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Mermaid Tail Scarf

Ever since I was a kid, I have been fascinated with mermaids. My father, a Navy man and seafarer from way back, used to tell me old sea stories about sea monsters and mermaids. The first time I saw a manatee, my father was ready with a story[…]

My crochet beginnings go all the way back to 1972, when my mother first set out to teach me to crochet.  It did not go very well, I have to admit.  My mother didn’t have a lot of patience for my fumbling and I became easily frustrated.  Two[…]

I had a skein of Red Heart Peacock ombre yarn left over from another project, so I decided to do something with it. I had a little time to kill and a G hook on the table…and…well, this is the result. It’s a very simple pattern and makes[…]

There was a long period of time during which all my friends were having babies. Since I love to crochet, I decided that they would all receive a nice baby afghan from me, the future Auntie Trish. I first made this afghan in blue, for a friend at[…]

Here at Stately Wilson Manor, we share our house with seven cats. They come in all sizes and descriptions and they are like my children. With seven cats in residence, it sometimes becomes difficult for them to get some privacy. To remedy this problem, we have deployed what[…]

Sunny Daze Shawl

I’ve always loved bright, happy colors, so when I set out to design this shawl, I chose the happiest color I could imagine: the color of the sun. It is worked in four gradient shades of yellow and in two simple stitches: Double crochet and V-stitch. This shawl[…]

Heringbone Scarf

I love any crochet piece with texture and one of the most interesting and beautiful textures, in my opinion, comes from the Herringbone Stitch. It can be tricky at first, mostly because you have to crochet the even rows from back to front to keep the pattern all[…]

There are times when I just don’t want to drag out that heavy vacuum, so I turn to my trusty Swiffer Duster to give the floors a quick mop. We have 7 cats in the house, so hair is a HUGE issue for us. While I enjoy the[…]

As you might have noticed, the site looks a little different. I figured it was time for a change. I mean, why not? Everything changes and with my last baby bird leaving the nest, I thought it was time for me to change a bit, too. The site[…]

Giant crochet doily rug

You’ve all seen the pictures on Pinterest for that giant doily rug.  I repinned it myself.  It’s just gorgeous and it led me to search for others of its kind.  Sadly, there are many out there, but no one has bothered to offer up tutorials or patterns.  Two[…]

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