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Holiday Stitches!

December 12, 2014

wpid-img_20141212_133426.jpgLike many of you, I’m franticly completing a number of projects. I’m knitting, I’m crocheting, I’m sewing, and I’m beginning think that I might just make the big deadline!

This year’s stitching has taken on a different slant as I’ve been doing a little bit of knitting for hire. Sock monkeys are very popular this year. I’ve stitched dolls, baby booties, and slippers.

Many of you make a great living stitching for dollars. It takes a lot of dedication, time, and love of your craft. I tip my hat to all of you.

The custom projects took a lot of time from my regular stitching activities, but I adored every moment. Many feet will be warm well into the new year. Babies will be stylish in their sock monkey booties. A few adults will proudly prance around house and home while sock monkeys keep their toes from Jack Frost’s chill. It fills me with pride that a few more people are now discovering the beauty of hand stitched items.

wpid-wp-1418417377200.jpegI made up for the lost moments by digging out my 20 year old Bond Incredible Sweater Machine. It is a simple knitting machine that runs on a knitter’s hand power. As the carriage is moved back and forth, over 300 stitches can be stitched into miles of stockinette. Sweaters, afghans, scarves, mittens, socks, home decor, and other projects are easily stitched on the machine.

I now return you to your regular scheduled stitching. My attention goes to my sewing room where a few scarves will be lined with fleece, hats with matching mittens will show their unique character as I stitch on faces and other details, and pyjama pants will be constructed.

I love the magic of a home made Christmas. How about you?

Happy Garden

July 22, 2014


A few more lilies opened up today.

July 21, 2014
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One of my lillies bloomed. Isn’t she gorgeous?

How does your garden grow?

Coffee time!

July 19, 2014

I am having a really slow day. Time to fuel up!

This is one of my favourite cups. Show me your favourite cup.


It holds the perfect amount of coffee for waking up the creative spirit.

While I sip, I will stitch on a pair of colour work socks that have been hibernating.


What’s on your needles or hook today?

Happy stitching!

Happy 4th of July

July 4, 2014


Knitters show their pride and talent to celebrate the United States of America national holiday, July 4th.

Originally posted on aHandKnitLife:


I would love to do this for our little town og Ojai’s 4th of July Parade!

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Happy Canada Day!

July 1, 2014


Happy Fathers Day!

June 15, 2014



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