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I am a bit bashful about posting this project: my entry into the “Embroidereading” contest at Checkout Girl Crafts. The rules called for embroidering a poem, either something you wrote, a quote from a favorite poem or song lyric or a child’s poem. My original plan was to have my son write something, but he had […]

A present a week, Week 7

I fell behind on keeping up with the “present a week ’til Christmas” challenge at Works in Progress, but I’m back on track this week. If you’ve thought about joining the challenge, you might like to know that the odds are rather good. I’ve won twice already! (The prize is a  half-yard of fabric, and the […]

Staycation Activities

I’m on vacation this week, but my husband is working so I’m hanging out with my almost-six-year-old son. Yesterday, we took a bus into Boston and went to the New England Aquarium. It was great, though I think he enjoyed the free fountain outside just as much. I made a list of fun projects […]

A present a week, Week 5

Here’s a sneak peek of my entry for Week 5 of the “present a week ’til Christmas” challenge at Work in Progress. Once again, if you’d like to see what I’ve been up to, please leave me a comment or email me and I’ll send you a link to the “secret” blog where I’m posting these projects […]

Flounce or No Flounce?

I am almost done with this sundress, just need to insert the side zipper and hem it. The pattern is Burda 8071. Should I add the flounce around the bottom hem, or just hem it? (And yes, I do plan to get […]

Vindicated, and panicked

After suffering two blows to my confidence in sewing for myself (the ill-fitting/ill-fated hand-dyed top and the matronly top), I finally had a long-harbored secret wish come true yesterday: a stranger in the elevator complimented something I was wearing, and I was able to say, “Thanks! I made it myself!”

Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures, but […]