Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Hello; So I've decided to use this blog as a journal too. You see, we've been counseled by the Church that we should keep a journal (diary) as a way of preserving family history. I am a lousy diary keeper. But I was thinking, since I enjoy sitting in front of the computer, I might as well turn this into my journal. So...welcome to my blog/journal!!!! As a way of introducing myself, I'll just say I'm Puerto Rican born & bred. I've been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for over 30 years. I'm married, have a kid, and enjoy reading, knitting, crocheting, farming, and now blogging. 8-) I've been knitting & crocheting for almost three years now. I taught myself to do both, although I remember my mom trying to teach me to chain stitch & double crochet when I was a child. It didn't take, though, but I remembered how to chain stitch, so that was my beginning. As for my current knitting/crocheting I am preparing for evaluation to become a "certified" artisan in Puerto Rico. This means, they have to see my work, interview me, see if the work is worth selling, and then they "certify" me. This means that I get registered with the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO), and they invite me to all their public activities where artisans go. So.... I've been knitting baby clothes, hats, bookmarks, and crocheting the same, plus other thingies that I consider to be "novelties", and that not every other artisan/crocheter presents here in Puerto Rico. I have been making scrubbies ( for doing the dishes), hair bows, berets, fingerless mittens, and other unusual products. Granted, I get the ideas from patterns online, but then I alter them to my heart's content so I can sell them without infringing into anyone's copyrights. Soon I will update with pictures, etc. I have to go now, because I have to go feed my sheep & chickens, plus maybe plant some seeds and do some laundry. 8-)

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