Category Archives: Making Things

Sick (still), On the Mend (more or less), yet Busy (sort of)

Oh Heck. Let’s just throw caution to the winds and begin with a cat photo or two.   OK, ¡basta! (Spanish for “enough!”) There can (and no doubt will) be more cat pics later. Sick (still): Pain is not my friend, … Continue reading

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The Quilt

Ten minutes ago, I opened a box that came in the mail. It’s a thundery sort of day, pouring down rain by the bucketful; our wonderful postal worker Angie dashed from her vehicle to our door with the box covered … Continue reading

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Just For Fun

Hi there! Today, I have something a little bit different for you: A video podcast! TOPICS include: Showing off Projects Yak Yarn Pr0n; Wee cutenesses; Cabin fever; Crafting and writing as ways of gathering myself together when everything around me is … Continue reading

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news from the wee town of orange

Well, hello there. How are you kind folks? Tired of winter yet? ::rolls eyes:: Here’s what it looks like outside my window as of five minutes ago… And out the back window… That poor little mini-fir-tree out back. It looks … Continue reading

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Upgrading to New Year 2.0

Upgrading to 2017 I don’t know about you, but I am completely upgrading to the new version of Year 2.0: Version 2017. Because, trust me: 2016 has GOT TO GO. All in favour, say AMEN. Goodness. I ought to have … Continue reading

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Good Grief. I Finished Something.

Yes I did! I actually sort of finished something. Well, OK. I finished one part of something: I finished appliquéing the tree to the quilt top! WOOT! I also ripped out about 90% of the basting stitches. There are a … Continue reading

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Adjectives, verbs, nouns: A curated collection 🎁

After the semi-blizzards of the past few days, yesterday morning was a glorious surprise: one of those crisp-cold sunny blue days of winter, where the snow sparkles and all things white are almost too white to look at head-on. I … Continue reading

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