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Monthly Archives: February 2015

How-To Videos, Sewing

Removing and Reinstalling Vintage Singer in Its Cabinet

After I purchased my Singer 15-91 and started posting about the beautiful Art Deco cabinet we found that Dave then completely refinished for me, I started having people arrive at my blog after searching on how to remove a sewing machine from its cabinet.   I hated to see them go away not having found what they were looking for so…

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Quilting, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Paper Pinwheel Lap Quilt and Bed Runner Finished!

I got a lot of TV watching done while I was hand sewing the binding to the back of the Paper Pinwheel Lap Quilt and Bed Runner. Monday night we watched the entire first season of Broadchurch. We hadn’t intended to watch all eight episodes but the writers of the first season were masters of the cliff hanger ending! And…

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Embroidery

Vintage Embroidery Monday – Tulips Section 1a

I’m sure that almost everyone in the upper part of the Northern Hemisphere is more than ready for winter to be over and to make the transition into the warmer temperatures of spring.  So in the hopes of helping that along, for the next five weeks, I’m going to be posting a pattern for Tulips that the Workbasket pattern page…

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Quilting, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Eat Good, Laugh Often, Live Well!

Quilting the Paper Pinwheel quilts is coming along nicely after the free motion quilting practice I did on the placemats. By Wednesday night I had the four 12” blocks on the lap quilt finished before I ran out of thread. A quick trip to the fabric store fixed that but not my sore, aching shoulders. You see, I’m still learning…

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Embroidery

Vintage Embroidery Monday – DOW Saturday Clock

Today we’ve come to the last of the Colonial Kitchen Set Days of the Week patterns.   As I sit here, I’m imagining the quiet of a house pre-electricity sitting quietly having a cup of tea and the only sound being the tick tock, tick tock of the kitchen clock. Perhaps also Saturday was the day of the week when the…

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Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing

Love and Laughter Mini

I had hoped to finish my two Paper Pinwheel quilts this week but I’ve spent the past two days unpicking a block of fmqing on the lap quilt that I was less than pleased with.  I had no idea it would take me this long to unpick all those stitches and I’m still not finished.  That’s today’s goal… finish unpicking…

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Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Valentine’s Pips

With the 14th fast approaching, I decided to spend some evening TV watching time making a couple of Valentine’s Pips. They turned out so cute that yesterday with the sun shining in and providing great lighting, I held a little photo shoot and experimented with different ways to show them off. I’ve been looking for an excuse to add that…

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