Monday, August 25, 2014

Geeks?.... Nerds?

Whatever you call them...
I'm talking...
The Geek Squad at Best Buy.
 You may have noticed I haven't been around lately.
My computer crashed a few weeks ago, but thanks to the Geeks at Best Buy, I'm back up and running!

 While waiting for my computer, I decided to make myself a new girly pincushion - the Martha Stewart way seen here.

 All it takes is a few small scraps and about 15 minutes of your time.
This pincushion was so fast and fun to make, I'm thinking of making a different one for every corner of my sewing room.
How 'bout you?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sew & Tell Linky party?

Here's the thing...
I am pondering hosting a SEWING linky party each week and wondering how many of you would be interested. Because I don't see many SEWING linky parties, I am hoping some of you would like to join me for some SEW & TELL fun each week.
What's a SEW & TELL linky party, you ask?
First of all....
IT'S A PARTY !!!... and who doesn't love a PARTY !
 It's a party where you will be able to share your creativity with others. My readers will be able to link up their sewing projects for others to see, and in turn, add a button on their blog back to mine inviting others to check them out or add a link to their own sewing project. When the party is over and all the dishes are done, I will pick a few of my favorites to feature the following week.
If your interested, please comment on this post or shoot me a quick e-mail.
If I get enough interest, I will start hosting a Sew & Tell party each week. 
Are you game?
These darn mug rugs are sooooo addicting!


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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Mug Rug

I took a little break from sewing my picnic table runner to make a gift for a friend.

Have a great weekend !

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Friday, July 25, 2014

I'm not sure....

Is it the month of July, the summer weather or the fact that this red and white fabric just screams picnic to me?
I'm working on another picnic table runner.
Be back soon!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Serger love....

Mr. Fisherman bought me my first serger over 20 years ago.
I'm now on my second one and have no idea what I would do without one.
Once you own one...there's no going back.
I inherited this baby when my mother passed away in 2007.
This one (for the most part) threads itself.

My first serger was one you had to thread manually. Until you get the hang of threading a serger you literally want to rip your hair out. Eating glass would be less painful...
 If you own a serger, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
It takes some patience, but eventually it becomes second nature...really.
So, don't let threading your serger stop you from using it, keep trying.
There are so many fun things to do with a serger.
I had just enough of the red and white checkered fabric left from my ant and watermelon table runner to make a quick tablecloth.
By the way...has anyone noticed this is the same fabric I covered the lampshades with on my thrift store chandelier?
Original post here.
Okay, back to the tablecloth...
Originally I was going to serge, turn under a half inch and hem my tablecloth, but after sergering the edges, I decided I liked the look of the serged edge instead.

 I usually like to serge a rolled edge on napkins and tablecloths, but I liked the casual look of these stitches against the red and white checkered fabric.

Whichever you choose, it's "sew" easy to have a new look for your table in minutes!

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