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I love getting packages in the mail, especially when they contain fabric.  More specifically Anna Maria Horner’s Good Folks fabric.  So here is what the package contained.

This is Anna Maria Horner’s Folk Dance Quilt Kit and will be made into the quilt below. 

I am so excited about making this quilt.  I love how from a distance one would never know that the quilt is pieced out of only triangles.  Also I have been eyeing the Gold Folks fabric line for quite a while, and it is even more amazing that I thought.  After seeing it in person, I love the brightness of the fabric, and have tons of ideas for possible projects to use it in.

And the cutting of the fabric begins …


Don’t you just love starting a new project?  Well here is my latest project.   


It is the Purl Bee’s Rochefort Chapeau.  This will be the third hat I have made with this pattern, and I plan on making a fourth one after this.  The yarn I am using is Alchemy Yarns Temple. 

Currently, hats would be my favorite project to knit.  I love knitting hats because they are great short projects that don’t require a lot of yarn and that allow you to try out a new knitting technique without committing to a large project such as a sweater.  For example when I wanted to learn Fair Isle I tried it out on a hat first to learn the technique.  I’ll keep you updated on how the hat progress, but I expect to be finished with it pretty quickly.

So I have been avidly reading craft blogs for quite a while now, and figure that it probably time for me to start contributing to the online craft community. 

So here I go …

To start off, let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Margo Pawell and I have been crafting for about the past eight years.  I started off by learning to sew and since then have learned to knit, crochet, make jewelry, quilt, bake, etc.  I even turned my hobbies into a business by selling my jewelry.  Currently I am working on building an online store/website for my jewelry.  It isn’t quite up running yet, but will be hopefully soon.  You can check it out at

Here is a glimpse of some of my completed projects.

A couple quilts …

Some jewelry…

So that’s the beginning, and we will see where things go from here.