Thursday, September 28, 2017

2017 Gone in a Flash

It seems that this year is just flying buy. I have been very busy sewing, home renovations are being done, and ended up having heart surgery. Whew ... Now it is National Sewing Month and I haven't sewn much but have been doing a lot reading, Facebook group management, and resting to heal. I'll try to give y'all a little update on my sewing ... Worked on Easter dresses for underprivileged children at an inner city school ...

In April, I made some new ponte knit pants using Judy Kessinger's Master Pant Pattern ... Not the most flattering picture but black pants don't always show up very well in photos ...

In May, I took a 3 day Sue Green Baker course at Sew Carefree in Jackson, TN. Our instructor, Patsy Shields, was hoot. I won the crown for the most errors. Had a wonderful time and bought some accessories and supplies.
In June, I had heart surgery to replace my defibrillator that had worn out. I had been having dizzy spells as well as black outs. When I blacked out at my neighbor's home, it was time to do something besides adjust meds. Surgery was a success but the recovery has been very, very slow. No longer can I drive so I have to depend on hubby to drive me to all of my activities.
In September, our ASG chapter was represented at the Delta Fair & Music Festival. Here is our display area where we demonstrated using different machines and techniques. We've gained some new ASG members for our efforts.
I was so thrilled to get some gifts in the mail ... From my friend in Slidell, LA, I got this package of Madeira rayon thread.

Then this week, I got this from Judy Kessinger and Julie Witham ... I am so very happy as this will help me improve on my sewing skills ...

Happy Sewing Everyone!!!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Gosh, time really flies when you're having fun sewing. While I did not sew as much this year as I have done in years past, I did get some fun projects done. I also bought a 2nd serger for classes. It is a Babylock "Lauren" which a basic 2/3/4 thread.

And here are some of the things that I made in 2015 since my last post as well as things that I made in 2016. Please enjoy and ask me any questions about these items. I truly do have a lot of fun sewing for others. I still teach one day a month and am active in the American Sewing Guild plus the Mid-South Chapter of Threads of Love.

When my daughter went to South Africa in Jan 2016, she brought me a few goodies.

And then I got sidelined with Bronchitis and I don't really have many completed projects to show this year. However, I will be back at my machines soon. Happy New Year!!!