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Workbasket – No idle hands here…

Christmas isn't over until the last Christmas project has been completed.  Some years ago, I asked my boss and friend BP to teach me to knit so I could make a sweater for my bf as a Christmas gift.  After 2 wash clothes and 1 simple lace shawl, I printed out several sweater patterns and… Continue reading Workbasket – No idle hands here…

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HSM January 2019 – Update #1

The Dolly Dearest knitting pattern had been translated by Franklin Habit and posted on the knitty.com site.  But what wasn't there was the type of wool and size of needles suggested by the original pattern.  I went to my book shelf and skimmed through the reprinted volumes that I had, until I found the pattern.… Continue reading HSM January 2019 – Update #1

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January HSM Challenge – Dressed to the Nines

January: Dressed to the Nines: make something fancy so you’ll be ‘dressed to the nines’ – whether its the full outfit, or a little accessory. Or look at the challenge in a different way, and make something from a year ending in 9 (find a portrait or fashion plate or mention to support the date), or… Continue reading January HSM Challenge – Dressed to the Nines

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2019 Historical Sew Monthly Challenges announced!!!

2019 Historical Sew Monthly Squeee!!!  I am excited.  Last year was a bummer year.  I got exactly NONE  of the challenges done, in spite of my initial planning to do so many.  This year I am GOING to do some (with the intent of doing all)! Here they are: January:  Dressed to the Nines: make… Continue reading 2019 Historical Sew Monthly Challenges announced!!!