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Our First Featherweight Table!!
My sister Deb loves to sew...but for many years, her focus was on machine embroidery!! She used to embroider all my jackets for Sew Expo On this year -- SHE EMBROIDERED SIX JACKETS for me!! One of the highlights of Deb's sewing life was meeting Simon Haskin...
My sister Deb loves to sew...but for many years, her focus was on machine embroidery!! She used to embroider all my jackets for Sew Expo On this year -- SHE EMBROIDERED SIX JACKETS for me!! One of the highlights of Deb's sewi...
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Grandma Camp - Botanical Center
One of the best things this summer was a new "locations" program at the Scott County Library. They teamed up with some local attractions -- and you could check out an "admissions pass". It was totally free, good for one week... Once again -- my library ca...
One of the best things this summer was a new "locations" program at the Scott County Library. They teamed up with some local attractions -- and you could check out an "admissions pass". It was totally free, good for one week...
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Our Faux Sister
Our FIRST EVER Sewing Sister Weekend at Ronda's house in Baring, Missouri will always be remembered as one of the highlights of my life. We all LOVE TO SEW...Rita, Ronda, Deb (standing) and Deena....and it was so great to spend this time TOGETHER... But, yo...
Our FIRST EVER Sewing Sister Weekend at Ronda's house in Baring, Missouri will always be remembered as one of the highlights of my life. We all LOVE TO SEW...Rita, Ronda, Deb (standing) and Deena....and it was so great to spe...
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FW Hunt: Who needs Two??
Sadly, Deena did NOT get the beautiful Featherweight at the Anamosa auction. But, UNBELIEVABLY -- there is another one being sold at an auction in Cambridge, Illinois the VERY NEXT DAY..!!  And my sister Deena is nothing if not DETERMINED... On this beauti...
Sadly, Deena did NOT get the beautiful Featherweight at the Anamosa auction. But, UNBELIEVABLY -- there is another one being sold at an auction in Cambridge, Illinois the VERY NEXT DAY..!! And my sister Deena is nothing if n...
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Featherweight #6 and Ritaluck
Here's the thing. You have all heard about my incredible good luck. Twenty years ago, I named it "Ritaluck"...and it never lets me down. Thanks to Ritaluck, I find great parking spaces at Kohl's the week before Christmas, and there is a constant stream of...
Here's the thing. You have all heard about my incredible good luck. Twenty years ago, I named it "Ritaluck"...and it never lets me down. Thanks to Ritaluck, I find great parking spaces at Kohl's the week before Christmas, and...
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The Featherweight Flock
To review -- here's how the Featherweight Obsession began.... In October 2014, I saw a group of women sewing on Featherweights in Waterloo, Iowa. A month later -- I purchased a 1947 Featherweight for $150 at an estate sale in Davenport. Shortly after that, ...
To review -- here's how the Featherweight Obsession began.... In October 2014, I saw a group of women sewing on Featherweights in Waterloo, Iowa. A month later -- I purchased a 1947 Featherweight for $150 at an estate sale in...
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Channel Cat
This summer, Lilly and Warren are seven and three years old. I remember my own boys at this age -- and I know this is a MOMENT in my life. They are so easy to entertain...anything we do remembers like a day in Disney World. When Uncle Ross takes them to t...
This summer, Lilly and Warren are seven and three years old. I remember my own boys at this age -- and I know this is a MOMENT in my life. They are so easy to entertain...anything we do remembers like a day in Disney World. W...
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Summer Television
If you are not watching America's Got Talent -- THIS IS WHAT YOU'RE MISSING. Brian Justin Crum sings a song and changes the way you think...and I'm not kidding. This was his first performance -- and what he did next REALLY blew me away. Check him out on Y...
If you are not watching America's Got Talent -- THIS IS WHAT YOU'RE MISSING. Brian Justin Crum sings a song and changes the way you think...and I'm not kidding. This was his first performance -- and what he did next REALLY bl...
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The Splendid Sampler™ Wednesday
The Splendid Sampler™ Wednesday (...skip this part if you're not new here...) The Splendid Sampler™ is an internet sew-a-long created by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson. It is an EPIC sew along... 83 fabric designers have created specific blocks that feature
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The Splendid Sampler™ Wednesday (...skip this part if you're not new here...) The Splendid Sampler™ is an internet sew-a-long created by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson. It is an EPIC sew along... 83 fabric designers have create...
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The Featherweight Hunt Hits a Snag...
Okay -- here's where the Featherweight Hunt takes some twists and turns (I'm thinking of turning this into a screenplay). The week after Deborah bought Izzy -- my cousin Linda bought one from ebay (#7), and so did TMBC Sandy (#8). But Linda's machine arrive...
Okay -- here's where the Featherweight Hunt takes some twists and turns (I'm thinking of turning this into a screenplay). The week after Deborah bought Izzy -- my cousin Linda bought one from ebay (#7), and so did TMBC Sandy ...
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Featherweight #6
If you're counting -- me and my sisters/friends have FIVE FEATHERWEIGHTS. So -- who would get Featherweight #6?? THIS GIRL.... Deb found this WHITE Featherweight on Craigslist. All she had to do was drive to St. Louis (she lives in Nashville)... NO PROBLEM....
If you're counting -- me and my sisters/friends have FIVE FEATHERWEIGHTS. So -- who would get Featherweight #6?? THIS GIRL.... Deb found this WHITE Featherweight on Craigslist. All she had to do was drive to St. Louis (she li...
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Sisters Sewing Weekend, Part Two...
There were so many wonderful elements to our Sisters Sewing Weekend -- and we REALLY DID TAKE OVER RONDA'S ENTIRE HOUSE... We set up the machines on the kitchen table... The front bedroom had the ironing station. You can see our cutting table at the front o...
There were so many wonderful elements to our Sisters Sewing Weekend -- and we REALLY DID TAKE OVER RONDA'S ENTIRE HOUSE... We set up the machines on the kitchen table... The front bedroom had the ironing station. You can see ...
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I love to sew and I love to blog...and I learn something new every day.
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I wrote "Life Is Not A Dress Size", and "Dress Your Dream Bed".  I love to write -- and I wreite this blog and the Sewing & Stitchery blog a well.  I do Public Relations for Sew Expo in Puyallup, Washington.
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