Category Archives: not sewing

A Wonderful New Tool

I have a new cover stitch machine and am very very happy with it. My old cover stitch machine (a Bernette 009DCC) has been difficult more often than not, at times leading me to believe I had figured out how … Continue reading

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Winter hiatus

As I type, Spring’s October winds are blasting the garden making the house creak and the startling the kids.  It is blowing cobwebs away.  Finally. For many reasons, autumn and winter required my focus elsewhere so very little stitching was … Continue reading

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Before throwing myself into the next Big Trouser Thing, I thought a top or two would be in order. I fancy a knit and am currently drawn to draped / wrapped designs for some reason, so it’ll probably be one … Continue reading

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A Dollop of Pants Perspective

Need I say more about crotch fit?

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Practicing avoidance

So I’ve been avoiding sewing trousers with this easy little shirt … New Look 6976 The fabric is a lovely soft crinkly light cotton and I do like it.  Rock on summer I say. I made a couple of small … Continue reading

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Something kinda wonderful

I know you know how wonderful it is to talk for hours about sewing with similarly addicted folk.  Well Saturday was, in that case, a wonderful day because me and ten other sewing nuts spent it together.  Out. What did … Continue reading

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Sweetness and smiles

I am very lucky to have been nominated for a blogging award!  Many many thanks to Heidi, Michelle, Sandra, Beata, and Penny for passing me the Super Sweet Blogging Award – you have made my day. Now, all good things … Continue reading

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Blow wind blow

While the first of our winter storms rages outside I am busy unsubscribing all my feeds from Google Reader and playing a serious game of catch-up in my new one.  Just in time really as July 1 is looming and … Continue reading

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Stretch Calico

Did you know stretch calico exists?  [Oh I could do with a pun or two here but I’ll restrain myself.  Just for you] Well, I had never heard of the stuff until mum gave me a short length.  She bought … Continue reading

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Snot gurgles return

I am a snotty slimy sneezy snively snorty sack. No sewing, or anything of note, is being accomplished. I’ll be back. Soon. Bleh!

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