Tag Archives: sewing

Head and Shoulders, Knees and…Elbows?

Dear Vi, I hate to be a complainer, but I just have to tell you: Too much hand quilting, knitting, typing, and gripping heavy weights at the gym have given me tennis elbow in both arms and caused the arthritis … Continue reading

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All the miscellaneous bits and pieces

Dear Vi, Today I sent out another query letter for Holding Space. That makes nine. Out of the nine, I’ve received two rejections and one request for a Full. That means the agent liked the query enough to want to … Continue reading

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a Moneta Pas de Deux (a bit of Moneta Madness under the Midnight Sun)

So you thought I was just sitting around smelling the fresh air for the last two months in the Yukon, eh? Actually, my friend Dee and I had a sewing date and we made matching Moneta dresses: a Moneta Pas … Continue reading

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Vintage Adjust-O-Matic Dress Form and a Healthy Body Image

Have you ever seen one of these? Made in the mid-1960s and costing only $6.95: “with your Adjust-o-Matic dress form you see in advance just how attractive and becoming your dress, skirt, coat or blouse will look!” Inside the box … Continue reading

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Overdoing it

The creative quilting bug hit hard on Monday and didn’t let go until yesterday afternoon. I worked almost non-stop on an idea for a lap quilt, and as a result I have completely wrecked myself! I don’t believe it! Both … Continue reading

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Vintage Simplicity 9852 Strikes Again! (shorts version 2)

Remember these shorts? Well, today I made another pair, out of…get this… a curtain that I got for $1 at the thrift store. Yup – a curtain. No pockets this time. Actually, I did make pockets, but I screwed them … Continue reading

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Vintage Sewing Machine: Brother Festival 451

Look what came home with me yesterday! Quick, give me some air – I’m hyperventilating! Isn’t she pretty?  Squeeeee!!!!! This is a vintage Brother Festival 451 in watermelon pink. I haven’t been able to get the machine out of it’s … Continue reading

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Flirting the Issue!

I made a skirt today! This is the Flirting the Issue skirt by Anna Maria Horner. You can find the free pattern here! You can wear it with a belt or by itself. I’ve made a sash with the left … Continue reading

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A block, a top and sewing on my new Janome 2030QDC!

I have so many topics to write about and so many blog posts rolling around in my head, and yet I seem unable to actually sit down and organize myself enough to put them onto paper (so to speak). So … Continue reading

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A Hexagon Quilt Update and some Treasure

Do you remember when I started this quilt last July? I have been working on it every single evening, especially over the last month since I arrived at our new home. Sammy consented to pose so you could get a … Continue reading

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook – August “Office” Edition

FOR TODAY Outside my window…it is overcast but I can see some blue between the clouds. I am thinking…about how much I would love to be lowering my stress levels at a dance workshop right now, hip-dropping myself into a … Continue reading

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A July start

I started a new project last month…I “discovered” hexies (clever me!). I will be making a quilt entirely by hand. I like them because they are portable, I can make them when it’s too hot to sit with the big … Continue reading

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