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Nancy Winningham
Recently retired and loving having a life again!
Recently retired and loving having a life again!
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Let the Sewing Begin
If you read my last post, you know I am making a wedding dress for my daughter.  I finally got her measurements and decided to start with a size 6.  I know it will be too small, but as it is, it may be too big in the shoulders.  We will have the first fitti...
Let the Sewing Begin
Let the Sewing Begin
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Wedding Bells - and Dresses!
Now that Christmas is over and things have settled down, it is time to get back on my blog.  I haven't been sewing much lately because a lot has been going on - which I won't get into now.  The good news is that my daughter is getting married!  We are thril...

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Sewing Lessons
I have been super busy sewing, but not so busy posting. It's time to catch up! Last fall I started teaching my friend Sylvia to sew. We were planning a mission trip to Uganda and would teaching the women, so Sylvia needed to become confident in her sewin...
Sewing Lessons
Sewing Lessons
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African Quilt for Children's Home
On my last trip to Uganda in January, Sylvia and I were fortunate enough to spend some time with orphans at the children's home in Gulu.  The day before we went to the home, we were asked to make a quilt to be hung on the wall.  A quilt!  And they wanted us...

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This weekend I decided to make the Alex tip from the Sewing workshop.  I bought the pattern months ago for the Olive top, but after seeing the Atlanta Fashion show clip on Facebook , I decided to make the Alex first! This is a rayon ribbed knit that I lucki...
Encue Creations
Encue Creations
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Spring 6 Pac
It's time to start sewing for spring, and this means I need to have a plan.  I've decided to follow the guidelines on the SG site for the Spring 6 pac.  Here is the outline: one jacket or cardigan in a neutral colour a second jacket or cardigan in a second ...
Spring 6 Pac
Spring 6 Pac
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Hot Patterns Gypsophelia top
Yesterday Hot Patterns hosted the event "Sew Something Saturday."  Even though I didn't have any HP patterns in my near-future-line up, I decided to participate.  I looked through my pattern collection and decided to go with the Gypsophelia, which is a free...

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Tobin James Dress
It's raining and drizzly outside, and I have another hour until I need to leave for Sunday School.  I realized I have not written on my blog since before my trip, so it's about time!  I will be catching up with Uganda pictures, but that will be another day....
Tobin James Dress
Tobin James Dress
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Now Shirts
One of my favorite patterns is the Sewing Workshop Now shirt.  I have made a couple in the past, and although I didn't think I would wear them, they ended up being one of my favorite garments.  I wanted to make a couple of lightweight shirts to take to Ugan...
Now Shirts
Now Shirts
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It's time for SWAP
Every year I want to do the SWAP, and many times I fail to complete it.  (I have actually finished by the deadline once or twice.)  This year I think I have a plan that I can actually complete.  The SWAP officially begins December 26, but between now and Ja...
It's time for SWAP
It's time for SWAP
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