Friday, February 28, 2014

hump busting!

I have been busting my hump and makeing sure I have my things in line for the new Usborne Connect 4 Challenge.

Our Usborne Home Office offers us some amazing challenges to help get our businesses going and to reward us with fabulous prizes.  We have earned a 42" TV, an iPad2, and a free trip to Convention.

Here is what I am working on now:

I have completed the "Start Now to Earn More!" portion and the February Requirements.  I want the ENTIRE ENCHILADA!!  

On top of those cool things I earned the January Home Office Challenge I and II.  Yeah!  Who loves fun, free stuff!  Fun Flashlight and a Clock/Picture frame to put on my desk.  (I really need to clean my desk off!)

January Home Office Challenge I and II

AND February Home Office Challenge I and II.
A great wipe-clean book to add to my inventory and a $50.00 Land's End Gift Card for some new Logo Clothes!! :)  Some new Polo Shirts would be great!

Here is what I am working on for March.

  A $50.00 iTunes Card really floats my boat!  I want it! All of this just for selling the amazing books that I truly love!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Finally.... Hemlock Ring

When Jerrod Flood published pictures of his Hemlock Ring Blanket I immediately knew I wanted to knit it.  I doubted my skills though.  I haven't done a ton of lace knitting.  I know I searched for it several times and had printed out the pattern more than once.


I took a break from knitting for about a year.  I have an addiction problem with projects.  Once I start something it is literally all I want to do.  That's it.  I think about it all the time.  Especially knitting.  I long to sit and knit.  I think it's the repetitive movement.  It is very calming to me.

I have started knitting again.  Sparingly.  Especially if I know I will have long chunks of time available to me.  Going to a Conference?  I'd never be able to sit still through long meetings without something for my hands to do.  Must stay busy.

I finally found the pattern I had printed and the yarn I felt would be perfect.  Here it is:  In it's glory!!

Crazy Book Lady - Hemlock Ring Blanket
Pined out on the floor Blocking

Crazy Book Lady - Hemlock Ring Blanket
Beautiful Center

Crazy Book Lady - Hemlock Ring Blanket
All the pretty points

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Book Fair Fun!

Today we kicked off Lutheran School's Week at St. Paul's Church.  It was a great service and the kids sand beautifully.  Jacob is always a little hesitant to get up and sing in front of the congregation but he did just fine.  I was very proud.

Tomorrow we kick off all the fun at School and start out with VIP Day.  The book fair starts bright and early.  The book fair runs Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during the different events of Lutheran School's Week.  Read about all the fun we had at the last big book fair here.

Interested in helping to support St. Paul's and their wish for new books?  Shop at and be sure to click St. Paul's School.