Monday, November 22, 2010

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I think Dave is really over hating me. A few days ago I asked him to trade places and imagine if I were sick and had had all those close calls. Wouldn't he insist that I stop driving and let him take me anywhere I needed to go? And wouldn't I comply? Yes.
And I also reminded him about how lucky he is that only a broken clavicle and a broken motorcycle was the result.
His local dr. said that God must have a plan for him, and to focus on that. I agreed, and now it all his idea.
So I have to go to knitting and he is home with his car and the keys and this woman is coming to buy the car this morning hopefully. She already had a Mercury Marquis and wants the next smaller version, which is what we have. God is good.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

September Sales

Dusk Til Dawn $500
This one, Cross Series: Citrus is still in WI at the defunct gallery, to be shipped Tuesday.

The one on the right is the only one I sold in Michigan.

This one, Barred Circles is the most expensive and least quilted of all, at $700. It is currently hanging in my studio and used to hang in the Cary house studio.

 The green one sold to a single guy for a gift for his girlfriend.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Blue/navy/black boucle kid mohair. Not the least bit itchy. About 6 feet wide at the top and about 4 feet long from top to point. Knit in Maine!!! while I was teaching there. I loved the yarn but have nothing blue in my wardrobe. $60 plus postage.

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And then there is this purple beauty, with lots of merino and hand dyed yarns, and a few fluffy ones too. Quite large at 8 feet at the top and about 4.5 from top to bottom. $65 plus postage. I accept Paypal. I know they both wrap around the waist.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

They're attached!

I used the beginning and ending threads of the blue ring and pulled them through theedge of the yellow ring and knotted them, which is covered by the rolling action of the ring. The yellow is DK and the blue is fingering or sock weight.
I think worsted weight and bigger needles would make a bigger ring and a bigger impact. What do you think? Or does it lose something by not being chained? With this method, rings are knit separately and can be arranged and attached later. Mega amounts could be done and then they could also be linked with a smaller ring . Endless possibilities. I must also try the crochet version.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

While cooking, make sure to wear appropriate undergarments.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

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Friday, July 2, 2010

So here's the dress I saw that got me started thinking about sewing. That and having lots of yardage which I know will never get made into a bed quilt, and is too fuffy to be fused and used in an artquilt. So what? I should use Kaffe fabric for backs? NO. Unless it happens to be my back.

I couldn't tell if this dress had a collar and then the website
showed it did. Blah. I don't want that collar. Or that icky color. Blah again.
The pockets don't show here, but I MUST HAVE POCKETS.
The red circles are from the website. Their site is just awful and none of these dresses was easy to find. $68 for the one above, and this one, being a tunic is $58. Ha! How about less than $15 homemade?

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

How to add a recipe link
1. Click on the timestamp at the bottom of the recipe post.
2. Copy the url that will appear in the address slot at top of page. For example:

3. Go to Dashboard and click Design. This page will come up.
4. On the sidebar part click on edit on Link List

This box will pop open.
Paste the url in the box New Site URL
Then type in the title of the recipe
Then hit save. It will automatically place it alphabetically on your sidebar.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Canopy...Can o'corn?

We have shade!! Today Dave decided to get an umbrella for our deck table. Maybe this will be a good idea. It already made it cooler on the deck. It might keep it dry too, who knows. Anyway he was against getting one all year and changed his mind. Musta been a good deal.

And then this freebie came in the mail today from Kaffe Fasset and Amy Butler. It is cotton, only 50wt, too fine for machine quilting but I will have to promote it on the blog. It's probably worth about $50. Nice.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

What to do with gradations. This is Anne from VietNam's quilt. I took it off her blog. It's a vertical quilt but I wanted a bigger picture so I turned it sideways. The uneven hems are tricky and not so well executed. So many quilters think that it would look good if they left the edges the way they looked before the quilt was backed and quilted. I think: eh.

Here's another one that uses similar fabrics, also from Anne, who moved back to Austin TX recently.
A Nancy Crow-ite.

Here's another bullseye from Anne. It is huge, which you can see in the picture below

More gradation uses here from her.

Friday, May 21, 2010

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