Monthly Archives: March 2016

A Global Warming Sunflower

A Global Warming Sunflower - detail
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] The sight of a field of sunflowers with their heads following the sun is a warm reminder of what Canadian summers offer. Despite their heavy stalks, one wants to grab a bouquet of these bright, cheery flowers as a reminder of warm, sunny days. There is no need to pick sunflowers; […]

Orange Blossom Crocheted Necklace

Orange Blossom Crocheted Necklace
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] As we bare our skin to enjoy the warmth of the sun, why not display some “attitude” with this bead crochet necklace from designer Diane Reda. Some bright coloured beads or unusual shapes will get you noticed if you make this project to wear to a summer barbeque or wedding. Diane’s […]

The Isabell Dress

The Isabell Party Dress
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] The Isabell dress is a tribute to my dear mother, Alice Isabell (Butson) Break, who passed away in November 2005. I loved my mother dearly – all 5’2” of her – and miss her little sayings. These days I find myself mouthing her words: “There is always more than one way […]

Canada Day/Independence Day

Canada Day wallhanging
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] Always happy for a chance to celebrate Canada and our neighbours to the south, designer Joanne Gatenby has created two more designs in her Favourite Holidays series for A Needle Pulling Thread. The variegated Kreinik braid adds lots of colour and sparkle to the fireworks, and the chunky candle featured in […]