Monday, July 22, 2013

Big news today! The  "Autumn Creative Knitting Magazine, All Seasons Throws" is almost out. I have a design included! Here's a sneak peek at the magazine and my design. The e-magazine is on sale 7/30 and the print version is on sale 8/20, available on . I'll have a few a the shop also.

This is mine! I love the colors together. Nice and bright! 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I would like to share the videos of 4 spots that I filmed for "Creative Living With Sheryl Borden" back in fall of 2009. They aired throughout 2010 and 2011. I just recently uploaded them to YouTube. I hope you enjoy them.

The show is filmed by KENW-TV at Eastern New Mexico State University in Portales, New Mexico. Sheryl makes it very easy to film. I would love to do it again sometime.

The first spot is "Blocks Into Pillows". Part of the sample highlighted are from my books "Knitted Blocks" and "Crocheted Blocks.

The second spot is "Knitting Jewelry".

The third spot is "Decorated Gift Baskets". I give ideas about how to personalize gift baskets for any occasion.

The last spot is "Fabric Painting". Decorating fabric with acrylic paints and sponges is always fun!

More to come in the future!  Happy Crafting!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

A milestone has occurred! I made my first video tutorial today! It's is very basic jewelry techniques.  It is called "Beginning Jewelry - A Bracelet and Earrings Set" .  I've uploaded it to YouTube. Here's the link:
I hope you like it! Watch for more in the future!

Monday, July 01, 2013

Hiking at Roan Mountain State Park, 6/30/2013

I went hiking yesterday with my friend Karen. It was an absolutely gorgeous day! We went to Roan Mountain State Park. We hiked around the Rhododendron Gardens some. The rhododendrons weren't at their peak but it was still pretty.
overlook at the Rhododendron Gardens

showing the base of the rhododendrons

High Bluff Trail was our next venture. The trail itself was interesting with the undergrowth of the rhododendrons all tangled together. The overlook at the end was well worth the hike! I took a panorama picture of the view showing the blue sky, white clouds and green plants.

panorama from High Bluff Trail, Roan Mountain State Park

From there we hiked up to Round Bald which is actually on the Appalachian Trail. I can now say that I have hiked a portion of the trail (okay, a small portion).
panorama at Round Bald, Roan Mountain State Park