What I have been doing while away from here.

As you know I have been absent for a while and I thought I would fill you in on what I have been doing so secretly! I have been working on a few crocheted hot pads for Michele Maks for her new online magazine Mainly Crochet, which should be up and running in just a few days! So exciting!! I could show you each in a seperate picture but that would take a while! I did a few tapestry ones and a few filet ones. I also did a purse for her too. All these patterns will be found on the magazine website once it is running.

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Above are the Filet Triple Thick Hot Pads, Left; and the Double Thick Tapestry Hot Pads, Right.

Here is my purse design, Anchors Away Purse

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For more information about these and other designs that will be in the online magazine, Mainly Crochet, check out Michele Maks’ blog at http://msmaks.blogspot.com .

Talk to you all soon!

Vacation at Hotel Frisco, Colorado

Located in the Central Rocky Mountain Range filled with beautiful mountain springs, lush evergreen slopes lies Frisco, Colorado.

 

Frisco is a mixture of past and present. It has all the amenities and stores you expect to find in any city, but it has a Main Street that is filled with historical buildings, it puts you in mind of a quaint village.

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Mountain peaks rise above the buildings in every direction. This would be a perfect spot to retire. If you are more of a working age, it is also a great place for a relaxing, stress-free vacation or a wild ride if you are looking for a more advanturous time.

 

 

 

This 18 room hotel has experienced owners who are dedicated to your comfort and who will be there to help you have the best vacation possible. The hotel has a hot tub and 2 suites overlooking the glorious mountains. The Bar and Lounge features local Colorado craft beer, wine and spirits. Hotel Frisco is  located in the middel of Main Street. It is within walking distance of award winning restuarants and excellent shopping. It is within 15 minutes of 5 world renowned ski resorts: Copper Mountain, Breckenridge, Arapaho Basin, Keystone, and Loveland Basin. It is also 30 minutes from Vail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Review: The Finer Edge by Kristin Omdahl

First. let me just say I am sorry I have been absent from my blog for so long. These past couple of months have been so busy and have just flown by. I will catch you all up with my exploits soon!

I am honored to be chosen as a blogger to review The Finer Edge by Kristin Omdahl. She is an amazing designer and one of my personal favorites. Her designs in this book are simply beautiful. If you need a special or unique edging for your project, check out the edgings in this book. I assure you that you will find something to adore!

I found a few typographical errors however, such as the listing of 12 garments on the back of the book when there are only 10 garment designs. Also, the Persepolis Top is sized to XL but at one point in the pattern is says for size XL and 2x. I also found a few minor word errors but even with all these small errors, this is a terrific book! One I highly recommend and think is worth the price!

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 “Interweave/F+ W Media ; $22.95”

I decided to give the Babylonia Hat a try as I have never found the time to try Bruges Lace before. After a little confusion on rows 2 and 4, which were cleared up with the stitch diagram provided, I completed the hat in record time and I LOVE it!! So did my friend, whom I gave it to before remembering to take a picture to show you all! Ooops!

Well, I before I go, I have an extra book to give to one lucky follower. So If you want the copy just comment on my blog and on July 1, 2013 I will pick a random winner! Good Luck!!!!

And if you aren’t the lucky one you can get a copy of this useful and beautiful book, The Finer Edge by Kristin Omdahl, at one of the links above.

I’ll try not to be gone so long this time! See you all soon!

Mainly Crochet Online Magazine Preview #8

Meet the newest model in Michele Maks’ lineup – little Miss Emma!

Susan Tobia’s Mr. Loopy toy and Michele Maks’ striped blanket.

Kathryn White’s Lullaby Serenade Babyghan with matching hat and toy.

Michele Maks’ Round Rippled Blanket.

Michele Maks’ Ruffled Squares Blanket with accompanying hat and sweatsuit.

Is little Miss Emma adorable or what!

For more information about these and other designs, or for more information about the up and coming online magazine site, check out Michele Maks’ blog at http://msmaks.blogspot.com/2013/04/what-i-did-today.html

Til next time, let Miss Emma’s smile and joy of life bring a little sunshine to your day.

Erin

Mainly Crochet Online Magazine Preview #7

Feeling Blue? So are the designers of these fabulous designs!

Sue Solakian’s Grannies by the Sea

Susan Tobia’s Circle Game

Christy Schaffer McMahon’s Nautical Collar

And Michele Maks’ Baby Star which looks like a starfish!

For more information check out Michele Maks’ blog at http://msmaks.blogspot.com/2013/04/persistence-of-crochet.html

Til next time, have a GREAT day!

Erin

Mainly Crochet Online Magazine Preview #6

What’s Black and White and Red all over? That would have to be Phyllis Gould’s Newsprint Interpretation!

Sue Solakian’s Black Marble Granny Afghan has a lemon twist to it.

Need a bit of art? The Pop Art Granny Afghan by Joyce Bragg might be just what you need.

How about a reversible shoulder tapestry bag by Carol Ventura?

Or cowl by Michele Maks that make you feel like a chameleon? Her Chameleon Cowl might do the trick!

You can find more information about these and other designs on Michele’s blog: http://msmaks.blogspot.com/2013/04/black-white-thinking.html

Til Next time! Toodles! Erin