Sunday, August 25, 2013

Easy to Grow Perennials-Yarrow


Another easy to grow perennial is Yarrow (Achillea). The variety above is Paprika. Don't you just LOVE the variety of colors in this plant. It starts out as a beautiful coppery red color then fades to the coral/tan shades. BEAUTIFUL!

Friday, August 16, 2013

What to do with all that Zucchini?

Is your zucchini (or maybe a neighbor's or friend's) starting to take over your kitchen? What CAN you do with it?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Faux Isle - Free Pattern

This has to be one of my favorite techniques. It's the EASY way to do colorwork. Here's the basics....combine a Self-striping yarn (or variegated) with a contrasting solid color yarn.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Magic Self-Striping Yarn

I found this yarn on clearance the other day. Because I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it and it was on CLEARANCE, I bought a few skeins. Aren't the colors AMAZING (get it)? I have about 420 yards of two different colorways. Now, I just have to come up with the perfect project.....H-m-m-m-m-m.....what will it be?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

July Block of the Month CAL for JCCF

Over at Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund (JCCF) we've been hard at work crocheting blocks to make blankets for injured rodeo cowboys/cowgirls in our first Block of the Month Crochet-a-long (CAL). July's block actually ended in a tie. That means there were TWO blocks to choose from to crochet.

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