ballostring design

Farm Playmat

Santa’s elf is at work! I can’t wait for my grandson to open this on Christmas. I found this Down on the Farm Play

Coloring Books and Future Yarn

This is so off topic or should I say off blog? Winter is my time for working with yarn and the other three seasons are devoted

New Buttons

I ordered these buttons a couple of weeks ago from Amazon. They just came in today and I wasn’t sure how true they’

Knit Cowl scarf with buttons

I found this thin variegated cotton yarn packed away in my sewing box while I was looking for something else. Unfortunately I

Cowl neck and crochet motif

A family member is working on an Irish wedding dress using crochet motifs made by friends and family. These are my first two c

much needed winter hat

It’s in the single digits in Massachusetts and with the wind chill it’s probably 20 below. Brrrrr! I started knitt

I’m back!

I never thought I’d say this but I’m back to playing with yarn and loving it! My friend Pamela took up knitting a

Simple Scarf

Hey everyone! It’s been a busy year without the comfort of crochet. I almost forgot why I enjoy working on a design. As soon

Art News

Hi everyone, Unfortunately I don’t have any crochet news BUT I do have some other news. I was selected as artist of the mont

Neck Warmer

  My neck gets really cold in the winter and wearing a turtleneck is not an option. They make me feel like I’m being ch

New Books!!

I was very excited when I got these in the mail . . . I ordered them with a gift card I received on Christmas. Stitch ‘N Bit

Cotton Print

It seems that one creative project leads to another. I finished 2 small paintings today for my “daily painting” project a


I read an article about Duane Keiser. . . the artist that started the “daily painting movement”. He paints a postcard size

Glowing Hooks

I’ve been painting and doing summer things so I haven’t had the time to crochet OR post but when these came in at

crochet headband

  I just finished this bobbled headband using Blue Sky Alpaca organic cotton. Now to find a model 😉 so you can see wha