Category Archive: Crocheting

Souvenirs from the Middle East, 1961

As I was scrolling through the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Open Access collection, I saw a little bag very similar to one I have.  It came to me through my husband’s family, but… Continue reading

Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything

Recently I had a birthday party.  At my age, just getting to see family and friends is a wonderful event that fills me with gratitude.  And since I am already the recipient of… Continue reading

Not Your Granny’s Sheep

The Austin Zoo is not your typical city zoo.  Its animals are mostly rescues and retirees — acquired from people who discovered that their exotic pets were too much to handle, from research… Continue reading

Textile Traditions on Independence Day

This past weekend, we went out to our favorite Hill Country town, Rocksprings, for the re-dedication ceremony for the newly restored 1891 county courthouse.  Edwards County has a strong history of sheep and… Continue reading

Flurry of Fabulous Finds

My focus for February was supposed to be Finish It Up, but instead it has morphed into Find Fantastic Objects. I just had a lovely visit from my mom, sister, and 4-year-old great-nephew. … Continue reading

DIY Pouf Foot Stool

Originally posted on My Attempts at Cleverness:
I love to crochet, but I have huge gaps in my knowledge of it. I can’t read patterns, and I have no idea how much yarn…

Textile Family Tree

It’s Mother’s Day!  I would like to thank and honor the wonderful women who raised and influenced me. My dad’s mother had seven children and something like 37 grandchildren and 73 great-grandchildren.  She… Continue reading