Dolly Dearest: The under petticoat and the over petticoat are finished. They. Don't. Fit. The under petticoat really only goes 1/2 around. If it had been tried on before perhaps I would have made 2. the over petticoat doesn't go down over her head. It just leaves her arms stuck above her head. (sigh) You'd… Continue reading Workbasket

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Workbasket Wednesday – Starting A New Craft

Daughters of Genius: Last Friday was April's Quilt Club at Grandma's Attic Sewing Emporium. We are up to block #8.  This month was about Adelaide Anne Procter, a poet.  To just say that she was amazing is a serious understatement. Dickens was her contemporary and a fan of her work. There have been so many… Continue reading Workbasket Wednesday – Starting A New Craft


Workbasket – Baby Steps are still progress

Denim Scarf: 21.5 inches of lacey-lacey goodness I have been working on this scarf, here and there, for multiple years now. Being stubborn and committed to finishing projects (right now) ;-), I add to (and sometimes subtract - let's be real, it is still me) this a little bit nearly every evening. Last night I… Continue reading Workbasket – Baby Steps are still progress

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Workbasket – Getting Back On Track

There was a time that I would go to Grandma's Attic Monthly quilt club meeting, come right home, make the quilt block, do the "extra" project (usually embroidery) and have it all done right away.  I look fondly back on those days.  I have mentioned that this year Grandma's theme is "Daughters of Genius". I… Continue reading Workbasket – Getting Back On Track

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Workbasket – Catching You Up

Previously Tie extenders: These are not sexy, but something like these were requested.  A few months ago Gson#2 asked to have some ties made. Later DIL said that he didn't like to wear them up close to his neck. That he wanted to wear them more like necklaces, dangling away from his neck.  That's how… Continue reading Workbasket – Catching You Up