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Rockford, Illinois
Sometimes, a thing becomes special just because of it's infrequency. Thanksgiving is like that. Because you only stuff that turkey ONCE A YEAR -- it is a very big deal. Depending on your life and circumstances, sex can be like that. Or a beach vacation......
Sometimes, a thing becomes special just because of it's infrequency. Thanksgiving is like that. Because you only stuff that turkey ONCE A YEAR -- it is a very big deal. Depending on your life and circumstances, sex can be lik...
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Featherweight Pillowcase Sew-a-long
The TMBC recently got together at LP's house to do a Featherweight project. I had a vintage line-dried cotton sheet for each member, and they ripped them to create at least three new pillowcases... First of all -- a word about OLD cotton sheets. The fabri...
The TMBC recently got together at LP's house to do a Featherweight project. I had a vintage line-dried cotton sheet for each member, and they ripped them to create at least three new pillowcases... First of all -- a word abou...
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My Reading Recommendation
Of course, technology has taken my enjoyment of books to a whole new level -- and I love, love, love listening to books when I'm driving my car. And, since I live in the middle of a corn field -- THERE IS A LOT OF DRIVING...and I learn something new with ev...
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My Second Featherweight and Ritaluck
To review, my sisters Ronda, Deena and Deborah ALL have purchased Singer Featherweights. As a matter of fact, Deena bought two of them in the same week...and Deb, too. Deb's second Featherweight came WITH THE FOLDING TABLE...So I guess I thought I was missi...
To review, my sisters Ronda, Deena and Deborah ALL have purchased Singer Featherweights. As a matter of fact, Deena bought two of them in the same week...and Deb, too. Deb's second Featherweight came WITH THE FOLDING TABLE...
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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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Smart Phone Update:
I wrote this blog post on August 19, 2014.  I was determined....but when  gave up my smartphone, my friends were not convinced.  They were taking bets.  BUT IT'S BEEN TWO YEARS now -- and I have to tell you -- I don't miss it.  Not even a little bit. ****...
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Pocket Pillowcase Steps
There are many different ways to sew a pillowcase. THIS PARTICULAR method is about making the most of a beautiful vintage flat sheet. So, it's all about taking advantage of the already beautiful finished hem. Or, you can do what LP did. Use the vintage shee...
There are many different ways to sew a pillowcase. THIS PARTICULAR method is about making the most of a beautiful vintage flat sheet. So, it's all about taking advantage of the already beautiful finished hem. Or, you can do w...
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Double Trouble
No matter how you look at it, twins is a phenomenon. Something special. Quite spectacular and unusual, no matter how you look at it. If not for the Clairol intervention, these two are identical. (to me, anyway)... Their mother, Linda -- otherwise known as...
No matter how you look at it, twins is a phenomenon. Something special. Quite spectacular and unusual, no matter how you look at it. If not for the Clairol intervention, these two are identical. (to me, anyway)... Their mothe...
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Library and Grandma Camp
I got an email from my library the other day telling me I had 15 things checked out. Wow. In the old days, I used to limit myself to 3 at a time. That was a good rule...it was easy for me to keep track of 3 things...what happened to that simple rule?? OH --...
I got an email from my library the other day telling me I had 15 things checked out. Wow. In the old days, I used to limit myself to 3 at a time. That was a good rule...it was easy for me to keep track of 3 things...what happ...
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Orphan Train
When I remember to sign up -- I love attending the Scott Community College Luncheons. They always have a speaker, usually on a topic of local interest. The most recent lunch was titled  "The Orphan Trains".  I'd read this book -- and was fascinated by how ...
When I remember to sign up -- I love attending the Scott Community College Luncheons. They always have a speaker, usually on a topic of local interest. The most recent lunch was titled "The Orphan Trains". I'd read this boo...
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Sewing and Friends
Earlier in the summer, I blogged about the day we spent with my friend Sue -- delivering her under- the-counter-curtains for her new "potting shed".  The kids had a wonderful time on Sue's Century farm -- riding on the Gator, feeding fish in the pond...It ...
Earlier in the summer, I blogged about the day we spent with my friend Sue -- delivering her under- the-counter-curtains for her new "potting shed". The kids had a wonderful time on Sue's Century farm -- riding on the Gator,...
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Random Summer Pictures
As I was looking for a specific picture (still looking) -- I saw dozens of pictures from this summer.  It was SUCH A GREAT SUMMER... Lilly jumping rope -- with a rope she made herself at Pioneer Days. We ate many, many meals on the porch...watching hummingb...
As I was looking for a specific picture (still looking) -- I saw dozens of pictures from this summer. It was SUCH A GREAT SUMMER... Lilly jumping rope -- with a rope she made herself at Pioneer Days. We ate many, many meals ...
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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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