Category Archives: Life

Hotpatterns 1137, Riviera Summer Breeze Top

After the last two dresses were done, I didn’t have anything exactly lined up on the sewing agenda.  While browsing PR the other day, I saw someone’s review of the Summer Breeze top and it was gorgeous, so I decided … Continue reading

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Hot Patterns Deco Vibe Artemis Knit Dress

On a facebook page I’m on, a group of us were talking about our goals for the year.  I was feeling rather goalless, as in there’s nothing big I want to accomplish in life.  My job is good, home is … Continue reading

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Down for the count…but rising again!

Rising again…hopefully!  The doc diagnosed with me with pneumonia in mid July and I’ve been trying to recuperate.  No sewing has been going on…only dreaming and a little bit of blog reading/facebook participation (If you didn’t know…McCalls started a private … Continue reading

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The meandering thoughts….

Dear Readers, So I’m down with pneumonia!!!   I haven’t felt well for months (!!) and earlier this week I noticed that I was short of breath and oddly enough, my chest was hurting when I’d cough! That finally prompted … Continue reading

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LIngerie – Kwik Sew 3167 and Kwik Sew 2325

It’s been lingerie making season here!   I had a sewing marathon (…or was a it a sprint??) last weekend to make gifts for my friends bridal shower. Up first was Kwik Sew 2325… I made almost everything in this … Continue reading

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We interrupt whatever sewing may have been happening for important BREAKING NEWS!

Ha ha…there hasn’t been much sewing going on here.   A little more on that later, but first, a puppy update! Poor Camy has gone through soooo much in the last week.  I’ll save you the long saga, but she’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Sewing – McCalls 5284

The Christmas Aprons, while not my favorite fabric, were a hit! So, as with all good things they deserve repeating!  This weekend, I finished a simple one for my mom. It has snowmen on it!  She LOVES Christmas and will … Continue reading

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Slow, slow sewing

Here in KS, the weather is quickly turning into fall, and I think the change in season just throws me for a little bit.  I’ve just felt amazingly tired lately.   Since my only real rule that I try to … Continue reading

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A mix and match T, plus this and that

I went down to the sewing room this morning without a real goal in mind.  I saw the machines were still threaded with black, realized the next T in the line up was also black….so the decision of what to … Continue reading

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Burda 7188 Take 2, and Jalie 3352

The 2nd Burda 7188 is DONE!!!!  Here’s the finished product: I’m feeling very ambivalent about this top…it looks okay, but when I wear it, it feels like I have pajamas on!  There’s just something  that feels casual about that fabric … Continue reading

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