"Unnatural dyes. Though my weaving teacher had a whole wall of cochineal dyed skeins as she repaired old rugs for the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles. She made me do natural dyeing from the plants in my yard..all of which faded back to…"
"A 32 year old UFO! I used to hand spin and dye for knitting and was trying to learn Navajo Weaving when we moved and the loom was never set up again. The uneven yarn looks better in the rug. Finally tied it all off and it lines the yarn…"
"Very nice yarn, Riana.
Tried to crochet last night and this morning. Realize I haven't done it since a Carpel Tunnel siege following a binge of doll clothes. May have to turn in the shawl as my competition, even though it is…"
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Retired Librarian, grandmother of 4, living the good life on 5 acres in the mountains, with original husband-Paul and multiple pets(all rescued at advanced ages). Currently making several quilts yearly for local causes, and working on an endless Community tapestry project celebrating the unique place we live.
Hello again, Mary. We have moved from our beautiful mountains down to Santa Cruz County to be closer to family. John has had a rough year health wise, but still managed to build a stable for the granddaughters to have critters. In case you ever get over your snail mail phobia, I would love to hear from you. My son has insisted that I learn to text, but I am old-school. That is no way to communicate. New address is 530 Light Springs Road, Aptos, CA 95003. Just in case. Big garden, tiny house. Nothing but hand sewing for now. Love the new picture of you and Paul. So happy... Cecily
I made my Shepard a sweater coat from a mans wool sweater. I cut sleeves off made a band for across the vest with two tabs the attach to the under belly with Velcro It’s not the prettiest but it keeps her warm and it’s very soft morino wool.
Hi Mary, I'm new to the site. Was reading one of comments and you mentioned a friend was going to do your 365....what is a 365? I just moved to central PA and only 1 tiny quilt shop. I'm spoiled from living in Houston TX most of my adult life, then near Charlotte NC for about 10yrs. Both had great quilt shops. Houston's International Shows were mind blowing and made me feel so inferior that I didn't make a thing for years. Finally accepted we all can do great things, just in different ways. Now, I also enjoy designing. Don't have any quilting friends here yet, but once I join guild that should change. Hope to get an expert Amish lady to teach me hand quilting. Since you have so many friends in here, do you know if anyone ever does a 10 inch sq exchange or even a fat qtr or half yard? Thanks
A wise computer person told me to just remove the Q on my keyboard, blow on it and on the board to clean it and look, I now have a working Q. I had long since forgotten my password and had to reset it. I can now find you again on this site. I will have to play around again with it, I am sure, to find the newer things. This will help till the other issue is resolved. Doubt your quilting friends will want to see my coloring projects.