Donna’s Dozen: Red, White and Blue for You

It’s hard to believe that this year has gone by so quickly. Even though the sun will be out, kids will be home and vacations will start soon does not mean we should lay down the hooks and needles. There is still work to be done for your summer decorations. Every year I have or am invited to a party to celebrate our country and all the wonderful freedoms that we have here. At RedHeart.com you can find several patterns along this line, but I thought I would help you out by bringing them all together. Let’s get started with some designs for home decorations, clothing and baby items. Enjoy!

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Donna’s Dozen: Mother’s Day Gifts

Mothers are always the first one to hug us when we hurt, support us whenever we need it and give unconditional love asking nothing in return. We only hope that we can be just as good of a mom as they were to us. For me it was not until I became a mom myself that I fully realized how good mine was. A mom will  sacrifice something she may need or want in order for her child to have everything. My mom always put her children ahead of her own needs and still does. Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen: Mother’s Day Gifts”

Boston Marathon Scarf Project

To remember those whose lives were taken, brave responders, and those still recovering from the Boston Marathon tragedy, the Old South Church in Boston is putting together the Marathon Scarf Project.  They are collecting handmade (knit or crochet) scarves for runners of the Boston Marathon. Organizers of this project say, “In this year of Remembrance and Hope, our vision is to wrap each runner in the love poured into stitches of handmade blue and yellow scarves. We promise to wrap runners in your love until all your scarves are distributed.”

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Donna’s Dozen: Hopping Spring and Easter Patterns

I think it is safe to say that we have had one dreadful Winter so I thought I would bring you hope for better days with some Spring and Easter designs. Even if it is still cold and a little dreary where you live I hope these wonderful designs will make you feel all warm and fuzzy. Speaking of Fuzzy, let’s take a look at some adorable Easter bunnies.

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Yarn Bombing – You’re Invited

Who: Anyone who wants to knit or crochet an 8″ x 8″ inch square or 8″ x 16″ rectangle is invited to participate.

What: Help us take Manchester by storm and donate a knitted or crocheted square or rectangle swatch to our Yarn Bombing event. All are encouraged to participate in the event whether you are a knitter or crocheter. Not attending the conference? That’s okay too! Get your guild or chapter involved, create swatches, and follow the conference on Instagram to see images of our Yarn Bomb while we are at the show! Manchester will have a whole new appreciation for our industry after we dress the town in all of the colorful swatches! Items left at the end will be pieced together into blankets and scarves and donated to local charities. Continue reading “Yarn Bombing – You’re Invited”

Winter Blast Hat

LW4062I’m not sure if Winter 2014 will be considered a blast or not. I live in the Southeast and was snowed in for 3 days so I really feel for my friends up North. Let’s be clear about something though, if you are going to go out and play in the snow then you have to look good doing it.

My daughter went off to her first year of college in the mountains of North Carolina. We have beaches too, but she picked the mountains. During Christmas break she asked me if I could make her some hats. She wanted slouchy, cute, hip and just plain fun. I found the perfect pattern, the Winter Blast Hat.

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