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A Few Words About Foundations and Stabilizers
First of all, forgive me if this post ends up looking a blink wonky, but I am trying again to learn to use the Blogsy blogging platform from my IPad....which I use so much now, that I wanted to try blogging from it as well. If you have read my last post you...
First of all, forgive me if this post ends up looking a blink wonky, but I am trying again to learn to use the Blogsy blogging platform from my IPad....which I use so much now, that I wanted to try blogging from it as well. If you have read my last post you may have noted that my current ...
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A Lot Of Catch Up. Photos, Quilting Etc.
La Passacaglia Rosette One A couple of my gentle friends have prodded me for not posting on my blog lately... well, for almost a month. It's not that I do not have anything to post, it's more a matter of I always wonder if people actually read blogs anymore...
A couple of my gentle friends have prodded me for not posting on my blog lately... well, for almost a month. It's not that I do not have anything to post, it's more a matter of I always wonder if people actually read blogs anymore. I do, but it seems that more people respond to my social media ...
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Snippets and Another Catch Up!
"The Smitten Quilt" blocks by Jen Kingwell Here we go again. Another chunk of time has flown by leaving me in the dust wondering how it can be that hummingbirds are returning and it is just about Saint Ptrick's Day. Have you ever felt tht you are standing s...
Here we go again. Another chunk of time has flown by leaving me in the dust wondering how it can be that hummingbirds are returning and it is just about Saint Ptrick's Day. Have you ever felt tht you are standing still in the midst of a whirlwind? That's how I feel about time lately.
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Pincushions
An irrestible face - but I can't bring myself to put pins in it! Never one to resist a cute owl face I just had to make this pincushion pattern! Of course, now that it is made, I cannot bring myslef to stick pins in it! Maybe in the future I will be able to...
Never one to resist a cute owl face I just had to make this pincushion pattern! Of course, now that it is made, I cannot bring myslef to stick pins in it! Maybe in the future I will be able to but for now it is just a cute addition to my sewing table. This pattern is called Edgar Owl and Poe and ...
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Sewing Machines: Which One For You?
Janome MC8900 I have sewed since I was about 8 years old. Back then my sewing was done on my Mother's Singer machine and, at the time, I suppose, the machine was a "top-of-the-line" model. Truth be told, I am not quite sure that the machine wasn't purchased...
I have sewed since I was about 8 years old. Back then my sewing was done on my Mother's Singer machine and, at the time, I suppose, the machine was a "top-of-the-line" model. Truth be told, I am not quite sure that the machine wasn't purchased with me in mind since my Mother did not sew that I ...
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Which Word Is "The Word"?
"Lakedale Swans 2014" As 2014 draws to a close I have been reading about the yearly rituals of choosing "a word" for 2015. The concept has always intrigued me, but which word is "the word"? The one word that will cast it's spell over the year to come? I ten...
As 2014 draws to a close I have been reading about the yearly rituals of choosing "a word" for 2015. The concept has always intrigued me, but which word is "the word"? The one word that will cast it's spell over the year to come? I tend to be a realist as well as a bit of skeptic, ...
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A Few Thoughts on Foundations and Stabilizers
First of all, forgive me if this post ends up looking a blink wonky, but I am trying again to learn to use the Blogger IPad app to see if it will work. I use my IPad so much now, that I wanted to try blogging from it as well. If you have read my last post y...
First of all, forgive me if this post ends up looking a blink wonky, but I am trying again to learn to use the Blogger IPad app to see if it will work. I use my IPad so much now, that I wanted to try blogging from it as well. If you have read my last post you may have noted that my current ...
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"Skill-Sets": My Set In Seams Extravaganza!
I have been working on this for a few weeks...maybe a month.  It's called "Smitten" from Jen Kingwell . I am calling it "Skill-sets" since I wanted to make it as a way to become very comfortable with set-in, or 'y' seams. After making this quilt I no longer...
I have been working on this for a few weeks...maybe a month. It's called "Smitten" from Jen Kingwell. I am calling it "Skill-sets" since I wanted to make it as a way to become very comfortable with set-in, or 'y' seams. After making this quilt I no longer have any reservations about sewing them ...
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Catching Up In Bits and Pieces
I am astounded to see that my last post was written on January 31st. I feel like I am in a space and time continuum. It's as though I am standing still and time moves all around me and yet I remain fixed. Very strange. Very frightening at times! I also seem...
I am astounded to see that my last post was written on January 31st. I feel like I am in a space and time continuum. It's as though I am standing still and time moves all around me and yet I remain fixed. Very strange. Very frightening at times! I also seem to be pulling away from social media a ...
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Circlets Of 2015 : January
One blog that I enjoy visiting is Woman With Wings . Her interests seem to align well with mine and I find a lot of inspriation from her thougts. One of the things that she did last year was to create a series of "Moondalas" . These embroidered circles intr...
One blog that I enjoy visiting is Woman With Wings. Her interests seem to align well with mine and I find a lot of inspriation from her thougts. One of the things that she did last year was to create a series of "Moondalas". These embroidered circles intrigued me. I have always been a fan of ...
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Fiber Arts For A Cause: Leaf Tales One
Leaf Tales One 9" X 12" leaf prints (wisteria and dove-foot geranium), printed and woven cottons, raw silk, beads Virginia Spiegel has been ne of my heroes for quite a few years. Not only do I like her art I admire her fund-raising efforts on behalf of canc...
Virginia Spiegel has been ne of my heroes for quite a few years. Not only do I like her art I admire her fund-raising efforts on behalf of cancer research. To date, she has raised a whopping $240000. for cancer research through the efforts of her group "Fiber Arts For A Cause" (FFAC).
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Light A Candle Against The Dark
YULE PEACE   by Selena Fox Make Peace on Earth, Make Peace Within At the Suns Rebirth & 'Round the Wheel Again. This evening I will light a candle against the dark and I will consider the blessings of the light that will soon follow. Perhaps as a bit of an ...
Perhaps as a bit of an antidote to the rampant commercialism that has become our holiday season, I spent a bit of time this morning reading about the history of Winter Solstice celebrations. This year "holiday" television commercials began with Halloween. Perhaps, before long, advertising will ...
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Mixed Media & Textile artist
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mixed media and textile arts; photographer, book reviewer (arts, crafts, European history 11th to 17th centuries, historical fiction)
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San Juan Island, Wa
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New York City - Honolulu - Chicago - Dallas - Manchester, England
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Textile, Fiber & Mixed Media Artist. Image maker. Seeker. Believer.
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I have been blessed to have had quilts included in various International Quilt shows !
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    Living, 1913 - present
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I've been enjoying using Ampersand panels as my substrate. They are rock solid, take absolutely anything I can throw on it and are available

