Archive For 27 November 2012

Deliveries in Vietnam

Deliveries in Vietnam

I can’t tell you how over-the-top excited I was to get this message on my Facebook wall from my dear friend Mrs. Hanh: [I am so in love with her English skills…just adorable. I wrote about her in my book and it always made me smile to write her dialogue.] But the real point is:…

Thank Goodness for Scrap Sixteenths

Thank Goodness for Scrap Sixteenths

What did you spend your long Thanksgiving weekend doing? I spent the bulk of three days cutting down my scraps in to useable and saleable pieces: fat sixteenths. I really love this size for its ability to be used for crafts or patchwork or just little accents on projects and have been wanting to make…

Gifted!

Gifted!

The night finally came and I had to hand over the camera bag that I’d worked so hard on. The three of us did birthday dinner (at Olive Garden, once more) and gave her presents. Now, fifteen-year-olds can be tough customers and my daughter certainly fits that stereotype, but she really did seem to like…

WIP: Camera Bag

WIP: Camera Bag

I told her months ago, I’d make her a camera bag for her birthday. We’re down to six days left and I’ve been thwarted by mechanical issues. But I pulled out my old machine, the one who’s never let me down and got a bunch done last night. The exterior is nearly finished and I’ve…

Breaking points

Breaking points

If you read the last post, you know I love my sewing machine. But as much as I love it, I hate when it (or any other machine) isn’t working quite right. I find it sooooo frustrating. I don’t have as much time as I’d like to just sit at the machine sewing my own…

Know Thy Machine

Know Thy Machine

Thanks to Shruti for putting on this little blog tour of sewing machines. It’s been quite fun following along to see all the variety of machines and, especially for me, what makes them special for the owner. Thanks to Shruti for inviting me and thank YOU for coming along! Now to the questions… What machine(s)…

oh life.

oh life.

I keep thinking that this job/housemate/idea will be the one that changes things for me, that makes life easier. But I’m often wrong. This past month, it’s been made all the more obvious that I was wrong yet again. I’ve realized that some people just won’t click, no matter how much I cheer from the…

Threadbias pincushion swap

Threadbias pincushion swap

I’m a big fan of Threadbias, even though I don’t seem to get over there as often as I’d like. It’s a great site for sewists and quilters to share their projects and be inspired by the amazing work of others. One of the best things about it, honestly, are the people there. Everyone is…

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