Thursday, February 5, 2015
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Thursday, July 3, 2014
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Monday, June 2, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
I like to make small pictures with very fine black sharpies and a little watercolor. I cramp my hand up very tightly, raise my right shoulder, cross my legs, and hold my breath. In an effort to avoid a permanent cramp on my right side I've been sewing big pieces, using my arms, the dining room table, and most of the floor. I have a need for banners made of cloth. It's one of my stops on the way to painting with oils on linen.
I would like to piece some variations on this lovely peace sign from The New School in Berkeley. I lived for many years near here and admired the peace sign each time we passed. Maybe it will be a quilt or a tablecloth or a banner. I'd like to add St. Francis's "Pax et Bonum" greeting.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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Monday, April 21, 2014
Our week in New York was really fun. We slept in and stayed out late. The trees in every park and side street were blossoming. Late one night we visited the Temple of Dendur and then walking to our hotel across the park we could hear voices from a party in Belvedere Castle.
I loved this little bag on display at the Natural History Museum. It would make a great purse, bedspread, or huge multi-God's Eye screen. The acid yellow, bright blue and bits of red stitching really grab me.
I have just a few inches to go on the sleeve of my Redford, and I am just in time. I see Wool People 7 is coming out tomorrow!!!!!
Friday, April 11, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
This is the Quay scarf from Brooklyn Tweed knit in a little over four skeins of "Old World" Shelter worsted weight. I used a #5 needle. There are so many BT patterns I want to knit.
My New Year's resolution is to write down a dinner menu for every evening, simply: mon=eggs; tue=pasta, wed=crepes, thu=burgers, fri=pizza.
Mr. Lear has excused himself from meat courses and sugar, which adds a slight challenge: wed=crepes/ham+mushrooms, thu=burgers/lentils. When one person at the table depends on vegetables and legumes, we all become more omnivorous.
Dessert is very interesting without sugar. A beautiful pear on an antique wooden plate with a small paring knife and a linen napkin would be very beautiful with a small glass of dessert wine. It is very poetic and thoughtful, but it is not a brownie.
Dessert without sugar feels very Little House on the Prairie: maple syrup on snow and cookies sweetened with molasses. I want dessert to be as much a part of the meal as the conversation. I want us all to be at table together. Please give me your dessert ideas.
Posted by Mrs. Lear at 10:15 AM
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The pattern is Dr. G's Memory Vest by Kirsten Kapur. I substituted some seed stitch for the side panels and sized it down a bit to fit my little guy. The problem is, he's not so little and now I have to rip back and size down a little less! The wool is Quince Yarn's Lark in Gingerbread.
Friday, October 18, 2013
I've been making paper mache lanterns for Halloween. I have a bunch of those led "candles" that flicker to place inside. I'm getting picky about the balloons. I wish they were more globe-like. My first layer is leftover printing paper, it dries pretty translucent. Then I get fancy with strips from the Financial Times. I like to use the art and auction ads.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
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Friday, August 30, 2013
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Have you seen the craft project boxes from For the Makers? I am working on a drawstring bag from my July box and adding some embroidery. These ready to go projects get me thinking about other ways to make things. Sometimes I let my children do the projects.
Posted by Mrs. Lear at 12:19 PM