Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sewing Room and new Facebook surprise!

Above the cutting table

As you walk into the loft. To the right is a doorway into a small bedroom (sewing room)

Left wall of the loft.

Looking from the loft area to the small sewing room.

Pulley for the water tank.

Above the ironing board.

To the left of the ironing board. My missing sewing machine is being serviced.

As you enter the small bedroom.

Looking to the right in small bedroom.

Where I am right now.

To the right of the computer.
First wall and stash closet as you enter the small bedroom.

Believe it or not, I have cleaned this area up quite a bit.  My sewing machine is getting its yearly checkup and I have been missing it so much. I guess this is proof that I love notions and thread and am a bit of a pig. Anyhoo, I have put a Facebook page for my rulers and templates. On the left of this blog is a link where you can like my page.  I am going to use it to announce coupon codes and possible new products. I am thinking about buying a case of those huge ziplock bags for my Jalie patterns and pattern magazines and medical exam paper. So if this would interest you, let me know.  I will totally keep the prices down on those items. My sticking point with the paper is how to package and ship cheaply. I do have a surprise offering coming up soon, so be sure to go and like me!! Because I like you ( I couldn't resist :) )

Happy Day to you,


Friday, December 14, 2012


Well, looky what I received from Art Attack!  How cool is this! I am so excited to share some of my favorite bloggers too.   Art Attack is one of my absolutely favorite bloggers. I think I buy almost all of the patterns she shares on Pattern Review because she has such incredible style and I want to be just like her!  ;) Vogue definitely needs to hire her.  She is my sewing heroine too!

My nominees are Anne with Petty Grievances. Because she is probably the funniest sewing blogger that I know of.  You have to visit and sign up for her posts, you will adore her like I do.  She only uses prints, never open toed shoes and she loves Disney. 

Another incredibly talented and funny blogger is Fit for a Queen. Who can't love a seamstress that names her recent title, "Hoochie Mamas and Hems"? Not only do I learn so much from her but she is the queen of alterations.

21 Wale is a wonderful sewing blogger.  She is the mom of five and sews a ton.  She holds a special place in my sewing heart because she was one of the first to belong to my blog.  She also loves Ottobre like I do.

Kadiddlehopper is another great sewing blogger.  I subscribe to her Flickr sewing mail and she is also KidMD on pattern review. She not only is a wonderful seamstress but a mom and a pediatrician.  Whew, her life would be like stepping into a tornado.  
Blue Mooney  I have actually met in person. She, like myself, is part of the huge Dallas -Ft Worth Metroplex. Not only is she a super nice person but she is a fabulous resource for shirt making and other sewing endeavors. She has started back doing illustrations and I adore her sewing ones.     

Speaking of shirtmaking, if you do not already know about Pam's Off the Cuff Style sewing blog, you are in for a treat. She has the best shirt making tutorials and truly the best interfacing out there. Pam, may not know this, but a couple of years ago, I emailed a pdf of my first SA Curve ruler. When she replied positively, I was totally going to jump off the deep end and make my rulers. 
 Shirley Ann's sewing blog.  Shirley Ann, is one of my best online sewing friends. She loves Jalie and Ottobre like I do! She has one of the best organized blogs that I have seen.  Check out her son's cargo-type pants, they are soooo cool!

Last, but certainly not least, is Dixie DIY.  If you have not visited Dixie's blog, you are in for a treat. She has loads of style and the most amazing bra making resource on her blog.  I am dead to try her patterns, they are sooo cute.  She is also a fellow Texan and I know she keeps this heat in mind when she sews.

The last of the requirements of this award are to list 7 things about yourself. 

1. I adore sailing in high winds.  Otherwise, I am a pretty tame person.
2. I started sewing regularly about 10 years ago.  I thought I would make a shower curtain for my weird accessible bathroom (son) and was talked into a serger too.  Oh my, I loved that serger and just kept making any and everything with it.
3. I was making blanket ponchos (I will never make another poncho again) for a friend who needed samples for a QVC adventure and realized he may know how to get my rulers produced at a reasonable price. 
4. I play the piano.  I have played the saxophone, flute, and drums in a school band. I wish I could sing.  My daughter is now the resident vocalist.
5.  Some of my college (1985) was spent at the University of Vienna. Oh how I would love to go back there.
6.  My brother in law is an unbelievably amazing professional Clown.  He is called Tharpo of All Occasion Performers.
7. This is for Art Attack because of her survival training with her sisters(so funny).  I have 3 brothers and my dad used to take us to learn sailing on a very small Butterfly sailboat.  I think we were all pretty worthless at it and I do have some funny memories of that time.

1. Thank the person who nominated you (THANK YOU ART ATTACK!!)
2. Add The One Lovely Blog Award / The Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post.
3. Share 7 things about yourself.
4. Pass the award on to 10 nominees (or a few less if you are short on time)
5. Include this set of rules.
6. Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.