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2020 Review

This year has been so much more than our makes. So many challenges to so many people, all over the world. At the risk of sounding shallow and self centered, I'd like to go over my accomplishments from this year: Mending: Abused Shopping bag, andReplaced buttons on G.son's sweaterMy & Pixie's blanketCo-worker's coat seamHemmed jeans… Continue reading 2020 Review

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Workbasket – Deep in the thick of Christmas Crafting

So many projects and a hard deadline. I'm pretty sure that I am not the only one that has knitting plans larger than my time frame. Then there are the things that come up, or I think I can quickly fit in... While talking with my son, he mentioned that the stockings I had knit,… Continue reading Workbasket – Deep in the thick of Christmas Crafting

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Workbasket

Several years ago, I made Christmas stockings for my Son's family, My brother's family and my sister's grandchildren, Eleven Total. This year my sister asked me to make stockings for her 3 additional grandchildren. Apparently I hadn't saved the pattern. I borrowed back one of the stockings that I had previously made I found a… Continue reading Workbasket

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Why not use Attachments?

In the world of historical sewing, of which I have only dipped a toe, there are many that use original techniques of the era that they are making or recreating. Something that I have always wondered: why aren't the attachments used that were available during the same time period as the garment being made? During… Continue reading Why not use Attachments?

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Workbasket – Christmas Crafting Season has begun

Last time I updated you on this embroidery it looked like the pic on the left. I have only gotten as far as the pic on the right. It has, again, been set aside in favor of gifts with a timeline (Christmas). Adipose baby completed in one lunchtime Classic K-9 started The project of the… Continue reading Workbasket – Christmas Crafting Season has begun