Gathering Threads


Sewing tips

    Neither Rain nor Sleet

    Posted by on Feb 26 2010

    Everybody do a happy dance! The fabric for the raincoat I plan to sew for myself over the next couple of weeks has arrived today. We’re finally seeing some winter weather and the roads are slick and sloppy here but happily, the mail was delivered regardless and with it three yards of Michael Miller laminated […]

    By the seat of my pants

    Posted by on Feb 24 2010

    So after my battle cry on the weekend: no more duty sewing! It’s all about me!, guess what I did last night? Made the first of three pair of pants for my son. By my count, the four million six hundred and twenty four thousandth pair since birth. (Well, give or take a few pairs!). […]

    The Cobbler’s Complaint

    Posted by on Feb 21 2010

    I sew. I embroider. I smock. I just don’t do them very often for myself. Seriously, I make pants and shorts and bags and quilts and magazine samples and sun dresses and baby shower gifts. I’m a veritable assembly line of “useful things for others” and Henry Ford’s ghost is very proud. But just like […]