27 08, 2012

Little Things

By |August 27th, 2012|My kids, sewing, Thankful|10 Comments

Going back to school last week reminds me to slow down, and be thankful for the little things.

Little things, like happy, healthy kids.

Family and (furry) friends.

Kids that like to learn and go to school.

And the one left behind this week, happy to have extra hugs, while mom makes the adjustment too.

I’m always thankful for a […]

23 07, 2012

Busy Days (and nights!)

By |July 23rd, 2012|sewing|8 Comments

Hey there! I’ve been working hard to meet commitments, and find myself leaving notes for the morning.

If I don’t, I forget and keep on sewing with a super linty machine!

Thank goodness my machine is easy to clean. I love it!

I’ll catch up with you soon —

18 07, 2012

Pressing Matters

By |July 18th, 2012|sewing|14 Comments

There are times when I skip the pressing, but usually I go through all the motions for the best possible outcome.

Starch is still a favorite tool for crisp fabric, and great points! This is a pile of fabric waiting to be cut, after starching.

I’ve streamlined my process when pressing to one side, so that I […]

16 07, 2012

Free Weekend

By |July 16th, 2012|My kids, sewing|5 Comments

I love my family! Joe decided this last weekend would be a good one to go camping. My schedule (of deadlines) is such that I wasn’t free enough to join them, so he and the kids had fun without me!

Unfortunately, the weather was rather gloomy, and it rained a lot. Thankfully they all had lots […]

26 06, 2012

Messy Moment

By |June 26th, 2012|sewing|23 Comments

Hi there! I feel like I haven’t been here at all – how are you?  I’ve been trying to keep up with my kids and all the fun of summer, and squeeze in sewing time, when I can.

Yesterday, I pulled everything out and had a massive mess! The kind of mess that makes it hard […]

1 05, 2012

Almost 12

By |May 1st, 2012|finished project, My kids, sewing|13 Comments

Ella will be 12 in less than two weeks – I have a hard time wraping my head around that number still!

Anyway, she has a violin concert at school this week, and requested a purple skirt.

Nothing too busy, she said, and was immediately drawn to my Kona stash.

45 minutes later we had a skirt, and […]

22 02, 2012

Best of Intentions

By |February 22nd, 2012|sewing|11 Comments

I really did have the best of intentions, to blog and get some sewing done yesterday! The day just got away from me!

I have had a spurt of great quilt design ideas and spent the day in EQ7 drawing blocks and auditioning fabrics. I’m not sure when I’ll get to make them with fabric, but […]

12 01, 2012

Starch Much?

By |January 12th, 2012|sewing|30 Comments

I’ve mentioned starch before, but never devoted a post to it.  Lately I’ve used lots of starch, and noticed different starches when picking up a can (or three!).  So I decided to collect, use, and share my opinions.

Brands represented: Faultless, Niagara, and Best Press

Why take the time to use starch?

I love the crisp, stiff feel […]

15 12, 2011

Catching Up!

By |December 15th, 2011|Inspiration, sewing|23 Comments

Hi there!  I can hardly believe how much of the week has already gotten by me!  I hope you have enjoyed visiting the Giveaway Day posts – I found a few to enter myself too!  Good luck – I hope you win somewhere!

I’ve been sewing up a storm, which I’ll have to share with you […]

15 11, 2011

Weekend Sewing

By |November 15th, 2011|finished project, sewing|21 Comments

Over the weekend I put a new die to use!  I’ve slowly added to my die collection, and most recently ordered the diamond die.  Looking for a fast finish, and a different way to use the diamonds, I settled on this table runner!

For the picture I hung it on the kitchen wall, since table pictures […]

20 09, 2011

New Sewing Machine!

By |September 20th, 2011|sewing, The Sewing Summit|16 Comments

Hi there!  Yesterday I made a big loop around the mountains, collecting boxes of goodies from supporters of the Sewing Summit, and depositing most of those boxes with Erin, since she has a bit more space (or used to!) to store a *few* boxes.  This is one of the boxes, that stayed with me:

From the […]

7 09, 2011

Personal Market Research :: Irons

By |September 7th, 2011|sewing, The Sewing Summit|36 Comments

I know that irons can be a bit of a hot button topic among sewists.  Everyone seems to have their favorite –

I don’t.

When Joe and I were first married, I had a Rowenta iron, which clunked out early on due to a power malfunction.  Joe fixed it, then it started leaving rust marks on items when […]