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E Melander
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Book Review: Mending Matters
Mending Matters by Katrina Rodabaugh is a visually beautiful book. There is full color photography on every page. The pages are thick and glossy with a sewn binding in a hardcover book. The layout and graphic design work is really well done. Those qualities...
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The Singer Hemstitcher 72w19 - questions and answers
I sold my hemstitcher. It took almost a year once I decided it was time. I was not getting enough work to justify the space anymore. At the same time, I wasn't enjoying the work that I did get because I just didn't have the energy. I did love this machine a...
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Tips for keeping a work journal
It wasn't long into my professional life that I started keeping a work journal. A technical designer or even a pattern maker will potentially have to be responsible to a lot of different people. Most apparel companies these days are small businesses and fre...
Tips for keeping a work journal
Tips for keeping a work journal
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Understanding pattern grading for children's clothing
I'm catching up with some questions and comments. It's been a while since I've answered a grading question. My brain is spinning with all the reading I've been doing on this
subject. Can you please explain to me why I couldn't grade within my
separate siz...
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Knitting with Chronic Fatigue
I know it has been a while. Some of the recent comments here have even suggested this is a dead blog, like so many. It's true I have not posted in a while. My Chronic Fatigue flared up pretty bad in January and it continued through to about August. I've alw...
Knitting with Chronic Fatigue
Knitting with Chronic Fatigue
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Real food fermentation
Preserving food through fermentation is a lost art in our modern society, but there has been a resurgence in the craft in recent years. People are looking for ways to improve the health through better food choices. You can find fermented foods in grocery st...
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Unbroken
I listened to the young adult audio version of Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. This true story follows Louis Zamperini and his rise from a troubled youth, to an olympic athlete, and finally to a prisoner of war held by the Japanese. The title Unbroken is fit...
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Starting Now
I read Starting Now by Debbie Macomber three years ago and I can't remember much of the story. Lydia is a recently laid off lawyer and she is trying to figure her life out. She ends up on Blossom Street and forms a friendship with the shop owner. She also m...
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Suzanne's diary for Nicholas
Katie Wilkinson thinks she may have found the perfect man. But he is distant and reluctant to take their relationship very far. He leaves her a journal written by his wife for their son Nicholas. Katie reads about Suzanne's romance, hope for her marriage an...
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Sweetening the pill
I had previously reviewed a book several years ago on this topic called The Greatest Experiment Ever Peformed on Women , by Barbara Seaman. The title sounds like hyperbole, but it really is true. The birth control pill was given to women with very little te...
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