Author Archives: civilwarrose5

More 3D Wooden Puzzles

Last week we went to my sister’s house for vacation. It was time for us to kick back next to her pool and just enjoy ourselves. Although we don’t have children, I always have to prepare activities ahead of time … Continue reading

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Project Linus Blanket #36

Project Linus Blanket #36: “Wrong Kind of Diamond” You might recognize this yarn. It was used in my last Project Linus blanket. It is Red Heart’s Bunches of Hugs. I was hoping to use up all of this yarn that … Continue reading

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A Beer Cooler, Too

After making a third practice lunch bag I decided that maybe I knew what I was doing, so I gathered my materials, my patterns, and started cutting out the insulation pieces. That’s almost enough for 24 lunch bags. I’m waiting … Continue reading

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A Cranky Machining Project

I teased you a little bit at the end of the last woodworking blog. I showed you this picture: Did you idnetify the mystery object? No, it’s not an industrial roof top fan unit for the train layout. No, it’s … Continue reading

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Lunch Bag Attempt #2

After the frustration of making my first attempt at a lunch bag I decided to break out my Singer 301A. I wanted to see how it would handle the waterproof canvas so I decided to practice by making a purrse … Continue reading

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Some Woodworking by Jay

Last week I was be-bopping through the house when I looked outside and saw… It was a mob on my front lawn demanding blog posts about the stuff that Jay creates. I was frightened. I begged and pleaded with the … Continue reading

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My New Faith Blog

It’s been on my heart to blog about my faith. If you are interested please join me at Kerry’d by Faith. I am not a professional nor do I play one on TV, so I can’t promise that it will … Continue reading

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A Crocheted Summer Top

A few months ago I received my Summer 2021 issue of Crochet! magazine and fell in love with the Seacliff Tunic. I purchased the cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby using one of the gift cards I had received for Christmas. … Continue reading

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Review: Mainstays 100% Acrylic Yarn

If you aren’t aware, Walmart now has their own brand of acrylic yarn: Mainstays 100% Acrylic Yarn. I watched a review of it on the Bag-O-Day Crochet YouTube channel. She really liked it so I thought I would give it … Continue reading

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Real Life: Sewing Can be Difficult

I felt it was time to share another Real Life post with you guys. In these posts I aim to show you that nobody is perfect by projecting a light on my failures and imperfections. Are you ready? I believe … Continue reading

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