Author Archives: Linda S.

About Linda S.

Retired Grandma living in North Central Texas and enjoying being able to spend my time with all my many crafting interests.

Needle Tatting… Free Video Tutorial

Several years ago my oldest son grew quite excited by the art of needle tatting, came to our house and brought a needle and some thread… and the rest is history.. lol  I ran out and bought some thread and … Continue reading

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Whirlwind Move… to another state!

One day.. not too long ago.. my husband walked into the kitchen and said “Let’s move” ..  I said “To where” .. he said.. “to Oklahoma”.. I fainted.. Well, we are now here and have had 2 months to unload, … Continue reading

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Matawindstorm … telling him thank you!

Several years back I posted about a floor inkle loom that my husband and I made in our shop.  I used that wonderful loom for several years and loved every minute of it.  At the time I could not find … Continue reading

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Ipad Cover.. a little quilting pleasure…

I’ve had my Ipad for a couple of years now, but seldom take it anywhere with me since I’m always afraid I will scratch it when I put it in my purse…  Good intentions .. gonna make me a cover..  … Continue reading

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Making Wrapped Cording Baskets…Free Tutorial

I really should stay off YouTube.  But I just couldn’t help myself when I saw the video tutorial for making these adorable baskets.  Just had to do it.  The Crafty Gemini .. otherwise known as Vanessa Vargas Wilson… has a … Continue reading

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Spinning and Dyeing BFL

I love Blue Faced Leicester wool.  It has a long staple, it’s easy to spin and it has a bit of a sheen.  Wonderful against the skin… it’s just one of my favorites. I haven’t done a lot of spinning … Continue reading

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Sweaters for little dogs… June Bowman Style

I know it’s a least 100° out there right now and the knitting has to be something small or I’ll fry.. lol  I found some June Bowman little dog patterns not long ago and bought all 8 of them.  They … Continue reading

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At Last… Free Plans for the Large Loom and more…

Several years ago I made a floor size loom that could either be used as an inkle loom or a card weaving loom.  I found the pattern for that loom online and linked back to it only to find later … Continue reading

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Sunbonnet Sue and Sam

I had a question asking if I have seen  a pattern for an adult “Sunbonnet Sam” to go with Sunbonnet Sue.  I have seen what I think is one at this site… Free Applique Patterns.com .. I’m not sure if … Continue reading

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Recycle/ Reuse and Make a Placemat

We finally found some sheets with pockets deep enough that the fitted sheet would stay on the bed… only took 5 years.  🙂  That left us with several sets of sheets and while most will given to a good cause, … Continue reading

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