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SunMoonStars Day 4

Yesterday I harvested half the Indigo. I grew Japanese Indigo from seed. The deer have nibbled it all summer long, but it just bushed back and really it was enough for a fresh leaf vat. Or 2. I've no intention...

SunMoonStars Day 3

Today it is raining. Not a lot. Not Enough really. But enough to delay the scheduled firewood delivery. Monday then. No stacking today. But more water for dyeing. Lights on. it's dark today and the overhead light is my Sun...

TFA PureWash Fingering - Etsy Update on Monday

PureWash Fingering in Sunday, Sprout, Lotus, Cosmic Night & Graphite. Big announcement you guys! There will be an Etsy Update on Monday at 12pm (noon) EST featuring a brand new base: introducing TFA PureWash Fingering! If you haven't yet heard about our PureWash Base you can read all about it here. Show More Summary

Sun Moon Stars 2

Gathering Ideas Gathering always seems to be the first step for a journey. Be prepared. Gather what we need. Gather self. I took a look at what was gathered last time. In terms of visuals. A handful of old sketches....

Summer Highlights

Well, summer has gone and autumn is in full swing.  Autumn is my favorite time of the year! Here are some of the highlights from summer.  It looks like I did more knitting than sewing, mainly because it is very mobile. We visited the Grand Canyon, and many of Utah’s state parks along the way, […]

Sun Moon Stars Again

A New Beginning. On May 1, 2011 I began the second Mini Whispering Series. Sun Moon Stars. (The first was Whispering Hearts). And I started like this. alternative audio link if you see no player About the Whispering Series. I...

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An extra toothbrush doesn’t solve it

I got home from Calgary last night and I’m leaving for Maine tomorrow, and I had forgotten, in the few months I had off from work travel, how much I dislike these fast turnarounds.  It always makes me wish that … Continue reading ?

Windows 33

I've been saving these for something, for...ever maybe. When does time become forever? I've a busy day today. Post office and other stuff. Away from here.

Fly Away Home – Month 1

The first month of the Fly Away Home BOM is underway.  My quilty friends, Richla and Ellen, are hosting it.  Richla is a longarm quilter and she has quilted some of my quilts. Ellen is the creator of the Grip & Stitch free-motion quilting disks.  Last spring they asked me to design an exclusive mystery […]

Carry On

Still at it. Media Upgrade in place. Very confused but still trying. I, an old dog, find new tricks are possible. Don't believe everything they tell you. audio link if you see no player... I want to be able to...

Sam's R&R Hoodie in Fig

Pattern: R&R Hoodie by Tanis Lavallee (me!) Yarn: TFA PureWash Worsted in Fig. Ravelry project page here. For me, one of the most rewarding parts of hiring an employee has been having someone around, full time, who's job it is to act enthusiastic and excited about my yarn and patterns! Ha! I kid, but not really. Show More Summary

Holding Patterns

The Dogwood turns first. Sometimes as early as mid August, leave are on the ground. With the summer's dryness I expected that. They held on. Maybe the roots reach further. Deeper. Finding some invisible flow. The rain always brings forth...

Technique of the Week – Season 2 – Week 9 – Wavy Squares Template

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Earlier this year I was passing my friend Gina Reddin’s booth at Quilt Market (which is the show for the industry professionals to show off new products) and I was awestruck by her beautiful quilts and patterns in her booth.  And that’s when she handed me the set of her Wavy Squares templates to try....

Turning

We went to Brooklyn yesterday. To pick up scrap wood for burning. To see The Boy. A man really. Before we left I noticed the dust on the old wheel. It sits atop of the old dusty loom. And I...

Mood Board Monday - Trellis

TFA Chunky in Trellis, scallop shells, tulips, coloured bark, painted rocks, hair. On Saturday I knit an adorable little toddler hat out of our Trellis colour way (I believe it was the June Club colour way. Maybe May?) Knit in Chunky yarn it basically knit itself and turned out super cute. Show More Summary

Just In Between

A Loose Page. Note to self: Loose pages could be inserted between bound pages. Like adding hours to a day. Keepers of the in between. I want to be Un-Bound. A Loose Page is a note to self. 9182016-22 Digital...

Considering words and rhythm...

Some days are darker days. Some days are darker days. Some days are darker days. Some days are darker days. Some days are darker days. Some days are darker days. Some days are darker days. Some days are darker days....

The Magic Circle

A personal symbol. From the beginning. And now here. I am using a Double Running Stitch, (just added a page for that over at Feel Free. which when done in black and white, I call the Magic Stitch. video link...

the combination...

Oh ya. Yarn + a little baked somethin' = FUN! I am loving the construction of the Pop Life Cardigan. And that yummy cake up there? Its absolutely the easiest, quickest little cake. I usually make it with strawberries, but we have had an abundance of pears from our CSA, so pears it was. Show More Summary

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