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Making Stuff

Here’s some of the stuff we’ve been making lately.

This is the flannel quilt GC made for his son. He just finished it last week. It’s the softest, biggest, coziest quilt yet.

This is my mod sampler quilt. It’s got kind of a yellowish hue in the photo, but in real life it’s not yellowish at all. […]

Ask Me Anything #5: Other hobbies

Celtchick asks, “What with the quilting bug hitting, and then pottery, my question is:
Have you considered other fiber-related hobbies?”

I have considered ALL hobbies! Seriously. There’s nothing I like better than being seized by the passion of a new hobby. As a kid, I used to hang out in the hobby section of the library, looking […]

Ask Me Anything #1: Where's the knitting, Knitnut?

Yesterday, in response to Ask Me Anything,  Thatdarncat asked “Where’s the knitting, Knitnut?”

Excellent question!

Seven years ago I decided to blog, and since I was really into knitting at the time, I started a knitting blog.

I soon realized I didn’t have a whole lot to say about knitting. Some people, like the Yarn Harlot, can talk about […]

Homemade pottery

Here’s the rest of the pottery we made at Chandler Swain’s Pottery Camp.  Mostly I see these pieces as funny little wobbly things that we made with our very own hands. Their charm lies in their obvious lack of proficiency.

The day we picked them up, I made stuffed green peppers for dinner and I was […]

How I spent my summer vacation

GC and I spent last week at Chandler Swain’s pottery camp, on the banks of the Mississippi River in Blakeney, Ontario. There were nine of us at camp, including Chandler and her dog, William.

Chandler is my favourite potter, and I’ve collected a variety of her pieces over the years. I have teapots, plates, pitchers, bowls […]

We're not quick, but we don't quit

Remember last spring when GC and I signed up for a quilting course and we each made a sampler quilt? Mine was black, white and red, and his was exquisite jewel tones on a black background? Well, we never quite finished either one of them.

And, since then, we’ve started and not finished quite a few […]

Addictive hobbies

There’s nothing I like more than an addictive hobby. I love the intensity of obsession. I love that all-encompassing, can’t-quite-get-enough feeling. I love waking up and falling asleep thinking about it. I love knowing exactly what I want to be doing, and even when I’m not doing it, I can’t wait to get back to […]