Monthly sewing/knitting/crocheting projects for members to participate in and gift to a worthy clause

The Quilts of Pinecraft

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For good reason, the Amish and Mennonites are renowned for their needlework. One might think that when going on vacation to Pinecraft, the Amish ladies would happily leave needlework behind them for a week or two. But that’s not the case in Pinecraft, where quilts and quilting are much enjoyed. During the winter months, some… Read More

Knit Lessons

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Autumn! I was singing it’s praises earlier this month. I’m still thinking happy seasonal thoughts. For one thing it’s knitting season again! With a nip in the air it’s time to pull out my warm woolies. I’m a knitter, fall is the perfect excuse for putting something new on the needles. This month I discovered… Read More

Comfort Knitting, My Warm and Fuzzy Lifeline

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I write a lot about knitting. It’s my hobby of choice. It keeps me cool in summer. Knitting offers me community weekly. It’s even taught me to be resourceful. But this week I am holding onto my knitting needles like a lifeline. Knitting is what keeps me from drowning. I am overwhelmed (can you be… Read More

Seven Things I learned from Quilting

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Hang around the Amish long enough and you will soon find yourself gardening, cooking and quilting. Okay, maybe that’s just me. Isn’t it true though, that when you read about a group of people, it causes you to pause . . . and consider? A small garden is a lot of fun, especially the harvest…. Read More

Frankensocks

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Using every scarp of your supplies. Being a good steward of your resources. Living frugally without extravagance. These are all very Amish traits. I have been putting these ideas to use while attacking my yarn stash. Time to knit with what I have! As a sock knitter, I am forever trying to come out even… Read More

Thank You For Knitting!

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Happy Thanksgiving Day! Have you been counting your blessings today or just eating way too much pumpkin pie? Teehee. I started counting my blessings and the usual nice things came to mind. My health is good. My family is fine. My basic needs are being met in sufficient ways. Hooray! I am a blessed daughter… Read More

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