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Nostalgia

June 18, 2011

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Do you remember playing with paper dolls when you were a little girl?  I do.  It was one of my favorite pastimes. I’d sit for hours and hours with new books of paper dolls which my  Nana would get for me when we went into Stroudsburg.  My favorite was Betsy McCall.  Speaking of Betsy…does McCall’s magazine […]

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On The Expressway…

December 28, 2009

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They say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.  If that is true, mine is more like an Avenue…or a Boulevard…or maybe even an Expressway.  Every year I have excellent intentions…get off my hind end and the computer, keep the house tidier, get some exercise, cook healthy meals, sew daily to lessen […]

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Hatter’s Up!

October 29, 2009

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The Phillies won Game One of the Series last night so it’s a celebrating in our house for sure.  In the midst of the celebrating I’ve been stitching my fingers to the bone on this Hatter costume.  And now, tonight is the night.  Night 1 of the various local taverns Best Costume contests.  It’s a […]

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Hatter Costume Underway, Glynda On Hold

October 27, 2009

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OK.  DD doesn’t need Glynda till Saturday so she’s on hold.  DS needs the Hatter for Thursday night, Friday night and Saturday night!  Both Thursday and Friday are cash prize nights for winners of the Best Costume Contest so we’re crossing our fingers, toes and any other appendages we can cross.  It’s just as well […]

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Glynda’s Well Underway…

October 24, 2009

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Glynda’s blouse needs only to be hemmed.  The skirt needs its waistband on and then hemmed.  I plan to do the waistband tonight yet.  I think the hemming will be done tomorrow.  Narrow rolled hems on the serger for the overskirt.  I’ll hand hem the satin.  I need to applique some stars on the overskirt….maybe […]

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Glynda the Good Witch In Progress

October 22, 2009

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Watch for updates now…they should come in hot and heavy this weekend.  Glynda’s work has begun.  I hope to finish her totally this weekend.  Actually, I need to finish her this weekend.  The Depp Mad Hatter costume needs to get underway.    Using Simplicity’s licensed Wizard of Oz pattern 2546 for Glynda in a short […]

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Yay for Salvo!

October 19, 2009

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Well, with Halloween just around the corner, we hit the local Salvo today to put together bits for my son’s costume.  He wants to be the Mad Hatter…sort of ala Johnny Depp.  My little sewing machine will be costume sewing this year!!  Glynda’s is well underway.  Cut, marked and awaiting the stitching.  I was a bit […]

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Long Time…No See! Let’s Catch Up With Tea

October 14, 2009

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Ahhhh….we’re almost to Halloween and the Autumn is flying by for me.  I’ve not written in weeks and weeks.  I can’t even blame school.  I’ve been pursuing loads of other things to keep me busy and I’ve just not taken time to write.  Doesn’t seem like stuff anybody would be interested in really.  First things […]

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It’s a Quilting Day! Christmas Is Just Around The Corner.

August 11, 2009

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OK.  I can’t write more about the budget situation than I have since nobody seems to be talking and all sides are still seemingly firmly entrenched in political dogma rather than compromise.  On to lighter topics. Once again summer has passed by rather quickly and it’s time to go back to school in a few […]

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Mr. Patience

March 22, 2009

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You know, I have a ton of money invested in Husqvarna Viking’s 4D software.  A ton.  I have 4D pro.  Do I use it?  Hardly at all.  Why?  Too lazy to dig into it.  I have books and books and books to teach me.  There it sits.  Recently I took an online class with Tim […]

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