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handstories
seattle, wa
stitcher...spinner...knitter...etc...
Interests: all things fiber, teaching children, children's lit, my 3 boys (husband & children), twinkle (our cat) & stories.
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…and we create & ARE all the parts of our dreams. that's something I still try to wrap my head around.
Toggle Commented 53 minutes ago on peace among the dreamers at windthread
the Aboriginal ideas of living forever in your dreamtime . . . & walkabouts. . . lots of goodness there. your moon and sun-and beings- more goodness.
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This is one of the teacher's chairs. I didn't get a "before" photo, but imagine white stuffing hanging out. It was making me nuts. Yesterday I brought needle, thread and a piece of an old felted sweater and patched it up. It was quick, and quite sloppy, but by the... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at handstories
She appeared to be the most straight-laced, proper, cheery & sweet person…it still cracks me up to remember her.
Toggle Commented yesterday on bring on the fiddlesticks at handstories
Sometimes it feels like the chicken & the egg!
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Thanks, Dee, it's so good when things come together.
Toggle Commented yesterday on becoming . . . through it all at handstories
That's a beauty of a ball.
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Thanks, Els! Glad to have you visit whenever you can…life is slipping by me faster & faster.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on bring on the fiddlesticks at handstories
Oh, I am sure of it, it will give them so much- just watching it become & being a little tiny part of it mended a bit of me.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Big Journeys at Spirit Cloth
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Its goodness and wonder reaches, and will continue to stretch, so far- touching so many.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Big Journeys at Spirit Cloth
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It comes from working with children all of these years…although, I once taught with a teacher who was squeaky clean "mary sunshine" all day, but swore like a sailor away from school. I don't know how she did it?!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on bring on the fiddlesticks at handstories
now I am even more in love with this piece, and process, and you. I feel I am being rocked into sense and peace.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Straying at Spirit Cloth
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Ha! A good friend has always said to "keep those words on the shelf…until you need them!" I needed them a lot a couple of years ago!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on bring on the fiddlesticks at handstories
I rarely used to swear, for the same reason, but the last few years of my old job taught me quite a few new words. So, now I'm working to reclaim the drats so I won't slip up at the new job.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on bring on the fiddlesticks at handstories
I'm picking it up from my friend, but am usually a "drat" or "rats" person.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on bring on the fiddlesticks at handstories
So far, yes, but I'm hoping that changes. On days that I was at home in socks, sweatshirt, pants….I've worn skirt, sandals & short sleeves there! My mid-life-ing changes are probably not helping…
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on quiet day at bee creative
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Mending wishes to Briar. Lovely knitting thoughts….and I am so happy for sock season! Now if it would only cool down on the third floor that I work on, so that I can wear them there…
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There was a sudden realization that I'd misplaced a page on the new booklet. That when folded up, two pages that were supposed to be side-by-side would not be. With an "Arrrrgh!", I put it down. A visiting friend, said a "Fiddlesticks!" for me, and then a "What are you... Continue reading
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This is all so . . . VERY much!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Inspirational at Spirit Cloth
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I love how every creature has their own rhythms, habits. & all of this is more lovely circle talk- making the clutter, clearing the clutter. Often I find the next inspiration in the left behind clutter- it all feeds itself, past, present & moving foward. Even when I try to clean, I go in circles (often spiraling to a standstill in the center-ha)
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on The Studio on a Sunny Day at Spirit Cloth
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For me, this is about going…in spite of, or because of…about love.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on divided heart at bee creative
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I'm thinking we nurture that which feeds us, not because it gives back, but that's just the nature of love, the circle…relationships, children, art… tend to them with attention, practice and patience, or at least try to, most of the time. I love nine because it's three threes, in all directions, my first quilt was a triple nine-patch, I still get all excited talking about it whenever I show it to kids.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Free your mind jude at Spirit Cloth
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He looks very content with himself, and life.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Dry feet in the studio at Spirit Cloth
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It looks very FULL. x
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on green heart at bee creative
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Thank you, Coby… and so glad to have you here!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on some thinkings at handstories