Monthly Archives: June 2012

Crafty shopping in Minneapolis

Oh! Minneapolis, how I love you. First stop: Darn It, Anyway in Stillwater.  This is almost exactly how MY yarn store would look if I were inclined to retail. Bought some cotton fleece for a project I’ll share soon: I … Continue reading

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So Close

I am holding up my thumb and index finger; they are centimenters apart.  Because that’s exactly how close I am to finishing up this languishing project. My blog is about my crafty exploits, but as the subtitle suggests, it’s also … Continue reading

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Valentine the Goat

Let me introduce Valentine, the goat.  Named so because she was born on Valentine’s Day a few years ago. She’s not my goat. But I rather like her.  She belongs to a friend who is on a mini vacation, so … Continue reading

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Embroidery at the beach

I knit almost everywhere.  So why do I only feel self conscious knitting or sewing at the beach? Why do I care that people will perceive me as wierd when I do embroidery at the beach but not during ballet … Continue reading

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My First Quilt

Heading into the archives today… This is my first “official” quilt.  Technically the first one was a 9-square patchwork concoction of blue flannels, oxford cloth, and a few cowboy prints thrown in (alert: cowboy prints will be part of an upcoming … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement: Cashmere

Image from Google  I spent part of my morning editing a friend’s manuscript of his experience trying to help the Mongolian Cashmere goat herders establish better breeding programs to create better quality fleece, which would then increase the herders’ incomes and wealth. … Continue reading

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Brave

Spent the day dabbling at projects here and there with no real progress.  Wait, I did finally get my lettuce bed in: kale, spinach, romaine, and beets.  I also put in the perennials for a tiny butterfly garden. Sewing? Just … Continue reading

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