Friday, September 18, 2009

Autumn Harvest

Tomorrow I'll be heading over to the 16th Annual Autumn Harvest. This event is organized through Catholic Charities and benefits the Madonna House!

There will be vendors and exhibitors from Tulsa and surrounding areas! Come check it out - maybe knock out some of your holiday shopping - and support a great cause!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I'm an Oklahoman

And funny thing, today there's a snippet about me in the Daily Oklahoman! I know, not the most creative way to break the news, but it is 6:15 AM so cut me some slack, ok? On Monday I had a phone interview with Debbie Blossom. The spin, girl gets laid off and turns a hobby into a business. I think she did well - so, check me out if you have a few!

Shop updates have been slow going the past week. I'm finished up a store order and then plan to get busy again, so please stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Diet for Everything - and Some New News

It seems as though every aspect of my life at this time contains the word 'diet.'

This weekend after a shopping trip to Ms. LOFT, I angrily came home and cleaned out my closet. It seems as though I've added twenty pounds to my not so svelte physique since the wedding. I have thirteen pairs of jeans in my closet that will no longer make the trip over my ever growing hips and derriere. What's a girl to do? My girls were already a bit on the larger size - and I just refuse to wear anything larger than the current size. I refuse.

After clearing out the closet - to cut down on my anger, beat myself up spasms (and allow hubby to see how many clothes I really don't have) I joined Weight Watchers Online. I've done WW before - haven't we all? And it works. It seems like the most logical thing as it is about eating healthy and portion control rather than depriving myself of my love of Starbuck's and all things sweet. I'm also committed to going back to the gym where I have the membership that I've refused to let go of no matter how infrequently it is used.

That's the first diet in my life. The second is yarn. Folks, I think it is time I go on a yarn diet. My stash is nothing compared to a lot of people - but it is to the point where I am starting to feel a little guilty. How much yarn must one hoard? My new 'thing' is anytime I have a hankering for yarn I am going to come home, wind a skein I've not touched since purchase, and play with it for awhile. I may come out with some pretty cool FO's or I may end up with a bunch of yarn cakes. Any way it goes - I'm hoping this helps to curb my appetite for the latest and greatest.

Last night while working at Loops I sent John a text, it read something like this, "Talk me off the ledge, I'm hankering to buy yarn..." His reply, "Go for it!" I didn't do it - I'm on a diet. And to be on a diet, one must be committed.

The New News for the post! I believe the latest Knit Simple (Holiday 2009) may have made an early entry into our LYS - but I'm not complaining! RoseKnits is featured in the 'Knits & That' section!!!! I am so very proud to have something that I made in a national knitting publication. Proud, proud, proud! If you see it out, even if you aren't a knitter, pick it up! Things like this don't happen too often!

Friday, September 4, 2009

House News, Life News, and News News

Happy Friday and even happier that this is a 3-day weekend! Oh, Labor Day, how I have been longing for this occasion where I don't have to go to work - anywhere - for three whole luxurious days!

Any other time I would have taken advantage of such an occasion and planned lots of sewing and knitting - but not this time. This time our house is on the market. This time, our neighbor listed their house - directly across the street - for $100 less than our house. They have taken months and refinished wood floors, put up new privacy fences, and painted the house neutral colors. So, this time, we are painting our bedroom and our computer room neutral colors. I will likely not be doing too much sewing or knitting (just a little, though).

I don't know, though, I should maybe thank them for listing their house because our house has been viewed a record three times this week! That's more than the entire time it has been on the market!

This morning I was on channel 6 news (broadcast on CW12) standing right next to Ms. LeAnne Taylor showing off some RoseKnits bags! A smart business lady does not turn down free advertising no matter how petrified she is of talking to people, in front of people, and especially on television (in front of lots of people). I made it through without doing anything too totally embarrassing and I think I only stuttered and stammered in the beginning! Yay! We'll overcome that public speaking phobia yet.

I have started a blog collaboration with Amby of Julip Bags and Kristi of Reddogknits. The blog is called The Boss Knits and is intended to provide lessons learned and some funny passages along the way of being business owners of our own crafty empires! Many expect that Amby and I would not be such great friends since we are both making bags - and each can be viewed as competition - but we're actually quite the like and enjoy sharing ideas, successes, and gripes all the same. You should definitely check us out!

Ok, that's enough for today... I may try to post some new stuff tomorrow!

Peace out and have an awesome holiday weekend!