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Corseted ladies Can Dance!

These corseted ladies seem to move just fine...

knitting · Sewing

Workbasket Wednesday – Back to the Usual Programing… Mostly

I I continue to work on the Harry Potter blanket, a Christmas gift for DIL.  I work on it in the evenings while watching TV. I take it with me to work on during break times and lunch. This works really well to get in some progress.  Unless I forget to bring the extra yarn. … Continue reading Workbasket Wednesday – Back to the Usual Programing… Mostly

Sewing

Mending Monday

While folding laundry I noticed that the finished edge of a sleeve was coming undone (if there isn't actually a cuff, is it still called a cuff? Or is it a sleeve hem?). Not having a machine that sews a "stretchy stitch", I carefully sewed the hemmed cuff edge while slightly stretching the fabric. The… Continue reading Mending Monday

knitting · Pets · Sewing

Christmas 2020

Like all the Christmases past, I was WAY too optimistic. I did start early, way back in October. I knew that the blanket was an ambitious project. I also know my propensity for frogging my projects, multiple times, before achieving success. Knitting wasn't my only plans for this Christmas. There was also sewing, baking, candy… Continue reading Christmas 2020