Ladyguide: Dried Orange Slices

It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn! I swear I wasn’t going to say the “C” word. I promise. Now that autumn is here and there are less than three months until The Festivity That Shall Not Be Named, I am already wanting to bring some loveliness into our home. Mr. Juniper could be heard exclaiming, “But it’s not even Halloween yet!” Dried orange slices? They would be acceptable, wouldn’t they? Very autumnal? Not exclusively linked with The Festivity That Shall Not Be Named? “No autumn wreaths, though!” he said. We shall see, Mr. Juniper. We shall see. Read More Ladyguide: Dried Orange Slices

Embroidery Basics: Split, Back, and Stem Stitch

I find hand sewing and hand embroidery to be relaxing. I dislike sewing machines; I have a tendency to break needles. By hand, I can sew or embroider while watching television.

I’m self-taught when it comes to embroidery and still very much a beginner. If you are interested in teaching yourself, I highly recommend Sublime Stitching. Jenny Hart provides some excellent tutorials. Read More Embroidery Basics: Split, Back, and Stem Stitch

The Lazy Lady’s Guide to DIY: Lamp Shade Magazine Makeover

This week I set my DIY-sights on an unoffensive but extremely boring lamp shade that resides in my living room.

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The Beauty in Math

I had the absolute delight to view an example of the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project at a local museum yesterday. The project was started in 2005 by Margaret and Christine Wertheim  of the Institute For Figuring and was inspired by a presentation by Cornell mathematician Dr. Daina Taimina (read her original paper Crocheting the Hyperbolic Plane).  Read More The Beauty in Math