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I’ve Been Busy

29 Dec

Work has consumed my life, as it always does this time of year, but now it’s calmed down a bit. I’ve been having a blast the past couple days with my free time, and I wanted to fill you in on what’s been going on. I’ve been pickling vegetables, making hot sauce, weaving a scarf, brewing kombucha, and few other things, but I promise to fill you in on all of it. Next post, I’ll tell you all about the kombucha, and a lot more! 

Wish me luck!

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My Viking and My Singer Need Service!

11 Sep

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My babies are in the shop! Both my Viking Ruby Royale and my Singer 9960 needed some TLC. The tension unit broke on my Viking and the 9960 just needed a good cleaning and servicing. Thank goodness for the staff over at Singer Factory Distributor in Chicago on Irving Park Rd. They truly are a godsend! With my dealer in Northwest Indiana closing, as well as another dealer in South Bend, I was so worried about where I could take my machines.  Continue reading

Eric The Knitter???

3 Sep

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I guess you could say I’ve been busy… recently I started working on a new set of scarves for this fall! I made a couple, and threw some pictures out on the internet and sent a few to people I knew, and someone bit! That’s right, my scarves are now going to be made available at The Annex in Highland, In. It’s a super chic boutique on 4th Ave, right off of Highway Ave in the downtown area.

Check out more of the amazing scarves I made after the jump! Continue reading

Just Wanna Quilt: A Podcast

2 Sep

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I got an email one day from Dr. Elizabeth Townsend Gard about being interviewed for her podcast, Just Wanna Quilt. I, of course, said yes! My interview will be up on the website on Tuesday, but you should go over there now and check out some of the podcasts. She’s had some amazing people on. And yes, I do listen to it at work on the Bluetooth speakers, so now most of my staff is up to date as well!

She found me from my interview on BBC. We chatted about quite a few things on the podcast, from Quilt-gate to my Zelda Quilts, and everything in between! In fact, she and I are doing a follow-up shortly, and I’m sending her some of the scarves I’ve been designing lately!

Follow the jump for more about this project… Continue reading

Looming Up A Storm

22 Aug

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I loomed a lovely scarf with fabric strips for both the warp and the weft. I know… I’m a rebel!

The warp was some left over quilt backing, and the warp was strips of batik fabric I had chilling in a bag waiting to be used… Well, I found a project for them!

I’ll post pictures of the finished scarf later this week! I just have to unpack it!!!

Follow the jump for more pictures!  Continue reading

Another Scarf Woven

21 Aug

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I’ve been a busy fellow the past week and a half. I was in Minnesota last week, and I finally finished this scarf I stared months ago. (Yes, I brought my loom on vacation.) I also wove another scarf, and I’ll take pictures of that later this week when I get around to unpacking it. This is one of the scarves I brought with me to the Textile center in Minneapolis, and maybe, just maybe, I’ll be teaching a class on it next year… We’ll see!

Wish me luck!

More pictures after the jump… Continue reading

Baby Blanket Top Done

20 Jul

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Ta-da!!!! The first part is finished!!! Now just to add the back! The back is going to be all shades of blue! I even started embroidering it already!!! Now just to find the time to finish it. The county fair is fast approaching! Wish me luck!

Follow the jump for more photos! Continue reading