There are so many shawl patterns on the web that it was so hard to choose! But I finally picked one and am so pleased, especially with how the yarn I bought is working up. Red Heart sells a fine, almost fingering weight yarn in Unforgettable Boutique in a range of varigated colors. I chose Parrot […]
One can never have too many hats. 🙂 So when my mom showed me the gumdrop hat she crocheted for my brother I was like: “I want one too!” I rummaged around in my basket of yarns (I’ve got so many skeins and balls of leftover yarns just laying about from previous projects) found some […]
After a whole year sporadically sewing, I’ve finally finished another embroidery project! I still have to cut them out and block them together but that can wait till I’m holed up indoors when frigid winter winds howl and drift the fields with snow.
The warm, delicate shades of pink and green in the varigated yarn I used for my sister’s afghan remind me of a rose garden.
Another embroidered pillowcase project. The double french knots in the daisy-centers really add texture.
This project has been a long time comin’! The squeal of delight from my little sister when she found this on her bed today was precious.
Chicken-scratch. An early American craft known by many different names, some of which are: Amish Lace; Gingham Embroidery; Depression Lace and Snowflake Embroidery. There are three basic stitches involved in Chicken-Scratch: the double cross stitch; the straight running stitch; and the woven circle stitch. It’s really very simple once you get going. This Celtic Cross […]