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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A few things I've been working on.

Well, on Saturday I went down to Springfield MA to go to the Novice Schola.  I had a lot of fun.  I met some people I have been conversing with online.  I met some new friends and took a class in Viking Wire Weaving.  No fear, I am hopeless with wire and this class proved that I still am.  Jenn from Looking Through Glass Painting went with me.  She is such a good travel companion.  We have a lot of fun together.

Then I get a call from my brother that starts with "Oh Mistress of the Sewing Machine".  Hmmm, this just can't end well.  Not too bad, he needed a couple of pairs of uniform pants hemmed.  OK, not too hard.

In the meantime I found a great pattern for mitered squares.  They are sometimes called domino squares.  I was practicing the pattern and I made a pot holder in a garter stitch.  I made it in blue and white.  I replaced a really nasty one we had.  Here are pictures of the beginning of the square and the finished product.

Nice isn't it.

It's April in New England so you know what that means.  It's time to start your tomato, pepper and other plants indoors so you can plant them around the end of May.  This is when it is safest to plant, because, usually, there isn't a chance of a frost by then.  Yes, I have seen a frost as late as the last week in May, but, thankfully, they are rare.

I have Beefsteak Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Jalapenos and Sweet Bell Peppers.  I have room to start some onions, maybe and maybe some zucchinis.

Now I need to start to work on my purple brocade bodice.

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