From Fiber to Yarn and Then Finally to Cowl: Spinning for a Complete Project

Batt and skein
The second batt I need to spin and the remaining yarn from the first batt

I started a new venture this past fall.  It’s something I never imagined myself doing.  I’ve always been content to just grab yarn off the store shelves, not worrying about anything other than how soft it felt or what color it was.  That all changed when I took a spinning class at Alma Park Alpacas, LLC.

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I Opened My Etsy Shop!!!

Congrats to me!  Now I can sell my crafts!  There will be lots of crocheted items such as scarves, shawls, blankets, and whatnot.  And when I finally get a hold of liquid leading, I’ll be starting the Gallery Glass stuff too!

Just look for “CraftingbyLora” to see my stuff.

 

Why I am Firmly Against Natural Gas Pipelines

In one word:

BOOM!!

There is nothing more terrifying than an explosion that comes out of nowhere and maims or kills you.  With the horrific tragedy of a natural gas pipeline explosion that happened in Pennsylvania recently I have come to the conclusion that there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to dig holes in the ground to add natural gas pipelines.

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Writing a Personal Resume

Writing a Personal Resume
Is this you thinking about your job search?  Write a Personal Resume.

A Personal Resume differs from a normal resume in that you showcase your interests and hobbies.  These are the activities that you are passionate about and what brings you joy.  It doesn’t matter if you get a bit high on the smell of a well-baked tray of cookies or that you feel satisfaction when a painting is complete.  This is what defines you as a person, separate from the drudgery of those chores that lead to a paycheck.

Do you feel dissatisfied with yourself when you hand your prospective employer the same old resume, knowing you are so much more than what is printed in those bold, black letters on a drab, white sheet of paper?

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Chaos in a Topsy-turvy World

The world has lost its mind.
Image courtesy of olovedog at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

It is Chaos out there and I’m not sure I like it.  Life lately has felt like a never ending episode of Twilight Zone. You know the one.  It’s where the man wakes up to find he has a wife he never knew existed as well as a life he doesn’t remember living.  Between the 60 degree weather just yesterday, the record-breaking snowfall last month, and the current state of the world, it’s as though the world has fallen on its proverbial head and gotten a really bad concussion.  Reasonable people are saying unreasonable things.

I’m waiting for the punchline and hoping it won’t be a literal punch to our collective face.  Is it just me or does anyone else feel the same?

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My Life is Like a Lost Spoon

Lost spoon
Lost: One spoon extremely similar to the one pictured (they are siblings).

Recently, I lost one of my spoons.  To anyone else it’s just a lost spoon.  I was walking from the kitchen to the living room and it fell off the plate I was carrying.  I heard it make a soft “thud” as it fell onto the carpet.  Of course, I cursed as I continued to my computer desk.  It’s hard to eat runny coleslaw with your fingers.  At that particular moment I assumed that I could retrieve the errant spoon on my way back to the kitchen to get its replacement.  No such luck…

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The Non-Holidays of the Season

Wandering through the non-existent snow on a two bunny pile of hay…  It’s the time for my annual Non-Holidays Holiday.   I do not like this time of the year.  Not only is there less daylight, but the temperatures are normally dropping.  The stores are crowded.  People are more miserable than usual.  The only good thing about this time of the years is the food, especially the cookies.

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Saving Money on Your Car Insurance

Car insurance in the state of New Jersey is high.  There is no denying it.  Saving money on your car insurance can be tough, but for some drivers researching companies and adjusting their policies can be well worth the effort.

I am not the type of person to just make random changes in my life.  I can’t be bothered most of the time with researching prices to get the best deal.  It takes too much time away from what I would rather be doing with my time.  Being mostly unemployed at the moment, reducing costs has become a necessity.

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Noise Pollution from the Chesterfield Compressor Station

Noise pollution in one of my many pet peeves in general.  As I have both noise sensitivity and tinnitus, I really hate loud noises.  Though there are many sounds I cannot control, there are some that I can control.  Damage to hearing that is caused by the proposed Chesterfield Compressor Station is something that we as a community can prevent to keep both our hearing and our sanity intact.

The Chesterfield Compressor Station goes hand-in-hand with the Southern Reliability Link so we must stand together to fight this as well.  A compressor station is the facility that is needed to force the gas through the pipeline and it poses its own set of health and environmental concerns for the citizens of our area.

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