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I Got A New Sewing Machine. Well, It Isn’t Exactly New. Let’s Party Like It’s 1949!

In 21st-century America, local newspapers are a dying breed, especially in smaller communities like mine. Yet my area is still fortunate enough to have its own weekly paper — distributed for free, no less — that features local news, sports, a calendar of events and, best of all, advertisements. Regular readers of this blog may… Continue reading I Got A New Sewing Machine. Well, It Isn’t Exactly New. Let’s Party Like It’s 1949!

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The March Sew-Along Came In Like A, Well, You Know The Rest!

March's sew-along with Violette Field Threads really did come at me like a lion. And I roared right back. Let me tell you what happened. Every month's sew-along project is chosen by the members of the VFT Facebook group. It's kind of like an election, but everyone can see the vote totals as they come… Continue reading The March Sew-Along Came In Like A, Well, You Know The Rest!

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Well, It’s Groundhog Day — Again. And That Means Six More Weeks Of Sewing.

I recently completed my second sew-along of the year, and the results are in: It was a huge success. My goal was to make two zip-up pullovers, one for each of my granddaughters. Not only did I complete the pullovers, but I also added leggings to match. And now, here's the photographic evidence! This sew-along… Continue reading Well, It’s Groundhog Day — Again. And That Means Six More Weeks Of Sewing.