Monday, September 22, 2014

Around The World Blog Hop

I was tagged by my sister Kerry from Kerry's Quilting to join an around the world blog hop! A Blog Hop, what is that? I did a little research and found out a blog hop is a great place to learn about other bloggers and see some of the great things they are creating!

Before I get into the blog hop questions, let me tell you a little about my crocheting experience. I have been crocheting for over 25 years.I have always crocheted, but as my three children were growing up I started to explore a variety of other crafts, like quilting and scrapbooking. Three years ago, while searching the Internet, I was drawn back to my love of crochet. I was inspired by all the creative crochet projects out there and how color is being used to update classic patterns like the granny square. I am happy to be back to the craft that I love the most and want to share my love of crochet with as many people as I can. 

So now on to the blog hop questions;

What am I currently working?
As the cooler weather approaches  I am currently working on different scarf patterns, four weeks ago I released my light and lacy scarf, which will be in the October issue of Happily Hooked magazine. So stay tuned for some new scarf patterns coming out soon!

Why do I create what I do?
I love seeing something come alive! Taking yarn and making something to decorate the house or wear is fun. It is a great feeling of accomplishment to create something from start to finish. I felt really great completing my 365 granny squares, it was a project that I decided to do in 2013. A granny square a day! It was a great sense of accomplishment to have made 365 granny square and I was able to use those granny squares to help others, see blog post here     

How does my creative process work?
I have two ways of creating a project, I see a skein of yarn and picture it as a crochet item and begin creating or I find something I want to crochet for the house or as a gift, choose a yarn and begin crocheting. For example, I needed some new chair pads for my dining room chairs so I found a great recycled yarn and came up with a chair pad pattern.

Sadly, I was not able to find any crochet bloggers who would join the blog hop, so I thought I would leave you with a picture of one of my favorites projects that I did when I was about 25. It is a shall that was done with a tiny crochet hook and Aunt Linda’s crochet cotton. My mom had it tucked away in a trunk and gave it back to me a few months ago.

Thanks for visiting and if you would like to check out the other bloggers in the around the world blog hop, stop by my sister Kerry's blog here

Have a great week!
Happy Crocheting

1 comment:

  1. Nice job on your blog hop-too bad no one else would play! Wow love the lacy shawl, and congrats on being published in Happily Hooked!