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Here is where I will include photos of some projects like knitting, sewing, maybe embroidery?


This means I actually have to finish some sewing projects other than handkerchiefs. Self-drafted unless a pattern is noted.

photo taken in a mirror of a crushed velvet purple skirt
Crushed velvet skirt, May 2022
Green polka-dot crop top, June 2022
Shark shirt! I started this in 2018 as a hand-sewing project, and finished on the machine in June 2022
Space t-shirt, July 2022. This is the first time I successfully used the zig-zag function on my machine!
Jump suit from McCall's 7909, June 2022

Yarn Crafts

For instance, sweaters.

This sweater was the first thing I've knit in a great many years! The photo was taken in the restroom at work, glamorous, in winter 2022.
I took a class on natural dyes at the American Swedish Institute in summer 2022, and these skeins were the result!


cross stitch in a round wooden frame. Stitching says 'putting the home in homeowner' and has a small stitched house
Self-designed cross-stitch I made of our house, 2021
visibly mended jeans in bright colors
My first attempt at visible mending! Darned a pair of jeans that had frayed because thick thighs don't lie. May 2022