Author Archives: janicelynn

Stitch, Stitch and Stitch….

Things are improving with my shoulder. Now to keep that going in the right direction. It seems that my shoulder happy place is with cross stitch. Knitting is still a challenge, needlepoint is ok but cross stitch is good. I … Continue reading

Posted in cross stitch | Tagged , | 1 Comment

New Year, New Projects…

For the first time ever, a post that I made has gone missing. If it seems I am repeating myself then I probably am. I hope this will be a year with some crafty time.  My right shoulder surgery is … Continue reading

Posted in ... and beyond | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Knitting Washclothes

This wonderful washcloth is being knit by my daughter – her first! The pattern is a corner to corner called “the no holes knit washcloth” by Beverley at The Make Your Own Zone and you can find the pattern here. … Continue reading

Posted in knit | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Moisturizers for Stitching

Winter is coming and that always means much drier skin. For stitchers and knitters dry skin can cause threads to snag – especially silks and synthetics.  For quilters handling fabrics causes dry hands to be even drier. For needleworkers it … Continue reading

Posted in ... and beyond | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lotion For The Softest Hands Ever

It is safe to say that I have tried dozens of lotions over the years. I am very particular about what I use, my sensitivity to scents means finding a lotion I like is a tough task. My latest find … Continue reading

Posted in ... and beyond | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

More Halloween ….

I almost forgot about these small quilts. I put them out this morning – so cute! This is a Thimbleberries project that I made a few years ago. And… This is a paper pieced project from years gone by. More … Continue reading

Posted in Halloween Decorating, Holiday Decorating | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Halloween Decorating Fun

I am happy to have my Halloween decorations up! This is in our great room – small but sweet. The jack-o-lantern is almost as old as me.. as in vintage! My mom made it when I was in either elementary … Continue reading

Posted in Halloween Decorating, holiday crafts | Tagged | Leave a comment

Just Cross Stitch 2018 Ornament Issue

The Just Cross Stitch 2018 Special Holiday Issue – Christmas Ornaments is out and available where you like to shop. I picked up my copy last week and, as always, I’m inspired. I need more stitch time – at least … Continue reading

Posted in cross stitch | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sticking to Knitting

For the last couple of weeks my time has been spent with the knit lap afghan made from Lion Brand Mandala. I started the third and last skein a couple of days ago. Here is how it looks now… Of … Continue reading

Posted in knit | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Needlepoint & Knitting

Oh my! I have missed my needlearts so much and I am back to it … in a small way. I have progressed with my physical therapy so that I am able to “craft” for 15 minutes, break for 60 … Continue reading

Posted in knit, needlepoint | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment