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Lindsay Obermeyer
I am an artist, crafter, designer, writer, teacher, entrepreneur, gardener, cook, aunt, and mother.
Interests: knitting, beading, embroidery, crocheting, felting, dyeing, weaving, paper crafting, painting (with gouache!), medical history, etymology, cooking, gardening, blues, jazz, funk, and last but not least - eating chocolate.
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The belly rules the mind. -- Spanish Proverb Hebe Cord is a nylon cord from Sullivan's USA that is great for knitting, knotting, braiding, tatting and crocheting. The fabric it makes feels quite substantial. Thinking about wanting to have a... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at serendipity
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I'm very excited and pleased to announce,that this fall I will be teaching a series of textile-based workshops in St. Louis at Kayak coffee. The first class will be Beginning Knitting. Students will learn to cast on and bind off,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at serendipity
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I love knitting small projects in the heat of summer and into early fall in anticipation of the next polar vortex. Small projects are easy to toss in the car for the family road trip and aren't goin going to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at serendipity
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Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. -- Calvin Coolidge I've been designing more projects for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at serendipity
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“Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use the good passport,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at serendipity
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For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail? ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I design projects for Smoothfoam and love working with the product. It's affordable, lightweight, easy to carve, dsand and paint. I used 10... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2014 at serendipity
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When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?" "What's for breakfast?" said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?" "I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?"... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at serendipity
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The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind. ~G.K. Chesterton I'm fine. Next week is my 3 month sruvival anniverary! Woo... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at serendipity
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Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. ~Author Unknown Mom passed away 5 years ago, so Mother' s Day is not about brunch and flowers, but a time to take stock of all my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at serendipity
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llness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use the good passport,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at serendipity
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Well if you have been reading my blog,or what has remained legible of it, you know that I had a stroke in Februrary. The doctors still don't know why as i don't smoke, don't drink much have eaten a low... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at serendipity
“Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use the good passport,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at serendipity
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Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. -- Lewis Grizzard Can you believe Easter is in just over a month? I am seriously craving pretty spring colors after the lousy winter i've eperienced. Be gone... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at serendipity
Books fall open, you fall in. -- David T. W. McCord A friend recently shared this video with me. I had to laugh. Imagine a device that is portable and requires no batteries, but contains the wisdom of the ages!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at serendipity
What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce. -- Karl Lagerfeld I teach an online course over at Chicago State University. While poking around on YouTube looking for videos to help... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at serendipity
Needlepoint is fun to do. I am working on a chair cover in bargello, letting the colors dictate how I work.
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I spin and weave and knit my words and visions until a life starts to take shape. — Laurie Halse Anders0n Need a quick project with a bit of sparkle to chase the winter blues? The necklace looks great paired... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at serendipity
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My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece. — Claude Monet Groundhog’s Day is around the corner. If it’s sunny, Mr. Groundhog will see his shadow and tuck in for another six weeks of winter. Fingers crossed for clouds, because I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at serendipity
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We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning. — Henry Ward Beecher These last few months I’ve been weaving... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at serendipity
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Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. — Pablo Picasso The Chicago Artists Coalition contacted me several months ago about working on a potential project for an architectural firm.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at serendipity
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Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! ~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! As usual, there was much to see in regards to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at serendipity
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Creativity is the marriage humanity makes with eternity. — Eric Maisel I got back this weekend from the CHA 2014 Mega Show. HOLY CRAFT! I am on such crafty overload, I had to take the weekend off to just reflect... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at serendipity
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Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams. — S.A. Sachs The Fabric Arts Council of the Craft and Hobby Association has launched a new charitable project titled Banners of Hope. Each 8” x 12” banner will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at serendipity
I've been weaving this week with the idea of New Year's Eve in mind. I'm making an evening bag for the Authentic Knitting Board Company using their All in One Loom. It allows one to make larger pieces of fabric... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2013 at serendipity