Friday, September 27, 2013

Online Class Review: Crocheting with Beads

Robin at Crochet Nirvana did a very thorough review of my Annie's Online class, Crocheting with Beads!  Read all about her adventures and get a time-limited discount code.

Thank you Robin!

Crocheting Clothes Kids Love

Goes to the printer TODAY!  WooHOO!  February can't come soon enough!

And as an ADDED bonus... It's going to have "lay-flat" binding.... not sure what that means, but it sounds good.  That's a new development! YAY!

Crocheting Clothes Kids Love is available for PRE-ORDER.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

BIG NEWS: Revealed!

Annie's has made an announcement, a successor to Carol Alexander in the Crochet! Magazine Editor position... and it's ME. :)  Virtual Milkshakes for everyone!

Here's the link to subscribe to either the print or digital edition.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

My Secret Life

Crochet Designer, April Garwood, asks me about my "secret life" on her blog today!

Here I am with April in 2011 when we met at one of the CGOA Knit and Crochet Show events. I can't remember which city we were in... Minneapolis? Manchester? We met at PDD that week, and I got to sit next to her in Darla Fanton's Tunisian Entrelac class.

April is a terrific designer and I expect to see so much from her in the future. You can read more about her on her blog, Banana Moon Studio and see her work on Ravelry. 

Here's one of her designs that is among my favorites... the Goin' to a Party pattern that was in Crochet World Magazine in December 2012.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Calm vs Busy

Amidst all the busy...
 (Minnie, who can't even sit still for a photo... who is supposed to be a barn cat but is on my lap at this very moment)
Is the serene calm of the older, wiser, Charlie. Who is, at this moment, tucked in slumber in a bed somewhere away from the baby cries of Minnie.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


I'm usually SO committed to the project that I'm working on...
I'm crochet monogamous even. I don't cheat. But there is a lovely box of yarn taunting me... But I have to finish the project that I'm on... 


Can you relate?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


We have a new edition, Minnie the barn kitten. 
She's 7 weeks old. :)  While Chickee was drinking a MINute Maid, it only took a MINute to convince me to keep her. She might only be Mini but she's BIG on personality.

More Big news coming soon.  You really won't want to miss it.