Monday, July 13, 2009
Things you should believe
A Birth Certificate shows we were born
A Death Certificate shows we died
Pictures show we lived!
Have a seat...Relax. ..And read this slowly.
I Believe... Just because two people argue,
Doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue,
Doesn't mean they do love each other.
I Believe... We don't have to change friends if
We understand friends change.
I Believe....No matter how good a friend is, they're going to
Hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
I Believe...True friendship continues to grow, even over
The longest distance. Same goes for true love.
I Believe...You can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life.
I Believe...It's taking me a long time
To become the person I want to be.
I Believe...You should always leave loved ones withLoving words.
It may be the last time you see them.
I Believe...You can keep going long after you think you can't.
I Believe...We are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
I Believe....Either you control your attitude or it controls you.
I Believe...Heroes are the people who do what has to be doneWhen it needs to be done, regardless of consequences.
I Believe..Money is a lousy way of keeping score.
I Believe...My best friend and I can do anything or nothing And have the best time.
I Believe...Sometimes the people you expect to kick you
When you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.
I Believe...Sometimes when I'm angry, I have the right to be angry,
But that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
I Believe...Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had
And what you've learned from them, and less to do
With how many birthdays you've celebrated.
I Believe...It isn't always enough to be forgiven by others;
Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself..
I Believe...No matter how badly your heart is broken,
The world doesn't stop for your grief.
I Believe...Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,But we are responsible for who we become.
I Believe...You shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret.It could change your life forever.
I Believe...Two people can look at the exact same
Thing and see something totally different..
I Believe...Your life can be changed in a matter of
Hours by people who don't even know you.
I Believe...Even when you think you have no more to give, when
A friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.
I Believe...Credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
I Believe...The people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.
I Believe.....You should share this to all of the people you believe in, I just did.
'The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the most of anything.
Friday, July 10, 2009
How many times have most of us heard this and set out to setup our networking pages on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace.....just to name a few and some how got side tracked once we got there or just forgot the game plan.
Networking is a very real and necessary part of what we do as business people. We have to meet and greet, we have to be movers and shakers, we have needs to fulfill and to fulfill other's needs. One hand washes the other or it may introduce you to a new bar of soap. We're always working at our business in some sense or another.
This is a report I ran across the other day, just following links and was surprised to find that at the end of one of the links I found this, the title of the blog... Networking Can Change Your Life . Check it out, give it a read and I hope you enjoy it.
Remember, it's about networking, I share Facebook with my friends and family, I play games, but I am seriously trying to remember why I joined in the first place, to network, to spread the word about New Day Crochet and hopefully gained knowledge as well.
I'm signing off and off to Facebook to play games with friends and the kids before going to sleep, it has been a long week but that's another post.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Revise your thinking, Regain your life
Top 20 Problems of the Broke and Principles of the Wealthy
1. The Broke think everything is too good to be true, while the Wealthy think that getting a job sounds too bad to be true.
2. Broke people give up when things don't go their way; a fewdisappointments and they are onto something else, saying things like "it wasn't for me." The Wealthy work harder and become more determined when things go bad, and understand that you have to take the bad with the good to make it.
3. Broke people always have an excuse. Wealthy people say "my fault" and refuse to make excuses.
4. Broke people think that not getting what they want is OK. Wealthy people are disgusted at the thought of not getting what they want and will do whatever it takes.
5. Broke people always have to talk it over with their broke friends to make sure no one will make fun of them if they make a decision. Wealthy people think for themselves and could care less what their broke friends think.
6. Broke people are never coachable and teachable. Wealthy people are alway learning, even when the money starts coming in, they never stop learning from those who were there first.
7. Broke people are scared of others. Wealthy people entrust in others and know that other people are crucial for their success.
8. Broke people are always procrastinating; they would rather talk about it, read about it, think about it, but never seem to do anything. Wealthy people hate doing anything but getting it done.
