THANKSGIVING WEEK: REFLECTIONS..

In the USA we have a holiday that is dear to my heart: Thanksgiving.

It is a holiday where we eat lots of good food, give thanks for all the blessings in our life, see family and friends we haven’t seen in a long time, play games, watch parades, etc, and it is a time of reflection too.

I don’t watch the news almost ever, it is just too depressing for me, I prefer to visit with you on blogosphere and see what you are up to. I love to read about what makes you happy, what makes you unique.

But sometimes the news trickle down to me and then I just go into hibernation for a little. I won’t go into much detail but please Pray for Jefferson, Missouri, it is horrible.

My heart goes out to the mothers who have lost their sons in a senseless violent way, may God give them peace.

I have a son a teenage boy who is my heart, my pride and joy, he is a teenager he is not perfect, neither am I or you, I must add.  I want to see him grow up and bring positive changes to his place in this world…….

I want to thank each of you who stops by regularly and not so regularly :-) and who always cheer me on by your likes and your words: Thank You!!!!

I want you to know that I try to visit with you too, sometimes it takes me awhile, but I always visit.  I want to tell you this once or twice a year:

             You Rock!! and I am very glad I Met You.

Well, this is all for today, do you celebrate Thanksgiving?? or a Holiday where you give thanks?? what are you thankful for this week?? Please share with me…..

photograph courtesy of Kathryn ….

 

 

 

 

SHOULD WE START THE COUNTDOWN??

Should we start the countdown? I think we should, after today Friday we only have one more Friday in November, and then comes December were we can relax and drink (water, juices and eggnog) and be merry :-)

Today, will be a short post just to touch bases with all you lovely Artisans.

I am working on my mailbox yarnbomb and I am doing a faux tapestry crochet.

I hope it comes out  looking decent. I am hoping it looks a little like the real thing, at least in my imagination.

Well, I hope you have a wonderful weekend, stay safe enjoy the snow for me, and work hard we have a deadline…..

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TAPESTRY IS ON!!

Tapestry crochet is a crochet technique I consider to be “An art within an art”.

Crochet artist Carol Ventura specializes in this form of crochet, and while reading her blog I discovered a new world, where everybody are tapestrians, that word does not exist but it serves the purposes of this topic.

Ravelry Tapestry Crochet group. is for you if you want to learn. I just joined too. I have no idea how I am going to managed my time, but I need to learn. 

I have always been fascinated by this form of crochet, so it may be showing up more around here.

Take a look at Carol Ventura’s stockings here or these beauties made by Marina Gavrilov, aren’t they over the top?

MRuskaHibiscusBag

MRuskaHarmonyBag

Crochet is so diverse, I don’t think we will ever get bored with it. With the stitches and techniques, there is something new every day.

Well, this is all for now, hoping you learn something new today….See You Soon…

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YARN BOMB YOUR MAILBOX!!!

It is always a good idea to yarnbomb anything.

Let us start with mailboxes, they get hit just as often as fences…

Mailboxes get a lot of wear and tear. I have bumped a maximum of 2 in my lifetime, it was while backing up, thank heavens, so I am still considered a safe driver :-)

If you have time you can make several, and change them for each holiday…

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I am going to attempt to do one, with a Christmas theme.

I need lots of practice in the art of amigurumi, so I have decided that I want to try one more time. I need to  get a grasp of this technique.

Amigurumi is hard for me, but with practice, I hope to at least create something that have a fleeting likeness to what I have in mind :-)

I want to challenge you to try it, there are a lot of artists who excel in this form of crochet, I need a lengthy visit with them.

So enjoy and get inspired…Enjoy Today!! it is a gift..

 

 

CHRISTMAS CAL: COMPLETED!!!

It is always fun to go on a Road Trip with You, lovely Artisans, and this one was no different.

Today we say goodbye for now and I hope we have acquired new skills in our constant goal to become better Crochet Artists.

The trimmings and everything else was done for you to exercise your creativity, I made suggestions but the completed project is TOTALLY you.

I really enjoy each of you who always seems to say the right words to keep me motivated and inspired, to each of you…….a big Thank You!!!

Keep practicing your skills it only gets better with time, learn new stitches, “invent” new stitches, break rules, and work until you meet the expectations you had in your mind for your project.

This is my rendition, I hope yours look better than mine and if you want to send me an email with your finished project I will highlight it and pin it on my board.

Keep up the good work, keep motivated and Enjoy your weekend, Crochet truly Rocks!! :-)

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