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Gayle Ortiz
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Off The Grid Vest
As I mentioned in my last post, I've been working on  Heidi Emmett's Off The Grid Vest .  In the beginning I was nervous because I'm not a quilter.  After the first hour or so I just went with my gut and forged ahead. My sewing style isn't one that lends it...

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Wedding Outfit
I haven't been to a wedding in years.  I guess I just don't have enough young people in my life. My goddaughter Laurel is getting married in a couple of weeks and I wanted something new for the occasion. It's an outdoor wedding here on the Central Coast of ...

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Classes, Retreats and More Retreats
I know it's been a long time since my last post.  It's not because I haven't been sewing cuz I have.  I've sewn in Aptos, Capitola, San Juan Bautista, Santa Barbara and Ashland over the last 4 months.  And there's more to come.  I'm going to a sewing retrea...

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Spring~Finally!
I know I'm blessed to live in such a moderate climate but, boy,  has it been a hum dinger of a winter here on the Central Coast.  One storm after another, trees down, flooding, roads caving in you name it. But, we do have water now which is such a relief.  ...

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Winter Behavior
 California's Central Coast is getting a the rainy season it truly deserves this year.  I'm loving it.  We live by a creek that does overflow at times but this year the rainfall has behaved itself and given us some respite between downpours.  It's only flow...

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It's been a busy fall and early winter around here.  This post will be a grab bag of all the things I've been doing and working on. Here's the latest version of a pattern I've made three times now.  It fits me to a T, I love making it and I can now whip it ...

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Holiday Weekend Sewing
I've had this entire weekend without a single plan except a wonderful raucous Thanksgiving dinner with 17 friends.  So what does that mean?  Time to sew-sew-sew...and listen to a book.  Plus, it's raining here on the Central Coast of California, finally, an...

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Runway Inspiration
This last fall's  Viktor & Rolf  runway show blew my socks off.  I downloaded it over and over again to study the details.  I particularly love the use of denim but the whole thing just calls to me. I made two efforts at using the weaving technique in the ...

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Full On Fall
I've had a super busy fall season.  First I attended another Boro class given by Jody Alexander .  Then I took a wonderful eco printing class from Pia Best- Reininghaus sponsored by the talented felter, Marilou Moschetti.  That was fun and I learned a ton. ...

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Making It Work
 What I love about sewing is that I can make myself new, every-day clothes that work for my body shape, my lifestyle and my ever-changing tastes.  And then, I can also make weird, one of a kind, arty garments that I'll probably only wear once or twice but e...
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