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TTMT #710 – Tolkien About It!

In which I share some actual fun stuff and talk about what my plans are now.

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TTMT #526 – Quilt Seeds


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Cooking With Crochet


I have some insanely talented friends. They are inspiring, creative, fun, supportive and just oh-so-many other things!

Amber is one of these people.

She’s the Crochet Princess responsible for Amber’s Originals. She has supported me though many an endeavor and I’m absolutely bouncing to share her exciting news!

Amber has created the most amazing one-woman amigurumi crochet food display, possibly in the history of EVER…

Cooking With Crochet: Tasty Textile Treats features crochet food made by Amber Lowery. The show is live now through July at the Peoria Public Main Library.

Cooking with Crochet: Tasty Textile Treats
Peoria Public Main Library (lower level 1)
107 N.E. Monroe
Peoria, IL 61602-1070
Monday through Saturday:  9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Amber created 655 pieces for this show AND she made each piece herself over just a three month period!

She’s amazing, creative and insanely talented. I hope you enjoy this glimpse of her show…

Basket foods
Basket Foods
Healthy choices  Healthy Choices

Fruit basket and some cheese
Fruit Basket and Some Cheese

Mexican basket

Mexican Basket

Dagwood and friends

Dagwood and friends

Sandwich fixins
Sandwich Fixins

Ice cream

Ice Cream!

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Linus, June 2011

10 Minute Blocks

10 Minute Block Top, in progress

Saturday was the monthly meeting of The Linus Connection. I had the honor of doing a little demonstration of a fun technique developed by Suzanne McNeill.

It’s fun and super easy to do and uses simple squares to create a striking design.  My version, in green and purple, was created using 6″ squares from a green swap I did with online friends and 5″ squares of purple from my stash. It’s a great technique to use with charm packs or layer cakes, too! This particular quilt is not a Linus donation but was used for my demonstration.

Suzanne McNeill’s demo

Linus June 2011

I’ve also been working on my free-motion quilting. I took a class a couple of years ago, and then never touched it again. I tend to fall back on my favorite echo quilting, but am working to get better at free-motion so I can quilt some of my smaller pieces. On the recommendation of a friend, I was quilting with my feed dogs up instead of down (down is usually recommended for free-motion) and I found I had much more control. This month, I worked on quilting some simple tops that were created from larger panels and then bordered.

Linus June 2011
Quilting close up. I still need lots of practice!

Linus June 2011
A quilted panel. Panel given to me by Mary C.

Linus June 2011

I had the great honor of hosting two of my online crafty friends, Amber and Courtney just last week. Amber regularly donates to The Linus Connection and she brought three fantastic afghans with her to share with Linus. These all went out at the Saturday meeting. The colorful offering above was made using the Sunny Spread pattern.

Visit Amber’s website, Amber’s Originals.

Linus June 2011
Afghan by Amber
Linus June 2011
Afghan by Amber


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A Little Help From My friends

It’s Linus Saturday today and I’m one of the willing and happy distributor of blankets. We sort them by size, fold them and pack them off to send out to children in crisis in Central Texas.

This month, I’m taking four blankets to the monthly meeting, three courtesy of wonderful friends.

afghan by Amber
Pretend Plaid by Amber

Quilt by Kristel

Quilt by Kristel, quilted by Marge, bound by me 🙂

afghan by Amber

Eye of the Tiger by Amber

Oh Wavy Baby

Oh Wavy Baby, by me



TTMT 87 – Tis The Season To Talk Your Ear Off

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