The Ridler sisters, Suzie, Jamie and Shannon, discuss their creative projects, from challenges to celebrations, and support each other's creative lives.

Monday, October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014


A surprising take on Art Day: we spent some time on my sewing project! I've cut out the very last piece and so we are ready to move into next steps. This is such a voyage of discovery. I'll be sharing more on stART when we film tomorrow!


My reading journey with Tender is the Night is going so well! I dove into Book 3 and I'm so close to the finish line! It's completely ironic that I'm not terribly enjoying the book, but the process of reading it will stick with me for ages.


I look at this photo and I think, hey, those aren't Shannon or Jamie's hands! They're mine! And they're kind of knitting, LOL. I went to the Geek Crafts group and physically it was daunting to sit for four hours and mentally learning how to knit was brutal and I felt kind of stupid but my teacher was amazingly patient. I was quiet for most of the day but opened up by the end. Reg came and we chatted as I worked on my pink bracelet. My hands hurt all night but they were find by the morning. I was shocked! So I did it, yay!!!


Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Yay!!! Way to go, Suzie! It takes a lot of courage to go and learn and stick to what you're doing. That's a long time to sit and knit but it was probably good to get it settled into your head and hands. For the first while I referred all the time to videos online! I'm so excited for you and proud of you too!

Suzie Ridler said...

Jamie, I can't wait to hear more about your dress making and wow, it looks fantastic. Way to go!

Yes, I think you're right Jamie, if I had not done it this way for the first time I don't think there's any hope I would even consider continuing. I really needed to be immersed. Thank you so much! I'm proud of me too. :)

Shannon said...

Way to go Jamie on getting your last piece cut! That is absolutely amazing. It's quite a big project eh? I'm impressed at how much you are thinking and working on the process along the way.

Way to go on learning how to knit Suzie! I am so impressed. And that's totally an awesome colour, I can't wait to hear more about what you are working on. It's so awesome that you went to the Geek Crafts group, and had a teacher with patience - what a difference that makes (and one reason I'd suck at it, lol). I am thrilled that your hands were okay the next morning too, that is very promising :)

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Suzie Ridler said...

Thanks Shannon! There were a few yarn snobs (including my teacher) but I like the pink! I still can't believe it about my hands. I stretched them out that night and I guess that helped.

How awesome your new system is working so well and for a book you're not thrilled about. That's sounds like a win to me!

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Thanks so much for the encouragement! It's really being quite a process. I'm learning so much - and not just about sewing!

Wow, Shannon, your doing great with the reading. Even if you don't end up loving the book, it's really been instrumental in your reading practice - and your word learning!

I think the pink is such a happy colour, Suzie. I sure don't understand being a yarn snob, especially when you are starting out! I always start out with a really basic yarn while I find my way!

Shannon said...

OH yarn snobs. I know them well. I find they usually turn their noses up at non natural fibres, but I continue to stick with the affordability of acrylic! And for the record, I love the pink.

Thank you both for your support on the reading. I have been so happy to break down some barriers and get more reading done. It's been such a process!

Suzie Ridler said...

I'm so happy the reading is going so well for you Shannon. Loved your last post on it. It seems to be making you happy and I love that.