The first week in April is already done!
At the end of March I posted that one of my goals for April would be to discover 10 new crafty blogs to follow. I could have easily doubled that number, but that would have cut into my ‘keep up’ with reading about what all of you have been doing this week. And there have been some awesome makes, recipes, and gorgeous pictures of Spring springing to life!
If any of you like to read as many blogs as I do (and have trouble with WP email notifications being unreliable) it’s easy to miss something! To anyone that has not seen a like/comment from me it’s because I haven’t scoured WP reader yet trying to be sure that I didn’t miss anyone.
To quote one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite movies – Nathaniel (aka Natty Bumppo) to Cora Munro in Last of the Mohicans’ “I will find you! No matter how long it takes, no matter how far. I will find you!”
Sorry – I couldn’t resist. Which reminds me of a fun fact about me, I have a special connection to Last of the Mohicans’ in a roundabout way.
When I was in fourth grade there was a contest to make a project about the History of Montville. A small New England town where I grew up. Other kids were making popsicle models of log cabins or dioramas of the town hall and things like that. I decided to write a poem about the History of Montville and wrote it out in my best handwriting on poster board. That was it. No artwork or other embellishment. Just my words on poster board. Imagine my surprise when I won the coveted Glastburner Award (a prominent family in Montville’s history). I had never won anything before! The prize for winning the contest was a copy of Mohegan Chief – the Story of Harold Tantaquidgeon by Virginia Frances Voight signed by Chief Harold Tantaquidgeon himself! He was a direct descendant of Uncas who was the legendary Chief of the Mohegan Nation during the Seven Years War (also known as the French and Indian War) and was the subject of James Fenimore Cooper’s fictional narration – The Last of the Mohicans!
I read that book until the binder broke and the pages came loose and eventually ended up being lost forever. I don’t remember the poem at all.
But I digress –
This week I completed one of my project goals for April – Aris Blanket. I was dessert recipe twins with Tracy at It’s a T-Sweets Day, and the 10 blogs I found and followed are at the bottom of this post. If you are not already following these you should check them out!
Also – if you are feeling bored with normal stuff check out some paranormal stuff in Scary Saturday Stories on Tanglewood Tapestry – this week features some strange happenings at Yolanda’s (Yochet) house – yes it is stranger than a life size crochet doll torso holding her own legs on her lap! Last week we heard about Rebecca’s (Twinklehook) extraterrestrial encounter!
Here are the blogs I followed this week!
Ruby Victoria – Crochet Designs and Patterns
Helpful hints with pictures for weaving in ends. Very good description of how to weave in ends so that they will not come loose!
Beautiful 3D rose pattern
The Health Benefits of Crocheting
For all of you Cat lover’s there is a pattern for an adorable kitty bumblebee sweater! I’ve never seen a sweater for a cat before!! Very unique!
A super cheerful Daisy Granny Square Baby Blanket
CJ’s Crooked Hook
An adorable border design that is Elephants!!
Beautiful Virus Blanket
Eagar Kitchen Concoctions
The Wee House of Crochet
Her tag line for her site is: Crochet Blogger, Crochet Addict, Yarn Hoarder
Been blogging for a while but I just discovered her, sure most of you are already following – if not you should!
Scenic Vibe Photography
This is Teresa Considine’s new venture and adventure! Lets give her our support – beautiful photography & beautiful person!
Free patterns and yarn reviews
Kristie Jade Adcock
Kristie has a lovely furry family! Beautiful makes – and she’s super nice!
The Craft Newbie
Crochet 539 – Brennacrocheter
Another crocheter that has been around for a while but is new to me.
Absolutely gorgeous makes!
Lovely makes & Doilies!!
The Rusted Pansy
Her current WiP is an amazing woodland theme afghan!
Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend!