Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Episode 128: Craft-splosion

This episode will post on May 6, 2023.

My art project for Deaf culture class has been submitted.

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Warm Thanks :
Sagepecas--just some love. They linger on. And thanks to Salpal for chiming in.
Sustainablelivin--notes that you CAN grow Moringa but you have to bring it indoors, so a bit fussy.
Blue haired hiker—We are all cheering you on as you pass mile 100 on the Appalachian Trail.

What's On My Hooks and Needles:


In Progress:  
Stash toss 2023 (4 in versus 33 out) 

Simplicity 8605:

Lanesplitter Skirt- I’ve turned the first corner and I’m on the straight-away--32 inches along!

Don't Know Yet--a year in blocks-- onward! Seaming experiment:

19 x 19 blocks! 
18(19) squares=361 squares. And extras

Arranged, photographed, and clipped. Rows 1-17 sewn together, ends woven.  Row 17 is now clipped to the body of the blanket and getting its long edge seamed. Row 18 has  its short edges seamed. That’s 304 (84%] blocks out of 361 done!

Lady Eleanor Shawl-- The Next Big Thing. Progress in middle of skein 7/11. 32” long so far.

My Favorite Resources:

Webs for supplies

The Altered Stitch in Valley Village, LA

The Knitting Tree in Airport-land, LA

Latelier on Ventura

Birch and Cider for custom leather tags on Etsy

Razzberries Studios on Etsy for chatelaine supplies

Dizzy Blondes: 

Still working on more merino from
3rd bobbin (sigh), but no progress
A fuzz ball of Minerva daily continues: 1 per day
Unboxing the new Nano—not yet


Mindfulness Strategies: yuugen: the beauty of the unseen. Profound awareness of the beauty in the universe that surpasses explanation by words/language.

Fluffy Books:

An Ominous Explosion by Lynne Messina—the Beatrice Hyde-Clare series  
Netflix: binging Seinfeld

Something I Really Like:  lace and trim

Put a Lid on It: 
Tea tastings:  continue. About that green tea…



ASL:   Deaf culture class: the final projects. I did submit the scarf. My teacher now thinks that I am ripping fur off unwilling dogs in order to spin.
Pupdate--  Captain and Queenie: Captain on steroids, but nose healing
Hubsdate: doing great


Deaf Nation: Pasadena Convention Center, May 6, 2023
Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference: Anaheim, Dec. 12-17, 2023

And Minerva gets the last word: she’s still in command

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