Dorie Schwarz

http://tumblingblocks.net/

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I should remember to snowshoe more because it is so good to actually get outside in the winter. I did this, plus knitting and reading by a fire, while my family was skiing. The ski resort has a new lodge, but the old one is much less crowded, plus retro cool. Good weekend.

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We never got the gutters back up after doing work last summer so... here’s a beautiful badness of icicles.

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I love indigo with cotton and steel’s blushy neutral peaches. I dyed this square back when I dyed a couple full wholecloth-sized pieces. It’s going to be a little quilt. #cottonandsteel #shibori #indigo

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It’s a snowy Saturday, and I have coffee, knitting, @houseonhillroad’s new book, and zero obligations. 💭

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Somehow it took all day to make a solid quilt back. So, I’m going to have a basting party tonight. (Alright!) #bastingparty

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I thought that cutting up all my applicably sized low volume scraps would give me enough strings for the quilt. Not a chance. I am only a quarter there, so I’ll put it aside and built up the reservoir. #scrapquilt #lowvolume

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Yesterday with my girl in Lansing. #womensmarch2018

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To be sleeved. #sleevemealone

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Lunchtime coffeeshop over-the-knees skein balling.

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We ran away to Mexico...
1. Palms, flowers, ruins, etc.
2. It’s a well, actually.
3. Cuando el coco está un poco verde.
4. He may be having a big birthday, but still looks like he works at the beach club snack bar.
5. Hammock situation
6. Too full of arrachera, I impatiently wait for my family’s fruit tourism.
7. I went scuba diving despite my apprehensions. It was beautiful.
8. Ocean
9. Palms
10. Coatí

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Casting on for a sweater for which I bought the yarn in 2011. (! Why wait so long?) On ravelry, @littleskyhome had an amazing variant of a drops pattern that she called her Humboldt sweater, for its foggy layers. I bought this yarn hoping to do what she did, which I think at this time in knitting, we would call a fade.

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My sisters and I try to get our babies to smile for a picture. (Mine was most cooperative.) 📸 @batyavannostrand

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My girl @eva.t and the quilt she made. Oh my heart! The quilt is an extension of the embroidered hands she's been stitching into patches, and she used @sherrilynnwood 's #getyourcurveon score.
It felt deeply good to stitch next to her for hours, watching Alias Grace (which is full of quilts) on Netflix. And I am so dang proud of her for taking on tricky techniques and, I love that she loves manipulating more materials. It's headed to QuiltCon, and my indigo diamonds quilt is too. 😊 #patchwork #embroidery

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Kitty cheek on yarn ball. Doing some stocking knitting in a slightly snowy day. #yarnlove

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Sunrise barn shadows. #commute

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Our #a2mqg charity quilt for quiltcon! I'm our organizer this year, and it was really fun to work with the modern traditional theme. Thanks to everyone who participated! @amydieb @2louises @pretty_side_stash @blotchandthrum @rossiecrafts @gingernlemon @magwilky @sonjaminotaur + Ida and Jackie
#quiltconcharityquilt #moderntraditional #irishchain #onpointquilt

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Done and photographed in time for entry, but also stitched along at a steady pace over the last few months. It took time and I didn't care. I got better at hand quilting, learned some better technique. This is 100% going to live on the couch. #shibori #indigo #handquilting #applique #shibapplique

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Quilting up a storm. Only have the insides of the dyed diamonds left to do. #handquilting

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It must be Thanksgiving - the mixed nuts are out!

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Stitching handwork and watching Atomic Blonde. It's another rainy Saturday.

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Eva an I are making quilts on this gray #crafturday. Hen is so much help. We are so cozy.

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Lining up my strips from @crazymomquilts' class last weekend. I think I'm going to slowly build up a sack of prepped low volume scraps to keep on with this. Long-ish leaders and enders.

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Sewing some scrappy strings at @crazymomquilts class with guild! (Waves to @emmmylizzzy) #a2mqg

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Join me while I over-deliberate on my next knitting project. Yes, this vintage cashmere is soft and gray and would make a pretty cardigan. But, do I really want to knit at this gauge and how would it feel over a long sleeve shirt? Maybe it should be a neck accessory, but would that take advantage of the quantity I have? Perhaps a loose gauge boxy pullover would be better? Oh my goodness, it doesn't matter. #knitting #deliberative

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Purl Soho's garter stitch hat is pretty much the best baby cap ever. It manages to be a close fitting pilot style without having scary ties. Plus tassel. Knit in @thefibrecompany Terra. #purlsoho #purlsohobusyhands

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Adorable homecoming kids

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I started this quilt last winter with the idea that it would go to someone who could use some comfort and support. I finished it several months ago, but it's taken me until now to commit it. These #ohiostars are headed to Ozone House in Ann Arbor, a home for teens, often LGBTQ, who need a safe place to stay. It's one of our #a2mqg chosen charities. #charityquilt #modernquilt #traditionalquilt

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I had to do some surgery before basting. We had some unintentional wonk that wasn't working. #a2mqg #intentions #modernquilt #traditionalquilt.

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My dad came to visit me and is picking up quilt holding duty. My #eadsquilt , baby size, all finished. #eadsqal

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