I first met Rohinni Juneja (The Artisan Corina) when a quilting friend brought her home for her to see my looms. Thankfully she'd been forewarned that I'm eccentric, and we hit it off quite well. Her aesthetic is so different from my own (non-existent) one, as you'll see from the images of her work that … Continue reading The Artisan Corina
Franklin has just written about this. We have a Question of the Week thread at the South Asian Crafters forum on Ravelry, and someone asked for our favourite three projects, that make us proud. I couldn't offhand think of any and had people jumping on me because I said so. I feel I am a … Continue reading Product or process?
I met someone on the Georgette Heyer mailing list who mentioned that she crochets. I couldn't stop myself, and wrote to her, asking her how and what. She sent me this photo of a debutante dress she made for her daughter. I thought it was amazing, and had to share with you: She made it … Continue reading Amazing Clare
I flew back to Cochin from Hyderabad last week, and while I was waiting in the security lounge at Hyderabad airport (for the last time probably, as a new one is scheduled to open next month), I saw a lady walk past, wearing a silk blouse and pale green trousers, with matching shoes. Through my … Continue reading Rara avis
Seriously, it might explain what's been happening to some of my mail, except it's a continent away... http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/1457283/
I was checking my blog stats today from the dashboard and I noticed a click-through from a new-to-me blog. I went there and found she has me on her blogroll 😳 Yay! Then I checked out her bio and her "50 things". I especially like her yarn holder, as I've been using a Yarn Thimble … Continue reading The things you learn
In a blatant attempt to get more comments, I have a sappy question to ask my faithful (mostly silent) readers. Do you have someone who asks you how you are doing? Who notices your moods? Does it matter to you if you do or don't? (This may seem like several sappy questions, but it's all … Continue reading Sappy question
How do you say "NO" to Lady Catherine de Brough? Especially when she's hard-of-hearing and not the sharpest needle in the stash?
Sorry, I didn't mean to throw a whine-fest and vanish. My internet gave out on me on Wednesday afternoon and was only restored last evening. I had to reprogram my wireless router after a year and that took me some figurative hair-pulling before I managed to hit just the right keys. We changed our internet … Continue reading Sunshine
Eve from Needle Exchange has collected together some very interesting blog posts in an online magazine: Yarnival. Shoo.
Yes, I've let my profession (no, *not* couch potato) of copyediting spill over into my blogreading world, and I've just gone and been nasty to a friend. I know, I'm beyond help. *hangs head in shame*