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We Did It! Giants Share Their Accomplishments Big and Small

Last week we asked our Giant Squids to create a new lens that shares a story about something they accomplished.

Here’s 13 of the lenses we received in response.

Read on to learn who authored a book, who completed a craft or project, and even who’s ghostly evidence was on television.  There’s lots of great stories here.  Grab a cuppa something and enjoy!

I Did It! (Wrote a 'Best Seller')

1. I Did It! (Wrote a ‘Best Seller’)

I imagined one day I would write a book: a work of fiction – a blockbuster that would make me a million; win me the Booker Prize. I did write a book – and had it published by a reputable publisher – but it wasn’t really the ‘book of my dreams…

Fertility Issues? Consider Kokopelli Earrings

2. Fertility Issues? Consider Kokopelli Earrings

In 2002, I was 22- years old and had just suffered a complicated miscarriage. I was pregnant with twins and one of the twins was actually an ectopic pregnancy and the other twin was in my uterus. Eventually, I had to have emergency surgery and my left fall…

How To Convert An Old Porch Swing Into A Garden Day Bed

3. How To Convert An Old Porch Swing Into A Garden Day Bed

Once upon a time in a land called Sin City lived a stray cat named Sheba. Sheba was very old and the Queen of the neighborhood, but nobody really knew who owned her. She was there before anyone else and that was 20 years. Everyone in the land loved Sheba a…

Popcorn Jar Lid Cross Stitch

4. Popcorn Jar Lid Cross Stitch

Make a cute Popcorn cross stitch jar lid design for a gift. I finished this right along side of making the Jelly Bean Jar Lid Cross Stitch. The designs are so easy to make I just had to make two. When I was shopping for fabric to make ruffles with I got lu…

The Road to Making the Perfect Matcha Scones

5. The Road to Making the Perfect Matcha Scones

It’s amazing how many times I’ve failed at making a simple scone, at least one that was edible. In fact, my last batch of matcha scones was an utter disaster that even my dog wouldn’t touch it. I kid you not. So why am I so obsessed with mak…

Cinnamon Crumb Cake

6. Cinnamon Crumb Cake

Ever since I tasted Cinnamon Crumb Cake at a coffeehouse in Leucadia, California, I have been on a mission to make it myself. Admittedly, it wasn’t something I thought of every day, but any time someone brought a coffee cake to brunch, it would come t…

How to make built-in shoe racks

7. How to make built-in shoe racks

Previously we had a three tier stackable plastic and wire shoe rack in an open cupboard in the front porch which was quite functional, but a bit untidy; especially with age the plastic becoming brittle and breaking away from the wire shelving. As part of r…

A Loom for Learning and Longevity - Schacht Cricket Rigid Heddle 15"

8. A Loom for Learning and Longevity – Schacht Cricket Rigid Heddle 15″

Is it possible that something so simple can create such beautiful things? Before stumbling across the rigid heddle loom, I knew only of large floor looms, Navajo rug looms, and tapestry looms (not to mention the small potholder looms from my youth). Each o…

I succeeded in the face of failure

9. I succeeded in the face of failure

It’s not often that I talk about myself – but I think that this could be a page that we all need. Being the failure right through school, I guess it was easy to accept that this was my fate and see that I was never going to amount to much in my life….

How I Fell Madly In Love With Science

10. How I Fell Madly In Love With Science

I was a very strange child, but that’s what makes this story fun to tell. I learned to read a bit earlier than average; by the time I was in primary school I was already reading novels. Since most of my books came from my parents’ home bookshelv…

We Did It, Our Ghost Team Evidence Makes Television

11. We Did It, Our Ghost Team Evidence Makes Television

Before we were Brevard Ghost Hunters we were The Ocala Paranormal Team. We traveled the whole eastern seaboard for 30 days investigating places and meeting some very interesting people. We had a blast! This is our story!

Finishing Off The Fictional Autobiography Of Peter McCarthy

12. Finishing Off The Fictional Autobiography Of Peter McCarthy

This month, after nearly ten years, I finished the fictional autobiography of Peter McCarthy, a character I have carried around in my head since I wrote my first novel, using his name as the title, when I was twenty. In the three novels that make up The Au…

For a Friend, to Honor a Brave Fallen Soldier

13. For a Friend, to Honor a Brave Fallen Soldier

I have long sought a way to honor our military personnel in a unique way, and though I can’t say this satisfies my quest, it is a good step in that direction. I first met Kevin online. He served in the Korean War, and during that time, he served with…

Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at Squidoo.com where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Kylyssa Kylyssa

    Thank you for creating this quest and for sharing its results. I love reading about people accomplishing things!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      Thank you so much for sharing yours with us!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Colin323 Colin323

    Robin, I really enjoyed this Quest, and am delighted it has been included in the list. Thank you!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      You’re welcome. Well deserved!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/globaladventure globaladventure

    Hi I love nature so trekking and hiking is what i like and squidoo is the place to express and get to know more. http://www.globaladventuretrekking.com/

  • http://www.portable-batteries.fr/ aswaha yah

    i love this lens”I succeeded in the face of failure”.

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