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December 21, 2016
A Quilter’s Stocking Stuffer Guide from Quilting with Care

 Christmas is FOUR days away!  Have you finished your shopping? What about wrapping? Our shopping is almost finished, but I haven’t even started wrapping anything. I did, however, make it to the post office today to send a few things.  This year has flown by and I kept thinking we had more time. Now, Christmas […]

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December 12, 2016
Two Batches of Hand Cream Made from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The morning was spent cleaning the kitchen – moving everything off the counter tops and cleaning them, scrubbing the floors, halfway scrubbing the cabinets. Have I told you lately how much I dislike painted cabinets? Worse . . painted cabinets with little groves in them . . where gunk and Texas dust accumulates! Then, this […]

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October 10, 2016
My first Etsy sale from Making A Lather

I've been making these cozies for my rug hooking guild. Everyone loves them, as they keep fingers, arms, and other body parts from the sharp points on the frame grippers. I use mine to travel back and forth to meetings, since I am apt to be more casual in carrying it and get pricked. Others. leave their cozy on while hooking so they can rest their arms on it. I hook up on a table and with the frame tilted, so I don't need it then. I use fleece because it is thicker and easier. They could be ...

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October 6, 2016
New Pattern Announcement: Cornish Sunset Crochet Throw from The Stitching Pixie: Quilt Love

I devised this pattern some months ago, but having taught it to a group of lovely ladies at Roseland Mews last weekend, I finally had the impetus to dot the slip stitches and cross the trebles, and get the finished result listed up on ravelry

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Cornish Sunset Crochet Throw 

The colour scheme was mainly dictated by what I had in my stash at the time, but I feel it works well for the sunset theme, with a little pop of colour in the centre of each motif. 

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The pattern is both written and charted, allowing my workshop participants to ...

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July 29, 2016
knitting socks | finished. Week 21 or something. from unsophisticated Jejune


Y A Y !

I finished the socks!

erm…I did actually finish them about two weeks ago, but I was too overwhelmed with new job training and new friend dating ( I found a fellow textiles lover at work! ) to even think about words and typing. But you don’t mind about that, I’m sure! I can fully say that I am living it up like a proper Portlander now and it is just great. I swear I’m going to start yoga soon, then I will be the ultimate Portland resident! Just you wait. I did see a pattern ...

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