Thursday, August 02, 2018

The World’s Longest Band Sampler Project

Have you heard?   To celebrate World Embroidery Day (2018) he San Francisco School of Needlework + Design posted an invitation to participate in creating the World's Longest Band Sampler.    I know .... what fun to create a band (with their template ... see photo --- from their post) and participate in the project!  The plan is to sew together the bands which are submitted, no deadline posted. 

 Visit the The San Francisco School of Needlework and Design site for details. Look for the post:

Help us create the World’s Longest Band Sampler!


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Come out to the fair!

Lafayette Lacemakers will be demonstrating
at the Jasper Co Fair on Sunday.

If you are there, swing by and say hello!

FREE butterfly pattern.   Link HERE.

Mary Elizabeth's Lace No. 10
Knitting pattern in Piecework Magazine.   May/Jun 2016

2671 W Clark Street
Rensselaer, IN 47978
(Highway 114 between Rensselaer and I-65)

Sunday, July 15th
2-5:00 p.m.
Community Building

Sunday, February 11, 2018

knit ...

 This is Orbit, Woolenberry pattern.   Made for and gifted to Mom.  I think she likes it.

 Portfolio, made with yarn from Philadelphia, given to my Sister-in-Law for her birthday.   She likes to wear it.  Yay! 

 A fun kit, from 10,000 Villages.  Knitting finished.  Need to grab needle and thread to turn this into a cup cozy.   I have another pattern, by Kelli Slack, for a beverage sleeve.   I think I'd like to knit it, too.

 Since a GF showed me how to knit diagonal dishcloths, I've made a few!  Also, some new-to-me patterns from a Ravelry dishcloth group.   One pattern chosen each week.    This yellow one has a nice texture.

 I purchased this yarn bowl from Etsy Sumiko.    I adore this yarn bowl.   there are oodles of choices available; however,this one makes my heart sing!   

 I've knitted a couple hats this fall.  And have lovely red yarn (Rios) for another!

I found this Wool and the Gang kit at JoAnn Fabrics.   They are a quick project and have really come in handy this winter.   while they can be used as is, with the bitter cold, I've been slipping over my gloves! and, with coupons, I have yarn to make another pair.   Oh winter, I look forward to your departure.

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Zentangle 101 "There are No Mistakes"

Zentangle 101

Enjoyed my first Zentangle class - along with two GFs Sue + Julie.   What an interesting + laid back class.   Had 2+ hours of step-by-step instruction, enjoyed new bag w/supplies, + what a fun night out during the Winter blahs. 

Having had the basics, with certified teacher,  Angie Lorandos,  we can take the next steps to learn new patterns.   It is wonderful to gather with creative people!

 My first + second tile.   I suppose neither are 'finished' - they were interesting to do + I think they need more light-dark value.   

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Meadow Dance by Amanda Murphy

Benartex ---  Isn't this a beautiful collection of fabric?   Meadow Dance is by Amanda Murphy.      I saw it on a Benartex blog post and starting swooning (link here).    And, then there was the 'blog hop' ...   with all the inspirations.    I thought this pocket wall hanging was AWESOME.   So many delightful and colorful ideas for using this collection of fabric.   

  Later .... While browsing my e-mail .... I read this:   "You were selected as a winner in the Meadow Dance blog hop on Benartex’s blog by commenting at the 

   And then, the package arrived!   Thank you, thank you. 

  The fabric is stunning.   I'm so over-the-moon with the fabrics sent from this collection.   I've unfolded, folded, stacked -- moved them around.    Oh, the possibilities!!!   I'm still thinking bags; however, there are so many 'fat quarter' patterns to choose from ; )

 Lucky me ; )         

Monday, November 20, 2017

Alice Hoffman -- more, please!

Raise you hand if you have Alice Hoffman books in your pile .... on your night stand.   Yes, me, too.

Can you think of anything better?   Yes!   Knitting and listening to "The Rules of Magic" audiobook.   A recent win from Alice Hoffman's facebook page.  (read by Marin Ireland).....     Yes, there really are winners, and yes, this is an awesome audiobook ; )       On to my wrap .... 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

"Knit all the Slippers .... "

  Lucky Lucky ME!

Received this book in yesterday's post.  
  The Knitted Slipper Book by Katie Startzman 

Somehow, the lucky coin was in my pocket & I won this giveaway.   Every day, I visit Craft Gossip.   I think they have a wonderful variety of information, tutorials, ideas, and giveaways.   

I was knitting my very first pair of slippers 

 when I saw this post.   And, now I have oodles of patterns and styles to knit!!!   Check out all the patterns from this book on ravelry.    (link here)

Thanks Sarah & Craft Gossip!!!

The book review & post are here ......  (link HERE)

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Sewing and Knitting ... Opportunity Drawing items

 Three Origami bags - made by me for Indiana Lace Day!
 Each bag filled with delightful treasures ....
 each bag looking for a new home.  

Project bags not your thing?    How about these sets, knitted by me - Dishsoap w/dress, dishcloth, soap dish (personally, I'd use for lace pins)  bar soap!   This set in "Jade" 24/7 Lion Brand cotton yarn.

 This set in "Rose", Lion Brand 24/7 cotton yarn.

 Or, this set in "Aqua"?

   I am looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday.


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