Stitch up a fun crochet pot of gold with a miniature rainbow for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration!
Mandalas are so beautiful with their color changes, stitching over, around and behind previous rounds to create a kaleidoscope effect that’s not only beautiful but keeps the eye moving outward from the center to the perimeter of the project. But I also like projects that are functional too.
Stitch up quick and easy shamrock coasters for St. Paddy’s! They’re fun to stitch and the family will love them in helping to celebrate the luck of the Irish! Work in various colors of green or variegated.
With Red Heart Yarns receiving the Women’s Choice Awards for most recommended yarn brand I thought it only fitting to do a few round ups with projects using Red Heart yarn! After all, it is one of my favorite brands of yarn for many reasons…
Working with thread is my first love in crochet and stitching this dainty thread heart was pure joy. I combined a center rose with a lacy style of Bruges Lace to create just the look I hoped for. Lacy, girly, pink, flowery, and beautiful. This heart can be used to embellish linen but I’d love to hear what you’d do with yours!
Are you inundated with phone calls selling you something – even though your number is listed on the Do Not Call Registry?
You can lock your house and secure it, but really, if a thief wants in, they’ll find a way; so why lock up?
Using mason jars to organize your home is a great way to keep buttons, cotton balls, to even dry beans in the pantry. Decorate and embellish those jars with crocheted covers. In this version, dainty clusters provide texture and make for a lovely pattern repeat. Adorn with a crochet rose and leaves, or as desired!
As with many recipes I come up with, it’s all in the need to use up fresh ingredients before they expire. And who doesn’t love Italian… I think either Italian or Mexican dishes are the easiest to adapt to the foods we stock in my household. But I must say…
Beat the winter cold with our new Northern Star Collection. Last in our series is the Northern Star Boot Cuffs, a lovely stylish accessory worked in post stitches for the maximum warmth and comfort possible. If you missed any of this collection, you can find the headband/ear warmer here the fingerless gloves here, and the matching cowl here!
If you love stitching designer accessories, you’ll love the new book by Melissa Leapman, Designer Crochet Accessories. To see my review on this wonderful book, please see my post, Book Review – Designer Crochet Accessories. To give you a sampling of the wonderful patterns within, here’s a beautiful cowl that’s a must have for any wardrobe!
Our pretty thread candle holder cover stitches up quickly and is so pretty for Valentines, Mother’s Day, and Easter. Set a romantic table with a couple of these lovely candle holders!
Division plays a huge role in our lives today. We’re surrounded by division; the poor against the wealthy, the Democrats against the Republicans, one race and culture against another, gender against gender, one religion against the other, and worse, family against family.
I’m tired. I was tired before this country became so divided. I’ve been tired for at least seven long years. It started the day after Thanksgiving, the worse day of my life, the day my world fell apart. When division robbed me of family, broke my heart, and continues with silence years after.
There’s something satisfying in rehashing a scene to justify hurt feelings, or to vilify someone elses actions. And I wonder if this is what keeps the division stretched and the silence echoing in the stillness of the presence.
And as the years pass it almost feels like this lost child never was, except for the void in my heart. But on other days, it slams me so hard it brings me to my knees in tears and rips my heart in two. How much more so for our country?
When riots, hurtful words, profanities, and hatred boil over and fill our streets and towns in the name of justice, it serves no one. It widens the division. And a family or a country divided against itself will fall.
Those who use their fame to speak the loudest hold no merit for me. I must respect the person before I could value their opinion and ideas. Their outward display in the form of profanities and slander simply turn a deaf ear. Using venues designed for events outside the political arena to exploit their ideas while holding the audience captive is repugnant. Fame or wealth have never elevated one’s opinion over another, except within their own mind. All are equal.
Let’s try something different; let’s pray for our country and the leadership we need instead of slandering, defaming, exploiting, gossiping, and listening to the far left or right. What’s done is done and continuing to attack only keeps the country in unrest and nothing will be accomplished. Mending the gap becomes more difficult with time; just like the rend in the fabric of my family. I hope not all is lost…
This past Thursday we decided on a whim to eat lunch out – but where? For years we threatened to eat at…
Beat the winter cold with our new Northern Star Collection. Next in our series is the Northern Star Cowl, a lovely stylish accessory worked in post stitches for the maximum warmth and comfort possible. If you missed any of this collection, you can find the headband/ear warmer here and the fingerless gloves here!
If you love stitching designer accessories, you’ll love this new book by Melissa Leapman, Designer Crochet Accessories. Because sometimes all it takes is the right accessory to pull off a great look. And if it’s handmade by you, all the better!
Our sweet Valentine heart-shaped towel ring is the perfect accent piece for your kitchen or bath. Hang a small decorative towel which can be removed for easier laundering on the ring. Worked in yarn, it’s a quick project that’s decorative and useful!
Its not often that you make friends online that last – ahem, 20 years! This past week my friend, Karen, from Northern CA came down to visit for a few days.