Tag Archives: sewing

Sunday Roundup: March 15

The snow is gone and it looks like spring will be here soon. This past week I spent some time outside weeding and raking – getting a head start on some of my chores. It felt so good to get … Continue reading

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How To: Recycled Pot Holders

Several years ago I mentioned my recycled pot holders, but never told how I made the work horses. I made these from recycled towels and jeans, and fabric I had in my stash. We’ve been using them since I made … Continue reading

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Free Motion Scribbling

One of the skills I want to learn this year is free motion quilting. I’ve always been in awe of those who can do it and their beautiful pieces. I’d like to add some of of this stitching to some … Continue reading

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Ange’s Stole

Hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Before the year was out I wanted to show you one of the projects I’ve been working on recently. This was a clergy stole for my friend Ange, the minister of a local … Continue reading

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Lots of Dyed Silk

You know I love fabric and surface design, but I’ve always gravitated toward cotton. Really, to tell you the truth, I have been scared to death of silk. It’s such a lovely fiber, but I’ve been so afraid I’d mess … Continue reading

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How to: sewing mini journal covers

I’ve been making small lately. One of the fun things has been sewing mini journal covers. They cover mini composition notebooks, just perfect for your pocket or purse. The first one I made when figuring out the measurements turned out … Continue reading

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Summer sewing and dyeing

I have been keeping busy this summer with gardening and all, but I also have been really getting into sewing. I had mentioned earlier that I was making some journal covers for Chemo Buddies, a local not-for-profit using fabric that … Continue reading

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Sewing Bags and More

Before I get to the bags, I’ve been doing a lot of gardening. Harvesting blueberries every day is a such a meditative time for me. If I get up early enough, the dogs in the area are still asleep and … Continue reading

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Sewing Frenzy

Between gardening and other stuff,  I’ve been doing a little sewing. I’m always asked, “What are you going to do with all of your fabric?” I usually say that it’s about the process, not the destination. Well, I’ve been giving … Continue reading

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Jillian’s Color Quiet Book

This past summer I blogged about the shirts I dyed for my friend Martha’s sweet girl, Jillian’s first birthday. I decided that I’d like to make her a quiet book.  When I started sewing her book, I had all kinds … Continue reading

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