Tuesday, March 24, 2015


This is one of the new pieces from Liz Goodrick Dillon of Tapestry Tent. It is 18.25 by 10.25 on 18 count mono canvas. I love everything about it, including the ethereal background.  Will it be going to your house?

Monday, March 23, 2015


France, Ireland, Sweden, USA and the UK!

These are on 18 count mono and measure only 3.25 inches in height.
$30 each for a number of evenings of FUN

Sunday, March 22, 2015


We have a lovely little cowl pattern that is a short row exercise. You might want to sign up for a single lesson on Tuesday nights from 7 - 9 PM with Nancy Fox. Short rows are an ingenious way to create more fabric in an area. It could be decorative as in creating a scalloped edge, or this darling little cowl. It could also be used in causing a knitted garment to fit better over a large bust or belly, without making the entire front piece of the garment larger. In other words, you are creating extra fabric ONLY where it is needed. 

The yarn used is a superwash from JoJoLand called Melody. Come in and choose the two colors that you want.


They are predicting temperatures a bit lower than usual for spring so we hope that your enthusiasm for knitting is maintained and whetted by our new yarns. There is a one week introductory special for these yarns that ends on Saturday, March 28.:

Lace weight Llama            

New sock yarn      

New, fun dk   

Interesting new shawl yarn

Silk and linen combo 


I haven't seen one out and about yet this spring. They are apparently smarter than some of our other back yard visitors. I should probably reread "WATERSHIP DOWN" and see if it is still as beguiling as it was when I was 24 years old.

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Some days I just can't "get it together". I'm blaming it on two of my customers. They are both younger than I am and one retired two weeks ago and the other is embarking on that program next month. I want to stay home and knit and stitch.

I just spent nearly a week with my mother and my sister joined us for the weekend. I had an EARLY flight and was there by 10AM, having had a really good tail wind. Mom and I went directly to the mall. My sister was celebrating her 69th birthday on Sunday and so we took this picture so we could tell her that we had planned on getting this for her, but they didn't have her size. (Trust me, the pictures get even better!)
We went out for lunch with my father's first cousin who is a real pistol! This is how 100 years of age can look:

 As you probably know, my mother lives in an independent living situation...and still drives a car. She has underground heated parking, and this scene greeted us all weekend when we went out. It seems that everyone is getting elevated seating:

I have lots more to say, but as you can see, it is becoming less appropriate. Maybe I can do better tomorrow. We have a lot of new canvases and yarns.