9. Broke people are glad when the day is over. Wealthy people love when the day begins.
10. Broke people think Wealthy people are lucky. Wealthy people put themselves into a position to be "lucky," and then work hard to make the "luck" show up.
11. Broke people work by the hour. Wealthy people work by the month.
12. Broke people want to know that after 1 hour of work they have something to show for it. Wealthy people find broke people who think like that and make them their employees.
13. Broke people get excited they just got hired. Wealthy people think it is funny that someone could be fooled that easily; they are just making the wealthy person wealthier.
14. Broke people complain a lot. Wealthy people are thankful that no one shot at them today, they didn't have to fight in a war, and that they don't have a job.
15. Broke people are too concerned about what other people are doing. Wealthy people are only concerned about what they can be doing to get more done.
16. Broke people think that if no one is doing something, it must suck. Wealthy people think that if no one is doing something, it means more money for them.
17. Broke people think that if everyone (all 200 people at the meeting in a city of 1 million) is doing something, it must be saturated. Wealthy people think that broke people aren't too bright.
18. Broke people think it is OK for other people to live where they want to live, drive what they want to drive, and do what they want to do.
19. Broke people are OK with the fact that they can't do these things. Wealthy people get sick just thinking about being average, if it ever comes into their minds at all.
20. Broke people think that other people's opinions are worth more than their dreams. Wealthy people know that their dreams are worth more than other people's opinions.
You have to learn to be wealthy, you must learn from the broke and don't do what they do nor think how they think. The best thing you can do for a broke person ... is not be counted as one.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Create is such a lovely word and thought;
1. to produce through imaginative skill - create a painting
2. to make or bring into existence something new
This is what we are about. My latest projects have kept so busy that I haven't slept much, too excited to see the finished products and can't wait to get to the rest. In between putting some patterns together, I decided to make a line of shawls. They are actually the same shawl but with different borders. The borders inspired the colors of the shawls I made.
Now they can be done in any color one chooses and I don't have a problem giving the customer the color of their choice with the border of their choice, but I can't guarantee the overall look. When I use to sew for other's on a personal level there was usually a clash of the creative mind and the novice. They would like to have a copy of something I made personally out of the fabric of their choice and when told it wouldn't work or have the same look as mine, they would disagree. Forced to give them what they wanted, ( the customer is always right ), I hated the finished product and they didn't care much for it either. I remember hearing, "You don't sew for me like you sew for you", this get's to be disturbing after I've told you it wouldn't work. So this is why I chose to do Etsy and open another studio on Artfire.
With that said, here are my newest creations, hope you like them, they gave me great pleasure.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
There's a new site on the web, HandmadeNews. I found the site while checking my store on ArtFire. It's a nice site with open, reasonably priced ad space. The space is $2.00 per unit blocks starting as low as 5,000 clicks averaging a low price of $10.00 for your ad space.
You can run your ads on several pages of the site, the choice is your's but please, when you upload your ad don't do what I did. I wasn't satisfied with the pic I used and now there's a blank space there, so be sure your add is exactly what you want it to be.
The service is quick and easy to use. They boast their readers are primarily Caucasian females ranging from ages 18-49, most without children. Got any ideas?? I hear your thinking. Their marketing is targeted towards crafters, artisans, buyers and sellers of all things handmade
So people get over there and check it out. Grab a piece of the advertisement at such a small fee it's hard to pass up. Get in on the ground floor, there is plenty of space. Let me know what you think.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
But, no, really.....I've had this cough, I describe as the whooping cough. I can't sleep nights so I spend most of them drinking tea, sucking on chocolate frosting, cough drops or just plain miserable. I do manage to get some crocheting done. What I would like is to stop coughing.
Well, I finally remembered to tell the Doc, I got a pertussis/tetanus shot. Yes, we adults need to keep up with our shots as well. Prescription for Robitussin, over the counter and some pills, all taken as needed, it took about a day to go through these and still coughing. Sitting on the side of the bed, tears in eyes, there has to be something better.
