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Ripple Stitch N’uff

HodgePodge Crochet

Welcome the Ripple Stitch N’uff to the HodgePodge Crochet lineup of FREEBIES!!

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This neck cuff can be totally customized to fit anyone. You can also change up your hook or your yarn for a completely different look! Make it longer and you have a super cute scarf. Make it wider and you have a show stopping afghan.

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If you’d like to pick up your FREE copy, head on over to my Craftsy shop and get your yarn on your hook right now! If you’ve completed a N’uff, head on over to my facebook page to show it off.

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Dealing with Anger Issues

Dr Nicholas Jenner

In my job, I deal daily with lots of angry people. There are those who are angry about something specific (and sometimes have a right to be) and those who are just angry. Sometimes, they do not even know why and they are often angry at things that they have no influence over at all. Behind every bout of anger is fear driving the process. In therapy, I look at effective ways of dealing with anger while negating the underlying causes.

When it comes to coping with anger, there are people who know how to do it in healthy ways and those who have problems managing their anger and expressing it appropriately. Instead of lashing out, becoming physically violent or intimidating those who have caused your anger, take a step back and allow the heat of the moment to pass. When you do this, your anger will be easier to…

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A New Crochet Adventure in The Yarn Box!!!!

Beatrice Ryan Designs

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I have had such a great month Crocheting, Designing my Amazing Grace Free Pattern Series and Blogging!!!!  There was one more thing that happened that was so far over the moon, I hardly could wait to share it with you… (I did sneak in a couple mentions earlier this month).  I was hired by one of my favorite Free Pattern Websitesto write an article once a month… A dream come true!!!!  .

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Let me introduce you to my latest adventure over at….  The Yarn Box…  If you are a Crochet-a-holic like me,,, you will love this site!!!  They are dedicated to providing a mammoth library of Free Crochet Patterns!!!!  Along with the free patterns, they have great information about all things crochet,,, They have a blog section with great articles!!!  If you are a Crochet Designer,,, You can submit your Free Crochet Patterns…

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Amazing Grace Free Crochet Pattern Series….

Beatrice Ryan Designs

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Last month I released my most treasured crochet patterns so far… In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I released 4 amazing free patterns…  Thanks to all of you,,, They were all a huge success!!!!  If you haven’t check them out… These patterns along with a few others are available in my pattern tab at the top of this page or the individual links below the collage…

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  Amazing Grace Hat

Amazing Grace Headband

 Amazing Grace Prayer Shawl

Amazing Grace Snoodie

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If you would like to help me bring these patterns and Breast Cancer Awareness to the forefront of crochet… Please hop over to my Ravelry Page and mark each one in your favorites and in your queue… By doing this… they will stay in view of many crocheters that haven’t joined us here at Beatrice Ryan Designs…  There is no monetary…

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bedspread

This is gorgeous!

Bullies

I read another blog about this just a few minutes ago, and it really got me thinking about things that I had blocked out in my memory.

I was one of those kids that was just troubled. Many people said that I had an old soul…..I think they just meant that I had more issues than a child my age should have. I wasn’t a girly girl. I would scream, kick, and pitch a fit if anyone in my family tried to put me in a dress. Unfortunately, because my mother was determined to keep me out of my overalls and t-shirts when I was a toddler, she bought me this super frilly terrifyingly pink disaster of a dress. This started a long standing tradition of my mother forcing me into outfits that I absolutely hated for the rest of my school going life.

I was a geek from the moment I stepped into kindergarten until the moment I stepped off of the stage at graduation. And I still am. I was bullied from as early as 1st and 2nd grade. I was destined to not be one of the “popular girls”. In elementary school, kids would steal my food, pour drinks over my head, call me all manner of silly little kid names. As I got into Middle School, things just got worse. I had a small group of friends, but sometimes, even they couldn’t be trusted. Almost every time I confided in someone, all the sudden the whole school knew, and I had a new nickname. Hell, I was sleeping with people out behind the school when I was still a virgin! Amazing trick, that.

I started my periods early, and they were extremely heavy. I know, now, that I have endometriosis, which would have made them horrible, even as a teenager. I always had to stay home at least one day during my cycle, and at least once, while I was in school, I would bleed through my pad. For *years* I got “Bloody Mary!” shouted at me in the hallways. It followed me all the way into high school, among other nasty nicknames.

I was smart, once I hit High School, I made sure that I made friends with some of the bigger, more scary boys around. If I hadn’t, I would have gotten the tar beat out of me on several occasions.

When I was in High School my disorder kicked in. I became the little creepy goth girl in the corner that no one wanted to have a thing to do with. I got called everything from slut to Morticia. I weighed 115 lbs, but that didn’t stop every girl coming or going from telling me I was morbidly obese and I should kill myself because I was too ugly. Or that I should have been aborted.

My school life was hell. I even going picked on by the *teachers*. I was so scared to even move that I just sat in the back corner of my classes and buried my nose in a book. One of my classes, I was so afraid of the teacher I went and helped the lunch ladies clean just so I wouldn’t have to face her, and I still made a B in that class.

School failed me. The marked me as a bad kid for one reason or another, and so I didn’t get the help that I needed to get away from the bullies. No one understood. Even my parents thought I was an awful child, they never believed me when I told them what was going on.

I still have the scars from those days. I don’t think that bullies understand the extent of the damage that they do to the people that they pressure. Or they do, and they just don’t care.

I have had a few of the girls that were awful to me in school come back and apologize. I just shook my head.

Teachers and school staff need to do a much better job at taking care of the kids that are in their charge. You never know what they might be having to deal with.

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