Hello I Love Yarn Day 2016

My sincerest apologies for being so quiet the past few weeks. Since we last talked I have finished my husband’s birthday present (which was also a fair entry), almost finished a baby sweater, extended my class at the local library,  dropped off entries for the fair, and started knitting 1 of 2 Christmas stockings…. needless to say my busy season has begun!

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I finished him up at 6:15 last Friday night, just hours before I had to drop him off for the State Fair showing. Only I would be out in the middle of a hurricane delivering, not only my entries but  a friend’s as well. It is called dedication…… or maybe insanity. I get those two confused! 🙂 Seriously we had no idea how bad the storm Matthew would be in our area. There has been flooding and road beds just washed away. Some have lost everything, others there was not much damage. Thankfully we got home safely from Raleigh that Saturday afternoon!

I have enjoyed the classes at the local library for the last 5 weeks. I have met some really great and enthusiastic crocheters there. The head librarian, is the best. Wednesday when I came in she had this beautifully big hook waiting for me.  Be still my ever-craft loving’ heart!!!! <3 <3


Today I have fulfilled a dream, as I got to hold an I Love Yarn Day event at this library.  I set out loom knitting, knitting, and of course CROCHET pieces. Demonstrated different techniques and had great conversations with several people.  We sat, ate cookies, and discussed the how many ways there are to yarn craft as well as our favorite yarns. It was AWESOME!!!

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How do you celebrate I Love Yarn Day? With homemade cookies and lots of yarn!! (These were the ones left even after sending some to my Dad)
How do you celebrate I Love Yarn Day? With homemade cookies and lots of yarn!! (These were the ones left even after sending some to my Dad)

So now as I wait to hear the results from the judging of the NC State 2016 State Fair, I am truly grateful for all the opportunities that I  have had the past few months to share my passion for the yarn/ needle crafts! It is my hope that you all go out and celebrate I Love Yarn Day by sharing your love  for yarn too!  Until we talk again, Don’t Worry Be Crafty! ~Jama

Perfectionism, our own worst critic.

Sometimes you have to work in the quiet of the night. This has been a whirlwind of a week leaving me drained of inspiration and motivation. At lest as first it did. There is a growing list of projects and teaching preparations that need to be completed by a certain time frame. Of course there have been a few obstacles on the course of life that have left little desire to complete them. Some days you feel like you can march forward owning the world and other days can be indescribably overwhelming. Success usually comes from behind the scenes hard work that may take innumerous hours. So if you are a perfectionist like myself, then you are your own worst critic. I have to work hard to remind myself, even if everything is not getting done fast enough, just one little thing that does get done it is one step closer to the goal. So while the house is quiet, others sleep, I continue working on my dream a small step at a time. As I need this reminder tonight——- Until we talk again, Don’t worry, be crafty! ~ Jama