Sometimes we have days that aren’t great and then we end up being frustrated or in a bad mood. We don’t spend enough time doing nice things for ourselves. That’s what I enjoy about the Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge. It gives me the opportunity to do something nice for myself, briefly forget about all the bad things in the world…my creative therapy. I’m also doing something nice for others, since most of what I make I give as gifts. Plus, I get to share ideas and work with all of you. It’s so much fun seeing all the wonderful items you’re stitching. Continue reading “Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Week 5”
Congratulations to JoAnn Dillon from Iowa the Red Heart 75 Days of Giveaways Grand Prize winner! Her prize package includes: Continue reading “Red Heart’s 75 Days Grand Prize Winner”
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…setting aside one night a week to relax, wind down and work on a project has been so enjoyable for me. For the first 3 weeks I’ve been able to make things I wanted to keep to use for my home. Like so many of you, most of what I make I end up giving as gifts so I rarely keep anything, let alone plan on making something for myself. Last week I began working on Crochet Natural Stripes Rug for the patio. I’m almost finished with it and have my next project ready to go. We are now on Week 4, and I’m back to making a gift project, but this is a fun one. I am helping with a baby shower coming up in June and I wanted to do something fun for the table. I’ll be working on Baby Boots. The plan is to make about 10 sets of different colors and place them all together on the table. Then the mother to be will get to keep all of them. Continue reading “Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Week 4”
I have to admit, setting aside one night a week to work on a project has been so much fun and productive for me. It’s helped me to stay focused on one project until it’s finished. I’ve completed Granny Ottoman Cover, Lacy Accent Doily, and for week 3 I’m going to work on Crochet Natural Stripes Rug for the patio. As with many things I stitch when following a pattern, I’m changing the colors and the yarn, adding my own touch. I’m going to use a combination of Super Saver colors, going with a larger hook, and maybe 3 strands of yarn. I have lots of yarn stashed in my *craft room*, so it’s time for a clean out! Now I can make room for more yarn (as if I really need more yarn), but I never can have enough! Don’t tell me I’m alone here, I know you probably have yarn stashed everywhere too. Continue reading “Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Week 3”
We are all so busy with our jobs, families and day to day lives, many of us don’t have enough down time…I’m one of those people. I have given myself one night a week to sit, rest, listen to some music, watch TV and stitch. Wednesday is a great day…it’s the middle of the week and American Idol is on (a popular show in my house). I get to listen to great music while watching TV and stitching all at the same time! I’m one of those people who can’t sit for any length of time without having something in my hands. I’ll bet I’m not alone, am I? Continue reading “Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge”
Every Spring I get this fresh, new feeling with the warmer temperatures and all the trees and flowers beginning to bloom. Spring also includes *spring cleaning* and while doing that I like to redecorate. Clean out the old things from last year and updating with new colors or a fresh look. Continue reading “Decorating for Spring”
We’ve been working on our Sampler Throw Crochet Along for the past 5 weeks, posting a different block each week. How-To video’s on YouTube for each of the five blocks are now posted, as well as a video with a few tips on sewing your blocks together. We haven’t set a deadline or completion date on this project, so everyone could work at their own pace. We continue to have more and more joining us each day, so grab your hooks and yarn and let’s keep stitching. You can use any Red Heart yarn and colors of your choice. I have selected 10 different colors of Eco-Ways yarns for my throw, and am making it large enough to cover the bed, so I’ll be working on mine a while longer. Continue reading “Sampler Throw Crochet Along Follow-Up”
Congratulations to all of our winners of the 75 Day Giveaway! Below are a list of the names of the daily winners. Red Heart wants to thank everyone for the wonderful comments, and remember to check back often for annoucements about other opportunities to celebrate Red Heart’s 75th anniversary and win big!
Don’t forget that the Grand Prize Winner will be annouced on May 2, 2011.
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We are beginning Block 3 of the Sampler Throw Crochet Along. On this block you will learn to use the Shell Stitch and Fpdc (front post double crochet). A How-To video on YouTube is available for those needing to see how these stitches are worked. Tell us about your progress; show us pics of your squares as you go. There are five different stitch blocks for this project. You can us any Red Heart yarn and colors of your choice. I have selected 10 different colors of Eco-Ways yarns for my throw.
Grab your hooks and yarn and let’s get started on our Sampler Throw Crochet Along. We haven’t set a deadline or completion date on this project, wanting you to work at your own pace. There will be lots of help along the way so if you have questions, just ask and someone will help you understand. Watch the How-To videos for each square, as well as, a How-To video on sewing your squares together. Tell us about your progress; show us pics of your squares as you go. There are five different stitch blocks for this project. You can us any Red Heart yarn and colors of your choice. I have selected 10 different colors of Eco-Ways yarns for my throw.