Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Summer Birthday Sweater Made While Waiting

My fingers craved production, desired yarn flowing through them. I saw an airy  chained creation and thought of  drop stitch crochet and broomstick lace. I ordered a hook from Amazon that arrived after the substitute project was finished and yarn that has yet to arrive from Knitpicks. Instead of what I thought I would make using an airy sportweight, I redirected my urge, grabbed the thick utilitarian  aran weight at hand, sized up the hook and  improvised a summer sweater.  Fits me to a tee and looks lovely.

Monday, May 21, 2018


Them Gone, my collection of poetry, debuts in June. The Book Party was a magical occasion on March 28th at 171 Cedar Arts Center. I created the Poet Hat  for the event and wore my Bird Jacket and also created Poet Shoes.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Happy National Crochet Month!

It's been a rough winter for me. I've sent a lot of time in and out of the hospital and doctors's offices. Crochet helped me through it all. It was a comfort to complete new hats and little purses to gift nurses and beloveds.

That I could create while waiting, and in that time when I couldn't sleep -- that there was the wonderful feeling of yarn flowing through my fingers and evolving into new things, was most precious and healing.

So I wish you all joy as you explore the offerings of the other fabulous creators in this tour.

My gift to you is  my heart pouch for free for the next three days if you use the code NCM for National Crochet Month.


Saturday, November 19, 2016


The Independent Designer Gift-A-Long is an annual event where independent knit and crochet pattern designers have the opportunity to showcase some of their creations and inspire others to make them.  The Gift-A-Long is essentially two events:
A Sale:  Each of the designers has chosen 5 – 20 of their favorite patterns and will offer them at a 25% discount from 8 p.m. Nov 22 – 11:59 Nov 30 EST when you use the code giftalong2016.  There are over 300 designers participating this year which means there are thousands of patterns on sale!
The GAL (gift-a-long):  an opportunity to knit and crochet at the same time with other like-minded crafters and have the chance to win amazing prizes!  ALL patterns created by the participating designers can be made during the GAL, however only the non-free patterns will be eligible for prizes. 
The GAL begins Tuesday November 22, 2016 at 8 pm (EST) and ends December 31, 2016 at 11:59 pm (EST). While you are waiting, make sure you join the Indie Design Gift-A-Long group.  That is where all the chatting, friend-making, showing off of finished projects and prize awarding will take place.
Speaking of prizes … free patterns, pattern books, amazing yarns, yarn and pattern kits, stitch markers, project bags … there are hundreds of prizes this year! I've donated a book, the Crocheter's Companion, beads, crochet hooks and stitch markers.
You may make as many projects as you want.  There will be separate threads for 8 different categories:
  • giftalong2016head
  • giftalong2016hand
  • giftalong2016feet
  • giftalong2016kids
  • giftalong2016garments
  • giftalong2016shawls
  • giftalong2016neck
  • giftalong2016other
There is even a special prize category you can enter if you complete at least one project in each of the 8 categories listed above.
There will be more information appearing in the official Ravelry group as we get closer to the start date.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

2016 International FreeForm Arts Guild Challenge

My work, for the 2016 International FreeForm Arts Guild Challenge — Flora and Fauna — is published.
You can see my, and the other artists' work that is included in the book here:

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Art Made in March

March was National Crochet Month and these are the works I created: Catfish (catghan made for charity), Joy in the Making, Way and Bird. The couch picture gives you a gauge as to their sizes.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Happy National Crochet Month 2016

Happy National Crochet Month 
& Welcome to Day 12 of Crochetville’s 
2016 National Crochet Month Designer Blog Tour

This year’s blog tour includes daily visits with crochet designers and daily giveaways:
Daily Designer Schedule
Crochet Friendly Local Yarn Stores
Yarn Company Schedule

Party on Ravelry 
For the past several ears, I’ve participated in the Party for National Crochet Month on Ravelry, mainly by joining the FreeForm Crochet-Along, as both participant and designer for a day.  I’ve learned so much over the years from this.  The sharing and camaraderie are amazing.  It’s a joy to have an international brain trust of knowing hands whose efforts, exchanges, and endeavors inspire.

Free Patterns for National Crochet Month
It’s been a busy new year for me! I’ve created a number new patterns to use as fabric, appliqués and motifs.

From now until March 31, 2016, my Tiny Circles in Squares and Tiny Circles in Triangles patterns are available for free on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tiny-circles-in-triangles
 They were created to fill in those small spaces in crochet fabric in an interesting way.

Wishing you all joy in the making!