I know my writing on this blog is long over-due. I apologize for any ongoing readers. I’ve had a couple of medical conditions recently that have really made it difficult for me to sit up at the computer. So, with that said, let me get on with this journal entry.
I began knitting probably about three years ago. I began because my mother had a heart attack and wouldn’t slow down. I needed to find her a hobby we could do that would keep her resting, but busy. She found an awesome charity at her church called Threads of Compassion that we decided to join. It is for victims of sexual assault. Basically, we knit or crochet scarves as symbols of warmth for these victims that come into our local emergency rooms.
Over the years, I have made hundreds of scarves for this organization. Lately, I have spent more time branching out on other ventures. When you are ill and unable to get out of bed, it’s nice to have a hobby that you can do in bed. I have made gifts for my family. I have also started an inventory for me and my husband to possibly (I just got married) do a craft fair show at a high school this fall. I have also started selling patterns I created online on Ravelry.
Here are the links to my free knitting blog and to my site on Ravelry:
Thought for the Day
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby
An Excellent Writer’s Source
Here are some great articles that will get you rolling on your writing career:
A Place for Inspiration for Your Writing
Regardless of what your religion is, have you considered using the Bible as a source of inspiration? It was written in a historical period, and tells amazing stories. It also has psalms (or poems) to inspire you depending on your feelings or the feelings of the characters in your story.
Many people find versions of the Bible such as the King James Version to be so confusing and difficult to understand. I prefer the contemporary versions. The one I found that matches every day language the most is called “The Find.”
I purchased it for an atheist friend of mine who didn’t own a Bible. He found it so easy to read and understand. I would highly recommend it for anyone who is confused by the language of the Bible.
Also, I would certainly recommend using the Bible as a reading source and a source of inspiration for your writing.