Sunday, March 29, 2009


Good Morning Everyone,

We have a gloomy, cloudy, some rain falling, kind of day, so when
I received this photo in an e-mail this morning, it made me smile. I know nothing about it, or who should receive credit for it, but thought that I would share it, and perhaps make you smile too.

I have finally finished the book that I have been working on. I thought that I was finished two weeks ago, but decided to add a few more things. Of course we still have to do the tech editing and refining, but the actual project work is done. Very soon, I will be telling you all about it.

On the heels of finishing this one, I have already started the next. This one
is very preliminary, but beginning work is started, so I will continue to be
very busy.

I don't know how many of you are on ravelry, facebook, many knit/crochet lists etc, but if you are, you know how time consuming these things can be. I am afraid I cannot keep up with all, but I try. For the time being, I have resisted twitter, my
brain can only hold so much :-).

Enjoy the rest of your weekend


Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Good Morning Everyone,

Right on the heels of winning the CLF awards, I
received my copy of CROCHET! magazine yesterday,
and discovered that my jacket is on the cover. I did
not know what issue it was going to be in, and I
did not know it was to be the cover.
Very nice surprise. Thank you Carol Alexander, for
choosing my jacket and for a great magazine. And
for making my jacket "Editor's Choice" for the month.

As if this was not enough, today is supposed to
be a gorgeous day, temperatures in the 60's,
I love it!

Have a great day,


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Exciting News


I have some exciting News to share. It was announced last night on Getting
Loopy, that I have won the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, and
were presented by the CLF Group on Ravelry. The program had some
technical problems, so the last 8 speakers never got on, but Mary Beth
Temple has re-scheduled us for March 30th

Thanks so much to all who voted, it was very exciting to be nominated,
because the list of nominees was mind boggling, but to win is truly a high.

The CLF is devoted to promoting the art of crochet, and its founder,
Laurie Wheeler, works tirelessly to get the word out.

More information on this tomorrow.

Have a great day


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Squam Lake Arts Workshops etc

Hi Everyone,

Check out the wonderful blog edition about the Squam Lake
Arts Workshops. You have to scroll down to see it.

I am going to be teaching there, sounds wonderful doesn't it?

I just finished reading an article in PIECEWORK MAGAZINE written by Mary Ann Colopy, on Eleanor
Roosevelt. It seems Eleanor was an avid knitter and there are
photographs on record, showing her knitting from her late teens
until near the end of her life at age seventy-eight.
She also did needlepoint, sewed and embroidered.

It was a very enlightening article, about a first lady who really did it all. She embraced traditional symbols of womanhood, but was a very untraditional
first lady. In the article there are photos of her knitting on a plane in 1936, and also sitting at a table with her husband, the president, knitting. The article
goes on to say that she was seldom without her knitting and she knitted at political conventions, on trains and airplanes, after dinner parties and even while serving at the United Nations. She also knit a lot for charity. This great article appeared
in the 3rd Annual Historical Knitting Issue of Piecework Magazine.

Have a great day,


Monday, March 9, 2009


Hi Everyone,

We had our March meeting yesterday, and what a fun meeting it was.
We had a full house of attendance, about 25 members, all busily working
on projects. Our project for this meeting was making leaves for
the Tree Project

In addition to making leaves we had a great variety of show and tell
items, such as;
From top to bottom:
Nancy S, a beginner, crocheted her very first afghan and she was so proud of it, great job Nancy! Irene made a glitter hat and scarf, the picture does not show how lovely it is. Dottie almost finished her
beautiful shawl. Hilda made booties, but did not want to model them for me,
In addition to her glitter hat and scarf Irene made a fabulous ruffled scarf .

Kathy made a great baby blanket using up some left over yarn, Rosalie's blanket was
awesome, Ruth is making dolls for our chapter's annual Easter sale.

Sheila looks very happy modeling her poncho, and Diane was not quite finished
with her blanket, but it was so pretty I wanted a picture of it any way.

Fun group, fun day, lots of productivity, a great time was had by all, Oh
and we had dessert too:-)

Enjoy the rest of the day!