Saturday, February 17, 2018


                                               Please read my other blog

I will post more on the second blog and keep this one for sewing.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Did not go as planned

                         I am Back

Well, I thought I was on a roll.  I had plans to walk you through making a wee care gown.  
Then my computer had other ideas, in fact it had what I call issues.
It went to the shop, where they fix issues, but after a long time there came back not fixed but working.
As long as it will work I am happy.  They really push new computers, I think anything over a year is considered old and would need to be replaced.
Sorry for the delay and I hope you tune in as I will get the wee care gown, posted soon.


Sunday, December 17, 2017


                    Hello Sewing Friends

As you probably noticed, these gowns are just a few rectangles sewn together.  The gowns lend themselves to  your skills, what ever they are.

 Notice Kathy's gowns, she has used pintucks as her main design feature.  The cross is machine embroidery but, you could do hand embroidery.  
If you wanted to do something a little fancier you could add lace. Really, it is up to you, there are no set rules.

You might even choose to smock a gown.

 If your are interested in learning more about smocking
check out the web page for Smocking arts guild of America  

To me, the most important part is to make a few gowns.  No parent is prepared with something special for their little Angel.  

Contact me if you want more information: 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


                        Welcome Sewing Friends

First project, will be Wee Care gowns.  These gowns are donated to the hospital for wee little ones that do not survive and become Angels.  Some Children's hospitals also use the gowns for preemies, needing extra care.  So much better for the parents of these wee ones if they can see them dressed in something sweet.

The gowns still need to function for hospital use, so they are left open down the back and usually tie with a ribbon. The arm sleeves are extra big, to allow for tubes.  

Not all gowns need to be smocked.  I like to make both smocked and unsmocked.   So don't let the idea of needing to smock something hold you back.
Here are some examples of gowns Kathy made.

                         Unsmocked--and a perfect place to
                      practice some heirloom stitches.

Next we will discuss fabric and patterns.  Plus if you do like to smock we will share some of those.

Saturday, December 9, 2017


                                                     EXCITED TO GET STARTED

With a lot of the organizing done, I am so ready to get to sewing projects.  MarmyCakes, asked about my next project and I really have a lot of ideas running through my head.

1. To get wee care gowns made. I am trying to think of a good number to aim for.  I am so much better getting things done if I set a goal.  

2. Continue making Christmas presents.  I was able to make everyone on my list a little something this year.
All the grands will get reading pillows.  these were so fun to make.

I will use this machine a lot more and also will be using the feet, that came with my sewing machine a lot more.

Plus blogging and hoping you have questions that I can answer.   Quilting, will be another part of my sewing goals.

So if you have a question, or an idea, please share that with me.  2018--is going to be a great year for sewing.


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Some organizing

                                                    Finally some organizing

                                            We added a shelving unit to one side of the closet. All that space seemed to be wasted and I needed shelves more then I needed space to hang things.   The other side of the closet still has a pole for hanging things.
               I also have the troublesome drawer somewhat organized.  This drawer is right by the sewing machine, so it is used constantly.

Now I feel a little better about getting in here and getting some sewing done.                        

Thursday, November 30, 2017


                                SO HARD

It is so hard to say goodbye to Nancy Zieman.  She was instructor to so many of us that love sewing.  To me, she was the person that was my inspiration, to keep learning, keep trying that nothing was impossible.  
I could write for hours on what she meant to me.  I will share her goodbye.

I bet it is hard for you also.  To so many of us, she was the one person we all can relate to.  Nancy is the one we always watched.  I have everyone of her books, some of them are so used they have marked up pages, and to this day sit right by my sewing machine.
So, I guess I will never say goodbye.