Monday, January 31, 2005

Diet time!

I was out at Walmart last night and saw an exercise bike that was on sale for half off. So I splurged a bit and bought it. Now that it's in my livingroom, I need to buckle down and actually get committed to making my hiney smaller. :o)

My friend Karla has pointed me in the right direction for finding out how to do HTML tags. I'm working on learning, and hopefully I will be able to improve this site once I know what I'm doing. I changed some things around this morning -- not bad for a first try. Kinda fun to be learning something new. Check out Karla's Blog -- she's got lots of neat stuff there. :o)

I'm working on writing out the directions for some of the crochet patterns I have designed. I designed them in my head as I was crocheting, so it's hard to put the directions down on paper sometimes. But I'm getting there -- then I will have a couple friends test them for me to find any mistakes. I have a lot of respect for crafters who develop their own pattern books and publish them -- it's a lot of work.


Sunday, January 30, 2005

Here's our new house. We got some snow and ice last night, but it's already melting.  Posted by Hello

Joshua learned how to sit up on his own this week! He's crawling now too and getting into evvvvverything!  Posted by Hello

Just Getting Started!

I have seen so many of my crochet/crafting friends starting blogs to list their own patterns, links, crafting info, and so much I thought I would jump on the bandwagon too! I don't know HTML, so I will have to learn as I go along. :o)

A little bit about me. My name is Juli. I'm married and live in NC. I have two sons, Mikey, who is 14 and Joshua, 6 months. I also have two step children: Steven, 18 and Sonya, 16. We just moved to a small town, Spindale, NC. That's where Elmore-Pisgah makes their famous Peaches and Creme cotton! :o) I plan to call them and ask for a tour of their plant -- gotta see where my favorite yarn is made!

I love to crochet, and I also do plastic canvas, miniature painting and embroidery/needlepoint. I don't do much in the way of embroidery anymore as it's so fussy and takes so long, but when I find a project I really love, I will buckle down and spend the time on it. My favorite hobby is crochet -- I work with yarn and thread, and have designed some of my own patterns. I haven't had many of them tested yet, but will get some of my wonderful crafty friends to do that for me before I put them up here.

I put up a picture of our house and one of Joshua. I will post some crochet and craft pictures soon!

Hugs, Juli