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Monday, March 31, 2008

Tracing Wheels

Miss Dish was showing her new gadget - a dual tracing wheel that she will use for BWOF patterns. It is a great gadget. I wanted to show the Burda 3 in 1 Tracing Wheel that I purchased when I brought my first Burda pattern in the '90s.It has a removable chalk marker that can be filled with powdered chalk. It came with white and blue chalk powder. It is also adjustable in widths of 1/2",5/8,1",and 1and 1/2". Since I have a trial subscription to BWOF, I believe I will be putting this nifty tool to use.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Some Changes

I have decided to change my blog name. The other one was not working for me. I think I can live with this one. I have started a spring crochet project. I put down the Icelandic Turtleneck for spring and summer crocheting projects. This one is called the Fun Lover. It is coming along nicely. I have been planning my sewing projects and gathering the materials so right now there is still no FOs. I just been reading all my favorite blogs getting inspired.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Don't Miss This!

Head on over to They are having a spring clearance sale. On sale for $2.99 a yard jersey,gauze knit, dotted chiffon, stretch poplin, and more basics. Hurry the sale ends on March 27th. Can't beat these prices. ( I sound like a commercial,LOL).
HAPPY Easter!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

National Crochet Month

March is National Crochet Month. So all you crocheters and newbies get to hooking (crochet hooks that is).

Friday, March 7, 2008

Taking a Step Back

Well M5471 is set to the side. Why? I am going back to the drawing board and rereading Fit For Real People. I want a better understanding on how to figure out my fit challenges. I want good fitting clothes not just items to post about. But I am working on planning a Spring Wardrobe. I have some patterns picked out. I have ordered some fabric that will complement clothes that I already own. And I am planning those things that I will sew. As I stated in my New Years Sewing Resolutions that I want to learn more about the craft of sewing. I am going to do just that.
Today I made a great purchases. I found some balls of Patons Brilliant in Sparkling Rose for a $1.00 ea. at Big Lots, a discount store. Big Lots is a fun place to shop because many times the merchandise changes and there is always something new at a cheap price. So now all I have to do is find a crochet pattern.
Until next time!