Monthly Archives: December 2011

Art in a Science Dissertation

Art can be found anywhere. I was fortunate to be able to attend the son’s Molecular Biology PhD Dissertation Presentation – although I understood very little after he said, “Welcome….” While he was speaking in polysyllabic terms, I was watching … Continue reading

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The Five Year Sweater

When winter sets, so does the urge to knit.  Even after moving to Arizona. My sons, now men, still live in the Northeast and still need warm sweaters (at least in their mother’s opinion). Five winters ago, I started Jack’s … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Flanged Pillows with Frustration-Free Zipper

Who enjoys sewing in zippers? Silence… An occasional cricket chirping…. …..but mostly silence. Something about zippers frightened an entire generation away from sewing.  However, this “zipper anxiety” is totally unnecessary. Flanged pillows can be completed in less than 2 hours … Continue reading

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“I Can’t Sew a Straight Line” No Measure Modern Quilt Tutorial

This quilt is designed to guarantee a beautiful modern quilt – with perfectly straight lines – by even a beginning sewer! The twenty-something daughter is visiting and wanted some help with apartment decor. Her bedroom needed some color – and … Continue reading

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