Birth Expo, which will be at the Magnuson Hotel and Conference Center in Newport News, VA from 10AM to 4PM. This conference has many 30-60 minute informative sessions that are targeted to […]

What Is the Meaning of Quarter to Ten?

September 22, 2014

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Julius looking cute

For the past year, I have been setting an alarm to ring daily at 09:45 AM. This alarm’s purpose is a quick check to see what tasks I have accomplished, especially when there are so many to keep track. My plan is to reach long-standing goals by tackling the little tasks that will build toward […]

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Having and Holding Together

August 11, 2014

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Recently PepsiCo’s CEO frankly stated what it is like being a mother while running one of the largest corporations in the world. Her words were both applauded and criticized. I have been studying various people in all sorts of industries by analyzing their balance between work, craft, family, and personal space. Each of them taught […]

Unwinding History’s Textiles

May 20, 2014

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Before starting the History Unwound Retreat (which is scheduled for March 13-15, 2015 by the way), I have always been fascinated by period fashions. Whether it be 12th century Japanese robes, 20th century fisherman sweaters, and ancient Viking dress, I am intrigued by not only the “what” but also the “why” such items were worn. […]