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Work in Progress: Vacation English Paper Piecing

It feels like I’ve been on vacation for most of July, which is not a bad thing! While traveling and away from my sewing machine, I have taken the opportunity to… 468 more words

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July 29, 1842 - "The fire at the exhibit at Catherwood’s Rotunda"

Friday. 29th. July 1842.

A pleasant summers day. a shower
in the evening with thunder, and lightening.

C. and I spent our morning sewing, the chil. 384 more words


Dad's Visit, Guild of American Luthiers and an Esherick Inspired Table

Having completed my bench (mostly anyway – I still intend to add a tool rack), I’ve been happy to get back to building furniture.  I’ve got a little shaker style writing table that I started a while back during a lull in bench building.   524 more words

Vacation Rainy Day Sewing: First Foray into English Paper Piecing

I never wish for rain while I’m on vacation, and this trip isn’t any different. Sometimes, though, you get rain even if you don’t want it. 506 more words


My dear shield

I created and designed the coat of arms for a friend, as “forest guard” hopefully soon, so I’ve drawn him a tree, two sides one is alive, the other dead, and these two parties meet up, and also recall that the cycle of life, or the seasons; each perceives in his way. 21 more words


One thing led to another

One afternoon, I had an epiphany, I thought why not put myself in the embroidery, I do not know who actually sew, I jumped off joined in the adventure. 94 more words


Viking mug

The cup was made for me by a very old friend, for all the delicious refreshing drinks as hydromel the drink of the gods. For that, it was used as the beech wood of this tree is connected to the rune Perthro. 40 more words