Sunday, April 18, 2010

Help paying to finish college

I am less than a year away from finishing my bachelor’s degree in accounting, and have run out of federal student loan availability. I do not qualify for private student loans, as we had a foreclosure a few years ago when I lost my job and the ARM loans started going crazy for everyone. I can’t even qualify with a co-signer. I’m trying (desperately) to find scholarship/grant opportunities. I am supposed to start a new class in 2 weeks, but I have to come up with $1,675 first. My new Pell money comes in June or July and will help somewhat, then I’ll be a few thousand short of the rest of my program. Any suggestions on help for the meantime? Any benevolent benefactors out there who just want the satisfaction of seeing a mom finish her degree and return to the workforce?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Cassie is home safe!

I just wanted to update, the missing girl (Cassie) was found and returned home safely, thanks to a good Samaritan who spotted her with the help of the media and many bloggers/Facebook members who posted about her.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Please help find this missing girl

Hi, I am posting this for an online acquaintance, a fellow Raveler, whose daughter has gone missing. Here is a link to her blog to see the whole story, and a picture of Cassie. She left New Jersey and is possible heading for Virginia, so the more people that see this, the more can help spot her. Thanks and God bless.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter eggs and monkeys, Jack Russells and knitting designs

I know it is a few days past Easter, but here are the blondies tie-dyeing Easter eggs last Saturday.

And here are the finished eggs. Very nice. Our fingers looked much like the eggs.

This is one of my first designs, the Swingin' Summer Tank Top pattern, which is newly published and available from for only $1.99. This knitting pattern has sizes for 12 months, 2T, 4T, and 6. I'm very proud and excited to have this up on the Knitpicks website. I would be fully grateful for any purchases anyone makes of this. You can't beat it for $1.99.

For Easter, I whipped out 3 mini sock monkeys in 3 days. The pattern is the Funky Sock Monkey (not one of my patterns this time lol). This is Froot Loop.

This is Grapes.

And this is Bananas. The girls named the monkeys themselves. lol

We also made a special bunny cake for the family to enjoy after Easter dinner.

Lucy had a blast at Grandma's for Easter. Her best friend Mocha lives there.

She moves so quickly, it's tough to get a picture!

I hope you all had as nice of a holiday as I did.