Today is an insanely busy day for me, so I don't know if I'll get back to actually stitching before the sun goes down. But last week I wore leggings and didn't leave my house, so I guess it all balances out somehow.... Stitches! I've actually been making a lot of those. My big project… Continue reading My Week In Stitches
This week, I'm so thrilled to bring you a guest post! Michelle and I have "known" each other online since our first kids were born - we met in a parenting message board group that has stayed together, and I'm privileged to count her among my real friends, even though we've never met in person!… Continue reading National Crochet Month 2015: A Guest Post from Michelle
Alright, you patient people! Finally, a crochet pattern - boot cuffs!Thanks to K for being my photographer for some shots - she did pretty well for her first try - while waiting for dinner!Boot cuffs (sometimes called boot toppers) are great gift ideas for fall into early spring. They've become more and more popular over… Continue reading National Crochet Month 2015 – Boot Cuffs (sized for teens and adults)
This week, I thought we would revisit Tunisian crochet. Several years ago I made some scarves using this technique. This technique makes for a more closely-woven fabric than traditional crochet. It is more like a knitted fabric, but still has the weight of crochet. You work each row from right to left (if you're right… Continue reading National Crochet Month 2015 – The Return To Tunisian Crochet
Welcome to National Crochet Month! A couple of years ago I did a series of blog posts featuring new-to-me stitches and interesting projects. To this day, the post on the Celtic Knot Granny Square is the most popular post of all time on this blog!For this year, I have a lot of fun things planned, including techniques,… Continue reading National Crochet Month 2015 – Looking Back and Looking Forward
I can finally talk about all the surprises I had planned for my dear friend, April, and her new baby girl! April and I have been friends since high school youth group. Now that we seem to be in the 2nd or 3rd wave of friends having babies, I kind of wanted to go all… Continue reading One Secret Is Out!
Are you doing this? Last year, I made a point to post on Facebook every day in November something I was thankful for (I may have combined a couple of days, but I actually did pretty well!), and I'm doing it again this year. Last year it was about using gratitude to stop focusing on… Continue reading Gratitude Day 5
No, not this kind:Nor, sadly, this kind:From 123stitch.comMore like this:(from the movie "Up")Sigh.This is what "squirrel" looks like in my house right now:And it's a secret for a just a little while longer. All these precious babies, they'd better know how much Auntie Drea loves them!! :)I am very happy to report that Baby Girl… Continue reading SQUIRREL!!!!
Well this was a distracted week! First I had a long weekend for the holiday, then I was sick on Thursday. I started a Bible study on Wednesday, and somewhere in there I even managed to do some stitching! No work on Fairy Sisters this week - my contacts are at the very END of… Continue reading My Week In Stitches
I need a little input from some of my fiber friends. So you know one of my friends is expecting a baby girl in a couple of months, and I am having so much fun making super cuteness for her. In fact, the cuteness is so super that it may actually kill me to not… Continue reading In Search Of…..