Sing-a-long with Bonnie Barker

Bonnie and I love to make music and write parodies – new funny words to well-known songs. So, for this year’s conference we worked on a fun event together – the “Friday Night Sing-a-long”. We had a great time singing songs and laughing with our lively audience – they were wonderful! Bonnie played the guitar skillfully and two of my daughters sang along with us encouraging the audience to join in. You can see a video of one of the[Read more]

5 Great Gifts for Crocheters

This post contains affiliate links – to read our complete disclosure policy, click here Today I want to share with you 5 items that I use almost every day when I am crocheting because they make my life easier and my crocheting time more efficient.  I realized that since this is the season for giving, they would make great gifts for any crocheter you know or they would help you (the crocheter) have some ideas of what to put on your[Read more]

Cable Crochet Made Easy

This post contains affiliate links – for our complete disclosure policy, click here Have you ever tried crocheted cables? About 10 years ago one of my crochet students mentioned crochet cables to me. She was also a knitter but was fascinated with how you could replicate the look of knitted cables with crochet stitches.  She peaked my interest and I began a search for books on how to do this neat technique. I found one book and started to learn how[Read more]

Mini-Chevron Infinity Scarf

This post contains affiliate links – click here to view our full disclosure policy. Now that it is definitely scarf weather in New England have you noticed that everyone wears infinity scarves? They do seem to go on forever as they wrap around your neck more than once creating snuggly volume. I’ve also noticed many accessories and garments that feature the classic zig-zag pattern. So, I decided to create a mini-chevron stitch pattern with Red Heart’s Soft Yarn. And guess what?[Read more]

Paperless Post

Thanksgiving will be here soon and I think it is the perfect time to send out special “Thank you” cards to your friends and family.  Taking the few minutes to send a card in which you include a personal note can make someone’s day. I recently tried out some digital cards made by Paperless Post.  They have all kinds of beautiful options! Shown above is one of my favorites – simple and sweet. You can create your own cards (in a[Read more]