What My Mystery Knit Turned Out to Be

knitted cowl

The weather has been a cold topic through the Midwest and will continue this week. I've been staying in and working on organizing the Charmer and knitting.  Oh how I enjoy knitting!  Whenever I knit my Mama's spirit comes to me, a strong magnetic pull, like she's sitting next to me again when

Knitting Retreat and a Mystere

mystery clue 2

Years ago sitting together, on my bed,  my Mama began showing me how to knit.  It was a memorable time between a mother and her eight year old daughter. It was unusual to have alone time with her, being one of 10 children, this didn't happen to often. These times together always involved knitting or […]

Valentine Embroidery Hoop Art

Valentine Embroidery Hoop Art

Valentine embroidery hoop art is a great craft project perfect for anyone wanting to decorate their home easily and inexpensively.  One of my favorite Valentine embroidery hoop art was done the year before I got sick. You can see how I made

7 Frugal Valentine Decor Ideas

Frugal Valentine Decor Ideas

Valentine's Day is a week from today! Both my curio and china hutch (share tomorrow) are all prettied up.  I've caught a bad cold and don't have a lot of energy.  So I came up with 7 Frugal Valentine decor ideas.  I hope you'll make, or be inspired by, these easy and frugal Valentine simple […]

Valentine Napkin Ring

Napkin Ring

One of my greatest pleasures is spending lots of time in my cottage kitchen doing what I love, cooking. Being a garlic lover I use garlic in just about everything I cook and have broken apart many garlic bulbs.  Garlic is not only essential in my cooking, but, also as a decorative element in my […]

Its All About The Hearts

Knitted Heart

To be honest once the holidays are over I  feel drained.  So many activities, emotions and hosting/partying has left me mentally and physically fatigued.   I usually just lag through until Valentine's day.  This year the Charmer is about easy and no stress decorating...it's all about the hearts, knitted hearts. I think I mentioned when fall […]

All About Knitting Stars

Knitted Stars

Once fall sets in, my needles come out, I start knitting. I think it's part of the nesting syndrome that happens with the weather turning colder. I've knitted since eight years old. My Mama taught me and we shared some great times together knitting and laughing. I have several knitting projects going on, one is […]

Fall No Sew Owl Pillow

No Sew Owl Pillow

I'm bringing a little fall into the Charmer this season with an easy fall no sew Owl Pillow. You might not know this about me...but I am always running behind!  It's true, for someone who is retired, you'd think I wouldn't be behind!  Not happening. I actually have my fall mantel, buffet and deck all […]

How To Make A Fall Fabric Wreath

How To Make A Fall Fabric Wreath

I love having wreaths on my front door, hanging on a wall or from a window.  This fall I wanted something different...I wanted to use  fabric....and it needed to be a quick and easy project. A wreath that had an old time feel to it.  To make one for yourself I'm sharing the tutorial on […]

Fall Fabric Wreath

Fall Fabric Wreath

Even though I haven't started any fall decorating I've been working on some fall projects.  I wanted to create a fall wreath that has a "vintage" natural feel. It turned out to be a very quick project and completed in under 45 minutes.... but the time to pull/set up your sewing machine isn't included.  Only […]