Thursday, December 3, 2009

OK guys, how can I not be thrilled with the fact that over the Thanksgiving holiday, my grandchildren asked me to teach them how to crochet? My grandson Spencer, who will be 3 in January, just sort of played with the yarn and the hook; Mackenna, who is 5, is good at holding her yarn tension just right and is still working on getting the chain stitch down, and Emma, who just turned 8 in October, has already mastered the chain stitch! I will have to show her the slip stitch, the single crochet and possibly even the half double crochet, the next time I go to visit- she picks it up so fast!

It has struck me as profound, that my mother lives on in these little kids- she taught me how to crochet, and now the skill has been passed on to another generation! I love that, and am so grateful that my mother taught me some wonderful needlework skills, and inspired in me art creation. I hope I can pass that on to my posterity, as well. Teach as many people as you can to knit and crochet, and to do other needlework skills- it is an amazing legacy to leave behind.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Koni-Style Lace Yoke

Koniakow Lace–Inspired Gown

 I am hoping to once again commence work on this amazing project and hope to have it complete and the pattern/instructions written by the Spring of 2011- wish me luck!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Maybe it's just me? But it drives me wild to see ugly needlework, particularly when knitting and crochet can render such awesome pieces. There are so many people who knit or crochet and create wondrous masterpieces, such as those found here and here. Then there are those that produce, well, I don't know what you would call them, here. I am grateful that I was raised in an era of time when such things as good taste were the norm! I like to think of needlework as an ennobling and uplifting activity. Some people see it otherwise, I guess.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My visit with the kids the other day on Skype was really fun. I am so glad that I can keep in touch with them this way- and those little grand kids are always so excited to talk to their grandma and see her at the same time- they are always all smiles- which of course, makes my day! When I was a kid, I used to say, "Never trust technology." HAHAHA. Now I work online, am a seriously dedicated Internet junkie, and love all the eye candy that is on the web. But I still don't trust technology (lol)- hence I love Morse code, magnetic compasses, navigating by the stars, slide rules, paper, pencils with erasers and keeping busy with my good, old fashioned hand work- but I love talking to my grand babies through the 'net!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Bounties Of Life

I was thinking how much of the bounties of life that we Americans usually get to enjoy. I know that there are people in our country, as well as in many places on the Earth, that do not have everything that I do. Therefore I am grateful for the things that I do have! I wanted to share the photo of my lunch today, and wish that everyone could have a lovely meal like it!