Tag Archives: yarn

Inheriting  a true treasure

Words cannot say how greatful I am, to have inherited a schacht baby wolf loom. I am excited to share photos of this beautiful workhorse.  Learning how to weave has always been on my list of things to do. My fascination with tea towels is a direct link. Now that I have this awesome tool, there will be lots of weaving going on here, to make dish towels.

Having absolute zero knowledge of how to weave, a huge transition and learning curve is before me! I am thrilled to embrace this age old craft!

(LOTS of you tube videos started the night this loom came into my house)

Having been stored for a few years she needed a little cleaning.  The rods on the harnesses needed a good sanding to remove the rust. Other then that, a good wipe down and a bit of bees wax to condition the wood was all that had to be done. We did remove the purple warp that was on it.




After sanding…. I also wiped the rods with a little wd40. Now, the heddles glide with ease.



My weaving journey begins- warping, dressing the loom, sleying the reed, threading the heddles, winding the beams, sett, epi- this is only the beginning.

Have you ever looked at a weaving pattern? Oh my!

Thank you Kathy, for helping a girl out. This loom is a true treasure, and I am over the moon to have received it!

Be happy …and have a happy life crafting!


Avi is off the needles

It is with great anticipation that I can announce; Avi is officially off the needles. I’m ashamed to say, I started this adorable pattern, 3 years ago. It’s one of those projects that your excited to start and finish …. And then you hit a glitch.

All I had left to do is mattress stitch up the the arm seams and …. Are you ready for this, take the 6 stitches under each arm (that I was instructed to put on stitch holders) and Kitchener them together…… That was the glitch. When I put the stitches on holders, I followed the directions and feeling perplexed, I told myself to not get discouraged- keep on knitting- don’t let a little detail no matter how unfamiliar it was, turn this beautiful sweater into a UFO…so, I kept knitting until all the knitting was done.

Then it was time to Kitchener under the arms. I Kitchener the toes of my socks all the time…. But some how this spot turned into a glitch for almost 3 years. I had never Kitchener stitched armholes before.

imageAvi, became a UFO until last week. With a little Kitchener and sewing side seams she was done. The sweater was originally intended for my granddaughter Reagann. ( I started and stopped this project while she was in mommies tummy) Of course the sweater being to small  for her now, Is going to Reaganns cousin Karolina, who is one. She has beautiful brunette hair and the purple will look lovely on her.




The blocking stage….


Things have a way of working out……!

I am satisfied with the results and feel a sense of accomplishment putting Avi behind me.

Avi can be found on Ravelry.com …..

Be happy and have a happy life crafting!

Janette Boas

Crochet for the Grand Girls

Those angels I call my Grandchildren are always on my heart and mind. I find great joy when I “yarn” something for them.  It’s a way of keeping them close to my heart, when they are not with me. I feel that way about everyone I knit for. I’m sure all you knitters and crocheters can relate. 

My “yarning” technique of choice this time was crochet, one of my first favorite hobbies taught to me, by my Mother.  When I saw this cute pattern for this crochet dress I couldn’t wait to start. I knew it was going to be one of those projects that won’t let you put the hook down. I have many UFO’s in my collection, (unfinished object) this was not going to be one. In fact, I said “I’ll make two” and here they are. The pattern kept my attention and they were finished in record time. I can’t wait to see the girls in them….. My hope is to get a picture of Karolina and Reagann together wearing the dresses , with bare feet. 

This Grandma has dreams. 

You can find the pattern on ravelry.com; it is called Crochet Tiered Dress. I have more pictures posted on Ravelry and yarn information. You can find me as  Boasj on Ravelry. 

If you have ever wanted to learn to crochet or knit….. I say, take lessons….. Take the plunge…. It’s worth every stitch. Don’t worry about being patient, you will learn patience along the way. 


Be happy ….and have a happy life crafting. 

Janette Boas 

A new beginning 

I’ve  decided to start a blog….. Thank you for subscribing or following. 

My name is Janette Boas and I am a Stampin’up demonstrator. I have recently reached supervisor status. Thank you Jackie Martin for helping me reach that goal. Interestingly enough my sister, Jackie is the one who introduced me to Stampin’up about 20 years ago. She hosted a class, which is where I bought my first stamp set, that I still have today. It turned out that I was a sloppy stamper. It seemed as though I would get ink everywhere except where it needed to be. My career with stamping, needless to say ended, until 2 years ago.
I have always scrapbooked and made cards, (amongst a couple and a few other things) but I did it without stamping. Now that I have mastered the art of stamping, more oppurtunities have been opened in the paper arts department. I’ll get into more of that later. I have never been a big collector of anything, until now. I can say with NO guilt, I am a proud collector of stamps. Thank you Stampin up…. thank You Beth for, sharing in this crazy addiction with me and thank you Kathleen for being a supportive upline. I also want to thank the ladies who come to my classes, who also help support my habit.

Stampin ‘ up is a company that makes paper crafting very easy. The papers, inks and embelishments are color coordinated, which helps simplify the planning process. Once you get past the initial inspiration stage you are ready to create without the extra thinking of what, goes with what. They have a wide array of stamps to choose from which makes card making for any occasion simple and fun. You can check out my Stampin’ up store by clicking the tab at the top of my page that says: Shop Now. Be sure to check out the weekly deals link under the shop now tab. 
We are leaving for Kentucky in the morning for the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival. My husband Steve, who I affectionately call “Hunky” has a hobbie as a Woodturner, which we were able to turn into a small business. I’ll be sharing more about that too. Meanwhile I need to get some sleep.

Sweet dreams

Be happy….. And have a happy life crafting!