Monthly Archives: August 2012

Sheaf Stitch

Isaac has passed on through and although parts of Louisiana and Mississippi were hard hit, we generally missed all the problems.  We didn’t even lose electricity.  Amazing.  Although Baton Rouge was in the center of the hurricane path, we are … Continue reading

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Upcycled Plastic Fabric Foldover Bag

Another project that’s been on my to-do list for quite a while has been to make fused plastic fabric.  It seemed like such an easy thing to do.  Just cut up plastic bags and iron them together.  Not quite. Step … Continue reading

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Upcycled T-shirt Skirt

My dear hubby has a hard time parting with his old T-shirts.  Even the stained and holey ones are kept as “gardening clothes.”  He is however my biggest supporter and when I mentioned that I needed T-shirt for my latest … Continue reading

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Linked Double Chain Stitch

This week may have started slowly for me, but it is ending in a rush.  Today I was busy with a sewing class.  This time for adults, not kids.  It’s the third adult class for the summer and like before, … Continue reading

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Dream Journal

Sometimes a dream is so powerful, it stays with you for a long time.  This particular dream has been one that I’ve thought of many times.  Often I would get out my fabrics and play with ideas for a page … Continue reading

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Pekinese Stitch

Week 33 of Take a Stitch Tuesday:  Pekinese stitch An easy to work two part stitch, this week’s stitch looks like a fancy braid.  I’ve used it as line in my latest prayer flag. The stitch is composed of a … Continue reading

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Cast on Stitch

Take a Stitch Tuesday:  This week is cast on stitch. Cast on stitch is similar to bullion stitch only instead of wrapping the thread around the needle, it is looped over in a half-hitch.  As I was learning the rhythm, … Continue reading

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