Sunday, March 23, 2014

2014 National Crochet Month Blog Tour

Once again we are participating in the Blog Tour sponsored by Crochetville.

This year the spotlighted charity is
Halos of Love

 They distribute caps and hats to cancer patients in 450 cancer treatment centers in the US each month. They accept donations of crocheted, knitted, and sewn hats. If you are interested in donating hats or money to help get the caps and hats distributed, please visit their websiteThey can be contacted at website link, Facebook page

I want to give you as many of my free patterns as possible so I  have busied myself today locating links to my published designs. They were published in Magazines and books and some are now available as free patterns from the companies that acquired them. So please click the link , and find some lovely things to create. They are also on my Ravelry page with links where applicable. If you would care to rate them and add pictures of your finished projects, I would be thrilled to see them.

For taking time to visit my blog I have a couple more free patterns for you. In additions to the ones already available on this site and at the links above I am adding: 
For a limited Time -
Spring Daisy Scarf’ - found at this link  
Floral Broach Hook Minder’ - found at this link  

Please follow the entire tour and I am sure you will learn many new techniques, acquire some lovely patterns, enter fun drawing and have a fantastic time. I encourage you to remember to click on the link to Halos of Love and do what you can for our friends and family coping with cancer.

Sunday, March 9, 2014


I received information via email a few days ago about the National Crochet Month Blog Tour. I participated in it last year and had such a good time following everyone's blogs. But I looked at my blog and found I have been so very remiss in posting my ideas and impressions of what is up in my crochet world.

LOL! What a segue I just gave myself, (yes completely accidentally). Look for my newest published pattern in Crochet World Magazine June 2014 Issue. At the risk of being boastful I will say that it is a very exciting piece to adorn oneself in at this summer's pool parties.  This picture of the yarn I used is the only hint. But isn't it scrumptious?

What else am I allowed to divulge about what my hook has been wrapped around? Humph, that is a hard question....thinking...
Well I have made a sweater and a shawl in some of the most exciting textured yarn. Yes, you guessed it. Can't tell you what yarn or which yarn company it is for, but I can tell you that they have made their way through tech editing and that I am on pens an needles waiting for them to be released.

Also exciting, to me anyway, is that I have purchased even more knit and crochet books from my trusty friends at Amazon but I think I will keep that info for a new blog next week. Fingers crossed that I am able to find the time. I need to update my bookshelf on Ravelry as well. That is a great way to keep them inventoried.

Until Then,
Be sure to follow the National Crochet Month Blog Tour throughout March. Here is the first link. Crochetville, who is sponsoring the tour. ENJOY!