A Favorite Thing #25


Welcome to week number 25 of A Favorite Thing! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by.

Let’s look at some highlights from last week’s party.


Lynn, from It’s a July Thing, shared her Fairy Garden with us. That’s Zelda there, basking in the beauty of the garden. How lovely it is!


Chel, of Sweetbriar Dreams, shared several things, including these lovely snowdrops that are coming up in her garden. Chel, I’d give anything to see something blooming at this point in the winter!


Angela, at The Cottage Magpie, shared a great tutorial on How to Make an Ironing Surface. I am going to do this, Angela. It’s the perfect size to have on hand, especially when sewing!

Thanks to everyone who shared something last week.


This week, I am sharing my love of crochet. It’s definitely a favorite thing. Most of you know that I do a lot of crocheting, especially for the Etsy shop. I know how to knit and have done my fair share of it, but I prefer crochet. I like the rhythm of it, the movement of the crochet hook, the look of the stitches…everything. My grandmother, who despaired of ever getting me to understand crochet, must be smiling somewhere. Of course, she crocheted with thread and created amazing doilies and edgings for pillowcases. I haven’t done anything that small and intricate. Maybe someday.

Now it’s your turn!

You can link up anytime from this evening through Sunday. Make sure you enter the URL of your post. If you’re unsure how to do that, just click on your post title after you’ve published it and copy the information in your browser address window. Come back here, paste the URL into your link entry and there you go! If you have any problems, drop me an email and I’ll help you out. Please link back to this blog on your post. That way, those that read your post and are interested in reading more can do so.

One of my concerns about link parties is that the very reason for them has somewhat gone by the wayside. They’ve become so big and there are so many of them that many bloggers don’t take the time to visit any of the other participants. Link parties are a way to meet new bloggers and share with each other and the only way to do that is to visit each other. So, please, take some time to visit everyone over the next few days. No rush. Stop by, introduce yourself, and leave a comment. It’s the neighborly thing to do. It’s also nice if you leave a comment here, as well.

Enjoy, everyone.

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  1. says

    Oooops…..I just had a Senior Moment and transposed the letters on my photo marked “February Love “. šŸ˜•

    How nice it must be to have your husband home once again, Claudia. I’m glad he had such a great experience in San Diego.
    I hope he’s adjusting to the cold…Oh, what a transition from sunny southern California.
    Thank you for hosting each week. I remember when you began and it’s incredible how many parties have passed.
    Have a great weekend and stay warm.
    Carolynn xoxo

  2. says

    Crochet is like meditation. It takes you away to a better place. Just wish I was better at it. Still trying to master granny squares. I must be crochet challenged. Too bad you live so far away. I would hop over for a lesson! Thanks for a wonderful party. It’s a real favorite of mine. Maybe that’s what I should post about next week ~ this party.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  3. says

    Thanks for hosting again this week – I appreciate what you do. Making jewelry is always one of my favorite things to do.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  4. says

    I have been trying to decide if I like crochet or knitting better Claudia. I am glad to hear you like crochet better. I think crochet is easier than knitting. I would like to do more of it. Your work is just lovely.

  5. says

    I need to get back to crocheting. I used to enjoy it, especially making flowers and leaves, dolls and hats. The other night I tried to make a simple rose and it didn’t work. Time to drag out the book again, I think. :-) Thank you for hosting. Off to visit other entries. Hope you have a good weekend.

  6. says

    That little fairy garden is so cute! I love to crochet too — but not with bedspread weight thread! I learned to crochet using it and have made a few things with it, but oh boy, not anymore! Too little for these old eyes!!

  7. Betsy says

    Hi Claudia,
    I both knit and crochet but crochet is by far my first love. My Grandma taught me when I was 7 years old. I’ve actually been using that very same hook tonight as I make a baby blanket. The paint is worn almost completely off of it. I’ve made several lace tablecloths and hundreds of doilies. I like the delicate feeling of using the thread instead of yarn. Have a great weekend.

  8. says

    I come from a long line of crocheters and although I don’t crochet often, I do find it so calming and pleasurable. I’ve had an inkling to crochet something lately, and hope I find the time and tenacity to follow through. We call my mom the Queen of Crochet. Her work is gorgeous, as is my twin sister’s.

    I’ve seen your work and your scarves are just divine!

    Thanks for hosting one of my favorite parties.

  9. says

    Hello Claudia,

    like you I’m going to make this ironing surface. It’s perfect for small things, like cross stitch samples. :-) Have a nice weekend. Regula

  10. says

    Thanks for posting again. I agree– crocheting is “faster” than knitting, a little more fun. That yarn you have pictured is gorgeous!

  11. Susy says

    I never learned to crochet or knit ~ but I sure appreciate those that do. I love seeing your colorful yarn collection ~ it’s like artwork. Happy weekend!

  12. says

    Happy Favorite Thing Saturday! I learned to crochet at the hands of my very patient grandmother. I cherish those memories of her hands on mine as she guided my awkward attempts! I am sharing spring “Door Decor to Adore” today at Still Woods Farmhouse.

  13. says

    I love crochet, it’s fast and so therapeutic (and addictive!). Thanks for featuring my blog, we were blessed with springlike weather at the start of the week but we have just had another dusting of snow, the snowdrops are just peeking out. Take care. Chel

  14. says

    Thanks for hosting Claudiia. I’ll be sure to visit some of the other bloggers. I like this nice cozy party. Love the color of the yarn in your last photo. Rencently retired and one of my co-workers (who has become a dear friend) came by with her bag of yarn and crochet materials. I haven’t crocheted in over 20 years and within 10 minutes I was practicing a simple single stitch. Just like riding a bicycle it all came back. I’m hoping it will help calm some of the anxiety I’ve been experiencing. Maybe I’ll be able ot move on to some more complex patterns in a few months. Now I’m off to visit a few bloggers before reiring for the evening.

  15. says

    Thank you for hosting, Claudia. It’s always a pleasure to read all the different posts and get to know new blogs. Your crochet work is so beautiful. My mother used to crochet doilies. I have the patterns and some of her eensy hooks and have tried it myself but you need good eyesight and dexterity, both of which I lack at times. Both she and my grandmother used to crochet afghans, some of which we still have, and my mother also loved to knit. I’m so grateful I lived with two women who could teach me those things.


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