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.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Renaissance Festival NC

Grandchildren are the blessings we did not know were coming in life.  Sydney and Sophia love the Renaissance Festival held each year in North Caroline.  Here are two of the loves of my life having fun.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sorting Mail

After a very nice long trip, here is what our kitchen table looks like. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Drum Roll ############ And The Winner Is: Teresa

I feel so honored by the visits from many wonderful bloggers living all over this magnificant world.  OWOH has given me a new appreciation for the talented individuals sharing their treasurers.  Although Teresa from http://favoritethings.typepad.com/delightful_whimsy/ ♥ tere
 is the winner of this lovely neck warmer, I am the real winner to have had so many visitors. It was so fun reading the heartfelt notes from each of you.  Thank you Lisa for the opportunity to join in the fun of OWOH.  Blessings and Good Fortune to you all, Janet

Monday, January 31, 2011

Welcome One World One Heart

Hello everyone!  Since I am blessed to still have relatives in Italy and England, here is a picture of our great and wonderful world as seen on my office desk.  This globe is positioned so I can see the 'boot' of Italy.  There are such awesome people all over this world.  The One World One Heart Event gives us an opportunity to broaden our friendships and share ourselves.  Note:  The globe is as aged as I am, now that's impressive.  Look at the color, still lovely.
Welcome to my DreamChallenge and One World One Heart Event.  Here is a heart designed using my very favorite hobby - knitting: (the design is mine and the circle of pearls represents our circle of unity).

 My husband loves to garden and so this picture of me shelling peas is appropriate to share with all of you.  He does the gardening and I do the cooking/canning, etc.  Of course, he helps me a lot especially with the clean up after the project is completed.  We always send our granddaughters some fresh peas out of the garden when they are first ripe.  They live about five hours away and love getting the packages from Grammy and Papaw.
 Here he is, the love of my life.  Bob is a cancer survivor and has lived through a stem cell transplant.  We are so blessed and Thank God each day for Bob's continued good health.  Can you see that smile?  He is a great person.  This picture shows a sweater I made for his niece (mine too), but little Jack was not even born when this project was completed.
Sharing my love of knitting is a joy.  The item choosen for this event giveaway could be for a man, woman or child.  When you win this lovely item knitted with prayer for the winner, be sure to tell me who will wear it.  If it is a woman or girl, there are flowers to accompany the 'arrowpoint neck wrap'.  The men and boys will probably not want the flowers.  Knitting flowers sometimes makes them a little too big, so these are crochet and will tie onto the wrap.  When you leave a comment, please leave your e-mail or mailing address or some way for me to contact you when you win.  I look forward to meeting you as we travel the world together.  Thank you to our wonderful host, Lisa http://awhimsicalbohemian.typepad.com/a_whimsical_bohemian/2010/12/annoucning-the-fifth-and-final-one-world-one-heart-event-.html

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Projects

Nothing like sharing with others. Thus a Heart Swap sponsored by Deb @ Mosiac Magpie blog. Her blog is http://mosaicmagpielogspot.com/  stop by and visit, she loves visitors.

After I finished by creation to swap, it was time to start my next project. A lovely sweater for a precious little princess born about nine months ago. The sweater pattern is one of my favorites and was shared with me by my friend Vicki. Vicki is a true friend and travel companion. Stop by and see her. She actually has pictures that are in focus. LOL (unlike mine)  Vicki's blog is http://vicki-2bagsfull.blogspot.com/

I found some yarn that actually has a little design once it is knitted and after hunting for weeks to find the "perfect" yarn for little princess, this one jumped out at me.  It's called Cuddle Muffin and the color I choose is white/green/pink and yellow.  It is so soft and washable
So please, follow along as the design takes shape and thanks for stopping by. I would love to hear from you if you have time to leave me a comment. Enjoy the moment. Jan

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Designer Bag

The little sweater and hat are ready to deliver and quess what???Not a bag in the house to put the gift. So what is a girls to do? Well, I did have a shopping bag with some writing on the front. Wall paper books are great to help out when a person needs cards or just some pretty paper to craft with. Well, I cut out a heart and a little stamped heart, all from the old wall paper. Used some glue and there you have it - A Designer Bag to put the gift into. It looked a little "pail". I made a head band for the little princess and attached it to the handle of the bag and then made a tie from the yarn by making a nice chain.
There you have it - The lovely bag made from 'around the home stuff'. I think the new Mom will love the bag as well as the gifts inside.
What have you made lately using 'stuff around the house'? Maybe we should have a contest to see what people have made from 'stuff around the house'? Let me ask my friend how to do that and we will start on February 1 if I can figure out how. Happy crafting.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Ruffle collar baby sweater

Now this little sweater is a treasure come true.  The little baby girl is not with us yet, but she is growing nicely and will soon arrive.  Sweaters are so adorable, but I wanted her to have one with a ruffle collar and so made up this little pattern.  The button is also hand made using a crochet hook.  The penny will show the size.  Just so cuddly.  Her Mama and family will have no trouble seeing her in this beautiful creation.  No, not bragging, just thankful God gave me the ability to create something so beautiful for one of His children.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

One World One Heart

Last year was my first time as a blogger participating in this wonderful world wide event.
Thank you for the opportunity