Taking On the Flannels and Sewing Lemonade

Time to Tame the Flannels Good Morning!!! After the Inspirational Flannel Dress Remake I realized The Flannels were getting out of hand. I have been collecting them this winter and they’ve been hanging out together in the Idea Closet, pitching pennies, forming their own little gang (WSF: Winston Serengeti Flannels), and picking on some ofContinue reading “Taking On the Flannels and Sewing Lemonade”

Sewing Sister’s Part Two: Conquering Sewing Intimidation Syndrome (SIS)

Good Morning!! The last time we talked I promised to share more of SS (Sewing Sister) and I tackling the dreaded SIS (Sewing Intimidation Syndrome). As you may remember, the first day was pretty free and easy. We started with a Nancy Zieman pattern (McCalls 7331) and did a lot of Imagineering, Eyeballing, and ColoringContinue reading “Sewing Sister’s Part Two: Conquering Sewing Intimidation Syndrome (SIS)”

A Marcy Jacket Interlude…..

We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Sewing News for a Special Announcement……….. THE MARCY JACKET IS FINISHED!!!!!!!! That’s right ladies and gentlemen. The Marcy Jacket (V9287) is complete!!! This is where plugging away at a project (how many weeks has it been?) will take you. To a happy ending. I don’t know about you, but IContinue reading “A Marcy Jacket Interlude…..”

The Sewing Sisters Tackle SIS (Sewing Intimidation Syndrome) and a Slight Correction

Good Morning! The other day I was at Sewing Sister’s house and she showed me some beautiful fabric she had purchased at Michael Levine’s on her “Rainbird” trip in California. Besides being an oh-so-pretty floral, the fabric was as soft as cocoa butter against your skin. SS (Sewing Sister) talked about making a dress forContinue reading “The Sewing Sisters Tackle SIS (Sewing Intimidation Syndrome) and a Slight Correction”

The Dogs Go To Days Creek and Flannel Remake Update

Good Morning!!! The Blog Dogs were antsy this morning so I took them to my old stomping grounds in Days Creek. When I lived in Days Creek we were close to Bland Mountain Road. It was a great place to take dogs. It is steeper, longer and smoother than the road in Olalla and IContinue reading “The Dogs Go To Days Creek and Flannel Remake Update”

Start A Packing List and an Inspirational Flannel Dress.

I can’t say “Good Morning”……….. because it is almost bedtime…..and that would be confusing. I am scurrying to get this post out so you can start planning your packing list. That’s right!!!!! It’s time to for another Sewingjourney!!! I made reservations and we leave in a week. It will be a lot more fun ifContinue reading “Start A Packing List and an Inspirational Flannel Dress.”

Marcy Jacket Update; a Tearful Confession; and Half of an Upcycle.

V9287 Marcy Jacket Update Good Morning! We have sleeves!!! I feel like the Marcy Jacket is jumping up and down like Pinocchio exclaiming “I AM a real boy!!” Only replace “boy” for “jacket” and you get the gist of what she is saying. She has waited so-o-o-o-o-o long for sleeves. If you remember, the mostContinue reading “Marcy Jacket Update; a Tearful Confession; and Half of an Upcycle.”

Sewing in Your Skivvies and Going Off-Road.

Good Morning! Does this happen only to me? You are working away on a project. You stitch, try it on, check in the mirror and decide to make a change. You stitch some more, make a few more changes, notice a cool breeze, look down and realize you are sitting in your underwear, working atContinue reading “Sewing in Your Skivvies and Going Off-Road.”

A Beautiful Busy Thursday. (Spreading Joy Through Random Acts of Sewing)

Good Morning! It is bright and cold and glorious this morning. No time for lollygagging. We have stuff to do and things to make…. Shilo’s Blanket or How to Be Thoughtful in Under an Hour….. First, We need to get ready for a baby shower. We have about 2 hours. On the upside, I amContinue reading “A Beautiful Busy Thursday. (Spreading Joy Through Random Acts of Sewing)”

With All This Poo There Has to Be a Pony……

Good Morning. There is a story credited to the late President Reagan that goes like this…… A family had two sons. One son was a dyed-in-the-wool pessimist, the other an incurable optimist. The boys’ parents feared that each had an unrealistic outlook on life so they consulted a Specialist. The Specialist came up with aContinue reading “With All This Poo There Has to Be a Pony……”