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Lynn Harris
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I appreciate a big sewing challenge like the La Passacaglia quilt but I also love simple designs that I can knock out in a couple of days. It is wonderful to have the feeling of accomplishment you get when finishing... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Little Red Hen
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I love quilting tops that others have created. It's fun to use different designs and see the varied patterns and colors and the new ways others can put them together. Earlier this week I quilted this lovely plus top for... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Little Red Hen
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I am just back from a great trip to Austin to attend QuiltCon 2015. The quilts in the show were fabulous. I took some great classes and attended lectures that I'll share more about later. Today I want to show... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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It's that time again, time for the Aurifil designer of the month feature. I didn't make a project this month as I had hoped but I do have a quilt waiting for the delux Aurifil treatment on the longarm. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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The second day of our trip to Lake Michigan started with a visit to the lighthouse in Holland, Michigan. The ice formations were very different here than they were in St. Joseph. There was a lot of fresh ice here... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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This weekend was a long holiday weekend for us. Both B and Miss P had Friday and Monday off. Friday we did some catching up on chores at home. Saturday, we had a tourist in our town day in Ann... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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"You were stubborn...and fought against the storm, which proved stronger than you: but we bow and yield to every breeze, and thus the gale passed harmlessly over our heads." "The Oak and the Reeds," Aesop's Fables Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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"Goodnight stars Goodnight air Goodnight noises everywhere" Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown, 1947 Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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I really enjoyed making these string pieced melons throughout last year. It was fun sewing and I was able to make some of them with the handcrank machine on the back porch last summer. I took them on a couple... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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Remember when I mentioned that I'm a member of the 2015 Aurfil Design Team? Well, it's time for the thread fun to begin! I plan to try out all of the different Aurifil threads this year, not just the 50wt... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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Early last year my Instagram feed included a few beautiful Englis Paper Pieced quilts being constructed. They were all from the same incredible pattern, La Passacaglia. I did a little research and found that the source of the pattern was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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"One morning the whole world was delicately silvered. Every blade of grass was silvery and the path had a thin sheen. It was hot like fire under Laura’s bare feet, and they left dark footprints in it. The air was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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I am on a roll with quick knit projects! This week I whipped out a pair of slippers for myself from my favorite fast knit felted clog pattern. Seriouly, these things knit up lightning fast. I used one strand of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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We had a beautiful frosty morning yesterday. I dashed out after the sun came up to get some photos of the frost on the chicken barn fence. It was very cold but I bundled up. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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Last week, when the temperatures dropped, our boiler could not keep up and the indoor temperature dropped too. My hands got quite cold as I was knitting M's mittens. As soon as I finished M's project I cast on a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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I have really been enjoying knitting the last couple of weeks. First I was in a frantic flurry knitting Christmas gifts for the kids. Then there was the after Christmas knitting added to that. Then came the envy knitting for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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This earflap cap for Miss P came off the needles just in time for the current single digit temperatures. The pattern is the Danish Earflap Cap from Hats On by Charlene Schurch. The yarn is Artyarns Supermerino. The hem is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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D requested a new warm hat for this winter. He looked through my patterns and chose the Danish Earflap Cap in Hats On by Charlene Schurch. I like that it is knit all in one piece with the earflaps knit... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at The Little Red Hen
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I did a lot of quick knitting before Christmas. Both P and B had requested lined felted mittens and Miss P also asked for a new pair of elf slippers. They chose the yarns from my stash and I didn't... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at The Little Red Hen
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We went for a short solstice walk this afternoon. I've been wanting to get back to using my DSLR every day like I did a couple of years ago. I think it helps my state of mind to find something... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2014 at The Little Red Hen
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Winter break has officially started! Miss P had her holiday party at school yesterday. And today we had a NO ALARM CLOCK day - two whole weeks with no alarm clock. I'm in heaven! I hope to get lots of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2014 at The Little Red Hen