Monthly Archives: February 2017

Sunday Morning Make

Here’s TMI for you.  I haven’t bought new underwear since before A was born.  She’s almost 3.  Over year has gone by with the promise of making myself some.  I tried a free pattern online with an old undershirt and … Continue reading

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Achromatic Color Scheme

So much preparation.  Coloring until my hands hurt (this is actually not very hard as I have carpal tunnel), got me the lovely colorless picture above.  Now there are two (the second is to be a gift for my MIL). … Continue reading

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Maker Theory

Many WIPS remain WIPS simply because, they just take too much or too little brain power/set up for my available stitching times.  Are you a crafter and parent of small children?  I have a theory that makers with small children need projects … Continue reading

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Winged It and Won

This isn’t the best picture for showing off my latest Myrtle, but our main furnace (We have a second to heat a 1970’s addition to our 1880’s farm house) died Friday night and it’s a bit too chilly for a sleeveless dress even … Continue reading

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Feeling Free

As the slush falls outside ruining any possibility of making a snow family and we cluster at the far end of the house where the furnace is working (we have two). My husband is setting up a game and the … Continue reading

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Long Live the Away Knot/Stash Panic

In my last post, I mentioned picking out embroidered quilt blocks with A for my national Stitch In Public Day project.  Limited progress, but a successful Stitch-in-Public project.  The pattern is style #8342 Floral Burst by Vogart Crafts.  Six or twelve of these were part of … Continue reading

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Littles Stitches

A asked if I had a winter hat.  She first verified that in addition to her own hat, O had a hat and Daddy had a hat.  My explaination that I have lots of hair  just didn’t compute because she … Continue reading

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