Mittens!

  I have been making mittens. Lots and lots of mittens. There isn’t a thrift store in my area that still has any pretty wool sweaters because I have bought all of them! All of the wool is washed in hot water and dried on the highest heat my drier can...

Hobo Bags!

Whenever I want some quick sewing satisfaction, I like to make a hobo bags. These bags remind me of my youth way back in the late 60s. Maybe that is why I so often use paisley fabrics! I drafted up a quick pattern that I can cut out of two pieces of 30″ lengths...

Spring Napkins!

I made some spring napkins to lift my spirits. It may not look like spring here in Pennsylania but my Easter table will! The napkins coordinate with the picnic quilt I made last year. I am going to use a white tablecloth on the bottom and layer the picnic quilt on the...

My Other Favorite Sewing Machine

I have often mentioned working on Jenny, my Janome 1600P. Jenny is a high speed, straight stitch only machine that is great for fast piecing and quilting. Amazing for quilting. Let me tell you, though, that she is extremely heavy and not travel friendly. Several years...

Goodwill rehab

I was on a treasure hunt at our local Goodwill and found a sweater that I really liked. The color was great, it was washable Merino wool and it was baggy. I wanted something that wasn’t too clingy and since it was a man’s sweater, it fit the bill. I knew I...

Nursing Pads – Reuseable!

I found a great tutorial to make washable nursing pads on Walking with Dancers. (A really nice “young mom” blog, by the way!) My niece asked me a couple of weeks ago if I could make some reuseable nursing pads for her. She has some commercially made ones...