Category Archives: Personal

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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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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Disappearing Nine Patch Update

It’s coming along… I need to take another photo.  I have added wide sashing around the quilt top and may add one more.  Then it’s ready to see if I REALLY want to try to quilt it on my sewing … 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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Yarn from Alaska..

Son and daughter in law vacationed in Alaska this summer and while there sent me some lovely alpaca yarn.  I worried it around a bit and finally decided to make him a hat for this winter.   I’ve found that … Continue reading

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