5 04, 2010


By | 2017-02-06T09:18:57+00:00 April 5th, 2010|sewing|44 Comments

I need new pins.  You all have seen mine in action, I use them a lot, and they are dull, bent up and not gliding very well.So I'm looking to you to tell me your favorite pins.  Why do you love them?  Where did you find them?I finished my blocks last night, should be a [...]

29 03, 2010

Like New Ironing Board

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:57+00:00 March 29th, 2010|sewing, Tutorial|31 Comments

I think it is better than new!  The fabric used on most ironing boards is so cheap - flimsy, rough, and blah.  I've had my current ironing board for about a year, and I was happy for the first week, then the first hole appeared in the side!  I put the recovering effort on the to [...]

25 03, 2010

Ella’s Dress!

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:57+00:00 March 25th, 2010|sewing|36 Comments

I woke up yesterday morning feeling much better!  A good night's sleep was just what I needed :)During Owen's nap I took a couple hours to finish Ella's dress, and then in the evening I worked the blind hem  out with my machine and hemmed the other two dresses.  whew!  It feels good to be [...]

24 03, 2010

Excuse Me, Please!

By | 2010-03-24T05:00:00+00:00 March 24th, 2010|My kids, sewing|11 Comments

I was hoping to have a finished dress to show you again today. . . I caught Ella's cold, and have been taking it easy.  I'm hoping to be feeling much better today!  And then finish it :)I'm itching to have a quilt or two to post here!  I love looking through flickr and seeing [...]

22 03, 2010

A Winner & Two Dresses

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:57+00:00 March 22nd, 2010|give away, sewing|23 Comments

One small hiccup in my move.  While writing this, all my past comments are g o n e!  Totally missing - I think I read that they may slowly make the move, but I was expecting all those comments (with numbers!) to be there when I was ready to select a winner for the Burgundy [...]

18 03, 2010

Sewing Garments!

By | 2017-02-06T09:18:57+00:00 March 18th, 2010|sewing|22 Comments

I have two quilts due in a six weeks, but I've been promising dresses to my girls!  So my goal for this week has been to cut and start (maybe finish) three dresses! I am a sucker for patterns when Joann's has them for $1 - we just happened to be there on one of [...]

2 02, 2010

Do you do this?

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:40+00:00 February 2nd, 2010|random, sewing|65 Comments

I have to wear slippers or some sort of shoe around the house.  Usually not the same one I've been wearing outside, especially this time of year.   They help my back from hurting, as I am on my feet non-stop, and keep my toes from freezing off!  I take off my right shoe when sewing, [...]

18 11, 2009

How many times . . .

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:32+00:00 November 18th, 2009|sewing|61 Comments

are you willing to take a seam out and re-sew it? As I sat at my machine taking a seam out for the third time today, I got to thinking - am I the only one that does this? I'm guessing probably not, but I have referred to myself as "anal Amy" on more than [...]

14 11, 2009

Machine Tension

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:31+00:00 November 14th, 2009|sewing|13 Comments

Kandra had a question about her tension on her sewing machine --I do have a question about sewing... About a year ago, when I was a TOTAL newbie (now i'm just 2/3 newbie)to sewing and quilting, we bought a Janome sewing machine. However, the stitches are made on the BOTTOM of the fabric... so if [...]

1 11, 2008

Bookmarks Again

By | 2017-02-06T09:19:12+00:00 November 1st, 2008|sewing|13 Comments

The box of scraps that Kristina sent me - has been taunting me! I am not quite ready to start into another quilt top, and a quick finish sounded nice. So I auditioned scraps for bookmarks! 3 of the 4 will end up in my etsy shop once I take individual pictures of each. (I'm [...]

10 07, 2008

Binky Patrol

By | 2017-11-17T09:14:23+00:00 July 10th, 2008|My kids, sewing|2 Comments

Well, here's the extent of my creative endeavors for today! A bink connector for my little man. As we started walking a lot in the spring, Owen began tossing his bink right out of the stroller. We even found one the next day one time! I have not had much luck or fondness of the [...]

8 07, 2008

Bloggy Goodness!

By | 2017-02-06T09:19:16+00:00 July 8th, 2008|give away, sewing|7 Comments

Hi again! I hope that you had a great weekend - mine seemed to stretch on and on. It was hard to know which day it was :) Today I had an early morning running errands for Joe, while he worked. He's been working so much he doesn't have the chance to take care of [...]