Category Archives: Hand-stitching

Badges, baby!

This may explain more of my psychology than I should share, but I love badges. Love them! I’m a total sucker for badge programs, which explains why I joined Mary Jane’s Farm girl Sisterhood and her plethora of badges for the things … Continue reading

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A Couple Scrap Quilts

I recently finished up the binding on a couple quilts almost entirely scrappy in nature. The first is a log cabin using widths of cut up jeans and khakis – all worn at one time to my family.  The red in … Continue reading

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Tidying Up

“Use it up!” — That’s been my mantra on many, many things lately. Whether it be the bags of oat bran that are clogging my freezer (from an impetuous 50-lb purchase several years ago–don’t ask…) or the shampoo that no one … Continue reading

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The State of Affairs

This winter has been frustrating. Frustrating because it’s so cold (-20 today) and the warmth of the woodstove beckons me like a lotus-flower of the ancient Greeks. I have not been to Yoga or Pilates in weeks; I have, however, … Continue reading

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Simple Skyp Socks

A few weeks ago, I did a quick post about starting the Skyp socks.  I finished them a few days ago. The pattern is Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku, and it’s a free pattern on Ravelry.  It’s fabulously easy … Continue reading

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The BFF Ornament

My 9-year-old came home last week and announced that her best friend declared they would be secret Santas…with each other.  “I know, I know, we’re not supposed to know who our secret Santa is, but Miranda said we’ll just skip … Continue reading

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Sister Socks

I’ve been knitting socks lately. Mostly because socks knitting is so portable, thus making it easy to get in a few rows while waiting at the _______________ (fill in the blank – dentist’s office, school, ballet studio, etc.) When a … Continue reading

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