Month: December 2016

January 2017!?!?! 

How did that happen!?!?! I can’t even believe I’m debuting an issue that I’ll feature in 2017.  But let’s ignore 2017, because this issue is all about 1967. I asked my husband to select a number between 48 and 94, which is the main years I…

Happy Christmas! 

The last week I haven’t been crafting much from the magazine. I’ve been cooking, decorating, wrapping, and relaxing.  Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! 

Coming Along

My Geraniums from the December 1948 issue are coming along. I have four leaves done and four of the sixteen flowers.  I’m using size 10 crochet cotton, though I do hope to one day try a size 5, and a very thin florist wire. I may…

Club Games

Some of the very early Workbasket magazines have a section called “What Clubs are Doing.” I’ve long wondered if the clubs met specifically for Workbasket crafts, or if it meant clubs in general, or…? Any readers out there happen to know?  The December 1948 issue has…

Measuring Life

I’ve been writing this blog for awhile now, in the midst of month three, and there are parts of it I’m really loving. I adore having a project list, something to strive for, sharing the results with you, I feel so productive and productive makes me…

PomPoms! 

When I started this blog I had a feeling I’d have several projects that needed pompoms (then here it is three months in and not a single pompom required) and I ordered a set of pompom makers. I figured a good set would help make me…

Read it and Leaf

I started another one of the December 1948 projects, the crocheted flowers!  So far I have one leaf, with some errors in it. I have to make a new leaf with a thinner wire, and then if it’s good make three more. Four leaves total for…

November Review

If you’re actually reading these posts in order, no you are not going crazy, yes I did do the November Review and the December Intro backwards. If you’re not reading them in order, and have no idea what I’m talking about,  sure I did it the…

December! Intro

I can’t believe it is December!!! Halloween was ages ago! So crazy how it all just flew by, but it really is December and I’m ready to belatedly introduce the December issue I’ll be using.  I used a random number generator to pick a year, and…

Poor Man’s Doily

I had a lot of projects from the November 1962 issue going, but also had a crazy month and didn’t finish many. One of the things I haven’t finished yet is The Poor Man’s Doily. I have no idea why it’s called that, but it looked…