This 35+ yr cross stitched piece was found in an old tub of fabric and it was time to do something nicer with it. The new blue fabric is a woven upholstery fabric and it looks much nicer, right? Merry Christmas!
The Ishbel by Ysolda Teague is my go-to for special occasion gift shawls. Love this pattern. Before I know it, I'm at the lace sections, so it feels quick to knit up. This one is in Cascade Yarns Heritage Silk, @880 yds. LOVE this wool, soft and pleasant, but light. Added beads to the YO's… Continue reading Wedding Ishbel for Sarah
I just love a good set of stitch markers! I can't help it. It's like jewelry for my needles. I went to a local bead show and found all sorts of goodies! Some of the new ones... Find these in my Etsy shop
Like most people who craft, you have extra. Extra leftover bits of pretty much everything. For me, it's usually fabric and small balls of yarn. Often it's not enough to make anything significant, but I've been trying a few project bags with what's left. This one was for a friend's birthday and since this FREE… Continue reading Sewing with scraps and fat quarters
In my effort to complete the 12 Shawls in 2013, I try to get ahead in January so I can break from shawls to make holiday gifts later in the year. Here is shawl #3 (the Piquant by Lily Go). I like the way this pattern works from the band to border, then to the… Continue reading Piquant
Some stitch markers, went up in the Etsy shop...
I love to make stitch markers, but rarely have the time to drag it all out and get going. I really spread my crafts out when I work on something, so using the dinner table, or even expecting dinner, can get to everyone. I try to be considerate usually and luckily we had such a… Continue reading Some stitch markers…
I needed something to mount my stitch markers on, so I asked Amy and Darlene about paper tags and they make it sound so simple. I decided to try to make a little meadow for my sheep markers and then I listed them on Etsy. Then some aquamarines...
My 'Artichokes and Eggplants' shawl is really the Cabin Shawl in disguise with beads and an edging added. Download the pattern here Find it on Ravelry
I took a class at a local bead shop last week and learned some basic techniques to beading. I had a lot of beads and some were genuine stones, like aquamarine and pearls, but it felt like they were wasted sitting in small bags. They were very nice about me having some of my own… Continue reading Beginning beading