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    Quick Summer Sewing Update

    Posted by on Jun 18 2015

    Here’s a cute pair of capris that I made for my niece, Ellie. I started these back in February during Laura Johnson’s stash buster contest but didn’t get them finished up until recently.    Laura owns Ellie Inspired, which does a lovely range of downloadable patterns, many of which include smocking.  I was inspired by Kari […]

    Primrose Bishop

    Posted by on Feb 02 2015

    I’m finally getting a chance to show folks the bishop I finished over the Christmas holidays.  This is Gail Doane’s Primrose, from the Country Bumpkin book Beautiful Bishops.  I’ve made a bunch of bishops from this book, but I’ve  always had my eye on the Primrose.  It’s just so sunshiny and sweet. I started this […]

    Potpourri

    Posted by on Nov 18 2014

    No, I haven’t take up another craft.  It’s just been a bit hectic here and I haven’t made huge strides on any one project, so today’s post has a bit of this, a bit of that. Making good progress on my winter themed quilt.   Here’s where I’ve got to with it.   Three more […]

    An Enigma Solved – Embroidered Coat Finished

    Posted by on Jul 14 2014

    I’m so proud of this coat.  As my regular readers know, I’ve dubbed 2014 the “Year of the UFO” and this embroidered coat was the ufo-iest of all my ufo’s. No more.  My version of Enigma, the embroidered swing coat,  is all finished.  Every last bit from the bound button holes to the swing tacks […]

    Ellie aka Elsa’s ‘Frozen’ dress

    Posted by on Jun 19 2014

    Sometimes, we do crazy things for the people we love. Case in point, when the boys and I were up visiting my brother and sister in law a couple of weeks ago, and the movie “Frozen” came up (probably because Andrew was singing Let it Go For the ten millionth time and I was considering […]