Category Archives: Crafts

(Stash)BUSTED! – A Keeper!

Today features my first Keeper book: Material Obsession: Modern Quilts with Traditional Roots by Sarah Fielke I love books with pretty pictures. I think nearly all quilters are suckers for a pretty book, due to our visual nature. This one … Continue reading

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(Stash)BUSTED – Knowing what you have

I decided to start on my book- and stash-busting project by tidying up and getting a handle on what fabric I owned. This may take a while. I shall consider it an ongoing project. This is what over 100 yards … Continue reading

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(Stash)BUSTED!

I’m back, after a long, long sabbatical from blogging, to start a new project. As a quilter and an artist, I tend to collect (hoard) things. Most notably, I have an affinity for books. My fabric stash is at StABLE … Continue reading

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The French-Canadian Fur-Trapper Wizard Coat

This is my first attempt at creating a coat out of felted, reconstructed wool sweaters.  It was also one of my first serger creations.  Who but me would go from scarves directly to the challenge of a giant, sweater coat? … Continue reading

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The Sweetheart Sweater

Remember the post about laundry on the line in winter?  This is the sweater I reconstructed for my sweetheart as a Valentine’s Day gift using recycled wool sweaters.  He’s been gifting me wool sweaters whenever he finds them.  He’d given … Continue reading

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Thread Love

Today I’m showing some love for the incredible artist, Christophe Thockler, who created the beautiful stop-motion animation video for the Black Books song, “Favorite Place”. The video, which features hundreds of spools of thread, hundreds of needles and pins, and … Continue reading

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How to Kick The Big Stink Out…

…Hang laundry on the line in a February blizzard. Really there is a purpose to clothes on the line in February: I’m on a mission to remove The Big Stink. (If you want to skip the back-story and find out … Continue reading

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Lucky Me!

Back in the day, when it was cool to be on AOL, my handle was OLuckyMe. I no longer have the handle, but I am, indeed, very lucky. Don’t worry; this is not one of those long, gratuitous gratitude posts. … Continue reading

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Happy Feet – Batting edition

If you’ve made even one quilt, you have narrow strips of batting. Sometimes they’re just shy of the size you need for a wall hanging, purse, or anything else. WHAT TO DO? You can join these pieces of batting together … Continue reading

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Happy Feet – Quilt Binding Edition

The Problem I hate binding quilts. It’s the one thing about quilting that feels like drudgery to me. It takes a long time to do it the traditional way, and it is difficult to get great results if you do … Continue reading

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