Crochet Christmas Stockings

Crochet Christmas Stockings ...more

Wordless Wednesday

------------------------- ~ Dawn @ Alphabet Salad ...more

Another Day

Well, I has been a few days since I posted. I’m not doing very well at keeping up with NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) but I do have to say it has kept me motivated which is something I really need right now. I have a lot of pain during the winter months and sometimes it is very difficult to get out of bed to do anything. At least this gives me a reason to get up. I want to do something so I can write about it and after November is over I will try to keep it up....more

I'm Thankful for Painkillers & Yarn

As the temperature drops my pain increases.   I pop more pills, turn up some music, and keep busy to keep my mind off it.  Today is one of those days.  I’ve been going through a lot of yarn and pills....more

Impractical Crochet

I just finished making this "dishcloth" but it is a mammoth of a dishcloth.  It is really pretty but not very practical for washing dishes since it is about 10 inches in diameter.  Could you imagine washing dishes with something as big as a large pie?  Or a record? (if anyone knows what those are anymore)  It is bulky too except for the center.  I think I'll use it for dusting and I won't be making more of them....more
One of my Mom's friends is blind and everyone in the seniors building gives her leftover yarn. ...more

I'm Thankful for Patience

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”~Helen Keller ...more

What I Owe To Grandma Dot (Advice That Changed Me) – Crochet Ruminations

 As far as advice that changed me? The first thing that comes to mind for me are words from my Grandmother when I was a child, after I showed her a crochet sculpted hockey puck I made. You see, a thought occurred to me as I was learning to crochet: that I could do more than what everyone around me was doing. That I didn’t have to just make doilies and afghans. That I could use a hook and yarn to sculpt, kind of like clay. So I set about to prove my theory. ...more

Yarn in San Francisco

A trip isn't complete without a yarn shop visit.  This one was just a few blocks from my hotel - that could’ve been dangerous.  Luckily (for my budget), I found it when had a time limit, based on my conference schedule, but what a great little find....more

I Am Not a Machine

I’m very big on To Do lists. And whenever I feel overwhelmed, I plan my schedule pretty thoroughly– during my morning runs and yoga classes, my mind is often busy plotting out the day. Between commissioned pieces, packing and moving, various errands, projects, and the general need to keep up my Etsy stock, I’ve been relying more than usual on this super structured mentality....more

DIY crochet rug

Rope rugs are a great way to spruce up a room. Learn how to make this 4-foot rug at whollyKao!...more