Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Big Return!!!

Greetings and salutations everyone!

Well, over the last 6 months A LOT has changed, not all a grand experience, but here I am. :)

In January I was unceremoniously fired from my job of 13 years. It was a complete fiasco, really. It was a hostile work environment (20/20 hindsight, right?) and I was trying to improve the situation at the time; unknown to me I was a walking target. The only redeeming incident to the whole situation - other than those who screwed me, will get their karma - is that the department I managed went into a downward spiral and within 6 weeks of my termination, was sold to another company. Sketchy, no?

After spending the next month mentally struggling with the stigma of being fired after 13 years, trying to deal with unemployment benefits & all the b.s. that comes with it, I was struggling. Since deciding that I was an awesome manager & gave all I had to that company and my employees, that company didn't deserve me. My family deserves me. So, my new job: Stay-at-home Mommy!

A stay-at-home mommy to a 16-year old son, 10 year old daughter, and an 8 year old son. No diapers for me. No formula or baby food. I tried that about 16 years ago, wasn't for me. Now? Holy crap, people! I have no idea what I'm doing! LOL! I've come up to handling mornings about 95%, I mean that I've really done something wrong if my kids can't figure out school mornings by now. Then trying to plan suppers and grocery lists? Amazing Adam & I are pretty spectacular pulling this together, but it isn't always as easy as it seems from the outside.

I do love staying at home though. :) Due to my anxiety & panic, it is relatively quite easy to stay home. I do miss my car - still up on blocks since September, but getting better. So, not only do I get to avoid the public but I have hours to binge watch Netflix and crochet!

That being said, I have promised patterns in the past, but I'm going to deliver, especially on paid patterns, since we now need help to pay our bills! :)

Cowls inspired by Elsa & Anna from Frozen ($)
A plus-size shawl inspired by the Seattle Seahawks ($)
A plus-size rainbow & cloud scarf ($)
A plus-size scarf of flowers (free, $1 PDF optional)
Easter ring with bunny ears (free, $1 PDF optional)

Please keep checking back as these free patterns will be posted, with an optional PDF available for $1 via Ravelry or Craftsy. I will also announce the release of the paid patterns here as well as my Facebok Page.

Thank you all for not giving up on me! Here's to a better future and buying my patterns, right? :)


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