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.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Really the sweater

Well, I have no idea what happened, but here is the totally beautiful little sweater.  The buttons are flowers.

And here is my dollie from when I was a little girls being a model.  She looks adorable in this little knitted and crochet hat.  Come back and hopefully you can see the little one who was blessed with these creations made with love and prayers.

Sweater Project

This adorable sweater was a dual project between the Nona of a little two year old and me.  Nona started this sweater two years ago before the child was born.  Yes, that's right.  It was going to be a gift for the new born.  Well for the child's second birthday, Nona gave me the started project and I had the honor to finish it prior to the party.  I was hoping to have a picture to show all of you, but it's not here yet.  So come back to see how cute she is in her new sweater and hat.  Of course, she needed a hat to go with the sweater.  Right?

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Scalp Warmer

The pink yarn keeps coming my way.  I think it is a sign that the breast cancer awareness kitting items are really blessing those who recieve the gifts.  Here is another hat and more of the scarf I started a few days ago.  It blesses me to knit for others.   Would love for you to share with me why you knit.  Just leave me a comment.   

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cancer Fighting Chemo Hat

This little hat is so soft and beautiful.  After finishing the scarf and hat for the friend of a friend, I decided to see how this pattern would work up with some scrap yarn.  It turned out so lovely.  There must be a person who need this hat because I had no intention of making another hat so soon and yet, here it is and the finished project is ready for who ever God has in mind. 
When I came home from work the only thing on my mind was fixing dinner and going to bed.  Well, my friend sent me some carrier yarn and so I just had to start this new project.  My husband is a cancer survivor and when I left for work this morning he was fine.  When I returned home, he has a sore throat and feels not well.  Life is such a mystery.  Some Cancer survivors have immune systems that are very sensitive to germs.  Those of us blessed with excellent health may not have gotten this sore throat.  Of course, my thought process goes like this:  "Now if I had stayed home, he may not be in bed with this sore throat, or If only I had gone to the store instead of him".  Believe me, we can not change what is, we can only deal with what we have now.  Loving him as I do, I know the best thing for me to do is help him rest.  The spare bed will be used tonight.
So after all that explanation, this scarf was going to be started tomorrow, but here it is tonight and as I knit, I pray for the person who will receive this lovely gift and my beloved husband.   This project should take a week because a hat will follow to match the scarf.  The person receiving this gift knitted with prayers lives in another state.  It is a blessing to knit for others.