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Purls and Shells
Love to stitch all things warm and whimsical. Join me on my yarn journey.
Interests: Fine art - drawing, yarn, whimsical and colorful art in any medium like mosaics, paper quilling, quilting, and needlework.
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Good Day, my dear fellow stitchers. It feels like forever and has, in fact, been some time since we saw each other in my first post for this CAL. I came down with an awful summer cold during that extreme heat wave we had in DC and have been unable... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Purls and Shells
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Good Day fellow stitchers. Boy! It's great to be back in the studio! Thank you for all your patience and for sticking with me through that long hiatus. We had a major move to a new home and some family illnesses along the way. Thank God we survived it all!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at Purls and Shells
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Good Morning, how has everyone enjoyed the Olympics, so far? I do hope the Grecian Vase project was something fun and practical. This week's post will be short and sweet just like this week's project. I was so impressed by the beautiful, soft pastel colors and the imagery of nature... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at Purls and Shells
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Hey! The Winter Olympics are here! This is such a fun time for the whole world. We ALL get to play together with a feeling of good-spirited sportsmanship. And for those of us who watch these athletes, we have something that brings us together each night. Something where we can... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at Purls and Shells
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♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Good Morning, dear stitching friends. Hope you will have a joyful week ahead. Thought I would present a little fun in the middle of the week with this little gem. The Colors... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Purls and Shells
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Good Morning, friends. This is our last week for the Seaside Pouf CAL and we will be finishing off the bottom of the Pouf as well as stuffing and closing up the bottom. So, prepare yourself for putting your feet up and, with a favorite beverage and snack, sit back... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2018 at Purls and Shells
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Good Morning, my friends. How has your week been? I hope you were able to take some time to stitch through your day. Today's post will be part 1 of this Saturday's post. Thought I would include some additional stitching info and stitching fun for current projects I am working... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at Purls and Shells
Hi Chris- no you didn't miss it. here's the link-http://purlsandshells.typepad.com/my-blog/2018/01/our-first-seaside-pouf-cal-session.html#comment-6a01b8d23985eb970c01bb09e881c6970d. This was the intro w/materials. Have fun!
Thank you so much, Terri, for your comment. I often wonder how well a certain pattern is going over my readers. Your thoughts are encouraging to me. Always a pleasure for me to share all with my group, glad it really is reaching out there!
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Good day, friends. We are having a heat wave of 50 degrees here in the Mid-Atlantic and still needing some R & R from all the freezing temps and illnessess. Although, I do have to admit that the snow we had back in December was quite beautiful. We spent our... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at Purls and Shells
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♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Good Day, my fellow stitchers and yarnie friends. It has been quite a delight preparing this project for our community. I am so glad that I had put out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Purls and Shells
I am so happy to share them with you! I have more of the gardens and the zoo further back in the blog (springtime) - they were fun to share.
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Happy New Year to all our knitting and crocheting family throughout the world- Peace, Joy and Prosperity to All. Good Afternoon, my crochet and knitting friends. Most of the United States is under a deep freeze and cabin fever is hitting all of us! Even our warm and sunny Florida... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Purls and Shells
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Okay, it is five days before the Blessed Holy Day of Jesus' Birth and Christmas Day. Some may be running around hectic and harried while others may have a quiet week. I started early this year and kept it modest so I did have an early break of it, which... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at Purls and Shells
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♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Good Day, my stitching friends. Today is the final week of our "Happy Birthday, Cupcake!" CAL. This our final day has brought me, as I hope it has brought you, joy at seeing the completion and beauty of our afghan. Cupcakes strewn all across the fabric, colors from every... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at Purls and Shells
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BE A WINNER!!! The first 12 e-mail subscription sign-ups for our Blog will receive a free Birthday of the Month Club kit. The kit includes all supplies to complete your birthday month cupcake or that of a relative's or friend's. Kit includes a size G crochet hook, yarn for cake,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Purls and Shells
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Good Sunday Evening, friends. Here, you will see the Christmas Craft project promised to you. This craft project is sure to warm the hearts of the one whom will receive this lovely present. You will have plenty of time to put this gift tin together before Christmas. It works up... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at Purls and Shells
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Good Day, my dear stitching buddies. Happy December, friends!! Today is the first day of the winter months, and we are all chillin' here with beautiful and unseasonably warm weather. Hard to think we are in the Holy Christmas season, usually wrapped in snowy weather. I will be having a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Purls and Shells
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Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving to all our dear friends, fellow stitchers and cupcake lovers!!!! I will keep our post today a bit on the brief side due to the holiday weekend. I hope all of you are having a blessed holiday with family and friends, including our furbabies (I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Purls and Shells
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Hello, my friends. A crisp, Autumn day, the Friday, has lead us into our second week of the "Happy Birthday, Cupcake!" afghan CAL. I hope we will have fun together this day. Our cupcake recipe for the second week is posted below the afghan post for this week. I hope... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at Purls and Shells
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Hello, and welcome to the Cupcake stitch tutorial. In this tutorial, we will walk through the steps of creating the cupcake stitch and the 7-row pattern repeat for the "Happy Birthday, Cupcake!" CAL. The cupcake stitch is a particular stitch that creates, as the name says, the cupcake motif in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Purls and Shells
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YUMMMMMYYYY!!!! -Our first Cupcake to bake- A Savory Applesauce Cupcake with Mascarpone Cream Cheese Maple icing, topped with a quartered wedge of green apple, crumbled bacon bits and a caramel drizzle!!!!! Each Friday morning, I will post a cupcake recipe in time for doing some baking that Friday evening. Then,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Purls and Shells
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Hello my dear fellow Crocheters and Knitters. It has been a long time since we have been together in the studio and I greatly miss being with all of you. It was fun preparing the Ebay and Ravelry shops to showcase our products for purchase. I had spent all of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Purls and Shells
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Check out our newest fruit from the harvest-- WATERMELON CRUSH Our “Watermelon Crush” Fingerless Gloves-- Sweet and sugary, these gloves will keep your hands as warm as the summer’s sun would warm your whole spirit. In the middle of a cold and blustery winter day, they will keep your hands... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at Purls and Shells
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Our latest Pick of the Crop-- Appleseed Fingerless Knitted Gloves Lovely Leaf Pattern at the Cuffs... Basket Weave Trims at the Fingers and Thumbs... Swiss Darning technique for the Appleseeds to avoid that annoying 'catch of the ring' with the yarn stands on the inside of gloves when yarn is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at Purls and Shells