The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.

— Hans Hofmann

Tag Archives: crochet

Straying from the Course

I had to take a 2-night hiatus from the 100 Things in order to finish a mobile for my friends’ baby daughter. It is a “thing,” but it was begun before the 100 Things game started; plus it is more … Continue reading

Thing #7 in Progress

Paying work has been calling, so I haven’t had as much time to work on my 100 Things in the past few days.  Number 7 is moving right along, albeit a little slowly.  I thought I’d post a couple of … Continue reading

Putting it All (or at Least Thing #7) Together

I think I’ve covered enough tiles, so I’ve begun assembling Thing #7. In other news, I’ve added a sub-blog to showcase the brilliant ideas of others.  Check it out: Fates Guild: Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook … Continue reading

Happy Yarn Bombing Day

Who knew?  Apparently, many people, I was just not one of them.  Today is International Yarn Bombing Day.  Now I’m slightly sorry that I spent a couple of hours working on Thing #7 today instead of my first yarn bomb. … Continue reading

Pieces of Seven

Here is set number 2 of crochet-covered tiles that will some day be Thing #7. Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Tell a friend

The Road to Lucky #7 or Trial and Error

It’s taken a rather long time (in Tina Reckoning) to get the ball rolling on Thing #7.  The first step is to cover small glass tiles in tiny crochet.  Being a big fan of making things harder than they need … Continue reading

6 of 100; and a Start to 7

Number 6 is another glass piece.  In addition to Jan Titus’s stained glass scraps, this one uses ribbon yarn, African trade Xmas beads, mercerized cotton and glass mosaic tiles. Thing #7 is going to take a little longer to make.  … Continue reading

2, 3, and 4 of 100

My best friend’s mom was an amazing stained glass artist.  She had an incredible eye for great glass and was a masterful craftswoman.  When she died, the glass in her collection was up for grabs.  I knew I wouldn’t take … Continue reading