Author Archives: Tina

Finished! Afghan #2!!

Cue the dancers! Make with the drumroll! Woo and Hoo! The second afghan is FINISHED! I’m really excited and will be even more so when the studio has been decked out for Christmas and I’m wrapping gifts— I’ll have TWO hand-knit afghans to give this year!  TWO!!!!! What have I learned? That Red Heart Soft […]

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Annnnnd We Dance!

A friend called yesterday saying that her self care was lacking. That really wasn’t what she said but you get the drift. There was some gnashing of teeth and I totally get that! Not that she didn’t want to relax but as always other people came first. And aren’t we always like that? Creative people […]

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Wee Diversion: Knitting & Embroidery

Just a small diversion as I prepare to FINISH the cabled afghan from the Cabled Afghan Knit along!!!  That’s right, almost FINISHED!!!! I think by next week I’ll just have a few ends to weave in and will call it done! I’m not too proud to tell you that I would not have been so […]

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Off The List! + Top Down Sweaters!

Nothing like a list to motivate you, right? That and the home opener of the St. Louis Blues game this Thursday night! Time to get the pj bottoms made! I started with fabric I found at Joann online— this year I started early, last year there was slim pickins for NHL fabric once the season […]

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Foundation Friday: Organization & Motivation

First Things First!!!! Enter to Win a copy of Betz White’s “Present Perfect” + 3 yards of custom printed Eco Canvas from Spoonflower! Click Here To Enter: My Foundation on this Foundation Friday is a core essential—- Being Organized & Motivated & Accountability I don’t have a ‘Tribe’ right now…. you know that wonderful assemblage […]

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First Border Second Afghan

I am quickly reminded how much piecing is not high on my love to do list. That chore is followed in short order by adding borders to large objects. Remember my last post about this afghan? BOTH came to pass (and are in progress) as the second afghan is completed and all the squares pieced […]

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Checked off the List

I checked TWO off the list this week!!! First was a haircut in terms of a BIG haircut. It’s been way too long (and not since moving) that I have found anyone that cuts my hair without giving me the “She has Gray Hair SO She needs a Church Lady Bubble Head Big Hair Cut” […]

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Betz Strap Hack

I’m really excited about making Betz White’s “Metro Hipster Bag“. As I mentioned earlier it’s going to be faux leather with a fun coral and white home dec weight lining. But I haven’t had much time to work on it— or much, really. Sewing time has been puny. I knew that working on thread color, […]

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Hip & hipper- Sort of!

After the sheets have been changed and the house cleaned, a run to the grocery to replenish I find myself puttering. Deciding what new projects are calling, organizing my space, even catching up on some ironing. In the middle of the putter I pull out a length of faux leather—- not because I’m vegan but […]

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Too Pooped

I’m TIRED. Loving having my youngest home for a long visit—– but dang. I’m tired. My Foundation for Friday is that I need to remember I need less miles and more naps! There have been tears, and laughter….. smiles and jokes old and new. Miles (and miles) on the bike, trips to the beach and […]

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