One night, I decided to sleep in the dining room chairs, sitting straight up, chairs pushed together, heavily upholstered and feet propted up. Best sleep I've had in a while. I didn't cough much and woke up bright-eyed and bushy tailed. Loved every minute of it.
While figuring I wanted a little more sleep, I resigned to the bedroom, after about 30 minutes, I was coughing and hacking again. What the ???????? As I questioned my bedroom and what was in it, I decided that between the yarn, the covered headboard and the man, something had to go. I got rid of the headboard that night and the man the next. We're all allergic to something.
No really, people, for real, regardless of age, make sure your shots are up to par at whatever age and take care of yourselves, I need all my creative friends hanging out with me. We've got a lot of creating to do.
And I still have the cough, just not as bad.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Notice the good things about people.
We all have qualms with some people. There is always something about someone we don't like and we have a tendency to focus on those faults or dislikes.
This week I want to focus on something that is really difficult for most, including myself. This week let's find and make a list of everything good about that person.
Pick just one person you interact with on a pretty regular bases and list their positive findings.
This exercise is good for you. It helps you, your thought process, your heart. It takes a lot of negative energy to focus on the ugly, you have to hold all the bad you feel for that person the better part of day. This makes you unhappy and will keep a frown on your face. You'll even frown in your sleep.
This week we will focus on the good. As Will Smith stated, "Inheritedly, there is good in everyone." Even if they only love their pet, that is something good.
I'll start with 'They':
1. Have a beautiful smile.
2. Willing to help others.
3. Love family and friends.
4. Hates injustice.
Give me yours.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Well, it’s Wednesday and here it is. It’s a one piece Pill Box Hat. Something I had been dieing to make for quite sometime. Finally got up the nerve and patience to give it a try.
First, thought it couldn’t be that hard and second thought what if it doesn’t work. The second was fear. Fear, something that seems to stop a lot of us from achieving our dreams. It wasn’t as hard as I thought.
Circle measures about 7 to 7 ½” wide, side to side.
At this point we start the sides. To do that we crochet in back loops only. You will get a raised look.
For my hat, I continued to crochet in rounds until my hat measured 2” deep for the sides. The deepness can be whatever you want or feel comfortable with.
Once my hat was the size I desired, I connected my last row and started began my crab crochet stitch around the last row. Some call this stitch reverse crochet. You just crochet from left to right if you’re right handed and vice versa if you’re left handed.
At the end of last row, use a yarn needle to weave in the ends. It’s really easy, especially with this crab stitch to hide the loose ends.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars.. - Les Brown Always aim high!
How did we do last week concentrating on just one something to make us feel GREAT?!
These aren’t ‘Affirmations’, look at these as motivators, words of ‘Wisdom’. We all need something in our lives to keep us going, to remind us of who we are, where we come from and where we’re headed.
The sayings, the words I heard as a child and a young adult, coming from my elder’s, have come back to comfort me later in my adult life. I share these at the right times and moments with my friends and family. My kid’s love them. Of course, they laugh, but they love them.
This week I need you to think about what is said above by President Kennedy and Les Brown. Use these words of ‘Wisdom’ this week to motivate you. I will be using these this week also to help me. I like to post these on my refrigerator each week so I can constantly be reminded of what to expect this week. To remind myself where my head is.
Wednesday, I will be updating my blog to share some of the things I’ve worked on in the past week. Check back for a treat, a look into my personal day of work.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Now tell me someone who said that? Is it really necessary that we know or is it more important that we heed the lesson to be learned here. I think it's the lesson. It's a fun way to learn.
We all need our rest, how else can we create. For me early to bed is around 2 a.m - 4 a.m., up at about 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Got my early mixed up. I've been told I've always been this way. Even wore summer clothes in the winter and winter clothes in the summer. A backward kid, but I'm changing, slowly.
