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Lindsay Obermeyer
St. Louis
I am an artist, designer, writer, teacher, entrepreneur.
Interests: all forms of textile arts, medical history, etymology, and data visualization.
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Image from deathtostockphotos He who will not economize will have to agonize -- Confucius Today, I spent an entire morning and part of my afternoon on the phone for nearly 5 hours trying to get the answer to a few... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at serendipity
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February is without a doubt one of my favorite months. It is the shortest of the winter months which is a big deal to a gal who craves spring and summer. But most of all February reminds us to tell... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at serendipity
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A smile is the universal welcome. -- Max Eastman The history of the wreath dates back to Ancient Greco-Roman times the first being worn as a crown. They were worn to represent rank, status and achievements. While these original wreaths... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at serendipity
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I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. --- Gilda Radner Toony loves to play. When we first adopted her from the Humane Society, she was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at serendipity
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My little dog — a heartbeat at my feet. ~Edith Wharton I love my dogs. They protect me, watch over me, and provide endless amount of joy and amusement. Their favorite perch in the house is in the bench window... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at serendipity
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Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. ~Albert Einstein I love Valentine's Day. It is my favorite holiday. What's not to love about pink, red, lace, chocolate and smooches??? Here are a small selection of fun Valentine Crafts... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at serendipity
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When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky. ~Buddha I love rainbows. Aren't our children the treasure at the end of the rainbow? I love to knit with highly saturated... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2016 at serendipity
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Knitting not only relaxes me, it also bring a feeling of being at home. -- Magdalena Neuner I have been knitting for 33 years now, once worked for a yarn company, owned a yarn shop, so I am a bit... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at serendipity
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Our hearts are lamps for ever burning... -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I designed this hat in honor of the American Hearts Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts" campaign to bring national attention to Congenital Heart Defects. Make one for a loved... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at serendipity
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We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs. ~Gloria Steinem 2014 was not my year. I had a stroke, heart attack, cancer and needed an emergency blood transfusion. I racked up a ton of medical debt despite... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at serendipity
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Babies are such a nice way to start people. ~Don Herrold I thought I'd start this new year off with a new baby hat pattern. This sweet and simple to make crochet beanie fits a 6-12 month old and has... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at serendipity
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It's almost the New Year and in Honor of a fabulous 2016 I am putting my hats and art on sale at 50% off. If you've had your eye on a beret or beanie, this is the time to get... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at serendipity
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An infinity of passion can be contained in one minute, like a crowd in a small space. ― Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary This is the EMILY SCARF. She saw me knitting the cowl for my niece and said, "Well, when... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at serendipity
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Turning science fiction into fashion fact. I am fascinated by smart materials. textile technology, especially fabrics that combine led lights. With the rise of new fibers and fabrics, wouldn't it be cool to get your hands on some LED embedded... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2015 at serendipity
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What is bought is cheaper than a gift. ~Portuguese Proverb I have an adorable high energy neice who refers to herself as a fashionista. She is a seriously silly little girl. And as my favorite and only neice, I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2015 at serendipity
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painting by a 7 year old Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~Pablo Picasso I love teaching children. I've taught in public schools, parochial schools, summer camps, and even... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at serendipity
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photo credit: TheCrimsonMonkey/E+/Getty Image There is nothing mocking about a mocktail. I stopped being able to drink after my stroke. Rather than bemoan the fact that I can't enjoy a merlot, chianti or fab pinot noir, I now am now... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at serendipity
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So you are going to CHA, the annual Craft and Hobby Associations mega show. Oh, lucky you! I am having to miss it this year. What am I missing out on? Hundreds of vendors each with hundreds of fabulous products... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2015 at serendipity
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You've been to a few craft fairs. You think to yourself, hey I could do that! Well you can, but it's a bit more complicated than you think. I sell mostly hand-knit beanies and beret for babies and adults. They... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at serendipity
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The only gift is a portion of thyself. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Oh my goodness! Christmas is in just three weeks! What to make? What to make? You want it to be a nice gift with a sense of thought put... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at serendipity
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4' x 6' panel with diagrams of data from Research of Dr. Amar Dhand, crocheted wool and acrylic, photo credit: Larry Sanders Here are the photos of the first finished panel. This one features the crocheted diagrams that are encoded... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at serendipity
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The art behind the science of Dr. Amar Dhand, the crocheting of tree ring social network diagrams. Continue reading
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Christmas is a time when you get homesick — even when you're home. ~Carol Nelson More holiday inspiration! The needle felted tree takes some time, but the rest are 2-3 hour projects. For the snowman puppet pencil topper, use the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at serendipity
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Christmas is soon upon us! The holidays always catch me up short, not matter how much I try to be organized. So if you want to do some last minute holiday crafting. Try out these afternoon projects. The materials are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at serendipity
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Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits. ~Author Unknown I am back. I've not been on vacation, actually quite the opposite. I recently left my job as a lab research assistant in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at serendipity