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 14, 2014

Retirement Party

Do More of What Makes You Happy:)
One of the gifts from a co-worker at the fun retirement party.
The boa was a gift and I'm glad I wore red.

This picture sat under my computer for 15 years.  People I love were right at the office with me.

Retirement takes adjustment.  Think I am doing fine.
Enjoy the day,

Monday, October 13, 2014

Baby Scarf and Hat

These knitting treasurers have no home yet.  They are just finished and entered into DreamChallenge Etsy Shop.  The scarf could be for a baby boy or girls and the hat flower was made for a little girl, but the flower is removable and then a boy could enjoy the warmth.
The little knitted scarf holder is on the inside of the front of the scarf.  Little one will not as easily loose the scarf with this holding feature.

This little hat would also match the scarf.
Come visit my Etsy shop.  https://www.etsy.com/shop/DreamChallenge 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bright Red Scarf

One of the gifts my friends at work gave me as a retirement gift was a basket full of yarn.  This beautiful soft red scarf is the first project using yarn from their gift basket.

I decided to add it to my knitting treasurers in my Etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/shop/DreamChallenge 
Stop by and see me.

Blessings for a Happy Day.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Life Journey Change

Leaving a job I love does not seem to make much sense, but know I have made the correct decision to retire.  August 31 was my last official day to work for the Office of Child Nutrition for the West Virginia Board of Education.  I was blessed with about 26 years of service.  Amazing journey.

What now?  Well, so far knitting, cooking and traveling with Bob, my bed buddy and hubby, have kept me very busy for a month.  I started water aerobics at the Y on Tuesday and Thursday and still have physical therapy on Monday and Wednesday.

Here is my beautiful baby sweater set finished just in time for Carson's shower.  He is due to present himself in November.  His family are all Marshall University Graduates and so he is prepared for the football playoffs.  Go Herd is our cheer.
I welcome you to visit me often.  Time to blog is a great blessing. Jan