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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Old-Fashioned Crafts and New

Hi Ladies,

Here on the East Coast of the USA we have been preparing and awaiting Hurricane Irene! We took in all our deck furniture and basically anything that could become a projectile object with the wind and rain. We made sure we have extra batteries for our flashlights and candles, extra water and food, if we got hit hard and lost electricity! BUT its not too bad. We have gotten lots of rain, no flooding, so far, where we are, but other's have. The winds are picking up now, fingers crossed for not losing power. We have kids visiting and TV and movies have been the high point on this rainy Sunday. Here's a peek of the downpour!

I have keep myself busy with some experimenting with crafts. Simple, fun, and easy yarn goodness!! I had a patient wearing one of these and just fell in love with my childhood all over again. Without any more delay, here it is........Do you remember?

Here's what I whip up!

My next experimenting was with wire. This is a new craft for me. Once again a patient was wearing this and I knew I would have to try it out!! I decided black wire, pearls and toggle. Can you guess?

Here's a photo mosaic. I used size 5 knitting needles, 21 pearls and black jewelry wire. It does hurt your fingers a little at the end from working with the wire. I tend to knit a little tight. Pretty sure I will make more. I have copper wire and cobalt blue.

What do you all think? Is it nice or not? I think it's worthwhile..........endless combinations of wire, beads, silver charms, etc.

This was my weekend, although, we did go canoeing on Saturday. That is always fun and so nice to be outside with nature. I will leave you with some pictures of the beautiful sky and water.

Spied someone's beautiful swan boat!! I was jealous!

Thank you for stopping in to read my blog. I love all your visits and comments. I also love visiting all of you. Have a great week and I will be back real soon. 



  1. Hi Robin, I'm impressed with your new experiments! I must tell you that I made something with gold colored pewter wire and white egg-shaped pearls that you should try. I wove the wire around and around in a nest shape, then wove around that and made a tiny birds nest, then I attached 3 little pearl "eggs" in the nest. It's a great pendant especially in the Springtime!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Hello dear Robin,

    I am so happy you're all safe with that Hurricane! We've been watching it in the news and wishing all our friends in US a safe weekend. The worst has passed now, isn't it?

    And are your crafting talents endless? I'm impressed with you seeing something you like and just like that you can try it out and it turns out pretty! I would keep experimenting more if I had more time - in the meanwhile I'll enjoy your beauties :)

    Happy new week!


  3. Hello Robin I'm so glad you are safe, I was thinking of Hurricane Irene and wondering how you were!
    I love all your new crafting today! You have been very adventurous and made such lovely things.
    Hope the rain stops soon and you have a happy week.
    Helen x

  4. I'm glad to hear Irene didn't hassle you too much Robin.

    It's always fascinating to experiment with different mediums.........love the results, very pretty.

    lily x

  5. So glad to hear that the hurricane didn't affect you too badly!
    I love all your craft experimenting, very pretty. :)
    Vivienne x

  6. I love your little scarves (I'm never sure what to call them!) they're very cute :-)

    Hope the worst of the weather has passed and you're ok! x x

  7. Keep safe Robin. Glad to see you are using a "knitting Nancy" I loved mine as a girl and yes admit I have used it with wire...great fun isn't it! Hope the worst has passed for you, I just watched the news and there has been some really bad flooding.
    Big hugs and goodnight (its 10.30pm here)
    Jane x

  8. Hi there Robin, love the jewellery soooooooo much, its incredible, that knitted bracelet wow!!!!
    You are one very talented lady :D
    Lots of love Karen x

  9. Hi Robin,Im a new follower and found you through blog hopping on Lucys blog,Attic 24.I thought I d just leave a quick message ,as I have family out there on the East coast too .I m glad you werent to badly affected with the hurricane,My family are all safe too.I love the wire bracelet you made ,its very pretty,Well take care ,best wishes,julie.xx

  10. Hi Robin.thankyou so much for popping on over to my blog and for becoming a follower ,I m so happy! Hows the weather doing over there now,has it calmed down now in your area?take care,love juliexxx