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Striped Pajamas

Striped Pajamas

The excuse for last week’s non post, as excuses go, merits little explanation.  For my birthday last weekend, among all the many kindnesses, someone gave me a cold.  On we go… Striped Pajamas.  It’s not about the children’s song I learned from Captain Kangaroo about...

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The Calico Dog, My Rebellious Entry into Sewing

The Calico Dog, My Rebellious Entry into Sewing

Sixth grade.  I found the pattern in Mom’s woman’s magazine. I don’t now where I got the fabric; it wasn’t really calico, but definitely not gingham.  So, though the poem talks of a gingham dog and calico cat, I made a calico dog. Rebellious start to finish!  The...

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Marie Kondo, Filing, Letting Go, and Dust Bunnies

I love Marie Kondo. However… I have never seen her try to tidy an artist’s studio.  My entire home is a studio.  This week, overwhelmed with file boxes, crates and stacks of papers that trip up the simplest of movements and bruise shins, I bought two (more) file...

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I MADE IT MYSELF…ESPECIALLY FOR YOU

I MADE IT MYSELF…ESPECIALLY FOR YOU

Consider it a double blessing when you make a gift with your own hands. The act of making for a particular person is a gift to the maker as well as the recipient.  The outcome or “product” is one of a kind, unique, thoughtful, and rare. The connection between you and...

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WRITING 2020

WRITING 2020

2020 Week 1  January 5 WRITING… “So, writing.  What a bitch.  I suppose being any kind of artist is hard at times, most times…”                                                                            ___Anne Lamott, Almost Everything, Chapter 6 I hate to write, but...

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Day Twenty-Five – Puppy Meditation Wake Up!

Day Twenty-Five – Puppy Meditation Wake Up!

My DogDaysOfSummer challenge is one quarter accomplished and the ship is still set at full steam ahead.  The DDOS are indeed getting warmer, a lunar eclipse is in process this week causing all kinds of interesting situations, and I am happy to have made 25 dog (and...

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Eight new pre-approved fabric prints added. Waiting approval to start sewing! Red fabric is Bella Solids Scarlet from #fatquartershop in Austin. Thank you Kimberly! ...

First design mock up with edits! Awaiting new fabrics. Creation is hard work for a five year old? Big decisions! So impressed with his participation. Yay Mom!!! ...

Obviously cannot follow directions! Pattern was just not enough! Happy 5th birthday Hazel, my little mermaid. This will be in the mail tomorrow so you can cook with your Dad. ...

Finished the pocket today. Hooray! ...

Gato insists on helping prepare T-shirts for a quilt. He’s holding down the scraps. ...

Week 8 #coloricombo #coloricombo2022 #estemacleodclass ...

Week 6 #coloricombo #coloricombo2022 #estemacleodclass #catching up #hearts ...

Week 5 #coloricombo #coloricombo2022 #estemacleodclass #stillbehind ...

Week 4 #coloricombo #coloricombo2022 #estemacleodclass #sobehind ...

Anniversary quilt. ...

First quilt of 2022. Yeehaw! ...

Week 4 #coloricombo #estemacleodclass ...

Might be lettuce??? Week 2
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