And here's part of the haunting poem.....
In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
For the complete text of the poem: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.
Now to go on to our normal Monday visit. I'm still limping around, but I had a grand time at Stitches East. Today (Sunday, November 9) is my birthday and my sons and my beloved gave me some wonderful gifts, some books, a cd, and even a tiny silver crochet hook. I could probably crochet with it, but I can't imagine working in thread that small. Here's your freebies.
Making a bag for yourself or as a gift and wondering if it's just too hard to line it? Check out this tutorial - sewing a lining in a crochet bag. http://www.futuregirl.com/
This could be a quick gift idea - lovely wristlets.
For those upcoming holiday parties, make an spectacular entrance with this sequin heart shawl
I have 3 things from Teresa, from "The Art of Crochet"
First, a new (to me) granny square - a checkerboard square granny
For the threadies in the audience, here's a beautiful crochet thread angel
And last but certainly not least, Teresa doing a drawing to celbrate her 200th blog entry
I can't really imagine this, the local newspaper here smells like oily rags. But hopefully the yarn from old newspapers doesn't
Want something cute and furry - how about some slippers? I think they are cute, but my kittens would tear them up quickly...
Here's a beautiful pineapple shawl
A free crochet e-book from Interwaeve Press -
Amd now, a brief introduction to tapestry crochet by Carol Ventura
There's a brand new online crochet magazine - "Crochet Uncut"
Looking for a different potholder for the Christmas holiday - here's a Christmas tree light bulb potholder http://www.geocities.com/
As usual, I have received no payment of any kind for any of these mentions. (Okay, except the Stitches East and I already explained that one) but I do accept bribes;) Just everybody is so honest, they don't offer bribes. Shame, I would take them.....