Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Here's a little ramblin' about my latest obsession.  These remind me of rosettes.  Yarn in my favorite colors.  I'm using Cherub Aran by Cascade Yarns with a G hook.  Baby Pink, Cotton Candy (not shown - on order), Turquoise and Ecru.  It is a #4 weight, nylon/acrylic blend.  Soft and dreamy.  If you ever come across a woman with a hook in her hand and yarn coming out of her pocket, often seen waiting at the school bus stop, or anywhere else for that matter, it would be me.

Inspiration here from Coco Rose Diaries, here and here from Dottie Angel, and pattern here from Mille Makes.


Friday, March 22, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013


I think I have been doing a pretty good job of teaching Frannie.  Along with knitting, sewing, and now cross-stitch lessons, I've been known to say to her, "Frannie, if you want to become a great quilter, you must learn geometry."

This seems to be a favorite project of Mr. Tegmier as he has been assigning it to his students for the past seven years.  I'll bet he's never received one quite like this.

Here's a sampling of what's inside.


P.S. - I think her grade should be in the geometric shape of a triangle.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


This morning I had to take Frannie's violin to the music studio for a new A string and rosin.  When leaving, I thought to myself, hmmmm, Goodwill is just a hop, skip and a jump away, and the next thing I knew, there I was.  This is yellow week, which means anything with a yellow tag is half the price marked.  I looked and looked and finally came upon this vintage baby bootie.

I thought, "pincushion"!  Wait, there's a yellow tag!  $1.00!  Sold!  Can't you just feel my excitement, because it isn't actually the dollar amount, it is the thrill of the hunt!


P.S. - Even if it wasn't half price, I would have sprung for the 2 bucks.

P.P.S. - Let's give it up for KC And The Sunshine Band!

Saturday, March 2, 2013


Not even close.  (I never leave home without some reading material and/or a little purse that holds some small needlework to do while waiting - it's also a great conversation starter.)
This morning was the annual pancake breakfast at middle school to welcome the incoming 6th graders.

It's 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and these preteens actually look like they're awake.  Bravo!  Now go eat.

Here's what was in my little clutch today: Several shades of yellow DMC floss, #3 crochet hook, pattern for a daffodil, scissors & glasses.

For this clutch I used Tahki Cotton Classic, added a lining and a fabric covered button.

It was quick and easy to work up and you can get the pattern here.