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.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Keri Beth's Contest

My friend Vicki has an amazing blog.  Here is the link: 
If you visit her and enter herVera Bradley Contect, Little Keri Beth will choose a winner on December 27.  Please tell her you saw her link on DreamChallenge blog.
Good Luck and while you are their, check out our dinner party.  It was so much fun and Vicki captures the fellowship as no other could.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Jack's Sweater

Well, putting more than one picture at a time seems to be a project I need lots of work to accomplish.  Please stay with me.
As I said on the last post, Jack is growing, eating and generally pleasing his parents and grandparents.  Although his Uncle Bob has not seen him in person, you can see the happy smile on his face just holding the gift made with love for Jack.  (Some of you know, Uncle Bob is my beloved husband.)
Here is the sweater and hat made to help Jack celebrate Christmas:


My goodness, so many babies lately.  Three beautiful sweaters are either on their way or ready to go.
Each one was a joy to knit.  As some of you know, I like to pray for the child and family as I knit.  Two of the little ones are here and one more to come very soon.  Wanted to share the different styles made for these little ones. 
The first picture of this new design was posted before it was completed.  Here it is with the buttons sewn on the side for a little boy.  The bundle was 8 pounds and 10 ounces.  I made a 3 month size because the child has relatively small bones parents.  Surprise, little one came into this world a little larger than expected but extremely healthy.  Praise God.

This next sweater is for our nephew.  I made it using two yarns twisted together.  Great for Christmas Season and Valentine's Day soon after.  Little Jack is doing great and so are his parents.