Gathering Threads



    Excuses Sewers Tell Themselves

    Posted by on May 17 2011

    Sometimes, I’m not entirely honest with myself.  I say things like: “I just have button holes to finish on this project.  It’s OK to start something new.” “I’m not in the mood for fiddly right now.  I want to make something quick and easy.” “I’m using stash fabrics.  That’s got to count for something…” Unfortunately, […]

    Felicia Continued

    Posted by on Feb 08 2011

    Look what arrived in the mail! Silk. Ribbon. Yumm. The buttons are stash.  They’re glass and while they look really dark here, they’re a darn near exact match for the fabric.  They’re just the right size, too so hurray for serendipity. When we last left our intrepid heroine, she was here: And here’s the progress […]

    Flower Power WIP

    Posted by on Feb 06 2011

    This is one of the projects that sort of got started by accident. It started because I wanted to make one of these for each of the boys: Adorable, eh? The tutorial is here on the At Second Street blog. She’s got some cute stuff and I don’t get to make a lot of ‘cute’ […]

    What’s that in the sky? UFOs!!

    Posted by on Jan 23 2011

    I started this post last week with the grand intention of naming and shaming all my 2010 UFOs that have been lurking and that I have been working on, off and on, in a very desultory fashion. Like this this angel sleeve bishop, which I am smocking as the final assignment for my Advanced Stitches […]

    It Needs Something…but what?!

    Posted by on Sep 26 2010

    I’ve got an issue with my latest WIP.  This is “Corrine Elise” from PBJK Patterns.   I picked it up last year at the SAGA conference in Indianapolis and it’s been burning a hole in my pattern collection ever since. But I have an issue that is holding me up from finishing it. It has […]