Knitter in the Wild: Stitches SoCal 2018

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the very first Stitches SoCal, held at the Pasadena Convention Center.  Stitches is the convention name for events held across the country by XRX, and are four day events filled with classes devoted to fiber arts, fashion shows, demonstrations and a marketplace. The closest Stitches event to […]

Stash Enhancement Saturday: Erin Lane Project Bags

Every fiber artist needs a project bag or ten.  I probably have more than ten.  Okay, I actually probably have around 50, but I have a lot of WIPs!  I said that a little defensively,  I guess – can you feel personally attacked by your own words?  I also like how I used “a lot […]

The Landmark Project: CHL# 992

  CHL# 992 SITE OF CONTRACTOR’S GENERAL HOSPITAL In 1933, Dr. Sidney R. Garfield opened Contractor’s General Hospital six miles west of here. His modest facility successfully delivered health care to Colorado River Aqueduct workers through a prepaid insurance plan. Later, in association with industrialist Henry J. Kaiser, Dr. Garfield applied the lessons he first […]

Stash Enhancement Saturday: Crafty Christmas Gifts

As usual, my friends rocked the mic when it came to super thoughtful gifts for me.  They seemed to cover all the things I love – food (restaurant gift certificates, chocolate), relaxation (spa gift certificates), and crafty goodies like these below.  If I don’t mention it often enough, I love my friends! First up, this […]

Tip Tuesday: Let Etsy Coordinate Fabrics For You

Now that I am obsessed with learning to sew, I’ve been shopping for fabric.  I tried to wander the aisles of Jo-Ann over the weekend to pick up some fabric I needed for one of my first projects, but there are so many aisles of fabric it quickly became overwhelming for me.  I just don’t […]