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April Sew-Along Becomes A Snow-Along

In the days leading up to April's sew-along with the Violette Field Threads Facebook group, I bought the pattern, selected some fabric from my stash and waited for the week to start. The day before the sew-along began was a bright, sunny Sunday, and it felt like spring had finally arrived in my neck of… Continue reading April Sew-Along Becomes A Snow-Along

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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.

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I’m A Sewing Surrogate, Creating Special Gifts For My Sister’s Granddaughters

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