November 2017 Musings

Crochet for KnittersWelcome to the month of gratitude! We all have so much to be thankful for and I welcome the opportunity to celebrate appreciation and gratitude. I am especially grateful for a busy October that brought about the swift publication of my second book: Crochet for Knitters – a Marriage of Hook and Needles. You can preview and order both of my books on Amazon right now.

We self-published the second book and it was completed in 2 months versus 2 years it took to publish the Heritage Crochet Techniques book and working with a publisher. The ease of the self-publishing process made us consider the possibility of further creative writing, so stand by for future projects!

My courses on are becoming popular, especially with my students who have taken actual classes with me. This last weekend was the annual SouthEastern Animal Fiber Fair; one of the highlights of my year, because of my intense workshop schedule. I taught 6 workshops in 4 days and we were surprised by some lovely snow flurries on Sunday before heading home. Unfortunately, very strong winds blew the remaining colorful leaves off the trees. Now the raking can begin!

I am currently working on restoring a beautiful tablecloth from an estate in Utah. Hundreds of daisy designs are connected by very fine spider web chains, some of which have been broken by time and washings. However, size 20 bedspread cotton, a size 11 hook and my beloved Ott light are helping me to restore it to its original beauty. It’s one of my most favorite things to do!

In November I plan to regroup and prepare for 2 holiday demos and one big Christmas sale at the Folk Art Center. My demo dates are November 16,17,18 and 19, so come by and visit. It is the perfect time to plan for holiday projects and gifts.

Thanksgiving will find us with friends and family and a large smoked turkey.

I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, your favorite pie and ballgame to doze with – just know that I appreciate all of you, my fiber friends!


“I do what I love and I love what I do”