Category: Arts & Crafts

Friday Arts & Crafts Day Update: January 7, 2022

Well, I skipped last week, but I did finish 2018 Santa by Prairie Schooler: All called-for threads, stitched 1 over 1 on 22-count aida I dyed myself. I also got back to working on “New England Winter Sampler” by Little House Needleworks: And did a bit on the border...

Witchy Wednesday: Thor plaque

On the first night of this weekend’s full moon ritual, I had the notion that I should make an idol of Thor. At first I thought I would borrow a Dremel tool from my dad and try to carve on from a hunk of wood, but then I saw...

Friday Arts & Crafts Day Update: December 17, 2021

First up, a little note: note that I’ve changed the title from “Friday Stitch Day” to “Friday Arts & Crafts Day”. I also went back and changed the tags on all these posts, though I left the titles as-is. Because I’m ramping up work on the web series and...

Friday Stitch Day Update: December 10, 2021

We have a finish! That being “Refuse to Sink” by Hands On Design: The fabric is 18-count aida that I hand-dyed with Rit. There were many substitutions in the floss (left to right: the fancy floss recommended in the patter, the DMC conversion given in the pattern, and the...

Witchy Wednesday: DIY Ogham set

I had the idea this weekend to make my own ogham set for divination. Not that I know much about ogham divination, in fact thus far I know pretty much nothing, but I want to learn about it and look into it. I’ve done a bit with runes over...

Friday Stitch Day Update: December 3, 2021

Well, I did get the ends woven on “Interlude” by Shannon Dunbabin and the shawl blocked: Some comments on the pattern: I think the lace is lovely, but I’m not too crazy with the construction of the shawl, or rather, the mode of increases. Basically you have the 4...

Friday Stitch Day Update: November 26, 2021

We have a finish! “Interlude” by Shannon Dunbabin Well, the knitting part is finished. I still need to weave the ends in and block/pin it to bring out the lace pattern, but at least the really slow and laborious part is over now. That was the lion’s share of...

Friday Stitch Day Update: November 19, 2021

Well, I didn’t spend too much time on stitching or knitting this week, plus I’m trying to be more focussed and get things finished, so it’s a shorter blog this week. Let’s see here… work on the cast-off edging on “Interlude” by Shannon Dunbabin is ongoing. I’m guessing I’m...

Friday Stitch Day Update: November 12, 2021

Finally onto the bind-off edging on “Interlude” by Shannon Dunbabin: It’s gonna take a while to bind it all off, but at least it’s getting there. For stitching, I wasn’t too strict with the daily themes, lol… but for last Friday’s “floral and fauna” theme, I got a little...