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I think we have a problem

Taken this morning. Those are snowdrops. It would be nice if it had, oh, snowed. Or if it weren’t the winter solstice.

Holiday Cheer

Free music from Performance Today through the end of December: songs from Calmus, New York Polyphony and Chanticleer. Some of my favorite traditional/medieval Christmas songs, plus some I was unfamiliar with. The next Textilforum is officially announced: Metals for Textile Crafts, in Germany in September 2012. That would be a first-rate topic for Nick and […]

Those photos

I took them. Really. You can check the EXIF data. I took photos for the December 1 challenge ON December 1. I just didn’t post them. I wrote the list, after all. And then Michelle reposted the same list the next week because so few people participated. So I took some more pictures. And didn’t […]

Why you haven’t seen much of me

(Wondermark, by the fabulous David Malki !) The projects are spawning this time of year. I at least need to get a handle on the overdue ones before I have much time for blogging. (I seem to be on Twitter a lot, if you want me.)

Textilforum 2012

Among the many things on my list of things to write/share/do: Textilforum 2012 is in the planning stages, and will be held in Germany in September of 2012. The focus will be on metal in textile crafts.

It’s curtains for you!

Pie. And local potatoes, and sweet potatoes, and squash. Chicken. Did I mention pie? Oh yes! I spent a day and a half making curtains. Nick’s mom is getting warm quilted custom curtains for Christmas, but even though it isn’t cold yet (ridiculously warm, in fact, for Pennsylvania in November) I didn’t want to wait […]

They’re everywhere

What have I been doing with my spare time? That. Or rather, I did some, then spent several weeks having problems with the cutter and trying to get the right supplies. I finally got everything working again, at least for now. The cutter is a fascinating and useful but exceedingly persnickety piece of equipment. All […]

Sprang resources

Does anyone have a copy of Sprang: Med arbeidsteikningar, by Anna Grostøl, published in Oslo in 1932? There are three copies in US libraries, but I thought someone in my readership might have access to it. I’d very much like to get my hands on a copy, if it actually contains useful diagrams.


This week’s photo scavenger hunt is all about the stripes. Please be impressed that I’m posting my photos only one day after the challenge was posted (and please ignore the fact that last week’s photos have not made it from Flickr to here yet). Something red and green The changing seasons are making it really […]

The forecast says WHAT?

I did almost nothing this weekend. Except watch it snow. It’s a bit early for a substantial snowfall. It was a weird spring, a weird summer, and now a weird autumn. (Weird: it’s the new normal.) We didn’t get anything like the disaster that befell points east of here, but it just kept snowing. How […]