Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Peyton Heart Project


I recently found out about the Peyton Heart Project.  Their goal is to raise awareness about teen suicide & bullying.  They would also like to help end the stigma surrounding suicide  and other mental health issues.  

The project is named after Peyton James, a 13 year old teen, who in the fall of 2014, died by suicide after years of being bullied.  The project wants to take these delicate yarn hearts, each one made by hand and each one perhaps representing the delicate heart of a life lost to suicide, and attach inspiring quotes to them.  The plan is to leave them in public places for people to find during their everyday lives.  It is hoped that the hearts cause people to stop for a moment and reflect on a young life lost to suicide, on bullying and on the fact that everyone's life matters.  To leave people with a feeling that there is still good out there in the world and to inspire others to join on the mission of kindness.  


Thursday, September 17th, I passed out 11 crocheted hearts first on my 5 mile morning walk in Indianapolis and then when I was in Brownsburg.   It was such a rewarding feeling to know that someone would find a heart and hopefully smile.  

One side of the attached tag has an inspiring quote and the other lists information asking the finder to share on social media where they found their heart.

There are several ways to be involved in this project. They will accept yarn donations, completed hearts, and want others to create and distribute hearts. 

If you would like to help spread the Peyton Heart Project and its message in your town  please email them at and they will send you the necessary files. 

You can find them on Facebook at The Peyton Heart Project

I'm off to crochet more hearts!


Friday, September 11, 2015

Michaels Classes Open House & 50% Off!

Saturday, September 12, 2015 ALL Michaels stores will have 
a Classes Open House from 11-3.

This is an opportunity to meet the instructors, have your questions answered AND save 50% off ALL class registrations.  The discount is available in-store and online.

To register online click on
Look for "Featured In-Store Class" and click on "View Classes".
 Next you'll look for Knit and Crochet

Then "See Schedules by Store"
 You'll be directed to enter your zip code to locate your nearest Michaels location.  Then choose the store location that you'd like to take classes at.  You can also look at other classes by changing the "class categories".  The kids crochet and weaving classes are listed under "kids' programs".

My Michaels flier now includes all classes on one page

The Beginner Knit and  Crochet classes all offer NEW projects that include something for everyone!

#KnitHappy   #CrochetHappy

Friday, September 4, 2015

Back at it!

After finishing my Knit & Crochet Level II Certification requirements, I took some time off from knitting and crocheting. My sholder needed the rest.

My long list of projects hasn't gone anywhere though.  Now I'm rested, not in pain and back at it. 

This week I bought yarn to make the new knit and crochet class projects.  In case you didn't  know, I make each project.  That lets me see any potential challenges for students and allows me to have finished items to be seen and touched.

Michaels is having a Classes Open House on Saturday, September 12th from 11-3.   For all the classes that you register for, either in-store or online, you'll receive a 50% off discount.

Crochet Beginner 1
ends waiting to be woven in

Knit Beginner 1
Hat with Pompom
in progress

Open House is a good time to meet instructors, ask questions  and see the new class schedules. You can find more information online at . Enter your zip code to find the Michaels in your area.

My class schedule can be found on my calendar to the right.  Click on each specific date for more details.  You can leave a comment or email me if you have questions.

I look forward to knitting or crocheting with you soon!