One of my planned sews this month was matching cardigan sweaters for my daughter-in-law and my youngest granddaughter. The project was supposed to be easy and fun. Even though I finished the sweaters in only two days, I'd hardly call them easy, and I certainly wouldn't call them fun. Why not? Because I was making… Continue reading My Fabric Is Made Of Dead Dinosaurs. Should I Be Concerned About That?
Since my last post nine days ago, I've learned that some of the yearlong projects I planned on joining for 2019 are not going to work for me. The Sew Your Own Style sew-along is definitely on this year, but it's only taking place on Instagram, a social network I don't use. A new schedule… Continue reading Sewing Plans, Projects And Photos — They’re All Here In My First 2019 Update
One year ago this month, I began this blog to document my sewing projects. I've had lots of fun with it, but I've also learned a lot from a full year of sewing and blogging. As I look back on 2018, it occurs to me that I didn't really plan for any of it, with… Continue reading When It Comes To Organization, I’m Going To Have 2019 All Sewn Up
I love this photo of my sister and me walking near the ocean in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, one night about eight years ago. My husband was just a few steps behind and caught us slowly coming together until we put our arms around each other. It was a very natural thing for us to… Continue reading I’m A Sewing Surrogate, Creating Special Gifts For My Sister’s Granddaughters
When 2018 began, I decided to take part in a yearlong quilting project, my first ever. Every single time I looked at my blog's home page I was reminded of the pending Dec. 31 deadline, because a countdown widget showed how many months — and, eventually, days — remained until the deadline. As of this… Continue reading December Quilt Block Is An Easy-Peasy, Oh-So-Breezy Tree
Making a coat is a huge advancement in my lifelong sewing skills, and this was the first time I tried. What took me so long? Well, I must admit that I had always been afraid, simply because I thought it would be too complex. But much like my fear of making pants, which I conquered… Continue reading I Knew Winter Was Coming, So I Made A Coat!
Have you seen the latest Megan Nielsen pattern releases? They come in regular and extended sizes, hence the addition of the word "curve" to the extended-size pattern names (you know, for us curvy girls who need a little more room for "the girls"). This particular blog post is all about the Jarrah Curve, one of… Continue reading This Pattern Threw Me A Curve — A Jarrah Curve