Category Archives: Sewing & Quilting

I make rainbows

Apparently I am drawn to the graduated color way of the humble rainbow, for I seem to collect and sort my crafting supplies into this happy arrangement. Yarn, obviously. Sewing thread as well. Even my fabric scraps are separated, dark … Continue reading

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Jump start

I don’t know what’s going on in the universe, but somehow I’m actually getting gifts made and stashed away for Christmas. Crazy, I know. Here’s a pair of fingerless mitts, knit with my own handspun: Here are a couple of … Continue reading

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Quilting progress

Today I got the borders sewn onto the center I pieced¬†two weeks ago, pieced the backing, and got the binding strip done. That is a good place to stop for the night, because the next step is to sandwich the … Continue reading

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Sunday sewing

In amongst¬†a birthday breakfast, a run, helping the Mr. install a new fan in the bathroom, making dinner, and book club — I pieced a quilt top. Well, not the entire top; it needs borders still, but the center panel … Continue reading

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Back behind the wheel

We had a wonderful Christmas, full of family and friends and food. I took a few days off work this year, which I am thoroughly enjoying. I’ve been knitting and spinning, making soap and shopping, watching movies and ignoring the … Continue reading

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Getting squared away

With the urgent knitting done, I decided to spend a couple of hours working on a quilt. This is a quilt-as-you-go, with flannel squares that I bought ages and ages ago. I’ve got all the squares quilted, a pattern figured … Continue reading

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Productive yet restful

It was a looooong week, folks. This weekend couldn’t get here fast enough, and while I still had chores to do, I also spent time sewing, baking cookies, and knitting – all guaranteed to reduce stress. My brain feels much … Continue reading

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Feeling square

I dug out a stack of flannel squares that have been marinating in the stash for, oh, ten or fifteen years and started quilting them. I’m doing quilt-as-you-go, because I just have a regular machine and it’s no fun cramming … Continue reading

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At long last

My mother taught me to sew and crochet when I was a child. She went through numerous hobbies over the years, passing through latch-hook rugs, macrame, paper mache, crewelwork, cross-stitch, and others. Sewing and crochet were the ones she stuck … Continue reading

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Long overdue

Thank goodness nobody hands out overdue fines for projects that don’t get completed in a timely manner. One of the gifts I eluded to in my last post was a quilt for my middle son, which I began sewing for … Continue reading

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