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Merry Christmas!

Posted by 25 December, 2016 No Comments

  It appears my Sunday Blog day falls on Christmas Day & New Years Day. I figure you have better things to do than read my blog! BUT do not fret, Harry and I will be back January 8th with riveting installments of “Confessions of a Wannabe Seamstress” Until then MERRY CHRISTMAS &…

Making BAGS!

Posted by 18 December, 2016 Comments off

I LOVE owning all different kinds of bags. All of my bags, whether it is a backpack or a purse, have something I would tweak to make it better.  Now that I sew I can make ANYTHING I want, other than a zipper, snap, pocket, magnet, or any other type…

Wool Coat

Posted by 11 December, 2016 No Comments

I have decided to sew a wool coat.  Why a coat, you ask???  BECAUSE I fell in love with this fabric and book. PLUS, Connie at Modern Textiles, said “You got this!”  I should add that I did sew a pair of pj pants once, so I was feeling confident. Until…

I’m Moving UP…

Posted by 4 December, 2016 Comments off

If you have been reading my blog over the last few months, you may have noticed that I cannot spell OR write grammatically correct sentences. I TRY.  I really do. I read them over and over…TRULY.  It never fails that I have mistakes. EVERY SINGLE TIME. For those of you…

A few weeks ago I went home to surprise my mother for her 70th birthday.  My sister and I took her out to a FANTASTIC dinner (a place called the New Scenic Cafe, it’s a must try) in Duluth.  On our way there I spy this little Quilt Shop.  “STOP!!!” I yell….

It worked!!

Posted by 20 November, 2016 2 Comments

I can NOT believe it!! I actually completed a project that worked!!  I thought about not writing a blog about it, BUT I got my fancy new machine so I had too! I wanted a project that I could try out all those fun quilting stitches that come on my…

If you say so….

Posted by 13 November, 2016 No Comments

I love my little sewing machine.  I know how to thread it, wind a bobbing, and switch out the feet. I feel like my sewing is much like my golf game.  I am not very good at golf so I can play an entire round with a 7 iron and…

I had this idea to create a jar cozy.  I had been sewing coffee cozys for a while now.  This “jar cozy” seems like an easy transition.   I am in a lunch club with a few girlfriends. We exchange healthy jar lunches on Tuesdays. Sometimes we have to pour…

What I learned at Quilt Market: Kerry does NOT, in fact, snore. We need an Instagram account (so we made one)!!   I am in love with Japanese fabric. The “PR assistant” I had been emailing, named Kat, is Tula Pink’s mother! And is completely adorable.  I am crushing on…

Here is the deal. Kerry and myself are responsible for booking a speaker for next years Quilt Exhibit. I asked around the sewing/quilting world to see who would be young & funky & fun. Tula Pink’s name came up. Never heard of her?? Me either. I went to google. She…

It’s Halloween time!! Why not create Halloween things!?  EASY Halloween things. My first stop is Quilted Ladybug in the Moorhead Center Mall.  I am looking for inspiration.  Things that I can do.  This is what I find. A cute Halloween Themed banner.  It looks like all I have to do…

Have you ever had a friend you can not live without? I do. His name is Harry. We have a love hate relationship. I HATE when I have to rely on him, but I LOVE that he is there when I need him. Meet “Harry”…or otherwise known as seam ripper….

If you read my first blog, you know that I do not sew.  That 3 months ago Cozys for the Cure entered my life and gave me my first push to at least TRY to sew.  What also entered my life was, The Quilt Exhibit. I figured this would be…

I have a confession to make.  I do NOT know ANYTHING about sewing. My husband has been in the world of sewing for 30 years!  But I couldn’t tell you the difference between a straight stitch or a zig zag.  I mean, obviously the straight stitch is straight and the…