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Ellen Norman
Max and I want to let you know that we enjoy all crafts. Knitting was my first passion and sprinkle every other craft except tatting. I have since mastered the beginnings of tatting. I just love it. I hope you love my site!
Max and I want to let you know that we enjoy all crafts. Knitting was my first passion and sprinkle every other craft except tatting. I have since mastered the beginnings of tatting. I just love it. I hope you love my site!
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Knitting a Tam, Add a Snow Moon and Max
Hello everyone! Nice warm day here today.  Not doing too much today either.   Football season is done (we didn't win this time, LOL) and it's a walk-around-day! Last night we were watching the "snow moon" which was pretty impressive! This is all we saw for ...

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It's Finally Done!
Hello everyone! Well, I finally got the tam done.   I did make a second mistake and I had to rip the second time, but it's done.   So in 3 days I can knit one tam.  Not too bad, huh? This tam is much smaller than the previous one I knit.  But the number of ...

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A Short Break
Hello all :) Well, here's my mess.   While pulling a bunch of rows out I found some missed stitches that had laddered down. (Yikes)  It took me a while to pull and now, hopefully, I'll be able to start again with the double decreases. I think that this is g...

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It's Froggie Time
Hello! Don't even bother!  LOL I got this small assortment of thimbles yesterday.  Don't waste your money. I thought I'd try again with the thimble pads, can't use them.  One set as you can see has the little sticky things that are put into a stainless stee...

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The Beginning of Christmas Presents!
Hello there! Okay, this morning I worked a little on the tam.   I'm using Palette (fingering wool) by Knitpicks colors Suede and Garnet Heather.   Size 0 needles for the ribbing and a 2 for the body, circulars 16" and double pointed 2's.   I'm having issues...

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Let's Dress Barbie!
Hi all ! A long time ago I designed some Barbie clothes to sell.  These are all my original designs.   I didn't think that I had saved these pxs. But I did save all my patterns and thought I'd give it a go again sometime.  My grand baby has quite a collecti...

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Holiday table topper
Hello all! I made a little progress this week.  It's very slow going LOL. Remember that I couldn't use a hoop and a thimble?  Well, with some practice I managed to keep working in the hoop.  However, I still can't handle the thimble and tried those finger s...

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"Holiday" whole cloth quilt
Hi everyone! Slowly working on my table topper.   I'm using the stamped whole cloth quilt "Holiday" by Holice Turnbow.  Thread used is Sulky size 12, color 713-1169 and batting from Hobbs Tuscany Collection 100% wool. I am not that good at quilting, yet LOL...

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Wholecloth update
Hi to all! Okay I had to make a decision as to what size thread I wanted to use. I'm not the greatest quilter, but I did decide to use the red size 12.  It takes me a while to quilt.  I'm trying to keep all my stitches even.  HA! Happy quilting!

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Wholecloth quilt
Hello! Okay so onto another adventure. This is a design that I traced from a stencil.  Practice, practice, practice. Changing colors, thread weight and needle, etc. etc. Okay here we go!  This is a table topper or Xmas tree skirt.  Looks good for the table ...
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