June 29, 2011

Bring Back the 70's Crocheting Art

Please bring back the crocheting magazines from the 70's when home made items were so popular rather then store bought items. Remember the art of flower crochet, granny square designs and mother and daughter ponchos? Who could not forget the afghans, slippers, hats, scarves and much more. The colors of the 70's were so bright and vibrant, lime green, aqua, orange, yellow and red.
June 1974
Recently, I was given a box full of crocheting magazines that belonged to my God Mother. My mind has shifted back to the 70's as I still carry on the tradition today with creating crocheted items. Do you have a favorite crocheted gift memory you would like to share with us?
Granny Square designs
Knit and Crochet with Aunt Lydia
1979- Betty White loves needlepoint
Patty's creations
Thank you Grandma, Mom and my Aunt for teaching me how to crochet at a young age. Enjoy a piece of nostalgia.

June 25, 2011

Fourth of July Inspiration by Mona Rae Cich's and Pamela Vincent

Are you looking for Fourth of July decorating inspiration? See what Mona Rae Cichs has been working on at www.monaraeoriginals.com

Fourth of July pillows

Soldier Boy quilt with stand
Uncle Sam
Pamela Vincent has also created a Fourth of July flag out of pressed dried flowers- a very creative idea! visit Pamela at www.pamelavincentcreations.com . Please visit their sites if you are interested in purchasing their work and add them to your Facebook page.
Floral Patriotic Inspiration

June 17, 2011

Happy Father's Day Weekend

Before I was myself you made me, me
With love and patience, discipline and tears,
Then bit by bit stepped back to set me free,

Allowing me to sail upon my sea,
Though well within the headlands of your fears.
Before I was myself you made me, me

With dreams enough of what I was to be
And hopes that would be sculpted by the years,
Then bit by bit stepped back to set me free,

Relinquishing your powers gradually
To let me shape myself among my peers.
Before I was myself you made me, me,

And being good and wise, you gracefully
As dancers when the last sweet cadence nears
Bit by bit stepped back to set me free.

For love inspires learning naturally:
The mind assents to what the heart reveres.
And so it was through love you made me, me
By slowly stepping back to set me free.

June 5, 2011

What has Pam Vincent been creating?

Pamela Vincents newest flower garden
 Blogging on a regular basis is a big challenge once the snow melts and you want to spend every waking minute out side. Seriously, how many people are sitting on their computers when spring and summer are slapping you in the face? I thought I would check in with one of our "Chicks" Pam Vincent to see what new pressed dried floral art she has been working on. My oh my, her newest dried flower art is gorgous. Pam say's " I am planning my next dried flower creation to submit for the State Fair Fine Arts Competition. Last year I made it in with a photograph. This year, I'm going to call my creation, " My Godmother's Garden" In memory of her. I'm going to be busy in the studio working on this, and preparing for my Art show on July 9th for the Anoka River Fest."
Pam's work is very unique, as I have not seen anything like it at any craft or art show I have attended.

These pictures do no justice as they are beautiful to see in person.
Please check out her website at http://www.pamelavincentcreations.com/ and contact her by email if you are interested in purchasing her flower creations.

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