Happy New Year!


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Well another year has passed and I would like to say thank you to all of you who follow my blog. As you have noticed, I have not been knitting. There are several reasons. One is that I bought a new sewing machine and I am really loving free motion quilting and doing appliqué work. Secondly, I am also into my sock machine and needle punch. And last, my husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s . So the days are filled with more care for Jim than craft time but that is okay. I love being at home…….with him…..and Petey.

I also wanted to tell all of you that I have an article published in the October, November issue of Stitch Magazine . I was contacted in early April of this year about doing the article. It is how to make the felted Christmas ball ornament with the chickadee . I had a broken wrist at the time so my friend hand knitted the pattern I converted for hand knitting. I had to take pictures and do a step by step instruction sheet. The article is three pages and I am quite tickled about it. And I was paid to do it. 🙂

So if I don’t post anything for awhile, I hope that this does not stop any of you from being creative and trying things on your own. It has been my passion for over 30 years and maybe I just need a little time to be creative at something else. And besides, I will have to go back to knitting since I have yarn in every closet, in bins in the garage, under the beds . But, I don’t have it stored in my cars anymore. hahahaha

The picture below has the penny quilted candle mat I made with the same chickadee on it.

Happy New Year to all of you. Stay Happy and Healthy !

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5 Comments »

  1. Marvin Luginbuhl Said:

    You make beautiful items. You are such a fantastic craft person. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. Marvin Luginbuhl

    On Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 6:15 PM, Cckittenknits’s Weblog wrote:

    > cckittenknits posted: ” Well another year has passed and I would like to > say thank you to all of you who follow my blog. As you have noticed, I have > not been knitting. There are several reasons. One is that I bought a new > sewing machine and I am really loving free moti” >

  2. Beryl Griffiths Said:

    You will be inundated with replies to this message, but I simply must tell you how much I appreciate all the tips, hints and encouragement you give. Life does get in the way of my knitting and I’ve a host of exciting things you’ve given to do all in a special folder.

    I’m so sorry to read news of your husband’s illness. I send you strength and love to help you through.

    Peace and happiness to you and Jim. ❤

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  3. Gillian Pearson Said:

    Hi Carol thank you for your update and congratulations on your article – so nice to have your work recognised!
    I am sorry to read of Jim’s illness and hope you can draw on the support of Parkinsons’s Disease Society which I am sure you have in the US … help comes from amazing sources.
    Had me laughing about where you have your stash of yarn … we can all identify with this ..my friend has some of her stash in a rubber duck boat in the garage and her hubby decided to clean up the boat … panic phone calls ensued…
    We will all be looking forward your updates in the sewing line as well.
    Best wishes to you all for 2018.

  4. Susan McBean Said:

    Carol, my best to you ! And ditto to what the others have said. You have been my inspiration to keep going. This year I am going to try a new project every day that I am not at work. Maybe I won’t complete in one day…but since I have so many machines it will take a while to realize I am in over my head and have to complete. Ah, but that is what dreams are for. Peace and happiness in the coming year !
    Susan

  5. FAYE SANFORD Said:

    Congratulations!  I’ll look for your article.  You have a flair for designing and executing patterns. Faye in Texas


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