Necklaces for Mother’s Day

  After looking over some of my most recently published designs, I realized several of them would make great Mother’s Day gifts.  Here are two necklaces that work up quickly and are one-size-fits-all!   Shannon Necklace (Photo courtesy of Annie’s)   This necklace pattern can be found in the Summer 2016 issue of Crochet! magazine – it is on newsstands now and can be purchased as an instant digital download here.     It is crocheted with Nazli Gelin’s Garden[Read more]

Bobbie’s Lace Wrap

  This design is one of my most special projects that I have created so far. It can be found in the April 2016 issue of Crochet World and can be purchased as an instant digital download here.     We had many beautiful crochet projects around our house when I was growing up – most of these projects were crocheted by my father’s mother, “Bobbie”,  using the fine cotton crochet thread.  I loved to look over the shapes and[Read more]

Wild Rose Bag -Crochet World June 2016

This project is in the June issue of Crochet World – I crocheted it with one of my favorite cotton yarns to work with – Omega Sinfonia – in a beautiful green colorway – #840 Green Leaf. If you look closely, you can see that there are flower motifs along the top edge with a textured stitch around the bulk of the bag. I am very pleased to say that this bag is my 100th published design.  You can read a[Read more]

Getting Excited for Ireland!!

In just about 2 months I will be heading to Ireland with Annie’s and Craftours. I am looking forward to seeing the beauty of Ireland and meeting all the participants as we tour and crochet together. This week Crochet World’s Talking Crochet newsletter is featuring some photos and information about this upcoming trip from my perspective. Click here to read all about it.

Eva Folk Jumper

  When I was in middle school I started learning a few languages. Our school offered French, German, Spanish and Russian.  Everyone could try out each language for a few months and then pick one to study in 8th grade and all through high school.  I picked Russian and loved studying a language that looked so different.  Then when I was in high school, our school was chosen as a ‘sister school’ of a special English-teaching school in Moscow.  I[Read more]