Women find purpose wrapping up projects for deceased crafters

Loose Ends founders Jennifer Simonic, left, and Masey Kaplan - Photo copyright by Winky Lewis.

Since its inception in September 2022, Loose Ends has amassed 7,000 volunteer “finishers” from every state and dozens of foreign countries. The organization will match finishers to projects of any fiber arts handwork craft, including knitting, crochet, rug hooking, embroidery, cross stitch and quilting.

90-year-old woodworker builds his own Hobbit house

Photo of Stuart Grant in front of his Hobbit house. Photo appeared at SWNS.

Just after his 55th birthday in 1984, Stuart Grant bought a cottage near Inverness, Scotland, despite it being in near total disrepair. The old shoemaker’s house had no doors, windows or a roof. Because the quirky building was nearly 200 years old, Stuart thought it would be a fun do-it-yourself restoration project. He lived in …

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