Saturday, May 23, 2009

New Free Form Challenge Show

Happy Memorial Day,

May your weekend be sunny and fun.

I belong to an International Free Form group and for
the past few years we have come together in a
challenge to show our work.

If you have never seen one of our shows before, you are in for a
treat. Go to

over 50 participants from all over the world have come together for a
breath taking show. Our member, Myra Wood, coordinates everything,
collecting the photos, mounting the internet show, then getting it all into book
form. All proceeds from sale of the book go to Women for Women Global
Fund, a truly worthy charity Kudos and thanks to Myra for all her hard work and to all the participants for the gorgeous celebration of fiber art.

Have a great weekend everyone,


Friday, May 22, 2009

Best Laid Plans

Good Morning Everyone,

I know that I promised to blog more often, but life has a way
of throwing monkey wrenches into the best laid plans.

I finished my Photo Guide to Crochet about a month ago and
immediately started another new book. I am now in the middle
of working with the tech editor on the crochet book. Juggling
my brain back and forth between tech editing the "finished" new book and working on the
"just started" new book, is making me slightly light headed.

Throw in some happy family celebrations, grand daughter's first
communion, 2 grandson's graduations and a 3rd coming up.
Nicole is my only grand daughter (8 grandsons), and she is truly a
princess among all the princes. My daughter, Sharon, made her dress,
which she designed herself,
and she has given me permission to share a photo with you.
The dress bodice and sleeves are knitted, the skirt is crocheted.

On another note, I received a lovely e-mail from a reader who
has taken one of my top patterns from PLUS SIZE CROCHET and
made it longer, turning it into a dress. Thanks for sharing the
photo Doris, I love hearing from readers and enjoy it when they
give a pattern their own touch.

Have a great day and a great holiday weekend everyone.


Friday, May 1, 2009

Good Evening Everyone,

Spring is finally here and everything is "greening up". The
flowering trees are just beautiful, blooming all over the place. Also
"blooming' is the tree that our chapter of CGOA, The Happily Hooked on Crochet group, had a
part in helping to decorate.

I have been very busy starting up my new book, finishing up some
loose ends on the one just finished, and trying to get ready for
my upcoming workshops.

I had a "day brightener" yesterday. I received an e-mail from
my editor, telling me that a reader was having trouble starting
the entrelac afghan from HOOKED THROWS. Linda asked me
if I would give Helen a call. It was a first for me - trying to give
a mini lesson over the phone-but it was a success. Last night
Helen mailed me a photo of her practice piece, and said that
she felt confident that she could start her afghan. Not only
could she start her own, but she is also going to teach a friend
too. Way to go Helen, have fun!

Be sure to let us see your finished project.

Have a great weekend