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Laces of Ipswich January 4, 2017

A great find – this book, The Laces of Ipswich, The Art and Economics of an Early American Industry by Marta Cotterell Raffel is perfect for combining my interests in history, genealogy, and economics.  I am only marginally interested in lace making in that it relates to weaving…..but this is a thoroughly researched picture of an industry in early New England and just maybe some of my ancestors!

img_2172    The Laces of Ipswich


whipple-house  Whipple House, Ipswich Massachusetts – some of the work highlighted in this book are displayed in Whipple House.



New Crochet Project April 19, 2016

Filed under: Crochet,Crocheted rugs,Handcrafts,Handwork — Janet @ 6:31 pm

Same old same old but different color combinations



Another Crochet Blanket March 26, 2016

Filed under: Blankets,Crochet,Handcrafts,Handwork — Janet @ 5:55 pm

IMG_9950  3rd crochet blanket in current series


Miscellany Of New Photos March 22, 2016

    Letter box           IMG_9858      Ready for jiu jitsu   IMG_9896        Work in progress

Tree stump





IMG_9897  Neglected knitting – striking pink but what should I do with it?


Silhouette April 17, 2015

Filed under: ETSY,Handcrafts,Handwork — Janet @ 8:29 pm

IMG_6364  Does this inspire you to write a poem?  or do a drawing? or a painting? or create a sculpture?

I feel creative – I just bought some shares in ETSY.  Good luck to all my friends who sell their creations through this company.