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November 23, 2014


This is what four hours of rehearsal knitting will get you.

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I Don’t Even Like Batiks!

November 22, 2014

I don’t like batiks much. Don’t buy them, don’t even spend much time browsing them in the quilt shop.

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November 20, 2014


Sock 2014-8.1 turned out to be quite lovely.


November 19, 2014


I can’t make fast enough to keep up with my ideas! After the fall quilt, I have plans (and fabric) for three more quilts. And more ideas even than that!


Ideas that don’t come from patterns, but from nighttime dreams and afternoon daydreams. Storybook quilts and more socks and dresses and curtains. This is all very new to me and I love it!


Sock Collage

November 17, 2014

Smallish Bear: Hopes and Dreams

November 14, 2014


We went to our parent-teacher conference today. As has been the tradition at each of the twelve or so conferences we’ve attended before, we heard that the smallish bear reads well, enjoys math, is participatory in class and is a little bit chatty. Both bears generally receive this report.

This one is not failing gym class. We still tease her sister about her first kindergarten report card. She received a grade of Needs Improvement in P.E. The accompanying comment, “Shows poor decision making when running dodging, and fleeing,” has brought so much laughter to our family.  A friend suggested we take her to the back yard and throw things at her until she got the idea.

Nothing quite that hysterical this time around, but there was this lovely find:


2014 Sock 8.1

November 11, 2014



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