Monthly Archives: September 2014

I’m seeing stars

You know what I’d really like to own? A nice set of graduated star punches. It’s not easy cutting seven different sizes of stars accurately.

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Done!

I thought I had them both done, then I realized I’d forgotten to stitch PLURIBUS and UNUM. Once I stopped crying I went over the to the machine and finished them.

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We have a winner!

This is definitely the most difficult and complex boot top I’ve stitched in recent memory. I’ve got one done and I will be very happy when I can say the other one is stitched too.

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Handbag: Nope, I don’t make them

Leather work took a detour this morning. No, I didn’t make the bag. I have an unfortunate handbag addiction. This is one of my bags that is the perfect size for Morgan’s new computer so I’m loaning/giving it to her. … Continue reading

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The Summer of Peanut Butter and Jelly

This week on her blog my daughter Morgan talks about remodeling the building where my business is now. Morgan’s Blog

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Glory

The stars in the cloud above the eagle on the United States seal is called a “glory.”

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September newsletter

Here’s a link to my newsletter for the month of September.

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Goal for the day

My goal was to have all four panels stitched by 5pm. It’s 5:08; I guess that’s close enough.

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Water serpents

The one on the right has been stitched and cleaned. The one on the left will get to be beautified this afternoon. Each color is a different piece of leather–there’s no painting.

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Discovering the forgotten

As I was struggling to cut a big piece of leather this morning I thought, “I wish I had a place for my five-in-one that wasn’t surrounded by stuff that catches big pieces leather as I try to cut it. … Continue reading

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