Archive for October 2016

Sewing saves me money even when I buy brand new clothing

I used to sew all my clothing in high school. I no longer do, but sewing still helps me with my wardrobe. I never pay tailoring costs for a hem change, for example. But this is not all.  I have discovered that sewing saves me money even when I buy brand new clothing. I am currently having... Read more »

Donate your fabric scraps to reduce your stash

I love fabric. I like the touch and feel of it. I like collecting it, organizing it and owning it. I started buying fabric in 1967 and inherited my mom’s scraps as well. That’s a lot of fabric. Quite frankly, my stash is not all pieces of quality fabric. I have made costumes, lined drapes... Read more »

To Kill a Mockingbird book club was a culinary and literary success

I love writing about my 3 Classics in one Year Book Club grand finales. We haven’t met since January so it was even more fun for that reason. Our To Kill a Mockingbird book club was a culinary and literary success, yay! Of course having a fabulous book really helped. All of us had read... Read more »

Fabulous quilt shop in Sedona, Arizona

This week I was lucky enough to visit the state of Arizona. It was a fun trip, we were gone 5 days and two of those were for travel. During this short and sweet vacay I was lucky enough to visit a fabulous quilt shop in Sedona, Arizona. Let me tell you all about it,... Read more »

Advice on how to reignite quilting and sewing desire

I am coming down from the high of a vacation and I seem to want to make my photo book and not sew. Yes, I said that, I am wanting to do something more than sew. I am shocked also. I have to figure out how to reignite quilting and sewing desire. I once wrote... Read more »

13 New quilt memes for your pleasure

I really do like this meme if I do say so myself!
I’ve been out of town seeing the Grand Canyon since last week. I decided to leave behind some new quilt memes for your pleasure. And, obviously, my convenience. It’s a win/win! I like to post a new “quilt funny” every day on my Facebook page. I try to be sweet, funny or cute. Sometimes I’m,... Read more »

9 new quilt ecards to make you laugh

Either parent can be a quilter, isn't that great?
If you have visited my Facebook page you know that I post a “Quilt Funny” every day. Some are funnier than others. Some are duds! But hey, I am trying each and every day. I enjoy making them but I know not everyone is on Facebook. And I am here to serve all of my... Read more »
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