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I have collected incredible amounts of cross stitch magazines in my over 30+ years of cross stitching. I enjoy knitting, crocheting and cross stitch. In May 2011 I decided to make my dream of sharing my love of needlecrafts a reality and started the online shop, The Stitcher's Market along with hubby. My biggest hope is to pass on my love of stitching to my children. Let's face it, some one has to inherit all my stash. I am shy, but I truly appreciate everyone's comments and friendship. I am glad to help anyone who needs any stitching information. I love to have giveaways and share other bloggers giveaways, so please stop by often. Enjoy your stay!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Went "shopping" in my crochet stash

Usually I am going through my cross stitch stash oohing and ahhing over all the designs that await my needle and thread. This time, while I went through another box of cross stitch magazines, I found a few crochet books that really caught my eye.

One thing about me that all my friends know is that I am very consistent. My tastes do not vary from year to year. So much so, that I still enjoy every cross stitch pattern, knitting pattern, quilting pattern and crochet pattern I have ever purchased. My tastes have not changed. My ambition has not changed. My love of needlecrafts has not changed.

You may be asking yourself, which books inspired this blog entry. Here they are in no particular order:

  • Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet, published by Leisure Arts, c. 2002.

    I really enjoyed the pictures of the 164 stitch patterns. They made me dream of all the scarves, shawls and sweaters that await my creativity. Both the word patterns and diagram patterns are easy to understand. Awesome book! I really enjoy all of Kooler Studio's books whether cross stitch or crochet. I understand that they have knitting books as well. (That is best left for another blog entry).


  • Simple Crochet for Cherished Babies, c. 2003 Jane Davis.

    The patterns are sooooooo cute! Really inspiring book that makes you want to have many live "models". These are truly adorable items to crochet. My hope is that I will have at least one more opportunity to make these projects to envelop a baby of my own. Once I get started crocheting these, I don't think I will be able to stop...... may need twins or triplets.

  • Crochet Today (magazine) Nov./Dec. 2008

    I liked the patterns in this month's magazine. My favorite was the Sparkly Scarf. What can I say, I enjoy making scarves. They are easy and fast. They are very portable and easy. I like the repetitive action, once the pattern is learned and being able to start crocheting at a moment's notice. The colorful blankets were nice too! Those take a bit longer, but are well worth it.

All of this reminds me that I don't think I have ever posted pictures of my scarves here. I will get a few of them together and post them next time.

As for my cross stitching...... I haven't done much these days. All I have done is to meet with the contractor and search for blueprints.

Wishing you a stitching week......


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