Karen's Korner

Special Occasions and Family

  Do special occasions bring family together, or does family getting together make occasions special? I think the answer is probably a combination of both of these. Even gatherings which may have a sad focal point, like funerals, can still turn into really special family occasions. Remembering the past together can strengthen our sense of… Continue reading Special Occasions and Family

Cross Stitch

Two Extremes of Cross Stitch

I currently have two main cross stitch projects on the go, not counting a couple that have been sitting around for a while. These projects are both intended as birthday presents for grandchildren, and they represent two extremes of cross stitch. The one I am making the fastest progress with is a kit set cushion… Continue reading Two Extremes of Cross Stitch

Crochet, Karen's Korner

Easter Eggs and Baskets

It seems a bit strange to be talking about Easter eggs and baskets when it feels like we have not long had Christmas, but Easter is now only a few weeks away. I have come across a number of free patterns lately with an Easter theme and thought I would do something a bit different… Continue reading Easter Eggs and Baskets

Crochet, Karen's Korner, Knitting

Using Patterns as a Guide

Have you ever thought of using patterns as a guide? Do you have a few favourite patterns that you keep returning to? Sometimes it can be fun to get a bit more creative and change things up a bit, but it pays to start doing this with patterns you have used before and know work… Continue reading Using Patterns as a Guide

Lace Making

Update on Lace Sampler

My Lace Sampler project got put on hold for a while over Christmas and the school holidays. Now that the grandchildren are back at school, and there seems to be a little less going on, I have managed to pick it up again. Progress has still been slow as I have a number of other… Continue reading Update on Lace Sampler