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Monday, November 3, 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

My post today is my part of the Around the World Blog Hop.  I was invited to participate by Kay Pennington, a talented Special Ed. teacher in Bakersfield, California.  She blogs at Quilted Time Posts, one of my favorite blogs.  I started reading Kay's blog when I began learning to quilt just a few years ago. I was awed by the fabrics with vibrant colors and the techniques she uses to make her award winning art quilts.  They are very unique so it's always fun to follow as she progresses through the making of each one.  If you appreciate quilting I'm sure you'd enjoy her blog, too.
1.  What am I working on?
Once in awhile I run across a crochet pattern that screams "This is it!"  I really enjoy quick projects that come with a big dose of instant gratification, and this one has just that.  This free dishcloth pattern is quick, has lots of texture and actually looks something like its namesake. Zinnia.

The best part is they are useful. They can be used to wash dishes or as a washcloth.  They stack well and never need folding...yay!

Look at all that color and texture.  They look good just laying around, too.  It's a great pattern.  Go ahead, make your own fun stack of cloths.

The colors I used for the cloths were inspired by this photo.

2.  How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Actually, questions like this never cross my mind.  I just make whatever I like.  Remember these dryer balls?  :))

3.  Why do I create what I do?
My projects either make me happy or are useful in some way.
Dyeing yarn for one of the cloths.
4.  How does my creating process work?
It varies with the project.  Sometimes I use patterns, other times I just wing it.
Speaking of winging it, yesterday Goodman and I visited a birding park in our area.
More info on the park here.

Here's a photo of the barn at the entrance replete with a bluebird barn quilt.  Love that barn quilt.

Monday, November 10, Tanya Breese who blogs at Around Roanoke will continue the blog hop.  She has a daily photo blog that features beautiful pictures that range from nostalgic to what's-happening-right-now.  I hope you'll visit her blog and see what she has to offer on Monday.
Have a great week, Y'all!
Shared at The Art of Home-Making Mondays, The Backyard Farming Connection, Good Fences