I am hoping that this blog will help you and me experience the craft of crochet as well as knitting. During times of silence or turmoil, crochet and knitting continuously help me quiet my mind at my own pace, enabling me to find my center. I have patterns for sale in PDF Format, you can find them at their own Pages at the top menu. The posts are classified By labels which are at the far right, all the way down. We are the Borg! I think it will bring Order into Chaos!

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Friday, April 30, 2010

Crafty Andy Turns 50!


My 50th birthday has been yesterday, but I have been celebrating for some time now lol! These are some of the birthday  greetings I received through the mail, there were so many on the Internet and some that may still arrive.  My Birthday was simple and full of fiber which is something I enjoy. There are a few things that you learn in 50 years, mind you and one is not to take life too seriously. The picture is of a Tension Kate I got for my birthday, it is a nice portable one , by Ashford.  Thank You Michael.
In 50 years I learned a lot , and I am very much going to live the next 50 without repeating the same mistakes if I can.   Here are some  50 things I have learned.



  1. Love is never enough.


  2. Love lives within you, no one is going to love you like you love yourself.


  3. Respect yourself and your personal values.


  4. Don't allow an injustice to go unnoticed, it will eventually be your turn.


  5. Have lots of acquaintances and enjoy them for what they are.


  6. Some friendships last a lifetime and throughout all your boyfriends and marriages as well.


  7. If it is too good to be true it probably is.


  8. Be careful what you wish for you may get it.


  9. Don't gossip.


  10. Be kind  and polite.


  11. Always be aware of your surroundings.


  12. Stop whining.


  13. Don't take things personal unless they truly are.


  14. Nothing, good or bad last forever.


  15. Pain, disease and death are part of life, but that does not mean you can not be happy.


  16. Sex and love are very different.


  17. Men are pigs, most of them that is.


  18. Your self worth is yours, nothing can give you self worth, you can not buy it, trade it, steal it, or lose it!


  19. Disease is a condition, not a punishment.


  20. There is an infinite Intelligence, but I doubt it is the God or Gods  of Any Religion in this world.


  21. There is no Devil , take responsibility for your own actions.


  22. Never let your mind convince you it is you, is just a tool.


  23. Quiet your mind once in a while.


  24. Enjoy being alone.


  25. Stop complaining and do something about it or just shut up.


  26. Don't over stimulate your sense.


  27. Too much of anything is not as good as it sounds.


  28. Take time to cry.


  29. Take time to laugh.


  30. Politicians are like used car salesmen, be aware of the fine print.


  31. Take power naps.


  32. Don't leave trash behind, pick up after yourself.


  33. Real Life is Shades of Gray, not Exactly Black or White.


  34. Trust your instincts.


  35. Always tell the truth it makes life easier.


  36. We are stewards of this planet, enjoy it with care.


  37. For every action there is a reaction of equal and opposite value.


  38. The secret of a long life is to always be true to yourself and stay away from the Borg.


  39. Learn to be yourself.


  40. Alcohol and cigarettes are drugs.


  41. You can not control life.


  42. Be a person of your word.


  43. Blood is thicker than water, never doubt that.


  44. No matter where you go there you are.


  45. Don't trust anyone , but yourself, if you trust yourself you can react to the world around you accordingly.  Trusting people is risky, but should not be confused with being blind to their flaws and their reality. If they don't walk their talk, there is something not right, Believe me.


  46. Everything in life is a gift , you come into this world with nothing and at the end of your life you will have to leave it all behind, unless you are an Egyptian and get mummified like the Pharaohs.


  47. Don't let anyone use Emotions to Manipulate you.


  48. Always have a good attitude, say  thank you , be greatful and have grace.


  49. Remember that the sun comes out for the Evil  people too, and that good people have misfortunes.  It is life after all.


  50. Love yourself ,
I could go on, but I would bore both of us to death.  Enjoy the gift of life and thank you for allowing me in your home!