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1950's Chiffon Dress: Cleaning and Care for Fabrics ~ Restoration

February 09, 2017

1950's Chiffon Dress: Cleaning and Care for Fabrics ~ Restoration

Industry has taken flight to "Dry Clean Only". This (to me) is like the FDA stamping all of our food with expiration dates. I believe it has been done to force the consumer to buy...

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Yarn Hoarding ~ Lesson learned from 9/11

August 11, 2016

Yarn Hoarding ~ Lesson learned from 9/11

I tend to buy something and then ‘save’ it. Or buy too much so I won’t run out. I’ve done this my entire life. Why? I don’t know. 

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Knitting Needle Organizer - Patience Of A Needle Worker & How to Finish a Project

August 04, 2016

Knitting Needle Organizer - Patience Of A Needle Worker & How to Finish a Project

To get a project finished I learned long ago the importance of patience. Patience comes naturally for some but I believe it can be acquired.

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The Red Wool Sweater (free knitting pattern after story)

July 28, 2016

The Red Wool Sweater (free knitting pattern after story)

Mom and Dad would travel often it seemed especially to England. That would make sense since Mom came from there. 

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When I was just 9 ~  She was 14

July 21, 2016

When I was just 9 ~ She was 14

The room was next to mine. As I walked by in the hallway I could see her desk. She had all sorts of cool things....

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STRAIGHT NEEDLES! The Second Lesson (free Barbie dress pattern after story)

July 17, 2016

STRAIGHT NEEDLES! The Second Lesson (free Barbie dress pattern after story)

My Mum (a brit) taught me to knit when I was about 8 years old.

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PULL THE TAIL ~ Learning to spool knit

July 15, 2016

PULL THE TAIL ~ Learning to spool knit

One day Mom got a hammer, 4 nails and a spent thread spool. Thread spools then were made from wood.

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