This & That


Here are a few things that might tickle your fancy, as they have mine!

I have been so surprised and grateful for the response to my latest shawl pattern, Stripes & Ribbons! I’m very excited that so many folks want to knit this shawl! And I can’t wait to see their versions of it!


I got this cute dress from our local Goodwill and did a little embellishing on one of the pockets.


The straps had these heavy, ugly silver things I didn’t like, so I added a couple of fun buttons.


I write (and sketch) daily in a cheap composition book that I like to cover when I begin a new one. This awesome card was given to me by a friend. It reads:

“Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.” Card is by Vintage Girl Designs.


I had been creating these crochet motifs (some I made up and some are out of a pattern book) in order to make a capelet. But shifted gears mid-stream and am now assembling them in a freeform crochet vest. It has been a while since I’ve done freeform crochet and oh what fun it is! Any stitch, any yarn, every-which-a-way!


I also have a second sock on the needles and I’m in that lovely beginning stage of a couple of knitted projects. This is where I’m choosing just the yarns, just the right stitches with just the right pattern (my own or someone else’s?) I love the “possibility stage” of yarn projects!


And THIS, my friends, is NOT my work. THIS amazing quilt is my oldest daughter’s FIRST quilt ever! She saw the pattern in a recent issue of the American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. She began work on it over her Christmas break. Then when she came home from college this summer, she has worked very hard to complete it. She now has the top all sewn together and it is stunning! She plans on having a professional machine quilter to do the top stitching. My daughter Catherine is incredibly talented in many different ways. She has started her own blog this summer and it’s a beauty!

Here’s hoping you have a creative day today!

2 thoughts on “This & That

  1. kay glore says:

    Jennifer – you have the wonderful desire and ability to make everything beautiful and Catherine is following right in your footsteps.

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