Category Archives: Art

Hiking Trail Plaid and Lace Dress

On this sunny spring weekend, I went on a great hike and photoshoot with two friends. I was told by my friend who just got a brand new camera, to come all “dolled up” so that she could practice taking photos. … Continue reading

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Put a Cuna Bird on It!

The sewing challenge for the month of April at “The Monthly Stitch” is to “Put a Bird on It”. What would I do? After thinking about it for a few weeks, I came up with an idea. I dug around until … Continue reading

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Me and The Inspirational Tim Gunn!

I attended a discussion and book signing of the well-know television personality and author, Tim Gunn at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco. My daughter works for the Commonwealth Club, the oldest and largest public forum in the U.S. She treated … Continue reading

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Sewing in Seattle!

My husband and I took a little trip to Seattle a few weeks ago. We attended the Sewing and Stitchery Expo at the Washington State Fairgrounds. I have never been to a  sewing/quilting expo in my life so this was … Continue reading

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Little Maya the Mermaid

I’m throwing my hat in the ring over at Sew Mama Sew’s Contest “Spectacular Softies Contest” This adorable little mermaid is made from Abby Glassenburg’s pattern at While She Naps. This is a well designed pattern, with excellent easy to follow … Continue reading

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Cascading Cardigan

This week I finished up all of my customer alterations in a timely manner, and took some personal time to make this (1 hour cardigan). Ha ha! It takes more than an hour to cut, sew, and topstitch, etc. But it … Continue reading

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Perfectly Pink!

Hello Sewing friends and Happy Valentines Day! My most recent make is McCall’s 6850. Misses/Men’s Vest and Jackets. I used a pink sweatshirt knit fabric from my stash. I purchased it some time last year at my favorite thrift store. … Continue reading

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