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Quilting With A Pro

Here’s a sneak peek at my new quilt. I’m very excited I am about this. I pieced this super easy “stash quilt” last Friday night and so happy to see how cool it’s shaping...

Boot Camp For Sock Knitters

Here’s a heads up for West Michigan knitters. The Threadbender Yarn Shop, 2767 44th Street SW, Wyoming, Mich., is hosting a boot camp for sock knitters this Saturday. There will be a sock trunk...

“Stash Quilt” well on it’s way

I mentioned the other day that I was going to make a quilt on deadline. I wasn’t kidding. I stayed up until 4 a.m. Saturday morning sewing this easy-peasy quilt top featuring 6.5-inch squares...

Time to Spiff Up CraftSanity

Time to Spiff Up CraftSanity

Happy Saturday, everyone! Things might be a little wonkie with the website this weekend because Jeff is going to be converting this site to a new blog tool. You can check out the old...

Quilting on Deadline

Quilting on Deadline

Tonight I am making a quilt top. It’s a super basic design made with a combination of stash fabric and some new fat quarters. I usually give away most of my projects, but this...

War Is Personal

War Is Personal

Many Americans go about their business without thinking about the people fighting and dying in Iraq. Meanwhile, Anne Landre is doing what she can to remind us all of the human cost of war....

Rinse, rinse repeat.

The wool sock yarn from yesterday’s dyeing experiment looks nothing like what I thought it would. But it turned out lovely, so I’m really going to enjoy knitting socks with it.

Oh, that's why you're supposed to wear gloves

Oh, that's why you're supposed to wear gloves

Today I hung out with the talented woman who makes this gorgeous hand-dyed yarn. You’ll get to read all about her in one of my upcoming craft columns, but I couldn’t wait to show...

Running with Reeses

Running with Reeses

This guy’s next. Abby says his name is “Tooby.” Not “Toby.” “Tooby.” I made my mom a little kit so she can stitch this design, too. We gave it to her yesterday when we...

Turn, Turn, Turn (Wood turning that is.)

Turn, Turn, Turn (Wood turning that is.)

I want to learn to do this. Gregory Troehler, 54, of Holland, Mich., makes wood turning look very easy. This week I featured him in my weekly art & craft column and I invite...