My obsession with fiber arts started at a very early age. I feel as if I am just now growing into it. I love to knit, crochet, sew and quilt. I have also done some spinning, macrame, embroidery, counted cross stitch and probably a few other things that I am not remembering right now. The techniques I was using may have changed over the years but I have always enjoyed creating beautiful, useful, comforting and/or loved fiber art pieces.
I love to make things for my family: hubby, Jeff, and our 8 kids plus one daughter-in-law. I also enjoy making prayer shawls for friends and family and with our church's prayer shawl ministry and many other knitted, crocheted or quilted items for charities that I support. This picture is just one example of that kind of work. The things in this pile, except the shawl on the needles, went to our church youth group's fundraiser auction.
Knitting and crochet are such second-nature to me that I may start with a pattern but I hardly ever follow the directions exactly. Instead I add my own touches by changing the design slightly or using the techniques that I like best. Patterns are only a guide after all!
I have made many things from my own patterns too. Up till now those patterns were often only in my head. I recently began the sometimes difficult process of putting them down on paper so I can remember what I did and so others can try making the things I have made. I hope you enjoy them too.
Thank you for taking the time to visit us.
This business is a joint effort between me and my son, Philip. It all started when I was trying, sort of unsuccessfully, to use the computer to graph a filet crochet project. Philip leaned over my shoulder and asked me what I was doing. He learned how to knit and crochet when he was fairly young so he has some understanding of it. I explained and he, being the very resourceful and talented person that he is, said that he could write a program to make my graph more easily.
Of course, then he was looking for a way to market it. I had been writing down some of my knitting patterns, so Philip suggested that if we had a web site we could combine efforts and see what happened. So here we are, and we are so glad that you came to visit!