A Little Bit of Embroidery

(topic: embroidery, designs) Dear friends, Recently I got my mother a dishtowel as a gift, but when she unpacked it, realized it was twice the size she usually uses! Easy to fix: most of the towel was blank, so I just cut it in half, and hemmed the edges. Voil√°: the part with the design

Pookie’s BooBoo

 Hi Friends, I would like to share something with you. A few months ago I PANICKED. I found a place on Pookie’s face, not even at a seam, where there was a tear in his fur (probably a run from when they placed his eyes). Now, as you know from reading this blog, I am

Valentine’s Day Baby Blanket

Valentine’s Day Baby Blanket For donation Last week, I finished this baby blanket I’ve been working on since Christmas. Planning ahead, I knew that Valentine’s Day is the next holiday that many people do, so I picked out a red and a white acrylic yarn that was soft and pretty. The pattern is simple (and


Hi Esteemed Friends! As you may have noticed, I promised the other half of the t-shirt project, and I’m still not done with it… That’s because I have a minor hand tendonitis flaring up that I don’t want to aggravate, so I used the chance to have my sewing machines serviced. So, several projects have

Butter-colored ballgown

Hello, friends! A few weeks ago, I got the notion in my head that I might want to sew a ballgown soon – in fact, I didn’t want to fix the cotton dance dress I have, so I was thinking of trying to complete the dress by Remembrance Day weekend (November 22nd-24th). However, I was

Remembrance Day, Gettysburg

Well, Ladies and Gents! This week was most auspicious. On November 19th, 1863, President Lincoln spoke a few words (after the main speaker had given a speech of nearly 2 hours, I believe!). His very short address became famous, and one of the weekends near the anniversary of his speech has become a recurring event,

County Fair

Dear Readers, This year, for the first time, I entered some items in the fair! SPOILER ALERT: I didn’t win. That’s ok, though! Most of the pieces I submitted, I could tell you exactly what’s wrong with it. The frustration is that the judging criteria are not publicized, so there is no way of knowing