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Compass Quilt

Posted by 13 August, 2017 Comments off
My attempts at quilting have not been super successful.  I am talking more traditional quilting where you make blocks and sew the blocks together.  It makes me angry that I can not seem to understand how to make those blocks work together.  Because of this, I keep trying to quilt....

Sewing Block

Posted by 6 August, 2017 Comments off
I have a confession to make.  I am in a sewing rut.  Does this happen to you?  I have zero desire to sew.  I blame it on summer.  The sun shines and I am drawn to it like a moth to a flame.  Sun=Outside to me.  We have had a...

Whistler

Posted by 30 July, 2017 No Comments
Last week we went to Whistler, BC with Janome.  Here is how it works--  You "win" (by spending lots of money) an incentive trip.  This year we "won" and the trip was to Whistler.  We have won trips in the past, the very first trip we went on, I was...
If you have been following my blog since the beginning, you know that sometimes I struggle with following directions.  I have good intentions.  I just feel like I have better ideas.  I do have better ideas, the problem is, my sewing skills don't always align with my ideas. My idea this...

Better Than Snapchat

Posted by 9 July, 2017 Comments off
I have a confession to make.  I do not allow my children to have social media until they are 16. Why? Because I can not stand it.  I do believe my children are better humans when they are not on electronics.  I believe I am a better mother when I...

What Were We Thinking?!

Posted by 2 July, 2017 Comments off
Meet Stacey & Shannon.  They are my guest writers this week. This all transpired on a spring Saturday night on Stacey's porch.  We were sitting around when they say, "Wouldn't it be funny if we tried to sew?".  "Yes, yes it would."  I left it at that and didn't give...
Every time I come into my sewing room, I learn something new.  I am serious. Every time. I've been on the fast track with sewing, quilting, machine knowledge, pattern reading, and dealing with Darren knowing everything. Its been a LOVE/HATE relationship.  I can honestly say that when I try something...

The Reveal.

Posted by 18 June, 2017 No Comments
Here it is.  My redone sewing room.  Out with the old and in with the new.  I did not show that I actually liked the idea of keeping the fabric adhesive and starch in the wine bottle holders.  That I kept:)  I am loving my cabinet.  I did not know...
This weeks blog is a VLOG.  VLOG= video blog!  Its news to me too.  Anyway, I made a "before" video of my sewing room.  I will attempt to take all suggestions into account and post an "after" video for my blog next week.  VLOG, I mean.  My production value need...
When deciding on what I am going to sew next; it goes one of two ways. I see a fabric and then decide on a pattern or quilt. I see a pattern and pick the fabric. I would say its 50/50.  This particular time it was fabric first, pattern second....

The End.

Posted by 28 May, 2017 No Comments
It's almost here.  The end of school!  Since I can now sew, I thought it would perfect to create something handmade.  I decided on getting some insulated mugs and making coffee cozy's to jazz them up. I have the cozy pattern down to a science!  We made 100's of them...

To PDF or Not to PDF

Posted by 21 May, 2017 Comments off
I made a garment out of my first PDF pattern.  I tried this the very first month I got into sewing.  I LOVE when I can get something instantly.  Just pay and download.  This sounds like something I would really like.  But.....there are over 100 pages.  I do exaggerate sometimes,...
I went to a sewing class this week at the store.  It was the "Catch All Caddy" class taught by Susan. It was the first hands on sewing class I have taken. Why would this be the first class I have taken considering my husband owns the store? BECAUSE, my...

Sewing Buddy

Posted by 7 May, 2017 Comments off
Guess what!!??  I have a sewing buddy.  Her name is Jordan.  She is 13.  She lives in Ohio. Here is what happened to me last week.  My best friend, Nicole, came to visit.  She actually came to do a speaking tour to promote her book "Kindness is Contagious",  but in...

Social Circle

Posted by 30 April, 2017 Comments off
Here is me in a nutshell.  I am a stay-at-home mom of an 11 & 13 year old.  Both of which are in every sport possible.  I work part-time for my husband doing social media & marketing (ha ha ha....jokes on him, I have no experience whatsoever).  The only reason...