Well any who, what I want to share is that starting soon I will be sharing my favorite affirmations with you guys, one a week, on Sunday's. One a week, one for you to work with and think about. A whole week to focus, not to be bombarded daily with an affirmation to sink your teeth into and you're still trying to bite off the one from yesterday.
I hope these will be helpful and fun. I know I love them and they can be food for thought.
Love you guys, stay busy, stay creative, stay kind and loving.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Now this doesn't mean to become an 'ass clown', as my oldest would call it, but there is certainly nothing wrong with holding yourself to high standards.
Always think well of yourself in doing good, (doing the right thing/things). Last night my 14 year old walked to the store with his sister's and nephew, while in en route they came upon a man whose car had stopped and needed help. At fourteen he stopped to help. He came into the house informing me of what had happened. He told me of how he saw this man trying to push his car out of the streets and how he jumped right in to help. He felt really good about himself.
One of his sister's spoke that she wouldn't and didn't try to help, that was a bit much, pushing a car. Well, I guess it is if it's a female. I praised my son for doing the right thing, the helpful thing. Nothing makes one feel better about himself than helping another fellow human being.
This one act of kindness raised his opinion of himself so today I want to know what is it he's going to do today to help someone.
What we think of ourselves is very important and it shows in the way we treat other's and the way we carry ourselves. This week find one thing, just one, to do. To boost your opinion of yourself as you go about the business of running your life and business.
Remember we should have high expectations of ourselves on a regular basis. Make them obtainable and as we reach each one, set the bar a little higher.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
J. Michael Smith, Esq.President
Michael P. Farris, Esq.Chairman
Commission Announces Major Changes to Child Product Safety Rules
February 9, 2009
HSLDA met on Wednesday with Commissioner Thomas Moore, of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, to discuss the law imposing strict limitations on lead and phthalates in children’s products. The proposed regulations had persuaded many small family businesses to shut their doors and cease production. We are pleased to report that CPSC announced numerous changes to their regulations. Home School Legal Defense Association is satisfied with the meeting and its aftermath and remains strongly convinced that no small business should close down because of the lead requirements, which take effect February 10.
Changes made by the Commission
Last Friday, the CPSC declared numerous changes in their regulations, including the following exemptions that correspond with requests made by HSLDA in our meeting with Commissioner Moore:
An exemption for certain natural materials such as wood, cotton, wool, and certain metals and alloys that rarely contain lead;
An exemption for ordinary children's books printed after 1985;*
An exemption for textiles, dyed or undyed (not including leather, vinyl, or PVC) and non-metallic thread and trim used in children's apparel and other fabric products, such as baby blankets.
* HSLDA asked for an exemption for all books. Commissioner Moore argues, however, that the ink in books prior to the 1980s did contain lead.1
Prosecution under the law, the CPSC announced, will ensue only if “someone had actual knowledge that one of these children’s products contained more than 600 ppm lead or continued to make, import, distribute or sell such a product after being put on notice.”2 In fact, according to Commissioner Moore, manufacturers will not be prosecuted for violating the law during the one-year postponement of testing requirements (lasting till February 10, 2010), unless their products actually cause an injury or have the potential to hurt someone.3 Moore further assured HSLDA that small businesses, in particular, will have nothing to worry about. “Historically, we haven’t gone after these kinds of businesses,” he told HSLDA, “not cottage industries.”
HSLDA hopes that these policies, along with the Commission’s yearlong postponement of testing requirements, will provide significant relief to family businesses and providers to the homeschool community.
“If there is one message a small manufacturer should take from the Commission’s action [of delaying testing requirements] it is this,” Commissioner Moore said: “If you have been making products without receiving any safety-related complaints, you should go on selling your products.” This will remain true for at least until February 10, 2010. Even beyond this date, HSLDA is confident of the future of small businesses under this law, and is grateful to the Commission for its cooperation and its sensitivity to the needs of family businesses.
