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May 16, 2020
More Thimbles from Thread Head

I finished the thimbles leader/ender project-


This was the last of the thimbles I cut years ago, and I made about 4 or 5 projects with. This one is 14"x26".


I put a couple of borders on this one for a change (all the others I just added binding).


Since I needed a new leader/ender project (and didn't want to go out and buy a new die) I cut more thimbles with different fabrics (for a change). The plan for these is to make a 'larger' (than table runner) quilt - I am sure that this will ...

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April 17, 2020
Keeping Busy from Thread Head

I probably should be cleaning my house, but instead I am spending time making things.


These are the Stay at Home Sampler blocks from Temecula Quilt Co on Instagram, 14 - 3" blocks so far.


I made a stitchery block from Marg Low Designs - it is one of the blocks from the Love and Hugs from Australia quilt along on Facebook. I always wanted to try out a little stitched block, and this was lot of fun. I enlarged the pattern to make an 8" block and turned it into a little wallhanging. It is 10"x12".


I spun up a ...

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March 22, 2020
Problem solving from The Quilt Rat

A while back, I showed you an Indian Book Charkha that was given to me. At the time, I did not realize I was missing some essential bits.  I did play with it, learned how to use it, but then put it away as I could not actually create much with it. 


here is where the problem lies. I could spin, but I kept running into issues with the yarn working its way up the spindle shaft and eventually getting caught up in the mechanism which just chewed up the yarn I had spun.


Why? well because there is supposed ...

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Long overdue from The Quilt Rat

Whoa!....... I have not posted here in nearly a year...how the heck did that happen?!!

It is not that I haven't been creating, I suppose it is just that I have not spent as much time documenting my process as I used to.  But I do have some photos to share that will give you an idea of what has consuming my creative time these days.
In my last few posts I talked about my journey into spinning.....at that point I was using spindles to spin yarn but that all changed last summer when I had the ...

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March 11, 2020
to do from Making A Lather

My hubby had surgery yesterday on his back. The surgery went well, but, he has had a few issues with his blood pressure and has made pain medications wonky.

His surgery was about 6 hours.
I had a waiting room all to myself.


I spent my time tracing bunnies for an Easter quilt.


I started to knit a scarf using yarn I spun myself.




Last week's to do:
1. bind sand castles - done
2. put Linda's quilt on the longarm - done
3. blog one monthly goal - done
4. make materials list for March workshop - done

next week's ...

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January 1, 2020
New Year's Eve Spinning from Thread Head

For the past few years I have participated in a New Year's Eve Spin-In on Ravelry (in the Spinners' Study Group).
This year I cleaned and combed part of a raw fleece to spin. This was a section of the fleece that was very coarse, with a long staple length (about 4-5 inches).


I dyed the fibre,


then drum carded it to blend the colours.


I spun the second bobbin of singles and then plied the yarn on New Year's Eve. I ended up with 130g/273m of 2-ply yarn, about a Dk weight. I spun this yarn ...

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