Browsing category: My Creative Pursuits

From Old Stove Base To Cast Iron Sempervivum Planter

What do you think of my new planter? It is made of cast iron and in its previous life I think it must have been the base of a small wood stove.


A Trip Around the World Quilt… x 2

Reader question… “I’ve been admiring your lovely afghans, cross-stitching and baskets. You mentioned sewing in your About This Blog and About Me page and I wondered if you also make quilts.”


Fall, Gathering Grapevines & Weaving Baskets

I’m in the mood to make some baskets. The cool fall weather we’ve been having these last couple of weeks is a reminder that it is almost time to harvest the grapevines…


I’m Knitting Slippers

I’m knitting slippers… or I will be… if I have finally found the directions I remember. I knew I had them somewhere, but I couldn’t think where until I accidentally came across them last week.


My Husband’s Solution To My Creative Chaos

I spent an hour this morning before anyone else was awake finishing this gigantic basket I have been weaving.


All-Over Basket Weave Knit Afghan

I love the way simple knit and purl stitches combine in this pattern to look like real basket weaving. This basket weave stitch is a reversible stitch, and the back of the pattern looks exactly like the front, so there is no right or wrong side to the afghan.


A Mock Cable Fisherman Knit Afghan

I thought I had knitted my last afghan for a while, but… I had a lot of leftover yarn and someone who REALLY wanted an afghan made in this pattern…


My Knitted “Feather & Fan” Afghans

I like simple patterns that I can remember after a few rows and mostly knit without having to constantly look at what I am knitting… like this “feather and fan,” which has only four rows that are repeated over and over again.


Special Words in Cross Stitch

Here is a photograph of a small cross stitch project that I just finished. (As you can see from my blog footer, this prayer is one of my favorites.) I have made this same design several times, always with the intention of keeping it…