With nothing more to do for the blanket for a few days, I settled down for a first attempt at devising a new bookmark pattern. I decided to try the Josephine knot, even though it looked a bit trickier than the other design. Unlike my earlier bookmark, mathematics was of limited use, but after a… Read More How’s the bookmark getting on?
I have always enjoyed the planning of a project even more than it’s realisation. This is possibly because my brain works better than my hands and I have often planned various creative projects that have never been taken any further. Recently my mind has been totally occupied with planning the blanket for my granddaughter and… Read More I feel a new Bookmark Pattern coming on!
I had hoped to be able to show you part 8 of the Sacred Space CAL today but due to making a few mistakes I am not quite there so I thought I would write this instead. Now the little bit of money I make selling patterns is nice and allows me to not feel… Read More The Joy of Selling Patterns
Some forget-me-nots I discovered at the front of my property that have self-seeded themselves from the ones in my pots. ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* ******* Yesterday I got a message from WordPress saying that I had been with them for seven… Read More Seven years!
I seem to be having a bit of difficulty getting up much enthusiasm for blogs and crafting lately but, needing something to take to Crafty Coffee on Friday, I decided to try out an idea I had for another bookmark. This was to use my triquetra coaster pattern in #10 cotton. I like the red… Read More A New Bookmark
Not having started any more knitting and crochet as I am not sure what to choose, I thought that I would share what I made in 2017. This was very much the year of Celtic crochet. I started by devising some plaitwork bookmarks and published the best pattern. I also then made some Celtic cross… Read More Looking back on 2017
Those of you who have been following me for a while will know that I wasn’t entirely happy with my Celtic bookmark because it was quite large and a bit thick. I posted the pattern but then, using the bookmark in one of the larger hardback books I have been borrowing from the library lately,… Read More A Better Bookmark
I have been working on quite a few odds and ends before and after my holiday, apart from the coasters I showed you recently. I thought that it seemed a shame to waste the place mat I had made just to show it could be done,and I remembered that I had a cushion that could… Read More Recent makes and WIPs
Having discovered that the latest book I got out from the library is a large hardback book I decided to move on from my pineapple bookmark that I have been using lately to one of my Celtic ones: the most popular one with the purple edging and pointy corners. With the pineapple bookmark the pages… Read More My bookmarks in use!
Celtic knots and plaitwork are always drawn with an edge so that you can see clearly how the ribbons cross over each other and I thought that this did not show clearly enough on my original cross. which is why I started experimenting with adding slip stitches. At the time I did try adding the slip… Read More Celtic Cross – definitive version