Friday, September 28, 2012

Tutorials in Progress


Just popped in to let you know I'm working on a couple of tutorials to share with you.  I haven't done one in awhile, so I'm starting with the little mandala inspired block from this post to work my way up to the larger tutorial for the Granny Arrows block...  If you don't hear from me for a few days this is why!

Hope you all have a wonderful and creative weekend!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Granny Arrows Test Squares


I've been playing around with a new granny square type pattern...  I'm calling it "Granny Arrows" because to me some of the stitches look like, well, arrows.  I also think there are many directions you could take this pattern (see what I did there? haha).  Let me know what you think of my different experimentations...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012



These were taken Saturday on a boat ride in between rain showers.  Despite the rain and the fact that the day was supposed to be a washout, it was really beautiful...

Friday, September 21, 2012

WIP and a few other things...


Just thought I'd give you a little peek at a project I'm working on...  I'll give you the details soon!  But before I go, I have just a couple of things to tell you:

I've recently joined the world in pinning wondrous things from around the web.  There's a Pinterest button on the right side of the page if you're interested in seeing what I pin...

I also need to apologize for having to make you prove that you aren't robots when you leave a comment on the blog...  I just got fed up with all of the spam comments I was getting!

Lastly, I hope you all have a really fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Triangles Take 2 Scrapghan Block


After looking over some patterns in The Great Granny Crochet Book that were similar to the Edie Eckman Motif #122 pattern, I think I figured out how to change colors each round without having to cut the yarn each time.  But instead of doing the same pattern again, I decided to make a two colored diagonal block from a regular block...  I know, I have a tendency to complicate things.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012



Big shout out to Peggy who commented a couple of Photo-Tuesday's ago about negative space...

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Triangles Scrapghan Block


With cooler weather starting to show its face, I'm thinking more about projects I can curl up under.  So I thought I'd add another block to my scrapghan, this time showing my love of triangles.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Envelopes from Discarded Children's Book


Today I felt like replenishing my stationary stash with some envelopes made from a discarded children's book from 1962.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Crafting Yourself: Mandalas


I've been meaning to do a post about mandalas for awhile, (I even mentioned it back in January), but wasn't sure how I wanted to go about it.  I'm glad I waited because I think I've come up with an idea for the blog that's more than just a post on mandalas; but I'd really like your input and feedback on it.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Improv Scrapghan Block


I thought it was about time to make another block for my poor neglected scrapghan.  So I sat down with the intention of starting and finishing a block with no pattern, and came up with this block after about an hour and a half (alright, while watching some Netflix too).

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wedding Gifts, Chapter 4 (Final Chapter)

In which I share a crewel project based on a wedding invitation and speak of wool in a very un-cruel way.


So here's the last project I did for the lovely wedding last month; an embroidery based on their beautiful wedding invitation, placed in a twelve inch shadow box.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012



"The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it." - Carl Jung