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New Day, New Name

Posted by M Starr on March 4, 2019 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I suppose you have noticed the name change by now. Yes! I have gone back to my bloggers name. For the past couple of years I lost track of myself and went off the rails so to speak. I had totally forgotten why I even started selling these vintage patterns. The original stash that I had came from my mothers collection of patterns that I, over the years, built on. It became and obsession with me to say the least.  I have had my bloggers name at mymotherscorner.wordpress.com and it was also on facebook at mymotherscorner I tried to break off into a small business but I realized that really wasn't what I wanted. I wanted to connect with people, provide them with vintage out of print patterns, share what I had inherited from my mother and also to showcase my dog sweaters and original designs. 

So, upon reflection over the past few months, and just feeling that I had lost my inner self,  I came to a realization that I had totally strayed from what I really wanted to do. Hence the namechange on this site. I will be keeping my wordpress blog as it is but I will also be blogging on this site, most likely just one post put on both sites. As for the meaning of this site name I will try to make it clear for you, and I still giggle when I think of it.

 I had spent the better part of the evening before trying to finish up a knitting order and when I had finished I just got up from my chair in the corner and went to bed. The next morning I plodded down the stairs to get my morning coffee, came around the corner of the living room and just stood and looked at the pieces of yarn, knitting needles and candy wrappers. They had totally taken over my corner of the living room. I thought to myself "How did this happen?  How did I manage to have my mothers corner. You see, when I was younger I used to say to Mom. "How can you make such a mess?  How does this happen?"  She would laugh and say. Well I can't seem to get anything done without making a mess"  Well I have become my mother! I don't know how or when this actually happened but it did. So as I stood looking at the mess in the corner I started giggling and thought.. Yup. I have become my mother's corner. yup  sure did. 


So that in a nutshell is how I came up with the name of my blog. My mother is gone but I carry on her legacy of making a total disaster in my corner. And NO I will not take pictures..hehehehe. My website that used to be TrueNorthCreations has now been changed to MyMothersCorner. I feel pretty good about this name change. Everything is the same, and I will also be relisting all these patterns on Etsy under mymotherscorner, but this is a time consuming task as Etsy has no way of moving files from one account to another in bulk. One at a time is the way I will have to go.

So on that cheery storm day note I am off to have lunch and then start working on transferring my files.  Have a bright and happy day.... KNIT ON!

 


November UpDates

Posted by M Starr on November 29, 2018 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Well it is nice to be back in the land of the semi-living. I have had a cold since the second week in October.. yes!!! you read that correct. A few days after Canadian Thanksgiving I came down with a whopper of a cold. Last week I finally went to see my doctor for my bloodwork update and he gave me some steriods for my sinus infection and 10 days worth of antibiotics. It has been 6 days and I am finally starting to feel the effects of the medications but I am far from been fully cured yet.  I was supposed to participate in a craft show/luncheon this weeked (my favorite show to do by the way) but I made the decision that I should not push the envelope by heading out early, unloading, setting up and then on my feet all day talking to people, and then the tear down and  inevitable passing out on the couch for the rest of the evening. Anyone that knows me will agree that this is horrible for me. I don't like cancelling and I was really looking forward to doing this show again this year. Enough pity party I guess. Not much you can do when you are trying to get back on your feet. Yesterday I went to get my snow tires installed, now here is where it gets real!. I was not going to put my tires on as I really don't drive much throughout the winter. I figured I would save the time and money for this year and If the roads are bad, I just stay home. No Biggie right?.  Well something kept nagging at me to put the tires on regardless of how much I drive. So I made the appointment and down I went to Midas to get them done. After 5 minutes the owner came out and said.. "I think you need to see this".. whenever that is said you know it can't be good for the pocketbook. I went out and he said.. watch this.. and he took my tire that he just installed and  it wiggled in all directions.. WHAT???? good grief.. I was driving like that?.. He said it would have only been a matter of a short while that it would have broken off and My whole tire and rim would have gone flying. I got goosebumps!!!!. I don't even want to think of that right now, seriously. I didn't have any warning, no bumping sounds, no stearing wheel shakes,,,,,,nothing!. At that moment I realized that the nagging feeling was someone or something sitting on my shoulder watching out for me....again goosebumps. So now the wheel bearing is replaced, my snowtires are on and I get to go on for another day. 

On the upside of this I have been taking pictures and will be selling the hats and neckwarmers I have made. I have just listed a new pattern for the Northern Ribbed Crochet Hat. This hat pattern incorporates 11 different sized from Preemie to Adult Large. I just love this pattern and I have worked out a chart for you to follow to make this hat in any size yarn from sock yarn to super bulky. Just follow the chart sizing and you are good to go. You can find the pattern  

 https://www.truenorthcreations.net/apps/webstore/products/show/7910182

I have spent a bit of time today rearranging my yarns for my continuing projects, got my car windshield covered for the impending suck bucket weather coming in and supper is ready to start in a couple of hours. (garlic butterd baked Halibut with Mozzarella cheese on top)

So right now I am snuggled under a quilt (40 years old by the way) drinking hot tea, eating a cranberry orange muffin and watching Christmas movies and realizing how lucky I am to have a nagging something or other sitting on my shoulder...hahahaha


New Pattern

Posted by M Starr on August 16, 2018 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Here it is,,,,, the middle of August, I have sort of survived the heat wave without melting into the pavement. This has been by far the hottest summer that I can remember. What the heck is with that????.. My A/C died last year and I decided.. heck.. we are on the east coast.. I am sure we won’t actually need it.. HA! By the time we got back from a vacation we were soggy towel deep in the heat wave here. No problem I will go out and get a new A/C. Well,, NOPE.. no A/C’s available either locally or online!.. had I known that I would have picked one up in the states and brought it home. So the panic set in. Phone calls.. internet searches,,, no luck. but I was not giving up. I found on on our local kijiji and got so excited that I bought it that evening without actually measuring the window.. big mistake… it was too high for our bedroom window. oh dang.. oh dang.. I just paid for something that I could not use.. so.. back to kijiji to relist it …. guess what.. it sold in 1/2 hour and was picked up shortly after that!.. yup that is how bad the situation is here. After about a week of searching I found another one at Bed bath and beyond,, and had it shipped in. (Yes I measured to make sure it fit).. So now I am a happy camper.. I have had a cool sleep every night and now my brain is starting to function again.

Anyway. It is time to get back to business with my patterns. I have come up with a new pattern in my head and started writing it down last week. Anyone that does patterns knows this is a long process as we have to write them down then do the prototype for it, knit, rip out,, fix,, knit.. rip it out again.. measure,, remeasure,, rewrite.. you get it right?

Well here is a sneak peek at my next design that will be found on http://www.truenorthknitting.net when it is completed

Any guesses?. huh?.. ok off I go to finish knitting up this prototype, work on getting my pattern into my template for sale and then list it for sale. Thank heavens that it is cooling off a bit so I can at least function around the house.

On that note. I am going to refill my water and get back at it again