Category Archives: School

Japanese Robe

Fabric: Silk Habotai 8mm- 45″ wide-  3 yards. Pattern: Short Dressing Gown – Sewing Pattern #5247 Year: contemporary Notions: thread, fabric dye, resist, string, paintbrushes Time to complete:  About 3 days. First worn: March 23, 2014 Wear again? Yes! During the … Continue reading

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Refashion Workshop Coming Soon!

One of my favorite bloggers and sewers, Beth Huntington, of the RenegadeSeamstress, is sharing her talents, tips, and tricks in an upcoming Burda Style web-seminar!  One of her specialties is refashioning. She’s very creative and talented and has many wonderful ideas … Continue reading

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Post Number 350!!!

Hello Friends! This is celebratory post number 350! Wow! And amazingly, I have 362 followers (so far) that take an interest in what I do.  I am very happy that I have kept track of  my achievements, be they large … Continue reading

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Fabric Printing and Dying

This is one of the pieces made by my teacher, Tari Kerss, a very talented textile artist. Here’s her website. It’s never too late to learn new things so off to school I go!  I know I will love … Continue reading

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Week 4 Me Made May and then some

This was an awesome week! My husband and I celebrated our retirement with our friends and  colleagues from school, we had a lovely and long overdue dinner together with some of our dearest friends, and my youngest came to visit … Continue reading

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Lavender Floral Shirt Dress

Retirement Celebration Dress Fabric: 100% cotton from Beverly’s half off table (5.00 @ yd.) Lavender Floral Print Pattern: McCalls 6696 Year: contemporary Notions: thread, buttons Time to complete: off and on for the last 3 weeks First worn: May 23 … Continue reading

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Last Day

Friday was the last day of school for me this year. I’m out early because I’m having surgery on Monday. It was hard saying good-bye to the kids. They have been a very enjoyable group of students. One student planned … Continue reading

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Pink Friday Cake

Tomorrow I’ll wear pink along with my fellow teachers. I also made a cake to add to our pot luck lunch. I guess we’ll all commiserate together.

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Willits Unified Scool District staff, parents, and students are encouraged to wear pink to show support for teachers who will be pink slipped due to drastic budget cuts this year and next. We’ll have fewer staff, fewer programs, and activities … Continue reading

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Homecoming 2008

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