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Susie Gay
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Sewing at the Beach 2018 Raffle Basket
It's all done. I'm so glad to be ahead of schedule, to complete my contribution to Sewing at the Beach 2018 . The combination of fabrics, buttons, beads and satin cord came together beautifully. The Notions Nécessaire has big beads (silver and aqua) on the ...

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Sewing at the Beach 2018 Raffle Basket
It's all done. I'm so glad to be ahead of schedule, to complete my contribution to Sewing at the Beach 2018 . The combination of fabrics, buttons, beads and satin cord came together beautifully. The Notions Nécessaire has big beads (silver and aqua) on the ...

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Notions Nécessaire Raffle Basket
Every year I try to make something special for Sewing at the Beach 2018 as a fund raiser since I'm fortunate enough to be on the faculty again this year. Don't always get a raffle basket done, and if not, I supply some goodies for a gift basket. This year I...

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The Smocked Coin Purse
Remember that project I got together before some traveling? The Smocked Coin Purse ? It's finished! Smocking it on the plane took no time at all: one side from Norfolk to Atlanta, and the other side coming home from San Antonio to Atlanta. Yesterday I added...

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How to Make Dresses the Modern Singer Way
Since I have a collection of various vintage and antique sewing items, I had collected a few of the Singer Sewing books. I checked if any of them were the same as the Singer Sewing Library that I purchased in Boerne, TX. And of course, I had two: the Dresse...

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Boerne, TX
A couple of weeks ago I went to Boerne, TX which is right outside San Antonio, for a family wedding. It was a whirlwind trip and so much fun to see family and experience a real Texas wedding: boots, smoked brisket barbecue, Texas road house, hot weather, st...

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Travel Projects
I'm getting ready to take a trip to visit family in San Antonio for a few days...family wedding and all. I don't like to travel without some sort of project (or more) to work on. I like to call it "Working Forward". In other words, continuing to work on pro...

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Finished EGA Project!!
It feels sooooo good to finish a project. Not only did I finish it, but I stitched up something else to go with it. A while ago (quite a while ago to be correct) I wrote about the classes I was able to take at the EGA National Seminar last November. This cl...

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Summertime Sewing
Summertime is a good time to sew up some items on my wish list...like some clothing for myself. I recently stitched up a beautiful blouse from a pattern I've used before ( McCall's 7360 ), but I changed it. I added ruffles around the neck and front tab open...

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YSL Embroidery
Yves Saint Laurent embroideries were gorgeous, beyond belief. I can't imagine how many hours it took the specialty embroidery houses to accomplish what he wanted on each garment he sent to them. I was drooling over the examples at the VMFA's YSL "The Perfec...
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