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How to Insert an Invisible Zipper Into a Welted Pillow

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How to Insert an Invisible Zipper Into a Welted Pillow

Hello my lovely blog-followers!  It’s been too long since I’ve posted, and lots has happened since I’ve blogged last!  The biggest change in my life?  I am now officially a grandmother!  Been waiting an awfully long time for this precious moment, and it has finally come in the form of the lovely Bianca Isobel born 2-12-16:IMG_0401

So, after spending not enough time with my new little granddaughter, I’m back home and stitching up about a gazillion things for her!  Read the rest of this entry

Been a While…

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Been a While…

…since I blogged, my lovely blog followers.  So, thought I’d take a quick minute to post a new entry about some of my projects, and do some introspective musings with y’all, because you are all so very understanding and sympathetic!

You know, life goes on, and with that journey, one can have moments of contemplation.  Serious contemplation. Maybe life-changing contemplation. I’m at one of those “moments” of my life.  My job may be in flux, and, “at my age” (hate that phrase, but sadly apropos in my current situation), it makes me take pause to do some serious self-inspection.  What should I do??  Ooh, I feel really like I am at that proverbial crossroads in life.  It’s hard when you’ve invested decades into a career and have been able to achieve a fair degree of success and thus, obtained a certain income level that allows you to enjoy life in a fairly comfortable manner.  And, being on the older side of adulthood, now, there is that tendency to be looking over your shoulder a bit, knowing I could easily be replaced with someone younger and cheaper. Read the rest of this entry

Sewing With Knits – a “Free” Little Dress Project – Part 2

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Well, my blog buddies, time to bring you up to speed with my little “free” dress project!  Last time we talked, I left you with a nice glass of Chianti, as I racked my brain about anything and everything I knew about sewing with knits.  So, here are some great tips to keep in mind when you’re using your sewing machine to construct a knit garment, some pulled from memory, others found online and in my sewing resource books: Read the rest of this entry

BFF Birthday Gift Ideas

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So, first, welcome to my little piece of the Blogosphere!  Happy you found me, and hope we can have a lot of fun with our spectacularly wonderful Husqvarna Viking sewing & embroidery machines!  I brought home a beautiful Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond Royale around the holiday season:

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And, I can’t wait to start my first project of the year with my new lovely – some pretty table runners for each of my BFF’s.  My gal pals really appreciate anything made by hand,  both being very talented ladies, themselves.  So, I want these table runners to be extra special.  I opted on table runners because both of my friends do a fair piece of entertaining (and I am my hubby are frequently the recipients of said entertaining), so I thought they’d enjoy something pretty and special for their respective dining rooms.  I had a lot of fun shopping for pretty fabrics for each of their beautiful homes, and thought I’d share some photos of the fabrics and designs for the first table runner.  A little fabric “eye candy” for you:

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