Monday, April 14, 2014

April Issue of Create Magazine is here!

 
 
Hello friends,
CREATE is live!
It's that time again. A new issue of the magazine is ready to view and download. And it's 227 pages of free inspiration just waiting for you!
I enjoy being able to contribute to this magazine every month.
 
 
 
You can check it out here and read about our featured company, Echo Park Paper. This issue was so much fun as I love working with Echo Park's paper lines. Their lines are easy to use and always cute!
 
Wishing you a lovely day, Lindsey
 

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Neutral Afghan

Hello ladies!
Another afghan has rolled off my
trusty crochet hook!
 

As far as the color scheme, this one
is quite a departure for me!
 

 
It was made for a male, so my usual
palette would not have been appropriate.

 
 
I really do like the rich colors though!
 
 
Tuesday I had the pleasure of taking
a scenic drive through northern Arkansas.
Finding this church in the Boxley Valley was
one of my destinations.  It was so lovely.
 
Have a beautiful day!
Twyla
 
"For the earth will be filled
With the knowledge of the
glory of the Lord,
As the waters cover the sea."
- Habakkuk 2:14
 
 
 

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Yarn Love

Hello sweet friends!
 
My little dog, Barney, is just as
crazy about yarn as I am!
 

I am always taking pictures of him with
my yarn because he looks so adorable!
 

 
To him, a skein of yarn is a pillow. 
 

 
He's my sweet little buddy!
It was a cold winter so I let his fur grow.
Soon he will be going to the groomer!
 

Happy April!
I hope you all are having
a wonderful week!
Love, Twyla
 
"As the Father loved Me, I
also have loved you, abide in
My love." - John 15:9
 

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Barn Charm

 
 
 
Hello sweet ladies!
I'm so glad sring is here, I just wish
it felt more like it!
 
I managed to photograph a barn
or two this winter, but I prefer to when
the trees are pretty!
 
 

 
I think these capture the coldness
of winter.  It's the same barn from
different angles in Newton County, MO.

 
Have a most wonderful day!
Love, Twyla
 
'The Lord is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.'
- Psalms 103:8

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Monday, March 10, 2014

New Issue of Create Magazine!!!!

 
 
 
Hello dear friends!
The third issue of Create magazine that I am so thrilled to design for is ready to view and download. This free magazine has over 200 pages of papercrafting awesomeness.
 
Here is a look of one of the projects I contributed to this issue-
 

 
The magazine focuses on sketches -- providing four free layout, card, and tag sketches designed by Allison Davis and Debbie Sanders each month -- but there is so much more!
 
CREATE features a different manufacturer's design team every month. For February, the Teresa Collins design team has created lovely layouts, cards, and tags using the SG sketches.
 
Wishing you a lovely day, Lindsey
 

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Afghan Obsession!

 
 
Hello dear friends!
 
It seems that I have an obsession.
I just can't stop making blankets!
We have blankets coming out our
ears, I tell ya!
 
 
This is my latest!
I wanted to do something really
different from what I usually do.
 
 
I have a love of gingham and decided
to try my hand at a gingham pattern.
There are many different patterns on the
internet, but I decided to make up my
own very easy version.
 
 
I crocheted it in rows and then sewed the
rows together.  It worked up really quick!
I used the half double crochet stitch throughout
because it gives it a nice weight.
 
 
The idea I had from the beginning was
that I wanted a shocking border color. 
Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn's
'Hot Rose' color was just what I wanted!
 
 
I just love the gingham effect it has!
I absolutely love playing with yarn and
experimenting with color!
I'm already wondering what to start
on next!
 
 
There's been a lot of sitting around this winter
and too many cookies, ahhh, the cookies . . .
I need to get back to my walking and hopefully
will be able to soon!
 
Have a wonderful week!
 
Twyla
 
'Yes, I have loved you with an
everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness
I have drawn you.'
- Jeremiah 31:3
 
 
 
 

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Cross Stitched Sampler Reveal

 
Hello dear friends!
 
Thank you so much for all your kind comments
on the afghan I showed in my last post!
 
I wanted to show you another gift that kept me
very busy during those cold December days!  I cross
  stitched this sampler for my son's Christmas present. 
It is not really framed yet.  We are looking
for an antique frame that will fit it.
 
 
It was an old pattern that looked like one I
could get done and still look impressive!
I changed it just a bit so I could personalize
it for him.
 
 
I really enjoy cross stich and hope to do more.
I have several patterns picked out, but oh, there
are so many things I want to make!
Where's the time?!
 
 
I found this pretty blue McCoy vase in an antique
store this week.  I love McCoy!
 
The photo below is just another
little corner of my home. 
 
 
We are supposed to get another winter
storm this weekend.  I know many of you
are dealing with the same.  Stay warm
and stay safe!
 
"The Lord is good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble;
And He knows those who trust in Him.
- Nahum 1:7
 
Have a nice weekend!
 
Love, Twyla
 
 




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Monday, February 24, 2014

Afghan Debut!

 
Hello dear friends!
I did not intend to take a long blog
break, but that's what happened!
 
I feel like I've been hibernating this winter,
but I look forward to sharing some of
the things I've been up to again!
 
 
I always get a bit overwhelmed with the
Christmas holidays and all the gifts I'm
making.

 
I was looking forward to showing you this
afghan that I made Lindsey for Christmas,
even if it is almost March!
 
 
It was a joy to make, although time consuming
since it's rows are all single crochet.
The color palet was yummy and the border
color is her favorite!

 
I had the idea as I was working on it, that
the rows needed to be broke up with some
decoration.  I made up the flowers as
I went along.

 
I also didn't know what kind of border to
put on until I got to it.  I found this pattern
for the ruffled border here and I think it
accented it perfectly!

 
"And let the beauty of the Lord our
God be upon us,
And establish the work of our
hands for us; 
Yes, establish the work of our hands."
- Psalm 90:17
 
Have a great day!
Love, Twyla

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Happy Cardmaking

Hello friends!
I spent another day teaching class this week.
My monthly card class was full of bright and happy Birthday
 themed cards this month.
 
 
Wishing you a lovely day, Lindsey
 

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Pinterest Excitement

 
Hello friends!
If you enjoy Pinterest, you may be interested to know that Scrapbook Generation has now joined this inspirational website. Their boards will be filled layouts/crafty inspiration. They've also added a board there with my name on it! 
 
 
You can also see my work featured in their free online magazine. Available to view online or download to your tablet.
 
 
 
Wishing you a lovely day, Lindsey
 

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Vintage Style Recipe Album

 
Hello friends!
This past weekend I taught a mini album class at Scrapbook Generation.
It was so much fun! I loved creating this mini using Carta Bella's Homemade With Love line. It has such a nice vintage style to it that just fit me perfectly.
 

Here's a look at one of the pages.
I really liked that the line included a sheet of recipe cards!
 

 
Wishing you a lovely day, Lindsey
 

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

 
Hello friends!
Happy Valentine's Day!
 We hope you have a wonderful day with friends and loved ones.
It's been fun to share Valentines from our personal collection.
Ending with a super cute retro vintage style card.
 
 
Wishing you joy,  Lindsey
 

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Vintage Valentine

Hello friends!
It's almost here. Valentine's Day is tomorrow!
We hope you have enjoyed all the Valentines we've shared here with you over the last few years.
 
Wishing you happiness, Lindsey
 

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