This is where I log craft projects, ideas, products, materials and sources including links. I'll also document sources of inspiration. I love crafts, including knitting, quilting, scrapbooking, stained glass crafting and others. My specialties were knitted baby caps and glycerin soaps I call "Gemsoaps." Now, I'm into embroidery and beading.
- Name: Karla Hartzog
- Location: Millers Creek, North Carolina, United States
I am a retired science teacher who loves creative endeavors. I love to learn. I love to laugh and make people laugh. I am married to a wonderful man and have one beautiful, brilliant daughter. My first grandson was born 2/17/2010!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Save the tube from inside a roll of wrapping paper. Cut a slit in each end. As you take lights off a tree, slip one end of the string in the top slit, then wrap the lights around the tube. Slip the plug in the bottom slit. They'll be tready to unroll without tangles the next year.
Let it Pour!
Just Look at that Face!
Time to Swap!
'Keeping My Fingers Crossed!
Friday, November 26, 2010
If You Love Thanksgiving, Clap Your Hands!
I'm Still Stuffed!
My beautiful daughter and her handsome husband hosted this feast yesterday. It was incredible! I don't like stuffing, except for my daughter's! Here's a link to the recipe she uses from Epicurious: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Sausage-Cranberry-and-Pecan-Stuffing-104261
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Oh Boy! Thanksgiving Sale at Michael's
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Now that's More Like It!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Life is like a Crazy Quilt!
Today, I'm home, sick, and turned on the TV for some "church." Charles Stanley was on, but I decided to check the local cable channel. Sure enough, there was my boy, David, in the pulpit, introducing his song, "Great is Thy Faithfulness!" It was beautiful!
David's gifts have come together in his life like velvet and silk, and I'm so proud of him!
Bead weaving and stitching
One of the best links on the list was the Interweave store at Interweave Press. They have oodles of reasonably priced downloadable patterns, not only in beading, but in knitting, quilting, fibre arts, you name it! They also carry craft merchandise and instructional DVD's, in addition to books and magazines!
Emma's blog also led me to ArtFire! Thank you, Emma!
I also like to stitch beads to fabric using charted designs and waste canvas. That led me here:
I'll most likely join; I spent hours looking through the downloadable graphs. As a matter-of-fact, I believe I'll take care of that right now! (What else have I got to do besides sweat and shiver?)
I recently joined the Yahoo group of Crazy Quilting International. It's actually 4 groups and you need to join all 4 to access all it's features:
Click to join crazyquiltinginternational
The eye candy alone is worth the trouble. It's so rich, you can feel your teeth rot when you look at it!
I visited fellow members' blogs:
http://pinyoncreek.blogspot.com/ (Be sure and click on the photo on her July 24, 2010 post so you can get a better look at this gloriosity!)
http://www.shawkl.com/ (Ummm,umm,ummm, what beautiful work and generous giveaways!)
http://olderrose.blogspot.com/ (Check out her tutorials.)
http://dianem.wordpress.com/ (She knits preemie caps!)
http://www.pintangle.com/ (I recently joined her "Stitchin Fingers" group.)
http://karensouth.blogspot.com/ (I was inspired by her vintage ladies!)
http://kerrykatiecakes2.blogspot.com/ (Did I mention eye candy?)