Friday, April 8, 2016

Etsy, Low Carb Eating, Silver Sneakers and Pinterest

Posted this same post on my other blog..........Sorry but with the bad internet connection right now, I have to be quick.

Between my art work and my Etsy shop, I'm trying to learn how to eat healthier.  I'm not doing very good.

I HAVE added 3 days of exercise a week and each is 1 hour long.  I do yoga on Monday and Tuesday and Thursday I do some weight exercises.  I've been doing that for about 2 months and it feels good!  It's called Silver Sneakers and it's FREE!

I want to eat less carbs, less is easy but cutting out bread, pasta and crackers is really difficult for me.  I need some really good low carb ideas.  

Low carb easy to make ideas.........easy recipes.  I hate cooking and love to just grab and eat.  Who invented meals anyway.

I think I'll check Pinterest.  Help!  Anyone with any good ideas?  Anyone else want easy "meals"?

OK, guess it's time to go cook, ick!  


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Pins Needles and Gems Etsy Store Now Open

I have reopened by Etsy store Pins Needles and Gems and I am really excited!  

I will be listing my handmade jewelry, my crochet and knit patterns, my pin cushions, my mixed media art, watercolor painting and more.

Here's my link again....  Pins Needles and Gems ..... and a sampling:

This is Colorado and a picture of the blue moon 

Bowl of cherries - colored pencil

Colored pencil
Not for sale

watercolor and alcohol

watercolor, alcohol    

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Found my Tea Cozy Free Pattern on Another Website!

I was just surfing through my blogs,, for one, this one, and was checking where page views come from, who is viewing my blogs, etc. and discovered this website that has listed my tea cozy pattern on her website..  I was excited to see that.

Here's her website which has tons of free patterns.  Please check it out.

Free Indie Crochet Patterns

I've been on vacation but will be returning soon to add new patterns and chat with you about knit and crochet patterns, tips and techniques.

Happy Summer!  It's almost over and kids will be returning to school.  It's time to think about Christmas!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Stitch & Unwind Website

Here's a very good website for your crocheting and knitting......

Mistakes Every Crocheter Makes – Part 1

There is a list of other people's "crocheting woes".

From the site:

"Stitch and Unwind is the official blog for, You’ll see post from all three being contributed regularly. Once in a while you might see a post from our friends at as well!"

I didn't realize AllFree website had another blog.  There's knitting help, patterns and giveaways.  If you haven't seen it, please do take a minute to check it out.

Next week:

Look for Part 2 next week! What mistakes have you made?

Hope you enjoy it.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

2 Color Brioche Knit Pattern Stitch

Have you ever tried or seen the beautiful 2 color Brioche knit stitch?  Here's a website that is awesome and helpful and beautiful and everything you ever wanted in a website.

The Purl Bee by Pearl Soho  If you scroll down, you'll find the pattern and instructions on how to do the 2 color brioche knit stitch.  Please, leave a comment and let her know you found her here. Just click on all her links.  You'll find tons of helpful information and patterns.  Thank you Purl Bee!!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Nostepinnes Center Pull Yarn Ball

Look what I found!  A tutorial on winding your yarn with a center pull!!  Now I'm not sure what a nostepinnes is but from the pictures, it looks like you could find something else that would work as well.  

The website is +Curiosities808  and here is the link for the tuturial you see below.  Part of it, as I didn't want to step on any toes.  You need to go to her website to see the tute.

Please leave a comment so she knows you've been there and appreciate her help.

She's an awesome beautiful young lady living in Hawaii.  She loves creating and is very curious about painting, embroidery, crocheting.  She loves wool, knitting and yarn!

See the rest of the tutorial HERE

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Knit and Crochet Websites You Need to SEE

Here's a wonderful website showing you her pompoms........she loves them!


She shows you how to make them in 9 easy steps.  She's on Facebook as Craft Share.

Please go HERE and read the beautiful story about the bird nest.  Also, check out all her wonderful photos and crochet patterns and projects.

It's such a wonderful thing to see.

Oh my, check out the rose and the lace scarf.  Many links take you to another site but it's worth doing.  I'd post some pics but I don't want to infringe on their copyrights.

Another great site to visit

Look HERE, too, to see how to make a hairpin lace tool.  Why didn't I think of that?

make your own hairpin lace loom

Now that I"m done here, I'mb going to check out more links on I Love Pom-Poms blog!

More later.