Category Archives: sewing

Instructions, Details, and the Uterus

This is like one of those Pinterest #nailedit fails. A post shared by Elleanor Chin (@elleanorchin) on Jul 5, 2016 at 7:19pm PDT When I wrote about crochet a while back, I listed a number different things that I could … Continue reading

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Hook, Line, and Torte

Learning some stuff #crochet #hidingout A post shared by Elleanor Chin (@elleanorchin) on May 7, 2016 at 8:23pm PDT Things that I can do: Bake bread (although it turns out differently every time, and my cake results are even more … Continue reading

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YO! Yo? yoh-yoh-yoh…

I can’t remember when I first saw a fabric yo-yo, probably in childhood, certainly in my teens, in some antique store window. Yo-yos weren’t particularly pervasive in the rural Appalachian part of Virginia where I most often saw quilts and other … Continue reading

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An Honest Rug

  I finished my rag rug. It’s a slightly different shape than it was originally intended and it took about eight months, but it looks and feels like what I was after. My false start back in January or so … Continue reading

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A Free and Adequate Public Education

In April I wrote a bit about the quilt I was working on for the school auction at my kids’ elementary school. While I was looking for some other pictures I found some pictures of the thing done, although not … Continue reading

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Vanessa Coat – Proof of Concept

I got a dress at goodwill last year. Its purchase is a symptom of what my sister calls Dragon Sickness: hoarding. Also the “It’s Good Stuff!!” problem. “It’s Good Stuff” is what my father would say when he came home … Continue reading

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Patches and Bridges

I haven’t made a full sized quilt since 1997 or so, and I’m not particularly proud of having made the ones that I did back then. I’ve probably made twenty baby quilts however, and I’ve been wanting to make another … Continue reading

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