Thirty days ago I signed on to do the Ultimate Blog Challenge. I joined because it said it would create a daily habit, help you create connections and interact with others, and be accountable with motivation. I have sat back today, reflecting long and hard about this challenge, what I had learned, what I had … Continue reading April 30 – Giveaway to Celebrate 30 Days!
Thought I would spend the evening doing a trial run on the Bonfit Elastic Wizard. The reference guide touts that it is a hands free attachment to install elastic as well as lace, rick rack, tape and ribbon. Let's see what is in the box shall we. As you can see you can use this … Continue reading April 29 – Bonfit Elastic Wizard Trials and Tribulations
Today I did break out of my funk and worked on the dress that consumed my weekend. Who knew that such a small dress could turn out to be such a pain in my .. well you know what word goes here. I set up my machine, managed to get the lap sewn in. I … Continue reading April 28 – Dress and Packages on my Doorstep
As my two days of a mini vacation comes to a close I sit here in disappointment. I got up this morning with all great intentions. So let's jump right in to how things progressed. I was unable to find the proper color of piping I wanted but I did find it in bias tape. … Continue reading April 27 – Dress Progress
I started the baby girls dress today. I have not sewn for an infant in a long time, the pieces are so small and take so little fabric. I wanted to do some machine embroidery on it, so I decided to sew her name on the bodice and added a cat outline on the pockets. … Continue reading April 26 – Brother LB6800PRW Embroidery and adding a design.
Today I arrived for work feeling excited. It has been a long time since I have felt that way. But I knew it was a matter of 9 hours and I would begin my first 'two days off in a row' mini vacation. The hours and minutes were slow but if finally arrived. For the … Continue reading April 25 – The Weekend has started
I have a TWO DAY WEEKEND coming up. I am excited. I usually work til 2 on Saturdays but not this weekend! And I am spending it at the sewing machine! I will not be doing laundry, I will not be cleaning toilets, and no.. no groceries will be bought. This weekend is all about … Continue reading April 24 – Machine Embroidery
Today has been a busy day. It is William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, what an insane number. I can't imagine that anything I would write would be famous 450 years from now. What an amazing author. And to celebrate it I passed out my books for World Book Night. It is so much fun giving people … Continue reading April 23 – Shakespeare’s Birthday – Books – Rework
Do you have a blog or website that you go to every day to see what is written, one that speaks to you in some way. Was it another blog that gave you to push to create your own? I will soon celebrate my one year anniversary of creating this blog. A year ago I … Continue reading April 22 – Favorite Blogs and Websites
Do you jump right from one project into another or is it time for reflection and a break? I have decided to jump back right into the fire. Here are the fabrics on my table. The picture is crappy, the colors are way off, I need to learn to take my photos in natural light. … Continue reading April 21 – What is next?