of stitches and samplers and silken threads…

December 29, 2009

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November 27, 2009

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October 30, 2009

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September 7, 2009

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August 24, 2009

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Look, everyone- I made soap!!
I have been fooling with melt and pour type stuff for a while- but if you know me- I love to make things from scratch- cake, bread… soap!?
but… egads! I feared the lye!
So, in a happy chain of events, I Googled “soap making classes in MA” and
this very cool site popped up.
I spent a happy Saturday 8/22/09 in Duxbury, MA- meeting some great people and learning from a very knowledgeable teacher- it was so awesome, I am going back next month for even more soap-learnin’!!
Pictured above is raw soap that I made, all sliced up and beginning the 4 to 6 week curing process- one loaf of yummy smelling peppermint and one of lemongrass.

It’s soap-a-licious!!

August 23, 2009

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Wow, it has been forever since I blogged. *sigh*

What a poopy summer it has been here- rain rain rain, gray and clammy, now it is sooooo hot ‘n humid (thanks, Bill!)

I had a terrible case of the blahs, NOT helped by blowing my right knee once again, lots of asthma irritation and a few migraines. sheesh!!

I have dragged myself out of the doldrums and managed to do quite a variety of things (except blog- whoops!)

Yard sales and some Freecycle goodies– can’t wait til this &#$* weather cooperates so I can get outside and do some re-finishing and clean-up- I got lots of wood goodies- tables and such!
… also got some glass stuff including a Fire King Jadeite bowl and an old pie dish
yes, I have done a bit o’ stitching, including the fabulous July Sampler of the Month from Attic Needleworks- see it HERE
The Attic’s newsletters are a source of mucho temptation and stash buying
be vewwy, vewwy careful, ’cause they will get ya 😀

So! more later including pix- here I will leave you with some wild turkey and kitty (no, not my kitty- I firmly believe in indoors-only kitties!!) hijinks, caught in action by Jeff just yesterday in the Wild Kingdom of Delmont Avenue.

July 17, 2009

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Dinner at my house.
(seriously, who thought of this? yikes)

July 14, 2009

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I had 2 finishes last week 🙂
I am on a patriotic tear, and the “American Spot Sampler” from The Drawn Thread was a perfect stitch for the holiday weekend….

I changed the fabric to Lakeside Linen Vintage Pear, and the threads to GAST Shaker series, for a more vintage look.

… and of course I had to stitch “Queen Bee” from Little House Needleworks, because I am the Queen Bee around these parts. tee hee

Diane kills me & my wallet with her little charts- I love every one- and am going to do the The Two Roosters next, after I work out the changes in thread and fabric, to my more faded and vintage-y tastes.

I am working on a several other things, so more updates later this week, as well as cool flea market and Freecycle stuff, aaaaaaaaaaand…
I AM slowly working on a stash for sale pile, as I dig my way out from under the heaps in the spare room.

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