Silk painting with a resist

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This weekend I started making DD#2s comfy pregnant belly blanket. I want to make this extra special, so I hand painted a piece of silk satin. I used Jacquard Clear Water Based Resist, which I transferred to a tiny bottle … Continued

Surreal times

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The last three weeks have been rather surreal for our family. First, we rejoiced with DD#1 when she got engaged. Four days later we rallied around my husband when he experienced his stroke, and we continue to help him as … Continued

Relief and grief

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It is with much relief that I was finally able to bring my sweet hubby home today after having suffered from a stroke on March 7. He has experienced amazing recovery. Physically, he is able to move his limbs as … Continued

DD#2 finished portrait gifts

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I told you that DD#2 wanted make some portraits as Christmas gifts. I greedily encouraged that idea because it would mean she’d have to come to my house numerous times. 😉 I already showed you the little boy, which was … Continued

First portrait for DD#2

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DD#2 came over Sunday evening to work on one of the portraits she’s making for a friend. This is the first portrait she’s made, and she has two more planned. It’s fun that my family wants to try these, too. … Continued