Get Crafty for the Holidays!

Knitting and crocheting are fun, no mess pastimes. You can do them while watching television (and the person with you still thinks you are totally spending time with them). But one Saturday, I spent some time making this snowman and felt like a kid again. I based my snowman on designer Dondi Richardson’s instructions. I loved using this fun faux snow stuff that you apply onto the Styrofoam® balls sort of like paint, but thick and gloppy. The snow dried while I went shopping.  I came home and finished the whole project in just a couple hours. The Doodle yarn covers the balls and cones easily using a low temperature glue gun. I love the funny face that I clumsily painted on him. Continue reading “Get Crafty for the Holidays!”

Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Week 5

“The country habit has me by the heart!” I saw this written somewhere recently and it stuck with me. As I sit at my computer working on reports, messages, project ideas, research … etc., getting frustrated that not all things aren’t going smoothly, I walk away to think. Living in the South and in the country, I’m able to enjoy the fall while sitting outside just enjoying the view. Part of my work also involves knitting and crocheting, so when I have these *walk away moments* I’m able to enjoy the sounds of nature and fall colors while I sit and stitch.  The country habit has me today! Continue reading “Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Week 5”

Dusty Snowflake Throw Crochet Along Week 4

Here we are on week 4 of the Dusty Snowflake Crochet Along.  We have a fourth and final video on completing the throw, as well as, showing other color combinations. As you work on your throws, or complete them, we would enjoy seeing pictures of you creations, as would all of our other friends.  I’ll be enjoying a little quite time tonight and working on my throw.  I’m hoping to have this one completed by Christmas.  Who’s with me … are you working on your throw tonight? Continue reading “Dusty Snowflake Throw Crochet Along Week 4”

Dusty Snowflake Throw Crochet Along Week 3

It’s Week 3 of the Dusty Snowflake Crochet Along and we have another video for you.  I’ve seen the beautiful pieces you are creating. Keep up the great work! Post pictures of your partially completed and completed projects, so that we can set up an album on Facebook for everyone to enjoy.

I was away at the Stitches East show last week and didn’t have much time to work on my throw, but I’ll be doing some stitching tonight and will share my photos next week.

Watch the How-To videos for the different techniques on completing each motif.  Techniques shown this week are how to join motifs together on Rnd 7 to create a row and adding filler motifs.  Also visit Red Heart’s YouTube channel to see videos on joining the motifs as you go.

Tell us about your progress and share with us pictures of your progress each week on Red Heart’s Facebook page.

 

Coats & Clark Goes Hollywood in the Movie Courageous!

Several scenes of the movie Courageous (in theaters now) were filmed at our very own mill  in Albany, GA. Workers at the factory served as extras, and plant manager Bobby Boone, appeared in the film. One of the main characters in the film, Javier, plays an employee at Coats & Clark and is faced with an ethical challenge that puts him to the test. The mill offices and part of the manufacturing area are shown prominently in the film.

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Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of the Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge. It’s show time and this week I’m on the road at the Stitches East event in Hartford, CT. I’ll be busy setting up our booth with the rest of the Red Heart Team, but I always have a project with me for those rare down moments. I was thinking I would be too tired to crochet tonight, but I have my second wind … “me” time. I’ll join the other stitchers in the lounge while we all work on our projects. Continue reading “Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Week 3”

Dusty Snowflake Throw Crochet Along Week 2

Everyone is enjoying the pictures of your Dusty Snowflake Throws. You’re all doing a wonderful job. Some of you already have it completed…you know who you are. Bravo to you! They are beautiful! How many of you decided to use different colors from the pattern? I chose to use different colors. Having a house full of men, they rather liked this combination. Now I can’t wait to see how it comes out myself. Here’s a picture of the first few motifs… I’ll share more as we go along each week.

Dusty Snowflake throw week 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the How-To videos for the different techniques on completing each motif. Also visit Red Heart’s YouTube channel to see videos on joining the motifs as you go.

Tell us about your progress and share with us pictures of your progress each week on Red Heart’s Facebook page.