Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Good Morning Everyone,

It is a beautiful sun shiny day in New York, and as usual I have a full day planned. I wanted to get in a blog post this morning because a lot of things going on this week.

On Thursday, I will be at the Lion Brand Studio in New York City for a book signing for my new book THE COMPLETE PHOTO GUIDE TO CROCHET, and I will be back on Sunday for a Master Class - Finishing Like a Pro -, I hope that I will get to see some of you who live in the area. My Companion Book THE COMPLETE PHOTO GUIDE TO KNITTING, will be out July 1st and is available for pre-order. The other photos are of the beautiful Lion Brand Studio in New York City, and a great photo of the happy students at my last class at Lion Brand Studio.

As some of you know, I love to Free Form and I belong to The International Free Form Group. For the past few years we have participated in a group challenge, to create a free form piece for a set theme. The 2010 International Freeform Fiberarts Guild show, "Somewhere in My World", includes 61 freeform fiber artists from all around the globe.
 The artists were given the choice of creating one freeform piece interpreting the theme any way they chose using any materials and any techniques.

The artists were not restricted to scrumbles and many of the pieces are wearable art and sculptural as well. None of the artists saw each other's pieces until the online show was published.

For several years, one of our moderators, Myra Wood,
has put together a book of our creations. The newest book for this years challenge is available now. All proceeds from the book go to charities helping women in third world countries. Thanks to Myra, who works so hard getting all our photos and text in beautiful order, another great book is available for all to see.
There is a preview of the entire book on Blurb so you can see every page before ordering

Have a great weekend


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Happy Thursday

Good Morning Everyone,

I am trying once again to get the information correct for my Lion Brand Visit.
I will be at Lion Brand for a book signing on June 3rd at 6 pm. I will be back at Lion Brand on Sunday, June 6th from 2 - 5 pm, for a Master Class in Finishing Like a Pro. In this class students learn to sew seams, set in sleeves, pockets, zippers, buttonholes and lot of other hints and tips, for making a really professional looking garment. The correct link to rsvp for the book signing or reserve a spot in the class is

On Sunday, we had our regular monthly meeting of the Happily Hooked on Crochet Club. We are temporarily without a meeting place, so some of the members have been opening their homes to us. This month, the meeting was held at Nancy's house. I taught some of the members to do broomstick lace, others were just busily working on their own projects. Celeste showed us a double sided crochet blanket that her Mom made 25 years ago for Celeste's daughter. Amazing that it still looked brand new, thanks for sharing Celeste. Lots of great food, fun and crocheting going on. Thanks so much Nancy, for your hospitality.

Have a great day,


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Book Signing at Lion Brand

Good Morning Everyone,

Please come and visit at the beautiful Lion Brand Studio for my book signing for my new book THE COMPLETE PHOTO GUIDE TO CROCHET, on June 3rd. I'd love to meet you.
My last trip to the studio was so much fun, I'm SO looking forward to visiting again.

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Here is the correct link for Lion Brand

I would also like to mention that in addition to the book signing, I will be doing a master class on FINISHING LIKE A PRO, on June 6th from 2 to 5 pm. Hope to see you there

Have a great day


Friday, May 14, 2010

Playing Catch Up

Good Morning Everyone,

I have been working on finishing my latest book, because I am very anxious to have it finished. I just sent in the final set of instructions and now have to work on some of the introductory text. Almost done! It is going to be a re-make of my Annie's Attic Free Form Book. There will be a few of the old favorite patterns, All but one re-done in a new yarn, and several all new designs. I'm excited about this book, as I was sad when it was out of print. As soon as I have a cover photo, I will post it for you.

My book,THE COMPLETE PHOTO GUIDE TO CROCHET, released in December 2009, is getting all kinds of lovely reviews, and THE COMPLETE PHOTO GUIDE TO KNITTING will be released very soon now. I have been one busy little beaver.

I always love it when readers send me photos of their work, here is the latest ones that I have received. I want to thank Marci, for sending me photos of the skirt, halter and bag that she made from HOOKED FOR TODDLERS. Beautiful outfit Marci, thanks again for sending the photos.

Have a great weekend everyone.