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Workbasket – Friendship Dollies

While on the 2019 summer motorcycle trip, we stopped at Ocean Waves Quilts in Eureka, California.  Travelling by motorcycle doesn't leave much room for impulse purchases.  One that I made room for was the Cactus Wall hanging project. The other was two fabric panels by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman fabrics.  One panel had four friends… Continue reading Workbasket – Friendship Dollies

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The Historical Sew Monthly 2020 Challenges

This year has a theme of sustainability.  Thus hitting two of my buttons! 😀 Below are this year's challenges.  If you want to know more about it or want to join along in the fun, here is the link. This year is a little different than in the past.  Although the challenges are "assigned" a… Continue reading The Historical Sew Monthly 2020 Challenges

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Workbasket – Boutis Sachets

I love-love the look of white on white embroidery and quilting.  For our knitting group Christmas gift exchange I wanted to try my hand at Boutis quilting and thought lavender sachets would be the perfect small project to try. The first time seeing Boutis quilting was the Tristan and Isolde quilt. Then I saw the… Continue reading Workbasket – Boutis Sachets

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Historical Sew Monthly 2020!!

Last year was a bust for me getting any of the challenges done.  This year the challenges have a theme of sustainability.  Kinda my jam lately... I don't see that The Dreamstress has posted them on her site yet.  Here is a link to the blogLoose Threads: Yet Another Costuming Blog with the challenges for… Continue reading Historical Sew Monthly 2020!!

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Make-do and Mend Monday : Let’s Break the shackles of fast fashion.

Rationing of clothing (and other things) was a large part in the lives of British citizens during WWII. This was before it was 'acceptable' to wear sleeping pajamas or workout wear to run about town.  People had to be careful how they spent their clothing coupons and needed to maintain the garments that they already… Continue reading Make-do and Mend Monday : Let’s Break the shackles of fast fashion.

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Mending Monday – black denim again & again

I looked for my last mending post regarding these jeans, apparently I hadn't posted about them.  Let me correct that now.  On November 2nd I worked on mending the worn fabric BF's jeans. For this project I used the electric sewing machine,  Pfaff Hobby Quilter. Added the feed dog cover and the embroidery foot. Starting… Continue reading Mending Monday – black denim again & again

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Workbasket – Layette & Succulent Wall Hanging

The layette project is almost at an end. Being that I had started this project as a gift for someone else, but it was no longer needed, I hadn't initially had a hard "finish by" date.  When DC had mentioned that she'd like it for a baby shower gift, I had to speed things up… Continue reading Workbasket – Layette & Succulent Wall Hanging