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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Giveaways!!!--The Tailor and The Dressmaker Show



Can't wait to see what they have in store for us. Definitely will be tuning in.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Just Popping In!

Hey Sewing Friends,
Thought I will stop by and say hello. Whew the new year has already has made a big impact on my life. It seems like when it rains it pours. If it wasn't for my faith in God, I would have unable to deal with the loss and pain. But I made it.
Things in my crafting life are also changing in a good way. I am finally redecorating my sewing room. I needed a space that inspired me. My aim was to keep  the decor budget friendly soI  repurposed some things. hopefully that will be done soon. If only life will slow down just a little. But I am still excited to see what the rest of 2015 brings.
Until next time .... Keep on sewing!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year

May this year be your best ever. Remember God first and he will give you the desires of your hearts.



Saturday, December 27, 2014

Pattern Storage X WendybyDesign





Love the tips she gives here. I agree yes you can get the pattern back into the envelope. I usually press them flat with a warm iron (no steam) first.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Yikes, My Sewing Machine Broke!!!!

Hello fellow sewist,
Hoping all had a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving. My Thanksgiving was blessed. I ate well and enjoyed time visiting family. My sewing mojo was even in full gear. I planned and prepared to make two version of  M6992. Then I discovered that I only had enough fabric to do one, so I decided to make a cocoon sweater and found a pattern by Truebias.com.  Cut that out and sewed that up first because it was going to be an easy sew. (Reviews will be coming soon).  I worked on M6992 Saturday, Sunday, and with finishing touches on Monday. And that is when disaster struck. I was about 15 inches from finishing the hem when the needle holder on my Brother XL5700 fell completely off!



A close up shot




Needle holder



Sob!!!!!  Luckily I have a Euro Pro Fast and Easy machine as back up. Its basic but it got the job done.
The funny thing abou tthis is while sewing the hem I was thinking how nice it would be to have a machine that could stop in needle down position and how I would like to have a computerized machine.  Do you think the sewing machine read my mind? Did I hurt its feelings? Did it intentionally drop the needle, holder and all? LOL!
Well I am taking this as an opportunity to research machines for an upgrade. Do any of you have suggestions on model or type of machine to buy? What type of machine do you have? Do you like its features and would you recommend it to others?
Please Help!!!
Meanwhile, I will I will be sewing on my Euro Pro. Hopefully it will hold up. I have fabric on the table ready to be cut and sewn.
God willing!

Keep sewing and God bless…..

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Deal Man Jacket of the future.

Saw this posted on Facebook and just said WoW! This mens blazer is amazing. Great tailoring and unique style lines. I would love to see this in a womens blazer. (Note not a promotional ad.0
http://www.dealman.co.nz/products/men-s-2014-futuristic-jacket

Friday, November 7, 2014

Flash Back Friday: Simplicity 2369

Hello there! TGIF!
I hope that everyones week has been blessed.Mines been pretty busy especially around the hime. I recently thought about what was my favorite sewing project  and I will have to say Simplicity 2369 was it.Made and worn in 2010, I liked the mock wrap and the maxi length. You can read the review here. The handsome young man is my brother. He had just graduatied college. Keeping on sewing......