Category Archives: Sewing & Quilting

Taking it slow

Confession: my hand sewing skills suck. Truly. I can do a lot of things, but a sewing needle in my hand is as graceful as an elk on roller skates. Embroidery has always been beyond me, and my attempts at … Continue reading

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In the nick of time

Squeaking in under the wire, I just finished a Christmas stocking for our granddaughter. I’ve made quite a few stockings in my time, but they are usually knit — this time I was taken by a sequined kit and my … Continue reading

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Sock sack

While I figure out what to do about the Wingspan, I took a knitting break and sewed myself a little two-a-time sock sack with spare fat quarters. It’s a pattern I had in my Craftsy account; it has three sizes … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different

I am sewing, by hand. With embroidery and sequins and beads and felt. There are a hundred pinpricks on my fingers, and it’s slow going; but I’m having a good time. 

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I started a quilt! I ironed a ton of fabric, and then cut out a bazillion diamonds and miles of sashing strips.  Next, I sewed the diamonds to the strips, making long flags. Or kite tails.  Then I cut them … Continue reading

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Falling hard

I had to get out of the office for a few minutes today, so I walked up the hill and stumbled into Under Cover Quilts. The store is an explosion of color; brilliant bundles of fat quarters, stacks of vibrant … Continue reading

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Day off sewing

Three day weekend! Woop! I got to spend a couple hours sewing today, and made myself a knit dress. This is a  kit I bought on

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