I marvel that it is holiday time once again. Somehow the seasons roll 'round more quickly and I know all too well how fast this wonderful season will fly by if I don't take time to drink it in. I'm planning on stitching and drawing with the purpose of slowing myself down a bit, taking time … Continue reading Draw & Stitch Together through Advent!
Do you have a tendency to wear the same thing for days in a row? I do! I fall in love with the way something looks and feels and I just wear it over and over again. Folks must think I go to sleep with the outfit on, but I do actually change into jammies … Continue reading Summer Uniform
Every now and then I discover something that sparks a flurry of creativity. Perhaps "flurry" isn't the word...more like a snowstorm! Over the Thanksgiving holiday I found these little cuties and rushed to click on the Free Pattern links. But when I did, there was no pattern to be found. Not even the website. For … Continue reading Kork Nisses Discovered and Designed
"Three little pumpkins sitting on a rail..." Well, that's as far as my rhyming mind will take me today. I had thoughts of: "One said, 'Hey, won't you go my bail?" no, no, that won't do! Or: "One said, Hey, better check your e-mail!" ugh. Not good. So I'm just gonna leave it alone and … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice!
Some years ago, my mom gave me a couple of white cotton placemats that my Grandma Bowen had crocheted. She was an avid maker (artist, knitter, crocheter, embroiderer), as is my mom, and now me, and well... my girls are makers too!! It's lovely to have a heritage of creativity, art and making! So for … Continue reading Placemat Pattern for YOU!
I am finally finished typing up and can now offer to you two new crochet patterns! FREE for the making! Two things for warmth...one for your hands... And one for your shoulders... You could even crochet them with coordinating colors! Ooooohhhh....that would be fun! Both are simple designs using basic crochet stitches. I designed them for my beginning to … Continue reading Two New FREE Patterns to Crochet!
I've actually had this pattern out in my ETSY shop for a few weeks and just have not taken the time to let you know about it. I've been wearing mine and loving how it fits and how comfortable it is. The added cowl is just perfect for the cold weather we're having. This is a … Continue reading A New Pattern: Roomy Tunic!
Several years ago I designed this poncho from leftover yarns in my stash. It is one of my favorite things to wear when the temperatures turn cool and is often a conversation starter. Sometime last year I started a second one using all greens and have just recently finished it. While it is still too … Continue reading Dreamy Poncho Revisited
I often stand in a place of beauty and I see it in fibers. Wools, cottons, silks, acrylics pop out of the landscape or garden I'm viewing. Colors and textures get translated into yarns. And when I go to my favorite LYS I see them: the bright colors of cocks comb and cosmos, the lovely … Continue reading Knature & Knitting
After last week's move of three kids into their new "homes", I've needed this week to mend. Oldest daughter is now happily situated at Wingate University for her final year. Middle son is LOVING his first days as a freshman at East Carolina University. And youngest is enjoying her new "big kid" room she moved into … Continue reading Knitting Up the Un-Ravelled Sleave…