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Ten Reasons Why We Love To Crochet and/or Knit

Meditation and relaxation: knitting or crocheting can help transport you away from your chaotic daily activities and allow you to simply concentrate on what is in front of you, watch a movie (or two), and merely relax. The repetition enhances the feeling of calmness and has been associated with helping numerous individuals deal with depression.… Continue reading Ten Reasons Why We Love To Crochet and/or Knit

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Weekend in Vegas Baby!

This past weekend I spent some quality time in Las Vegas. You laugh, but really I did. I attended the Vogue Knitting LIVE Las Vegas event. Vogue held this year's event at the Red Rock Casino, Hotel and Spa Resort. And it was time well spent. I left for Vegas Thursday morning and landed after… Continue reading Weekend in Vegas Baby!

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How Crochet Makes the World a Better Place

Art in itself makes the world a better place. When times are difficult, nations battle and people are left in the dust, life itself is simply a difficult task; art makes a difference. Art heals; it brings together people in a way few things can by creating an outlet for expression or a nature of… Continue reading How Crochet Makes the World a Better Place

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Moogly Crochet Along!

If you've never visited Tamara Kelly's blog, Moogly, now is the time. I love her blog! I try to keep up with it but sometimes life does have other plans. This past week I noticed in my Moogly email newsletter that she's already started the 2017 Crochet Along (CAL). Its actually already up to the… Continue reading Moogly Crochet Along!

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Happy New Year

Welcome to 2017. Have you made a new year's resolution? No, well, neither have I. Join the club. In fact, I don't think I have ever done this. It seems to me if I want to start something or change something, I'll just try to do it without putting extra pressure on myself. I know some… Continue reading Happy New Year

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7 Misunderstood Things About Crochet

Crochet is a beautiful and fascinating art form. I say this after decades of working and creating fiber art pieces for myself, friends and for purchase. However, in those years I've heard a few things that just aren't correct when it comes to crochet. Here, I'm going to review seven of those misunderstood things and get to the… Continue reading 7 Misunderstood Things About Crochet

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Clear the Clutter and Donate for Some Good at the Same Time

Once the holiday festivities begin to wind down, the relatives leave, the last wrapping piece is recycled, and the dog is curled up in his bed (again) it’s time to start thinking towards your goals for the next year. One of mine each year is to Clear the Clutter in my office. I know many… Continue reading Clear the Clutter and Donate for Some Good at the Same Time