Saturday, August 30, 2008
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Friday, August 15, 2008
I'd like you to meet a very exciting lady and the second in the series of my fabulous friends. The variety of her talents is amazing as is her personality. She also does a huge variety of craft projects and to show the range of her work, I'll start with her gorgeous, hand dyed silk scarves that are as unique as she is. Personally, I have two and have given many away. She also sells these and if anyone is interested, please contact me at the e-mail address in the right hand column of this blog. Let's move from her beautiful, fine wearables to her "blue jean" bathroom! The bib overall wall hanging provides many usable pockets for bathroom items. The towels are edged in denim, and there are several pieces of denim decor, including wall hangings. a tissue box cover, and a handy holder for "bathroom reading". She was brave enough to pose with her work and chose the "throne" setting to also show her blue jean pot holders and tote bags. Everyone should have a friend like her!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
CPers (the Crochet Partners group on Yahoo). Actually, he's practicing for the next show September 6 and 7, at Trimborn Farms in Milwaukee. He may be carrying PIGS (see post below), PILLs (projects I've lost lately), or perhaps NTBFUFOs (never to be finished unfinished projects). Your guess is as good as mine!
We knitters and crocheters also have two fun words for an un-fun task: ripping out our work. TINK (knit spelled backwards) is used when we take out a few stitches and FROG is when we really have to "Rip-it, rip-it, rip-it". I've been known to FROG an entire afghan!
Here are a few more acronyms you may enjoy:
WIP.........work in progress
WIM........work in mind
PNB.........pine needle basket (I use that one alot!)
SEX.........stash enhancement experience (enjoyed by all the quilters I know!)
YMMV...yarn mileage may vary
OOAK.....one of a kind
Please join us for our next episode when we discuss syndromes!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
My first friend is a weaver and so much more! She has been weaving for more than 30 years and I snapped a shot of her as she set up her loom to make a new scarf. The placemats and napkins are just one example of this art. But wait! She is also a fabulous seamstress. From the fabric she wove, she designed and made the beautiful vest and purse. But wait! She is also a quilter and used her quilting skills in combination with her weaving skills to make the holiday/winter table runner which matches a quilt. But wait! She used left over pieces of mink stoles she inherited from her mom and aunt to make this adorable (and soft) mink teddy bear. I wish I could include more of her work...taking these pictures really blew me away! Stay tuned for part 2!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I don't mean the Piggly Wiggly bags! The temptation to use them was overwhelming. PIGS is "projects in grocery sacks", just one of the many acronyms used by inveterate crafters! The world of crafting is no exception to the internet love for acronyms and I've been investigating a few of them. With help from fellow CP's (that's Crochet Partners, an internet group), I've amassed a list that shows the ingenuity as well as the sense of humor we crafters posess.
Actually, Eeyore, who is peeking out of the first bag is a FO (finished object) and the baskets are presently UFOs (unfinished objects). Of couse UFO can stand for "ugly finished objects" , but we never put those in grocery bags!
Are you ready for a few more from those most ingenious CPs?
BOY: basket of yarn, box of yarn
ACADD: adult crochet attention deficit disorder (I was diagnosed a long time ago!)
MAMA: mile-a-minute afghan (a kind of afghan done on a very large hook that goes fast)
LYS: local yarn shop
RACK: random act of crochet kindness
AFH: afghan from hell (I really found this...hope it doesn't upset anyone!
Be back with another post later with more! You'll also get to meet my CTH who is also a CEO!
Friday, August 8, 2008
There's always a great time on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday morning at the Sports Core pool in Kohler, WI. As our instructors "struggle" to make us more fit and graceful, we continue to keep class in a lighter mood. Here, as the teacher and another member of the class look on, one of our brave gentlemen shows off his ballet moves out of the water. He didn't want to "ruin his gorgeous costume"! Isn't he a great sport?