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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Cutting My Way Through

I began this morning with a blog post about my trip to PlyAway last week and I was having a bit of trouble finding things to write that seemed interesting. It was an interesting week and I learned some things and they aren't the things you might imagine so I'll just...

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