Author : Donna Martinez

275 posts

I just watched the most wonderful movie (2005 release) about love, friendship, and family – Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont. It’s such a heartwarming film. I hope by telling you a little about it, you’ll feel compelled to stream it. Mrs. Palfrey (Joan Plowright) moves to London to begin a new life. She takes up …
A crochet zigzag blanket is so cool. My grandmother had a beautiful wool, zigzag blanket of yellows, oranges, and browns that I always admired. Now that I know how to crochet, I must find time to make one. These free crochet zigzag blankets are very pretty. There is a detailed tutorial for the first crochet …
I’ve been knitting to stay sane for awhile now, and when I knit I’m not stuffing my face or running one worry after another through my mind. Knitting is a very Zen activity. It quiets the mind and body, and that’s a great thing! I thought I’d share with you extracts from a variety of …
When I walk the neighborhood, I can’t help but notice the faces that appear on trees where limbs have been removed. Observing the many and varied tree faces inspired me to create this kid’s watercolor art project. Hey mom and dad, take the kids out for a walk to snap pictures of trees that have faces, and …
To gain knitting mastery, it’s important to repeat basic knitting stitches over and over. This beginner knitting blanket pattern will help new knitters increase their dexterity with needles, and the repetition of foundation stitches will make the next project so much easier. Other good things about this pattern is gauge isn’t important and almost any …
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