Musing Crow Designs: Where Did My Photographs Go?!
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A brief change in presentation. Since I have been spending more time with images I've decided to dedicate a blog to them. Much of the new ph

Macro Monday : Daisy's Heart
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I can't explain why I've been drawn , very strongly, back into the world of imagery. When I left photography school - completed on the cusp

Musing Crow Designs: Noro SIlk Garden Shawl
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This is a new shawl and I enjoyed making it from start (about a month ago) to finish. It's another shawl that was made, essentially, fro

Musing Crow Designs: A Tisket A Tasket A Little Blue Typography Basket
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Over on Arts In The Cards Revisioned we're working with the theme of typography. There have been some really unique and wonderful results so

Musing Crow Designs: Repetition: Kat Sloma's Exploring With A Camera
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Kat Sloma offered a photo challenge based on repetitions - and when you look for them they're all around you! The staircase at work has alwa

Musing Crow Designs: Hummingbird Haven
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Although not the best images from a technical point of view I think they give can give you an idea of what sunset is like at our house. On t

Musing Crow Designs: The Agony and The Ecstasy : Dyeing As If The Earth ...
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I've just returned from the the most magical three day workshop with Michele Wipplinger of EarthHues (NOT to be confused with a company

Musing Crow Designs: The Weekend's Muse
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A Super quick little mixed media piece made using Ampersand's StampBord. I'd had these squares of it in my drawer for a long time and just d

Musing Crow Designs: "Thought Sketches" For An Art Quilt
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What have I been doing since that amazing natural dyeing class? Playing of course! It's been difficult to top the joy that Michelle Wipp

Peregrinations: So Much To Tell - How Fast Time Flies
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So Much To Tell - How Fast Time Flies. I had a wonderful bit of vacation time. I spent the bulk it home home - having fun trying some new id

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