Thursday, May 22, 2008

Yikes! I've been a bad blogger!

Good morning to everyone! I'm sorry I've been absent for a week and half! Life got busy and I was struggling to keep up. Since my last post, I've taught a bellydance class, made and lost the Virtue bookmark I promised to post pics of, made all the earrings that are now listed in my brand-new Etsy shop (see the link to the right, and let me know what you think!), found out my Dad was in a serious car accident (as a passenger, and thank the Gods, he's ok), taken my oldest son to Six Flags for the first time (again, thank the Gods, he's ok! LOL), gone to another bellydance class, gone on a field trip, met with promoters for a cultural festival my troupe is dancing in next month, and attempted to take care of my home and family! Wow, even I didn't realize how busy I've been until I started typing that out!

Anywho, a couple of announcements: Yep, I opened an Etsy shop to house some of my original creations in all the catergories of craft that I love. Please, if you get a chance and have the inclination, follow the link to the right and let me know what you think. Check back often as you never know what I'm going to put in there! Frankly, I don't know, either, so let's enjoy this adventure together! :) I am very excited, though, that I got my first custom order already! Yay!!

Second, I've been participating in the RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) group on Ravelry and I'm really enjoying it! People post wish lists and if someone has what they are looking for and feels moved, they can send the gifts along. I've sent out three so far, I'm sending out another today or tomorrow, and I'm hoping to send another soon. I love giving gifts, especially ones that I know will be appreciated or make someone smile, so this group is perfect for me. Plus, I get to be friendly with folks from around the world! I'm sending out something to Belgium! How cool is that? To think that I get to make someone smile and maybe feel good even for a moment just fills me up. :)

On that note, I've decided to participate in the Pay it Forward movement. To that end, I will send a handmade gift to the first three people who comment on this blog. Nothing is required of you but to leave your name, email address, color preferences and a little info about you (include allergies and your gender, please! I'd hate to send someone frilly, girly earrings only to find they are a big strapping man :)), and the agreement to post on your blog or online forums making this offer to others. This is all about just being nice to someone else, knowing there is nothing in return but that great feeling you get sending something to someone just because you want to be kind. If we could get every blogger to do this just once, what a lovely world it would be!

Ok, that's all for now. I know there are a million more things I wanted to write about, but I just can't think of anything else at the moment. I'm sure it'll come to me soon, though, and I'll have another post for you.

Hope you are doing well and are ready for the holiday weekend!




salohlee said...

I would love to do a pay it forward. I'm salohlee on ravelry and livejournal. I love your blog and I like earth tones and I'm not allergic to anything. My email is Thanks!

Donna said...

I love Rak on Ravelry. I am mrsdon on ravelry. I also like to send gifts to people. LOL I have thought about bellydancing, but I am so clumbsy it would be bad. LOL! My favorite color is purple. I am not allergic to anything. My email is Thanks!

Saebbe said...

HI, I didn't even know they HAD a RAK group on ravelry! I now joined so I get to send out all my old needles n such. YAY. I'm adding you to my blog list. My favorite color is orange but I love every color except pink, not a pink kinda girl. No allergys. and I'm also the HippiePunk at (sorry to spam you, you can delete it if you want :-) )

candicmt said...

Yay! I'm glad that you got your three people. I wanted to join in but I just have too much on my plate right now, I think that I have approximately 7 crochet or knit projects to finish, and I swear tons of other stuff in the making, including getting my own blog started, now if only I can decide on what to call it...