Monthly Archives: January 2017

Bizarre Inspiration

Where does inspiration come from?  Do you see a pattern and want to work it?  Does a particular stitch make your fingers itch?   Do you want a particular silhouette and hack patterns to create the garment you want?  Often while … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Bodices

I apologize for my somewhat erratic posting schedule lately.  Yesterday afternoon was supposed to be writing time, but A fell asleep on the way home for the Flamenco dance performance we attended and slept just enough that nap time didn’t … Continue reading

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Soft as Night

Shawls Waiting for Yarn This was my shawls to finish pile.  The gold (technically bronze) one was “finished” the day of an event, but is better now at a larger size.  It’s waiting to be blocked.  The dark blue shawl … Continue reading

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Favorite Designers Series-Karen Kluba/Rosewood Manor

Two years ago I discovered a new (to me) designer to fall in love with.  Karen Kluba of Rosewood Manor.  Her Quakers are awesome and the Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter Quakers series was irresistible to me. They are still at the top … Continue reading

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Queen Stitch Nametag

Another prize from my collection of auction loot.  This is a slight adaptation from the Historical Needlework Guild nametag kit, designed by Tricia Wilson Nguyen, that I won in the same lot as A’s cat.  The acorns are stitched in queen stitch … Continue reading

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Almost Quilting

The holidays are officially over.  There are no decorations in sight, no things that must be baked.  Not only was there time for reading in the tub last night (Women in Clothes by XXX recommended by Heather Lou of Closet … Continue reading

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Rosebud Renewed

A longtime favorite of both my children Rosebud, my flannel Violette Field Threads Matilda, was getting snug in the bodice.  Originally made in a 2T width and a 3T length, the skirt was a pair of rectangles wide enough that … Continue reading

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Naptime Excursion

It’s January.   It’s 43F and sunny.  The little one is sleeping.  Perfect for a quick trip outside to snap a shot of my first Colette Myrtle.  Please excuse the snood, my hair is drying. This is a fabric I purchased with … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from the Squirrel Twins

Started in August, these sat for the longest time just waiting to be finished.  I gifted them to the children on Solstice and the children insisted that they be lifted up to hang their squirrels at the very top of the tree. … Continue reading

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