Tag Archive: Ramblings

A Blog Photography Update

I wrote a post about photography and me in December 2013. After someone mentioned the post at Carriage Corner Sew Camp, then someone left a comment about it in the comments on my Saldana Dress, so I’ve been gathering my thoughts to post here.First, I’v…

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Following Up…

First a reminder about the sewing retreat at Carriage Corner ~ March 24-27th. Gaylen wrote an amazing post about why she wants to hold Sewing Retreats, you can find it here.The itinerary for the weekend ~Friday, March 24th ~ Arrive by 10am. …

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This is one of my versions of Simplicity 8059.  I wore it to work on Friday because I knew I was meeting Tasha, who authors the blog, The Tell Tale Tasha for dinner.These pictures were taken by my coworker shortly before I left to meet Tasha. I’d …

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The End of an Era…

Earlier this month I celebrated my 11th anniversary of blogging, during that time Barack Obama has been President of the United States for the last eight years. Today a new administration enters the White House. It is the natural progression of ev…

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The First Day of Twenty Seventeen

I’m sitting in the Sewing Cave today after 9 days on vacation and I haven’t sewn a thing…not one thing! I bought some fabric and I’m putting it away but that is the closest I’ve gotten to sewing.I don’t know what it is with me and the end/beginning o…

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At the end of a horrible week

I’ve tried to keep politics off my blog this election cycle because it’s been such a contentious election.  I’ve posted a few #imwithher items to Instagram but mainly kept this my safe, sane, sewing space. I’ve tried not to bash anyone for who the…

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Well I’m Not Sewing…

…and it’s hard to blog if you have nothing newly sewn to share! And I hate to leave this space blank for too long ~ so what to do ~ why share what I’m thinking about, plotting, deciding of course.See I’ve pretty much lost my desire to sew summer clot…

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Pattern Collecting – Past Present & Future

About 8-9 years ago I was neck deep into collecting vintage patterns. My era of choice was 60s Jackie Kennedy style suits and 60s mod fashions. I was also highly enamoured of Sybil Connolly patterns. I spent a lot of time on eBay and Etsy tracking down…

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Miscellany

This post is a conglomeration of things that are too short for their own post but have too much info for Instagram…my two social media outlets. As a digression, I admire all of y’all that Instagram, Facebook, Tweet, Periscope, Snapchat and then remem…

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A Thought or Two on Pressing

Have you ever seen the movie, “Real Women have Curves”? America Ferrara plays one of the main characters who works in a sweatshop in Los Angeles. The thing that I always remember about that movie is that Carmen (America Ferrara) begins working in the s…

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It’s all about the numbers…

A couple of weeks ago I sat down to figure out how much fabric I’ve bought so far this year, how much fabric I’ve sewn and how many garments I’ve made. Why you ask? Well one, because I’ve made a conscious decision to sew as much as possible from the fa…

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Reflections

2015 was a year of change for me.  2016 has been a much better year. So why am I writing a reflections post in the middle of the year? It’s because I started this job a year ago yesterday – June 1st. Technically I should have written this then!&nb…

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The End of a Sewing Weekend

It started slow. I slept late on Friday probably because I got in late from my birthday celebrations on Thursday evening. Dinner with friends, coworkers and a few sewing peeps you might recognizeThen we had drinks on the Monarch Rooftop Bar with a gre…

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Featured Sewist

It’s always an honor when another blogger wants to feature you on their blog. Faye from Faye’s Sewing Adventure, has been doing an amazing series on sewing bloggers and I’m up next. If you get a chance surf on over and read not only the interview she d…

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Photo Shoot Outtakes & A Few Other Things

My daughter is still taking my pictures which means that she comes with assistants.  Last weekend she arrived with only the girls.  The boys stayed with their father.  So we had fewer assistants than normal and the girls behave different…

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Another Wardrobe Post…

I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about my spring/summer sewing. How to make ideas work in my Chico’s Chic theme. How to make it casual enough for my work environment but still me? I have a plan and a list but it just seems like it needs to be …

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My Fabric Collection is part of my Retirement Fund

The internet and the sewing community is an interesting place because it’s a very diverse collection of sewists.  Sewists from various countries with the ability to access resources differently. Sewists in individual stages of their sewing journey…

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I’m Honored…

I love to sew and I love to blog about it. Sewing is everything to me and when I’m recognized by my peers for sharing that love with others…I’m Honored.This lovely statuette showed up in the mail today because my blog was voted “Most Inspirational” a…

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Sunday Miscellany

It’s Sunday and while I’ve been thinking of sewing I haven’t been doing much and still haven’t taken pictures of the Carolyn Top so instead I’m sharing a few thoughts…Today is the last day of January and in 25 days I will be in Seattle for the weeken…

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My Blog Appearance & A Winner

I woke up on Monday and my blog background and text were all effed up. Best I can figure is that blogger discontinued the blog template that I’ve used for the last couple of years. But just to make sure, I slid over to Amanda and Tany’s blog, which als…

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It’s been ten years…

I started my blog on January 8, 2006 because I wanted to say what I wanted to say without sewing board restrictions.  At that time sewing boards were huge! The social media spot to go to meet other sewists. I wanted a home computer just to be able…

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The First Day of 2016

2015 was a year of change for me – A LOT of change! There were some good things that happened and a number of negative things that still make me stop and pause. I pushed through and ended the year in a good place both in my personal, work and creative …

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Yet Another "Thoughts While Sewing" Post…

I love the space I occupy when I’m knee deep into a sewing vacay.  I love how my mind starts to clear out the driftwood of life – those concerns that overburden us – and makes way for the soul cleansing that spending time being creative brings me….

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Now that it’s December…

In the midst of posting sewing vacay makes, I thought I should share a few other things. Pattern Giveaways ~The first thing is the makes from the pattern giveaways. I’m horrible at going to the post office so it’s amazing that I sent both of these…

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Now that it’s December…

In the midst of posting sewing vacay makes, I thought I should share a few other things. Pattern Giveaways ~The first thing is the makes from the pattern giveaways. I’m horrible at going to the post office so it’s amazing that I sent both of these…

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Transition…

I’ve thought of loads of ways to write this post and none of them seem to work because I end up sounding like a big whiny baby! As I was walking home the other night, I realized that transitions aren’t easy…and neither is this one.One week I’m inspir…

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Working out new ideas

The realization that I’ve come to in the last few weeks ~ something you all tried to tell me at the beginning of this new journey ~ was that I can wear whatever I feel like wearing that day.  This is new and liberating for me.  It’s been a de…

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Musings at the end of a good sewing weekend…

I finally spent a good weekend sewing.  I didn’t sew what I’d originally planned to sew but I made three pieces anyway.  Actually I finished two pieces that were hanging around the sewing cave and made a quick and easy dress. This sewing gave…

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Blog Rolls

I know a lot of readers follow their favorite blogs on Bloglovin and Feedly reading them on their smartphones. But me, I’m old school.  Even though I have a Bloglovin account and even an app on my iPad, I still love blog rolls.What?  What you…

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Random Thoughts when I should be sewing…

I’ve been blogging for ten years and boy has it changed in that time. I have to admit that I miss the conversations that we sewing bloggers use to have…the ideas exchanged…the knowledge exchanged and that we shared so much more than just sewing.Whe…

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