Stiffening Crocheted Snowflakes

Many years ago, I crocheted some snowflakes for my Christmas tree. But, true to my procrastinating nature (aka: other things were more important to do, so this got pushed to the bottom of the list), I waited until last week … Continue reading

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New CGOA Website and Banner

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Are you a CGOA (Crochet Guild of America) member? If so, fantastic! If not, why not? If you love crochet and you’d like to be part of a national organization that is dedicated to crochet, then CGOA is for you! … Continue reading

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Book and Yarn Review: “Baby Washcloths & Afghan Squares” book and Omega Sinfonia yarn

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Last month, I got the book, “Baby Washcloths & Afghan Squares” by Lisa Carnahan, published by Annie’s. This is a knitting book, not a crochet book. But since I now know how to knit, as well as crochet, I wanted … Continue reading

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Design Contest at the 2013 CGOA Conference

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Last month, at the CGOA Chain Link Conference in Charlotte, NC, there was a design contest, open to all CGOA members. We have the design contest each year and I always enjoy seeing the fabulous designs that are entered. This … Continue reading

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Happenings at the CGOA Conference

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It’s been almost a month since my last blog post! Wow! Where does the time go? It’s been a busy month. Earlier this month, I attended the CGOA Chain Link Conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charlotte/Concord, NC (from … Continue reading

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3 New Crochet Patterns

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Ahoy, matey! Shiver me timbers! Happy “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” to everyone! What will they think of next? But seriously, I wanted to share a few newly published crochet patterns that I designed with you. And best of … Continue reading

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Book Review/Blog Tour: “Elegant, Fashionable, Chic Accessories to Crochet”

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I’m thrilled to take part in Karen McKenna’s blog tour for her first book, “Elegant, Fashionable, Chic Accessories to Crochet”. I haven’t “officially” met Karen in person, but I look forward to meeting her next month at the CGOA Conference … Continue reading

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New Wiggly Crochet Hot Pads & Coasters Patterns Available

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Are you a fan of Wiggly Crochet? Or are you curious about this fabulous crochet technique? I LOVE wiggly crochet and I really enjoy designing wiggly crochet patterns. I’ve had dozens of wiggly crochet patterns published over the last 10 … Continue reading

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We Have a Winner!

Today is the day to announce the winner of the autographed copy of the book that Rita and I produced, “Complete Guide to Symbol Crochet”. Can we have a drum roll, please? And the winner is……….Kathleen Stuart! Congratulations, Kathleen. I’ll … Continue reading

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New Book – Complete Guide to Symbol Crochet

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                      It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a new book, so I thought I’d review a new book for you. This one is special to me because I did … Continue reading

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