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Workbasket – update

I have been busy, I promise.  Let's take a look at current and recent projects: both balls of yarn fit perfectly into a quart sized ziptop bag. The nice thing about putting them into a bag is that they stay straight (as opposed to rolling about getting tangled with each other) as I knit directly… Continue reading Workbasket – update

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The Historical Sew Monthly 2020 Challenges

This year has a theme of sustainability.  Thus hitting two of my buttons! 😀 Below are this year's challenges.  If you want to know more about it or want to join along in the fun, here is the link. This year is a little different than in the past.  Although the challenges are "assigned" a… Continue reading The Historical Sew Monthly 2020 Challenges

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Historical Sew Monthly 2020!!

Last year was a bust for me getting any of the challenges done.  This year the challenges have a theme of sustainability.  Kinda my jam lately... I don't see that The Dreamstress has posted them on her site yet.  Here is a link to the blogLoose Threads: Yet Another Costuming Blog with the challenges for… Continue reading Historical Sew Monthly 2020!!

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Workbasket – Have Achieved Cacti

  The first part being the piecing of the background, I have completed the second part of appliqueing the wool felt cacti to the background. The next step being the embroidery of the details on each plant.  There aren't any REAL instructions on the exact details.  Only how to create the specific stitches and the… Continue reading Workbasket – Have Achieved Cacti

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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…