BookEnds Knitting Group

What a wonderful group of Knitters, Crocheters, Weavers, Sewers and Menders here at BookEnds Bookstore in Ojai California! 

Women coming together, Sharing, Laughing and Helping Each Other❤️ 


Blue Moon Mandala in Happily Hooked Magazine

Blue Mandala WallHappy to be a part of Happily Hooked Magazine again this month!

Amazing how popular Crocheted Mandalas are becoming! You can hang them anywhere to add color, beauty and fun to your life. I love them outside hanging in trees, with the light shining through them……it’s almost magical!

Check the magazine out HERE ……they are full of lots and lots of great patterns and ideas……and the people behind the magazine are simply wonderful!

Blue Moon MandalaAugust Cover on iPadBlue Mandala HHM

Darn Good Yarn

Darn Good Yarn

Check out this wonderful company! (Click on the photo)
They work closely with the women in India who create a lot of their yarns and other goodies.

Here is a dress I designed with their Recycled Sari Silk. Pattern available on Ravelry!

Recycled Sari Silk Dress

Recycled Sari Silk Dress

Recycled Sari Silk Dress

Recycled Sari Silk Dress

Recycled Sari Silk Dress

Recycled Sari Silk Dress

Happily Hooked Magazine #16

Happily Hooked Cover 16Happy to be a part of Happily Hooked Magazine’s Summer Issue #16!

Happily Hooked 16Check out this wonderful online, monthly magazine. There is something for everybody in every issue. They have an array of designers and patterns, fun and informative articles……and it is run by very wonderful and professional people!

My contribution this month are the BareFoot Sandals!

Lilac bareFoot Sandals 2 HHKEasy to crochet……great on the beach and poolside……I love them in yoga class……and they are awesome with simple sandals, flat or high heels……so you can wear them out on the town.

World Wide Knit in Public Day 2015

The GroupWe had the most wonderful Day last Saturday June 13th for World Wide Knit in Public Day at BookEnds Bookstore in Meiners Oaks, Ojai California. Proud to be one of the almost 900 groups in 56 different countries participating this year. This is our first year in Ojai, but the tenth for WWKIPDay. We had 60 women come together, from 8 years old to 88 years old……sharing, laughing, helping each other, teaching each other……fully embodying  the official slogan of

“Better Living Through Stitching Together”

Here we are teaching each other……

Melinda teaching LauraHands TeachingKaren teaching EileenLise Teaching


Nancy and RavenSharing……The Pew CrowdJeannie and LiseJudyGillian Karen LiseDeirdreCeleste and CherylEverybody brought yummy food, desserts and refreshments…..

Kathy at Refreshment TableRaffle Table……

Raffle Table……benefiting “Knitting in Recovery – One Stitch at a Time”

KIR BrochuresIt’s 4pm……and no one wants to leave……people kept coming and coming……

They Keep Coming......……so we decided to start a Knitting Group here and meet every other Thursday!

Thank You so much to Celeste (right) and Marsha, owners of BookEnds Bookstore, for being such gracious hosts. It was the most perfect spot to have this event……and we are so glad to be a part of your wonderful place!

Celeste and LisebookendsHeader2

“The Blanket” – Little HandMade Prayers Crocheted Together……

Squares for ArtWalk……become a beautiful blanket consisting of knitted and crocheted CareSquares in different kinds of yarn and in an array of colors and textures. All the squares are crocheted together and finished with a beautiful crocheted trim around the whole blanket enveloping the warmth of all the squares.

There is a lot of love in each of these squares, along with the courage it takes for these women to conquer something new, the peace and healing that follows when they fall into a rhythm with their hands and their hearts. The joy and laughter and shared stories that arise when we sit in this room together for this one single hour. All this transcends into the square, and then connecting them all together… all the different women, all the different yarns, all the different colors, all the different textures……into one…..blanket.

Little Handmade Prayers all bundled up together for someone to lay under and feel safe and warm.♥

Prototypes Blanket Bench

Prototypes Blanket Turning PointClose upBlue BlanketGreen BlanketGreen Blabket on ChairBlue Prayer BlanketPurple Blanket