Welcome to DreamChallenge

Having a dream to share my knitting creations, cooking adventures and caregiving stories with others is now a reality. I bet you know someone right now who is at home taking care of someone they love. A phone call, e-mail, note card or some food would all be appreciated. Sometimes an offer to stand in for that person is a wonderful gift. Think about getting a hair cut, what if there is no time or person to sit with your loved one? What can you do to help someone else, or if you are that caregiver, how can you get people to understand you would like to see them or have their help? Knitting helps me stay calm. Knitting helps my blood pressure stay normal. What helps you? Cooking is an adventure for me. My husband is a dedicated 'clean-up' person. Join us on this part of our life's journey.

Choosing to send out cards is one way I stay in touch with others. I address cards on Sunday and my husband puts them in the mail on Monday. There is always someone who needs a card.

After several months of blogging there is a reality that lots of people really enjoy this activity. Positively delightful people, living life to the best of their ability. There is such fun in hearing from others who have ideas, stories, crafts all to share with those who choose to read. Thank you my new friends in this unknown world/way of communicating.

Friday, October 15, 2010

DreamChallenge Shop

Today a very nice lady stopped by our home to show us this fabulous rug cleaner and my beloved husband let her come into our home and clean our bedroom rug.  Do you have any idea what kind of dirt came from that rug?  Now we have a fabulous housekeeper and she does a wonderful job.  That rug looked pretty clean.  Well the dirt that came from the rug was totally awtful.  So why am I sharing this with you?  Because rugs and not important to me but clean is.  When was the last time your rugs were cleaned?  Well, needless to say, I would rather knit than ever think about rugs that LOOK clean and totally not, so here is what I decided to do.  Tell you all about the fun knitting projects I have been working on.  Here is my note to you: 
Please visit my shop it has a few listings. Christmas is not far away.

I would love to make something special for someone you love. Special orders should be started soon. Let me know what you would like and the kind of yarn to use and who you plan to give it to (example, male/female/little boy/girl etc.).



  1. Miss Jan - I am always in awe of the lovely creations that you make with your beautiful yarns and your amazing talents. Anyone who has the opportunity to own one of your creations is certainly blessed. The little sweaters and dress that you knitted for Kerri Beth are heirlooms to be treasured!


  2. WHAT???? My dad let someone in the house to demo a product????? Im amazed but happy you have clean carpets. I do ours a couple times a year. I bought one two years ago so I didnt have to rent a cleaner or borrow one from friends.
    I love that scarf too :)