I really do love my creative magazines. Two I really, really love. Four times a year, I look forward to receiving my Crochet! copy. I get this subscription because I'm a member of CGOA. This quarter didn't disappoint. I have to say, I'm in love with the front cover's sweater. I may have to make … Continue reading I ❤️ my creative magazines
Heads up to those of you living in the South Central Texas area stretching between Austin and San Antonio. I'll be teaching beginning knitting and advanced crochet classes on Thursdays and Fridays in January. Knitting classes will be either a winter hat or a cowl and the advanced crochet will be either Tunisian or Amigurumi … Continue reading Teaching Time
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
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
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
Learning how to do a needlecraft is always a new and exciting adventure. However, what comes with that adventure sometimes can be pricey. I always tell beginning crocheters/knitters to follow the steps of frugality learned from our grandparents and great-grandparents during the great depression. Crocheting and knitting should be fun and enjoyable. It should not … Continue reading Crochet on a budget: 7 tips from the great depression
I must say, since moving to Texas, I've been to more bead markets, yarn stores, farmers markets and fiber festivals than I think I've ever been to before. Talk about Texas being bigger! They do it bigger and better here. This weekend I was thrilled to travel to the Yellow Rose Fiber Producers Fiesta in Seguin, TX. … Continue reading Fibers, spinners and yarn, oh my!