Along with the YoYo Fest and the Clean Out Binge I found a stash of Hexie Blocks. I won't go into the number of Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilts I have made or try and count the hundreds of hexagons I have stamped, paper pieced, cut, put together, sorted...
There is a YoYo Fest going on in my Sewing Studio. As usual, my 'OverDoNess' has hit a YoYoHigh, Now there are total of 4 smallish YoYo quilts waiting in the wings to be stitched. Here is 1930's YoYo and More Galore! Matter of Facts and Figuring *Pink Back...
Believe it or not, I never ever wanted to make a YoYo quilt. The main reason was cutting out all those circles and then hand stitching them to form the YoYo. Too slow and too many to make a quilt of any size. Not for me. However, I was not adverse to co...
As of right this minute Summer 2015 ends in 22 days, 8 hours, 3 minutes and 30 seconds. That would be on September 23, but as far as my Summer SEW Gallery...it ends with this post...on this the last of August. It has been another August of erratic blogg...
I do so love and appreciate hand quilting and hand embroidery, and I have done quite a lot of both in the years of being a needle and thread enthusiast. However, I have an affliction I call FastFinishItist that often results in hand done not getting done......
In 1984 a stitcher named Lora spent a good deal of time embroidering the floral-hearts design and expertly stitched the words "Simple Pleasures are Life's Treasures". Years later Lora's hooped needlework found it's way into my collection. For several year...
Pedal to the Medal Machine Embroidery and Quilting
I do so love and appreciate hand quilting and hand embroidery, and I have done quite a lot of both in the years of being a needle and thread
1950's MAGIC To MAKE vs 2015's FAST & EASY
Although Butterick Patterns historically never dated patterns either on the envelope or instruction sheet as other pattern companies did, th
CollectInTexas Gal Photo Featured on 'A Sunday Drive'
I received a comment/notice from Jerry Beuterbaugh, author/blogger of As The Crackerhead Crumbles , that the above photo has been included i
Simplicity 1950's Patterns In June cont...TEENAGE REBEL Revealed
Even if you are not a 'Sewing/Pattern/Notion Collector' you will be interested in what I found in the 1953 Simplicity Pattern posted about y
Former Flour Sacks w/Dresser Scarf Sleeves Peddler
As a 'Vintage Linen Collector', I think I must have been a 'Chiffonnier' in a former life. How else can I explain a life long attraction to