Category Archives: Musings

When is Paper an Immoveable Object?

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When it keeps you from your goals. So many people I work with are waiting – on hold. They say “I’ll be ready to go when my business cards are finished,” or “I’ve got to get my brochures ready before I can start.” The paper, or lack of it, is paralyzing.

Let’s face it, starting a business can be scary and anything we find that delays the big moment of saying “I’m in business” keeps us comfortable. The comfort is extended but so is the paralysis.

Stuff You Don’t Need to Start Your Business

  • Business Cards
  • Flyers
  • Marketing Material

Yes, it’s nice to have these tangible notices of being a legitimate business owner but the real validation is in your own belief. When you say it, it’s true. The more you say it, the more you believe it and so will everyone else.

What paper are you looking for? Let me know in a note or a comment and let’s see how to get around that obstacle.

Knit & Crochet Combined Best of Both Worlds

That’s the title of my new book, out in April from Kalmbach Books. Just last week, my advance copies arrived. I had no idea how proud, and just down right excited, this would make me.

There are 15 projects that combine knitting with crochet to take advantage of the different characteristics of each technique. Knitting and crochet have distinctly different identities and it doesn’t make sense to ask one to do the job of the other.

Coming up, I’ll be sharing more on the book and how it came into being. For now, you can see the basics on it here.


Take a look, drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you.