Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all!  I am thankful for many blessings in my life, for all the talented home sewers blogging and for being able to write this blog.

I haven't been posting as I've been so busy (both traveling for work and at home) -  but I am gearing back up in January - I'm taking Kenneth King's Clone Your Favorite Garment class on Pattern Review (starting January 10) and I am doing a Burda Pants Sew-Along from The Cupcake Goddess.

By the way, I did buy a ham and sew roll from The Cupcake Goddess and they are so much fun - she actually wrapped them in old patterns for mailing.  Adorable (and the smell of newly cut sawdust is to die for).

By the way, I have to give a shout out to the productive sewing blogger -
Katie's Blog.  Her blog provides me with countless tips.  Check out her blog - I highly recommend it.

A few months ago I found what I thought was a Janome-sponsored blog that gave all kinds of tips (for example, home-sewn flowers for decoration on garments) - but I've lost the bookmark!  If anyone knows of this site - please let me know!  UPDATE 12/25:  I found it - it's Janome's Sew 4 Home website - the tattered flowers I was looking for can be found there - here's an example below - I'm going to make some of these and add to my Vogue Hawaiian Dress (if I can get off the couch today!).


  1. I'm looking forward to seeing those pants! I thought about joining in the SAL, but I'm not sure I'll be back to "regularly scheduled" sewing by then, but once things pick back up, I may just make those pants anyway!

    Thanks for the shout out!

  2. Thanks so much!! Katie - your sewing is fantastic - and thank you Ann!! Merry Christmas!

  3. Merry Christmas! I want one of those tailor's hams :)

  4. Ooh, I may check that PR class. You are so productive! We love geocaching - we found one down here that you could only get to by boat - fun! Have a great holiday!

  5. Wow! By Boat - I've heard of those (in the Gulf!) - we have fun geocaching - well, I'm trying to (still) try to increase my skills and productivity - sewing has been nonexistent over the Holiday!