Monthly Archives: December 2010

Deserted Island Knitting

I started this pi shawl 2 years ago when my family when to Disney world via the Auto train. Then when we got home from Disney this project went to the back of the closet and never saw the light … Continue reading

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2 monkeys in the middle finished and starting something new

This was the first quilt where I was totally happy with the binding.  I used a Bernina #10 to stitch in the ditch after attaching the binding to the front.  The #10 foot made stitching in the ditch a breeze. … Continue reading

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two monkeys in the middle

I finished piecing my sister’s birthday/Christmas present.  (Oops, just realized I forgot to call her on her birthday a few days ago). I’m happy with the end result.  I did learn a lot from the making of this quilt top … Continue reading

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Sewing, sewing sewing

I’m trying to get my sister’s sock monkey lap quilt done. I’m not following a pattern, but improvising the design as I go. So far I have all the blocks done. I like that block a lot. Here is another … Continue reading

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Finished Christmas presents

Every year I swing between my resolution never to craft anything for anybody for Christmas and the desire to show my love and appreciation with a handcrafted item.  My mom once said to me, “my sisters, and your sister-in-law got … Continue reading

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Noro is organic

I always tell the parents of my violin and viola students that buying a new violin or viola is very different from buying a new car even a new flute or trumpet.  I try to educate them that you can’t … Continue reading

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