CPSC Spells Out Enforcement Policy for New Lead Limits in Children’s Products Effective February 10
Statement of Commissioner Thomas Moore on the one-year extension of testing requirements (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
Statement of Acting Chairman Nancy Nord on the one-year extension of testing requirements (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
1. Thomas Moore, letter to Senators Rockefeller and Pryor, and Representatives Waxman and Rush, http://www.cpsc.gov/PR/Moore020309.pdf (February 3, 2009), p. 4
2. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “CPSC Spells Out Enforcement Policy For New Lead Limits In Children’s Products Effective February 10,” http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09120.html (February 6, 2009).
3. Thomas Moore, letter to Senators Rockefeller and Pryor, and Representatives Waxman and Rush, http://www.cpsc.gov/PR/Moore020309.pdf (February 3, 2009), p. 5.
Monday, February 2, 2009
- All the hype
- Going to breakfast with Misters out of town visitors (didn't want to get out of bed)
- The National Anthems by both singers, why two? ( it worked for me)
- Home alone ( should have watched the game like Tom Cruise - Risky business; do girl's do that well? : )
- The drinks, the food or otherwise.
- The company, having fun and talking ....IT!
1. Coming down from the party
2.Having to drive home (through police traps)
3. Being on the road with drunk driver
4.Your team losing
5. Your friends leaving ( especially when it's a 4 -5 hr drive)
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
This is what I've learned about Free Nothing is Free. It cost us something. It cost us shipping and or handling if not both, but remember, the product is Free. Well if it's Free why do I have to pay for shipping or handling.
When you receive the item, you have to go to your mail box or the post office to get it. That cost you time and money, gas if you drive. Maybe you don't, so you walk, walking is good for you, if the weather permits, or bus fare if you travel that way.
I can't think of a thing that is FREE. It cost something, you have to exert some form of energy to get whatever the promise of Free entails, so I'm going to share today some Free things with you.
Got a website you want to submit, try Freewebsubmission, now let me warn you, your email box will be bombarded with confirmation mail, takes time and time is money and time you probably could devote to something else, but it's FREE.
Then there is this new site that promises to give MySpace, Facebook and other's a run for their money in the near future, but you have to sign-up, Me2everyone, you get a 1000 shares FREE for signing up and getting in on the ground floor.
Last but not least, here's a networking site that can give you groups and contacts galore. Iseecolor, at this moment they are boasting 137538 members and growing, you'll find me there, 'Hooks and needles' that's me. They have business groups, MLM groups, knitting and crocheting groups, zodiac clubs, on and on and Free advertising. Look out that word FREE again, your email box will runneth over.
This basically explains why my house is still unpacking itself. I look at it and it looks back. Well, like Scarlett, tomorrow is another day and I'll think about it then, for today FREE has been driving me crazy.
Until next time choose your FREE, for time is precious and once gone you can't get it back.
Monday, January 12, 2009
We love the peace and the quiet and the neighbors are nice and the schools are great. The kids actually get up to go without alarms. Now if I could only get some order and back into my creative routine that would be great.
I decided to take a break today from arranging a house, which is all in my mind and join my friends and collegues on Etsy, I needed to catch up and reach out. Get back in the swing of things.
Here are a few of the great things I found and want to share. These are great cards from a very talented person, ones I'd buy and keep, couldn't give away, take a look and please visit her shop for more great items. These are just a few of my favorites by Kitty Kat Kards and just in time for Valentine's Day. Shop early.If you're in the mood for some delicious soaps Bubbles Up By Bethie B is the place to go. Her soaps will make you hungry for more and I find the humor is teasing the kids and some adults too.
My late husband would have been a sucker for these....and ooohhhhhh to wash out the kids mouths : ), yes we had fun. We had a sense of humor, he believed in laughter and play.
I'll try not to stay away so long, now that I've moved and pretty much settled in, I'll be sharing a little more.
This, I found time to do while sitting in a chair in my bedroom, watching tv...how nice!
You know you can find me at New Day Crochet.
Love You Guys, be good and please have a Joyous New Year everyday. Remember what ever it is, ' This too, shall past.'