Roy G. Biv

Roy G. Biv

Roy G. Biv… red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet - that elementary school acronym we learned so we could remember the colors of a rainbow, and their prism sequence. Roy and I have been hanging out the last few days. He’s my crochet muse. I’m making a set of nesting bowls, using some [...]

Magic bus

Magic bus

My menfolk on a recon mission. They're deep into snow weather to meet a man about some car seats. Always tinkering with his project car, my son went online to find some replacement interior pieces. So happens, there was someone in Pennsylvania who had both a driver's and passenger seat, console and door panels from [...]

Mama, she’s crazy

Mama, she’s crazy

As a kid, I remember my grandmother and mother using material remnants to make Crazy Quilts. Never ones to throw away perfectly good fabric, they would create blankets with no recognizable blueprint. My first unsupervised sewing project was to deconstruct several pair of old jeans, and piece together a pillow cover. I think I still [...]

Try, try again

Try, try again

The First Rule of Needle Craft is buy more yarn than you think you actually need. I tend to work in a gauge bigger than the pattern indicates. I don’t know if that’s because of my yarn tension, how I work stitches, or that I’m simply larger than life naturally. (I kid…) Last December, I [...]