Sunday, January 30, 2011

For Joana

She's the littlest cousin I have.

It will travel all the way across the Atlantic ocean and be delivered to her.
Joaninha voa voa.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Passing it on

The buzz was she wanted to learn basic quilting and make a few things for her family.

And there is nothing better than to share and pass on a skill others enjoy so we meet and she sews.

We do enjoy a glass of raspberry chocolate wine (who knew such thing existed) while we banter about family, and other things we are passionate about.  I am reminded of Sara, who many moons ago insisted I learn basic quilting.  I made a pillow then, and have moved on to other projects. The children were small and we hand quilted. Thank you Sara.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

It is winter after all

Although I crochet year round, I gravitate towards making blankets in the winter.

Simplicity is important in my crochet projects because I tend to want to mass produce these things and hand them out as gifts.  Made one for a newborn, and this one will be shipped to a young relative in Portugal.