Category Archives: handmade

Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt

It must have been a year ago that I ordered 10″ Layer Cake packs from Craftsy and then sat and looked at them for a long… long… time trying to decide what I wanted to do with them.  So I … Continue reading

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It’s New Year’s Eve…

It’s New Year’s Eve… It almost makes me sad that another year has flown by as if it were rushing to catch a train.  I remember sitting in Sunday School Class in the 7th grade and someone was talking about … Continue reading

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Catching up… The Blue Quilt

It has been so long since I’ve blogged consistently that I find many things I’ve started blogging about and then never followed up… One of those things is my Big Blue Quilt.  I finished the quilt top and then it … Continue reading

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Mystery Wool… Kool Aid Dyed

Finally beginning to feel more like myself after surgery on the 2nd.  Yippee!   Had some mystery wool lying in my closet that I finally got out my spinning wheel and made short work of…  but then had surgery so the … Continue reading

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Naalbinding… again

I have some friends who would like to learn to naalbind.  As a result I decided I’d better re-learn the basics…lol  When my young granddaughter in law was here I found that I couldn’t remember how to start.. 😦   ughhh … Continue reading

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Knitted Edges… Who Knew? and Free Knit Patterns

Wandering through Pinterest this morning since I woke up.. got up.. at 4am.. ughhh  Anyway, I came across the most exquisite way to edge knitting!  I’ve always done that thing that everyone teaches us to do… slip the first stitch … Continue reading

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Over-the-arm-of-the-chair Sewing Organizer

No, I haven’t given up on the table runner.. 🙂 .. still doing some hand quilting on it.   But…  this is a gift that I was going to send for Christmas that just didn’t make the cut of things … Continue reading

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Love and Money Lap Looms…

I ordered these looms last spring and used them a bit since then.  They are lovely to keep your hands busy in the evening watching television… or any other time you have a few minutes.  Last night I decided to … Continue reading

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Rigid Heddle Weaving… How to video for waffle weave

I enjoy my rigid heddle loom.  I must say that the first time I used yarn that I had spun and found that weaving with it produced wonderful fabric… I was hooked.  When I saw this video, I knew I … Continue reading

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Sewing Organizer… Free You Tube tutorial

I’ve been on a sewing kick recently and have been trying a few different kinds of sewing organizers.  This one is very nice for keeping everything contained in a small area.  It’s sewn with many pockets and then 1/2 is … Continue reading

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