Wednesday, June 15, 2011

This poem made me smile ....

Actually, it made me laugh!

Allow me to share it with you.

To Stash or not to that the question?
by Juanita K Bard (With apologies to Shakespeare's HAMLET)

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer

The slings and arrows of outrageous mis-organization

Or to take arms against a sea of clutter

And by opposing end it? To organize?To give away? To sew not more?

Nay...To sew I must..perchance a new patchwork

Or try a new paper piece pattern

For who can bear the whips and scorns of

The ever present 1/2 price sale ads

That makes a calamity of our credit cards..

To file or not to file my patterns

To group by pastels and darks

And by organization to say we end

The heartache of rummaging around

For just that right piece of fabric
That our sewing is heir to, 'tis a consummation

Devoutly to be wish' organize,

To conceal in boxes...and boxes galore

In plastic containers that overflow on the floor

To organize, perchance to achieve it....ay, there's the rub;
For in that great organization of fabric what dreams may come

When we have shuffled off this mortal unorganization

Must give us pause there's the respect

That makes calamity of so organized a sewing room;

For who can bear to whittle down her Stash...

The pangs of that separation of fabric

To grunt and sweat under the strain

Of not seeing forever the beloved Stash...

But that the dread of something after death,

The undiscover'd boxes...from who boundary
No traveler returns, puzzles the will

And make us rather think we have

To give to others that we know not of?

Thus conscience does make swappers of us all;

And thus the native hue of resolution
Gives way to the pale thought and enterprises

Of that great moment with this regard

To our current Stash...Organize...give away!!!!

And lose the name of clutter... Soft you now!Oh, fair quilters... in they orisons

Be all my Stash remember'd.....

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Knit in Public Day ....

So! This morning I went and bought some Vanna's Glamour yarn by Lion Brand. This week, with a Michael's coupon, you can get $5 off with each $25 you spend. I don't know how you feel about having stashes, but my personality loves it VERY much. FYI, my fabric stash is winning by far, but the yarn stash gets added to whenever I come across sales and coupons like this one at Michael's. ;)

If you click on the link I posted above, you will see the little bracelet patterns for free. I decided to make the knit cable stitch bracelets (I LOVE cables!). I purchased metal colored yarns. Silver, gold and brownish copper. When they are knit, I plan on adorning them with some beads, pearls, charms and the like. Might as well make them look like bracelets, I guess.

So here I sit with size 4 bamboo needles and fun glittery yarn. Will I be knitting in public on Saturday? I'll give it my best shot. But it would be easier if I had a knitting buddy to knit with .... Who knows? Maybe I have a knitting buddy who will be looking for me as much as I am looking for them ....

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Natural Form era gown ...

Finally finished and out the door to it's new owner .....

Here is the side front and back views.

Created with salmon taffeta, light green woven textured satin, floral silk, off white satin ribbon, dark green braid, tan lace.

Normally listed under House of PoLiegh Naise. This is the last gown which will be created under that title. I need a break from making historical gowns. The economy does not allow these gowns to be sold for what they should be properly sold for. So until the economic situation increases, I think PoLeigh will just take a vacation ;)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Pins and Tangled Needles?

Yep! I changed the name of the blog .....

This one actually describes the things I am doing.

Pins for everything fabric .... which, marks my words, incorporates a lot of my life from historical clothing to quilts.

Tangled needles is dedicated to knit and crochet .... and tatting to bobbin lace.

Will I slip in a recipe or two? Of course!

Will there be folklore? Absolutely!