new friends

While cruising Ravelry tonight (my new hangout) I found a couple of interesting blogs. The first one I found is Velma’s World, the home of a woman crafting in the wilds of Humboldt County. I went to HSU about a million years ago and have great memories of the north coast. I did a fair amount of crafting myself up there. I used to sew clothes and sell them in a little boutique on the Arcata Square. I knit sample sweaters for a yarn shop in town in exchange for store credit. Ah, the days of being a poor student willing to do nearly anything for happy hour money! Vera will keep me up to date on those local happenings like earthquakes and bears lurking nearby.

La Fuji Mama is another American transplanted to another country. I think living in Japan must be like living on Mars. I would love to one day visit Japan but am too afraid to be completely baffled and lost in such a foreign place. Not to mention the cost. One day though. It’s on my list of things to do before I die. La Fuji Mama not only writes about crafty things, but also life in view of Mt. Fuji, which sounds sacred to me.

I’ll continue to explore Ravelry and bring you the interesting links I find. Ravelry is kind of a closed club (unless you sign up and wait in the queue) so you can’t see all it’s linking goodness until you are granted entrance. I feel so special! 🙂

3 Comments

  1. Hey! Thanks for linking me! One little thing I should probably comment on: my name is spelled v-e-l-m-a, although I kinda like having the alias ‘Vera’. 🙂 But it’s fun knowing someone in Holland is enjoying the Arcata local interest blurbs I write for another friend transplanted to Vermont.

    You should look for beapea7 on Ravelry; she’s a friend of mine here in Humboldt (she’s in my Stitch ‘n Bitch) that is Dutch. I know she travels to The Netherlands every few years to see family; maybe you two could meet!

    Anyway, see you on Ravelry. Cheers! ‘Vera’ 😉

  2. Sorry Velma about the name mix up. Good grief. I must have been tired or something. I will definitely check out beapea7. Isn’t Ravelry just the best thing? I really have to pull myself away from the computer and eat sometimes, or hold my bladder just a little longer to check out a pattern….
    I’ve put your blog in my bloglines, so I can keep up to date. 🙂

  3. Thanks for the link! I love finding other expats. Living in Japan can feel like living on Mars sometimes, but for the most part it is surprisingly easy. The Japanese are so polite and kind and always willing to go out of their way to help you out. I’m dying to get to the Netherlands sometime in the future!

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