Monthly Archives: August 2017

Just Not Right

The third time I stitched band 2 of the Isabella, I’d had enough for the time.  The nodo dopio stitch just isn’t holding when the doves eye weaving is added.  Each time it has scrunched together in the middle, even … Continue reading

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Queen Stitched Acorns

When you are up two hours early I snuck out of bed this morning.  I snuck back in too. The pattern, floss and linen for this were part of a lot I picked up at my last EGA chapter auction.  … Continue reading

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Linen Evolving

A second hand find from a reuse store with the tag still on, this FLAX skirt is a nice heavy weight linen knit.  Something in the way of an above the knee aline skirt was my initial thought, but it … Continue reading

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Camp Week

It’s camp week for O, which due to construction has meant 4 hours of driving a day of pick up and drop off.  That doesn’t leave much time for crafts, particularly with prep for a bbq and the first day … Continue reading

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Still At It

This was the view during a brief stop on our bicycle ride this morning.  I’m waiting for photos of my last 3 sewing projects and working along on the grapevine tablecloth, but I do have some washed handspun to share. … Continue reading

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Angel’s Wilderness Woolery

That is the name given to the small spinning school a friend started at camp this year.  Last year’s instruction was very informal with children practicing spinning the drop spindle.  This year each child received a homemade drop spindle  and … Continue reading

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Vintage Finds: Butterflies

One of my recent trips to the thriftstore turned up a pair of lovely vintage butterfly button embroidery kits.  Someday they would be a perfect learning project for the kids-until I needed a project for my last gaming session and … Continue reading

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