Charlotte, NC, US

craft interests: jewelry making, paper crafts, sewing

Member Since: 11/21/2008

recent comments

Re: How to Hand-Sew a Buttonhole

I was intrigued by the hand-sewn buttonhole, so I dropped in to take a look. Thank you for the quick tutorial. It presents the topic clearly and concisely.

What really amazes me is the passionate negative feedback in earlier comments. I noted that the people who commented in a negative manner have not shared any of their expertise on the site. It seems if you have a better way of doing something, then it is simple enough to post your ideas/techniques without berating another for their thoughtful additions on this site.

Again, thank you for this post and I hope all of the mean-spirited feedback will not keep you from posting and sharing here again...Elizabeth

Re: DIY: A Manifesto (of Sorts) in Four Parts

Jeffery, thank you for sharing this perspective. It seems that our perceptions design our world. I worked with homeless populations for around 10 years as an RN and found it to be inspirational and transcendent. I miss that work after leaving that position a year ago. I miss the people who befriended me and let me in. Today I work with clients who have great means and yet they seem paupers of sorts, furtively looking for more and worrying about losing what they have. Hmmm...

And again, as usual your "sketch book" is remarkable as is your writing. Thank you for this treat. Thank you for reminding us of the need to connect and meet each person on their own terms. Dignity should never be measured by appearances but rather by the fact that we are human. Thank you, thank you for sharing this!

Re: How to Make a Snowstorm

Jeffery, you've done it again. These "snowflake" strands are just beautiful and quite quick to assemble. Thank you for continuing to inspire!

Re: How to Make a Garland with Punch

Hi Jeffery...I just found this site and your wonderfully elegant contributions! I have added links to your page here to my blog as I hope to increase your fan base! I hope you don't mind. I've also added your feed to my account. Your work is beautiful, inspiring and simple. I love how you turn a phrase, which makes reading your posts not only instructional but amusing too. Thank you for sharing your brilliance!