A new digital issue arrived in my email today of a favorite crochet magazine.

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The yarn weight is one of the first things I look at because, naturally I have that “4 Medium” yarn in my stash. The thing about this pattern is that it could  lend itself to other yarn weights. And weight is an issue around here with a heat index of 102.

And did you see the line “Gauge is not important for this project“? That is my personal invitation.

Here’s the ‘to do’ pattern picture. I would pick a ‘Natural’ color rather than the Hot Pink. And some lighter weight yarn would mean more motifs. But I think the result would be stunning. Time to search that fiber collection for possibilities.





Funny how a word fits your life from The Daily Post. Someone in my life has recently struggled with a painful loss of friendship. Today I just feel a need to share a quote and to let them know that people come and go in our lives. Some are keepers and some are…… just not. Some are users and some give from their heart freely. Some are  judgmental and some are your advocate. Some are only concerned with personal gain and others never give that a thought. Some laugh at you and some will always laugh with you. The ones that matter will be there when you are 50. File_000 (1)

My Best Girl since 2nd Grade, Marty. Though we may not talk as often as we’d like, it’s always like coming home when we do.

God never allows pain without a purpose in the lives of His children. He never allows Satan, nor circumstances, nor any ill-intending person to afflict us unless He uses that affliction for our good. God never wastes pain. He always causes it to work together for our ultimate good, the good of conforming us more to the likeness of His Son (see Romans 8:28-29).  ~ Jerry Bridges



Under the Stars: WPC Happy Place


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Happy Place.”

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Sometimes even a night of crochet can’t recharge my battery. But a night by the fire will sooth the soul.

A Quilter’s Gem/Connected Photo Challenge

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My husband had good taste and was also budget-minded when he had this shipped to me last week. It is a quilt top and it is entirely hand pieced. He is pretty good at finding the gems on Ebay.

Now the plan is to hand quilt this once I’ve added the necessary layers. The person who hand stitched this was clearly experienced. I have much admiration for their creation. But I have to wonder about the maker and how much time they spent doing their part and how Connected we’ll be once I spend an ample amount of time doing my part.


Sadly all I know of this quilt is that it came from an estate sale somewhere in the Deep South. And the only name signed on it once it’s finished is mine. I hope I can do it justice.

Someone once said, “We can only connect the dots that we collect.”

I would agree.