Welcome to A Crafter's Corner! I love to create crafty projects, and would love to share some of my creations with you! If you are interested in scrapbooking, stamping, or cross stitch, these are the venues I use most often. Enjoy your visit!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

A New Year, A New Blog Party

Welcome to my blog, I'm so glad you stopped by! If you've found my blog through Vickie at 2Bagsfull, I hope you're enjoying the Party!  Last year, I participated in Vickie's Grow Your Blog Party, and met several new friends. I'm hoping to find some new blogs this year also, and I think a person can never have too many friends!

A little about my blog-I started this a couple of years ago in am attempt to jump start my business as an independent consultant. I kept reading that the way to increase business was to have an internet presence. I tried it, but in the process, I decided that really wasn't the way I wanted to increase my sales.  I love my scrapbooking, but after ten years, I continue with the business more for the relaxation than to make any money. In short, I don't push my product.

So, if I don't have this blog to promote my business anymore, why do I continue? I've met some wonderful new people. I share the things I enjoy-sometimes it's a scrapbook layout, a card I made or my cross stitch. I have been a cross stitcher since my college roommate taught me back in the 80's. It is a craft I love, and I have a lot of patterns waiting to be stitched. Occasionally, I even share a little about my family or our travels. With the job I started recently, there hasn't been much travel, but I'm thinking I'm getting adjusted to working again, and the weather will warm up soon, so I'll be on the road again. I love to travel, but it's always good to be back home in Indiana!

I hope you'll decide to come back and visit from time to time. I look forward to reading comments from my visitors, so feel free to share. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Happy Hello

Good morning my blogging friends! Since it's been forever, I guess I should say Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! I have had quite the hiatus, but I am happy to say that I am finally starting to find some balance, and am looking forward to visiting here more often.

Do you wonder just what I have been doing, since I haven't been blogging? Well, plenty I can tell you! I am finally starting to get the whole picture, of my job as a hospice nurse. I was totally unprepared for what I was getting into, but I love what I do. I am putting a lot of miles on my little car-I never bought the SUV I was hunting for, my little Prius gets such good mileage, I couldn't give it up. I am all set up with a traveling office and medical supply in my car, it's coming together.

Another recent event is having an aged family member move in with us. I think this has been a greater adjustment than my job. We have all pitched in as a family, taking care of my father in law. There is still a big learning curve here, but we figure it out day by day.

Have I done any crafting? Yes! I was able to actually complete a couple of scrapbook layouts over the holidays, while we were snowed in. It's been a long time since I completed a layout with journaling and all, I was long overdue for some paper time. I haven't taken any pictures to post, but nonetheless, something complete.

And, I have completed some cross stitch! I had a piece I was anxious to complete before Christmas, and I did. My project was for my son and his wife, and they came up from TN to celebrate before Christmas, so I had to rush the last few days. I was very pleased with the final result, and I think the kids were too

It was not easy to get a real good picture, with such light colors, and the glare from the glass. This was a wedding sampler, with the kids names and wedding date. I found the frame and mat at Hobby Lobby, they really set off the sepia tones of the threads. I loved doing this piece, but I was happy to move on to something with a little more color after this. Later this week, I'll post my other finish, the first for 2014!

I am happy to be able to be back and post a quick hello and update this morning. However, it's time to fill my travel cup, and hit the road. It's a little foggy this morning, and I want to give myself a little extra time traveling the dark country roads.

Hope you have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by!