What goes up…must come down

What goes up…must come down

UNdecorating after the holidays leaves me blue…so, before I begin dismantling, I thought I’d share a few of this year’s favorite things: Fresh tree for the living room (it smelled terrifc…for about 3 days). A pink tree for the dining room…decorated with Swarovski crystal snowflake ornaments! The kitchen tree makes me smile: The mantle: I’m … Continue reading

Beaded Crochet Necklace

Beaded Crochet Necklace

Beads + crochet = two of my favorite things, so when I saw this crochet necklace combo on Ravelry, I had to give it a try.  The detailed instructions are called “Infamous Beaded Necklace Tutorial”, by Devon Clement.  There are many creative interpretations found on the “projects” pages there which provide inspiration aplenty. My beads … Continue reading

Albert’s Halloween

Albert’s Halloween

Have you met my “friend” Albert?  Perhaps he lingered in your neighborhood last weekend, or maybe he paid you just a brief, but memorable, visit.  One thing’s for sure,  you would have recognized him immediately.   Pretty funny guy, that Albert.  He decided to blow through our town last Saturday and dump 12 inches of … Continue reading

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Stitches East – the Mother Bear Project

I was totally looking forward to attending the Stitches East Knitting Expo at the Connecticut Convention Center last Saturday, and I was thrilled to be there! Aisle after aisle of vendors with booths chock full of yarns, patterns, books and hand-knit samples.  The hottest, trendiest hand-knitted garment?  Hands down, the shawl.  Almost every vendor offered … Continue reading