So many projects, so little time

Now that I am gainfully employed again I need to learn to budget my time to complete projects and work on my teaching plans. I also need to learn to curb my “surfing” the web in search of patterns.  I got up early this morning and went to to find patterns using their Homespun yarn […]

Santa’s cookies tradition

Tell me, who (with children) doesn’t leave cookies for the big man? I’ve seen plates with “Cookies for Santa” which is cute but when I found this fillet crochet pattern for a placemat  (from Crochet patterns by Herrshners, November/December 1988, no longer in publication, if interested, let me know and I will figure out a […]

Brrrr!!!! It’s been cold outside

So I decided to make myself a winter cap.  I found this pattern on and thought it was a unique cap to make but didn’t know for whom I would crochet it.  That was until one day last week when we were walking the dogs and the wind was brutal!  It has warmed up since […]

I’m so excited!

I was very surprised, flattered and excited to find I was the Starting Chain’s (     featured member today for Larissa’s afghan If I didn’t mention it in my original blog, the pattern if from Lion’s Brand’s website but I altered it to include 2 additional colors thus increasing the size (my apologies if you had read […]

Altered arm warmer pattern

My nephew’s girlfriend mentioned to me she likes arm warmers but those she has received seem bulky.   I found at pattern at Yarnspirations ( that I thought she would like since it didn’t look bulky.  I had yarn leftover from the afghan I had made for her and decided to use that for the armwarmers.  […]