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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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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 4 days ago 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
Posted Mar 2, 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
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At Christmas, all roads lead home. -- Marjorie Holmes The holiday party season is in full swing. Decorate your ear lobes with a pair of miniature Christmas ornaments. They are a breeze to make, taking under an hour total using... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2013 at serendipity
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I'm just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression. -- Maya Angelou Cranberries need to be pulled from ranks of sauce and given their full due as a fruit. These muffins are the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at serendipity
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Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.... Dr. Suess from How the Grinch Stole Chrismas! Grandma loved to make ornaments using sequins, pins and ribbon on a Smoothfoam base. She'd buy intricate kits... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at serendipity
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Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. -- Washington Irving I've inherited scores of ornaments from family, especially Mom. Christmas was her absolute favorite holiday. As... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at serendipity
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Today is International End Violence Against Women Day. Look at that statistic. 1 in 3 women and girls experience violence within their lifetime. The violence can be outright such as rape or more subtle like emotional abuse. This problem is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at serendipity
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You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. -- Mae West I recently read a great blog post by artist, curator and teacher Sergio Gomez on the 7 lessons he has learned about the art... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at serendipity
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Mom's favorite holiday was Christmas. Owning a catering company, she had to get ready in August as she didn't have a day off once November rolled around until long after New Year's She used to tease me calling me her... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at serendipity
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Exciting news to announce!! I'm designing weaving projects for The Authentic Knitting Board Company!! They have a great new product that allows you to both loom knit or weave using the same piece of equipemnt. You could make gifts for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at serendipity
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. - Steve Jobs Madga Sayeg. You may not know her name, but if you're a knitter, I bet you are familiar with at least one of her works... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at serendipity