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Tagged With: sewing

Catching Up

  Hey there stranger! Yep, it’s been a while. A long while. I started writing and  ‘splaining why, but, I’ve decided, you know, let’s just wait until I have the right words. BUT, I WILL say right away, like the phone call in the middle of the night, “Everything’s okay”. Well, everything’s mostly okay, some things are even … Continue reading »

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I don’t have gadgets. I have tools.

Sew Mama Sew has asked peeps for reviews on their sewing machines. All of the questions they wanted answered are sprinkled throughout the post. I hope you enjoy hearing uh, reading about it her. There is no compensation for this (but wouldn’t that be sweet?). As one who is known more for her cooking than her … Continue reading »

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Cutting up a wedding dress

No, this is not about an angry ex-wife. This is about a wonderful friend, happy and married for thirty something years. She loves her family like crazy and adores her grandchildren. This friend of mine, she had this idea … and it included me!  She asked me to do something that she knew would stretch … Continue reading »

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Patchwork, Please! Yum Yum Apple Bib

I’m a big fan of Zakka style projects, from home decor to crafts to clothing. One of the Zakka style books I have is Patchwork, Please! It has wonderful projects to sew and just about a week and a half ago I discovered a sew-along going on for this book. LRStitched is hosting it and … Continue reading »

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Sis-Boom-Ba-Cation 2013: A Photo Finish

I was in L.A. 9 days. I’d been looking forward to them, needing them, and I know they’d fly by. And fly by they did. Rather than try and write and recapture everything, I hope you enjoy, instead, pictures of where I went, what I did. I’m so thankful for my brother that made this trip … Continue reading »

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Sis-Boom-Ba-Cation 2013: More Fabric District and getting just a little Mood-y

UPDATE: I actually finished my trip to Cali but have been so busy that I waited until I was back home to finish my posts. Gosh, this trip was so much fun  … I love competition shows. Shows like Chopped, Master Chef, and Project Runway. I live vicariously through the competitors. So f you have … Continue reading »

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Sis-Boom-Ba-Cation 2013 Weekend!

OH-MY-GOODNESS! As you may know, I’m out west, aka ‘back home’, with my family for my nephew’s high school graduation. It’s coming up this Thursday, but I’ve come out early for some concentrated sister time. We’ve been tearing the roads up going hither and yon, mostly to L.A. to shop the multitude of different stores … Continue reading »

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Seasons of Sewing

I am a re-emergent sewist (self-proclaimed). I learned as a young girl from a neighbor lady who had an old Singer treadle. I made a black and white bag and loved it. My mom sewed a lot, but I don’t remember sewing with her. She was, however, my inspiration. Like my dad, she seemed to … Continue reading »

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It’s in the Details

I like parties, but I love to plan parties. Planning themes, color schemes, menu, and those wonderful extra touches. In last weekend’s birthday party, which was for a very loved girlfriend, I knew I wanted to use those beautiful pink dishes I have and have never used which I inherited from my mom – years … Continue reading »

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It’s Friday!

It’s been a fast week for me and it’s already Friday! I’ve been productive in some things, not so much in others. I know it’s only the 17th of January, but I already feel like I’m somewhere between Week 3 or 4 of November. Why? Because I follow a lot bloggers who are so creative, … Continue reading »

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