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I'm a married knitter, crocheter, and newbie spinner living in the Maryland suburbs with my photographer- computer geek hubby, 3 cats, and 3 dogs. And yarn. A LOT of yarn. Just ask my hubby.

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And Now For Something Completely Different.

I spent today bonding with a sadly-neglected member of my crafty army – my sewing machine.  I’ve gotten seriously bitten by the sewing bug lately, so much so that Kris and I are in negotiations for an upgraded machine for my birthday/Christmas present this year.

The first thing I did, well… I can’t show you.  It’s a present for someone, and I’m 99% sure that someone reads this blog.  So, I’ll get pictures, but I won’t post them until the item reaches its new home.

The second thing I did (after running out to JoAnn Fabrics for the third time in a week…) was this:

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I made a wristlet!  I’ve wanted to make one of these ever since Jody posted her tutorial, and I finally got around to doing one.  And OMG, there will be more of these.  It took me almost no time to do (Her tutorial is REALLY easy to follow), and I LOVE it.  When you open it up…

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More dragonflies!  (The color is a little closer on this one, too – it’s BRIGHT green and blue on black)  I picked up this fabric at a quilt shop in Ketchikan, AK while on SeaSocks.  Isn’t it fun?  I may play with making the next one a little bigger, I’m not sure.  I have a couple of 9″ zippers (this was a 7″ one), so I may use that as an opportunity to up the size a smidgen.

Oh, and CBear, my dear?  You’ll be happy to see what has a very significant presence next to my machine, and gets used quite a bit now.

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(She made that for me!)

OK, I think I’m off to rummage through the fabric (I am addicted to buying those little flat-folded fat quarters, so I have a pile of them), and maybe make another wristlet.  Or, you know, three.  😀

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