Category Archives: General News

Susan Finally Makes Progress on Her Mini-Wardrobe

What a spectacularly  awful sewing week.  I broke the deadlock today, finally.  I drafted the patterns for the denim dress, the denim skirt with contrast panel and the  silk blouse. Based on my normal sewing speed, I should have had the blouse and skirt done by today. This is the  blouse and skirt I am…

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Susan Sews a Mini-Wardrobe for a Pattern Review Contest

These are the 6 pieces I am making for the contest The challenge is to create  a mini wardrobe or collection using a key piece which can be purchased or  already sewn. The other pieces must form at least 6 outfits. The contest starts today. So today I will draft the patterns, and start cutting…

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Susan Starts a Blue Linen Baja Dress

It’s hot here! In fact we are heading into what my beloved calls Summer Hell, the fifth season of the year here in Southern Baja. We have a luscious pool, and insulated and air conditioned house and gentle breezes at night and in the morning. But  moving around the rest of the day is misery. You go…

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A Look at the Inside of a Common Sewing Tool

Sew, have you seen the TV show Sliced? It has just arrived here in La Paz, and we watch it once in awhile. It is interesting to see  things from the inside out. Last week I was sewing, and I dropped a common sewing tool. It shattered on the tile floor. It was old, , much used, and…

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Some Valentine fabric I have had for years, and some Valentines I have given to my love, and some I have recieved.  Listen to Ella Fitzgerald sing to song that is “Our song” My Funny Valentine

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Valentine’s Day, Coffee, What a Combination!

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful little holiday, and it is especially nice for sewing little gifts. Sew I wanted to send Miss Meliss a gift for Valentine’s Day, and I wanted it to be something she could use when she entertains, which she does a lot. So I made the Lazy Girl Designs Suzy purse insert.…

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Some fabric scraps make magic!

Day eight of the juice fast. I am losing weight, I feel good, and my energy levels are high. Sew, here is my Asian Inspired Lazy Girl Lily Pocket Purse. This is the front of the purse. I love the shape and the space it has inside.  Gentle pleats at the top and tiny darts…

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Sewing Again

Hola Sister Sewists! I t has been months since I have written anything. I did not fall off the face of the earth. My sewing machine did not give up the ghost. My tiny, almost 8-year old grandson, Thomas has been fighting the battle of his life against cancer. From August till today, it has…

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Is it a Zebra? Is it a Giraffe?

Is it a zebra? Or a giraffe? Miss Meliss was here for 10 days in May and one of the things we did was go fabric shopping. She asked me to make some tote bags for her friends back in Dallas that were caring for her dogs. We had fun browsing through the forest of…

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Susan Receives a Wonderful Sewing Gift

Susan Receives a Wonderful Sewing Gift! Sew, MissMeliss has been here for ten days without her beloved, and we have had a wonderful time having pedicures, long leisurely lunches, and coffee with some of my friends. She even overcame her childhood trauma of going fabric shopping with me. Well she was choosing fabric for friends.…

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