#happymailmovement giveaway | crocheted dishcloths

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Yarn Crafts685 Comments

With the heaviness that’s hanging over our country right now, I thought offering up another #happymailmovement giveaway to my readers would be a nice way to kick off the week.  It doesn’t make anything right or better, but it’s an itty-bitty way to spread a little happiness. I’ve been spending a lot of time while under the stay-at-home/safe-at-home orders working … Read More

color samplers

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting, Yarn Crafts37 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 Crafts46 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 Crafts222 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