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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...

The Only One

Posted by 23 April, 2017 No Comments
I did it.  My first traditional block quilt.  I chose "Only One Quilt" by Dory Cary because you can arrange the blocks anyway you want.  You need 6 yards of one fabric. No set pattern. The only real rule I had to follow was to cut the blocks wack &...

Just A Dart

Posted by 16 April, 2017 No Comments
A few weeks ago, my good friend Stacey's daughter, Katlyn, was asked to prom.  They went shopping "all over" for a dress.  They finally found one, but it didn't quite fit.  No problem, Stacey was thinking, I have Andrea.  She will fix it. I get a phone call from Stacey,...

Sewing Organization

Posted by 9 April, 2017 Comments off
I could use help here.  Believe it or not I am an organized person.  My THINGS are organized, my life is not.  I like everything to have a spot. There are lots of bits and pieces in sewing.  Fabric, needles, machines, ironing boards, thread, and notions galore... you get my...

The Burgum Quilt

Posted by 2 April, 2017 Comments off
Last week I went out for drinks with my "editors" otherwise known as my good friends.  After a few Moscow Mules, they informed me that my blog last week was not great.  "It was the WORST blog you have ever written." This is a quote, NOT a paraphrase.  I am...

Can it be?

Posted by 26 March, 2017 Comments off

I can’t believe it. Seriously, I made something without any issues. Not one! It’s not even April Fools Day. I made a quilt AND a pillow.  An “art” quilt & pillow. Art quilting is my favorite thing I have done so far on my sewing journey.  No rules. No pattern….

Right Sides Together

Posted by 19 March, 2017 Comments off
I seem to be drawn to garments lately.  Why?  Because you can finish 100 garments in the time it takes to make 1 quilt.  Seriously.  So, when it came time to pick a project to do for this weeks blog, guess what I chose?  A shirt.  A plaid shirt. A...
A few weeks ago, I called up Modern Textiles and asked them if they would pick me out 4 different fabrics, 3 yards each.  I did not want a say in what they chose. My goal was to be forced to use the fabric that they gave me. I tend...