color samplers

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting, Yarn Crafts36 Comments

Thank you so much for sharing your prayer requests with me and each other yesterday.  My heart aches for those who are already in crisis and have had all of these new developments added to the stress and worry.  I was also moved by my readers who wanted to help, encourage, and pray for those who left comments.  This is … Read More

vintage/farmhouse-style glass cozy crochet tutorial

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Artistic Endeavors, crafts, Tutorials, Yarn Crafts44 Comments

Years ago, I was shopping for inventory for the Lucketts Spring Market and found a ziplock bag containing some cream crochet work.  I wasn’t sure what they were initially, but I’ve learned how to hunt and peck to try to find things others might overlook.  I’m the one crawling into the depths of an antique booth, opening all of the … Read More

How to Crochet a farmhouse dishcloth for absolute beginners…

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, crafts, Popular, Tutorials, Yarn Crafts221 Comments

Just so you don’t miss it, I’m giving away a set of three of these dishcloths towards the bottom of this (rather long) post!   Ever since I started showing my crocheted dishcloths, I’ve been asked by readers and followers if I could share a tutorial for how to make them.  Since I’m a beginner myself, I have been directing … Read More

crocheted mittens & dishcloths

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, Yarn Crafts48 Comments

Over the Christmas break, I did a lot of intentional sitting around.  While I’m not typically a sitter-arounder, but was much needed and I embraced the slower pace.  I didn’t want to be entirely idle, though, so when we weren’t playing a game or doing something together as a family, I pulled out my yarn and bag of hooks and … Read More

so, you want to learn to crochet?

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, Popular, Yarn Crafts53 Comments

Since I started crocheting, many readers and followers have asked me to share how I’m learning and the books and patterns I’m using, so this post is the answer to those requests!  Now, keep in mind that I have just been crocheting for a few weeks, so take all of this with a grain of salt.  If you’re an experienced … Read More

kittens & crochet

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Artistic Endeavors, Yarn Crafts83 Comments

Based on the title of this post, I’m officially turning into my great grandmother.  I don’t mind that too much, though, because she was a pretty awesome lady. Anyway, if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know we adopted a couple of kittens last Saturday.  It was something we’ve been thinking about for a few months and decided … Read More