Category Archives: nature

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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Peruvian Textiles and Machu Picchu!

  My daughter and I went on a short trip to Peru last week. Of course, the biggest attraction was the ancient Inca village high up in the Andes mountains. My daughter hiked 10 beautiful breathtaking miles to reach the … Continue reading

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New York! New York!

Mood Fabrics in New York City! Recently I visited New York City with a friend and we “really did the town” so to speak. We enjoyed five full days of museums, Broadway shows, opera, improv at UCB , sketching in Central … Continue reading

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TBT: Flower Power

Flower Power! This was one of my challenges for the Sew Weekly, back in 2012. Since I never blogged about it here,  I thought I’d share it with you. During that year I made 52 garments, one for each week … Continue reading

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After the Cake!

It’s the last day of August, which also marks the last day of the Cake Themed Sewing we have done over at the Monthly Stitch. The New Zealand gals are celebrating one year of monthly sew-alongs, and are headed toward … Continue reading

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Time to Vote!

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Fantastic Dress and Purse… Lekala Style

For the last contest on “The Monthly Stitch“, I made a polka-dot cotton dress with  red decorative stitching and a box purse from a piece of heavy weight plaid cotton canvas and  blue brocade satin lining. I’m very happy with … Continue reading

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