Regrouping

Yesterday I had a long talk with my letsberealhere advisor. Her name is Amy King and if you ever need somebody to bring you to your senses she's probably your girl. She doesn't tell me what exactly to do but when I am making unrealistic goals and deadlines for myself...

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Winter Wardrobe Plans

That photo is from Pinterest. I've had it pinned for a little while. It links to this blog post. I love that suit a lot and the blog post tells how to make the suit all by yourself without a pattern. Honestly, at this point I think I could do the skirt but I'm not...

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My Sewing

In June, right after school was out, Maggie and Ryan and I went to Utah. The kids were going to a music camp where Maggie studied opera and Ryan was working on saxophone - although Ryan has decided to add Clarinet to the instruments he plays because he now loves...

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Free Knitting Books

Yes, Free. I want these to go to a home where people will appreciate them. The only cost to you is the cost of shipping and if I have t buy a box or something to put them in. People in Canada, the shipping might be prohibitive but if you live in the continental US...

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Cleaning and Straightening

Currently I have a tiny break from looming deadlines and for the past 4 weeks since I've been back from PlyAway (which was a lot of fun) I've been getting a whole lot of nothing done. Remember not very long ago when I did that blog post about how I'm having a hard...

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Come and Play with Me at Rhinebeck

We're about 6 months out from the upcoming Rhinebeck Retreat and there is still space. Have you looked over the description? Do you have any questions? Let me answer a few of the questions I've gotten. What are the benefits of coming to this retreat?1. Home made...

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The Cost of Fleece

It's fleece buying season again - some people think of it as shearing season. I have been buying a lot of fleeces every year for the last 10 years. I used them to sell when I owned a spinning store and I use them now for class materials. For the shop I generally had...

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Broken Spindles

I don't talk much about spinning with drop spindles around here. I do it. I like to do it. Maybe it's something you guys would like to hear more about? But this morning I was thinking about my spindles. I have recently broken two of my favorites and I'm super sad. I...

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Loose Ends

This morning I hemmed some of the kitchen towels that I finished weaving in March. There was that little contest too and so I packaged 2 towels and got them ready to ship out today. With a little extra gift. Yesterday I photographed and posted all of my give away...

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