Wednesday, February 12, 2014


WOW! Snow day today in South Carolina!!! No work!!! We still have power (PTL!!)

I used my time wisely.... first, i spent some time addressing my obligation as Membership Coordinator of the Central Savannah River Chapter of the American Sewing Guild. The American Sewing Guild (ASG) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to people who believe sewing is a rewarding and creative activity. It is a membership organization that welcomes sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels and from many different walks of life. Chapters are located in cities all across the country and members meet monthly to learn new sewing skills, network with others who share an interest in sewing and participate in community service sewing projects. Membership in the Guild gives you an opportunity to experience your love of any type of home sewing with others who share your interest.  If you are interested in meeting other sewists who have great ideas and are just fun to hang around, please consider joining ASG.  You won't be disapointed!

Meanwhile, when I completed catching up there.... I started sewing!  Yes.... actually putting fabric under the presser foot, sewing!  I am constructing my wearable muslin of Butterick 5682-View E:


I have not made pants/trousers in a few years, but this is going very well.  I'm at the point that I am trying to read the wrinkles.  My DH helped, but, being an engineeer-type, distracted me with his detail of HOW I would accomplish my task of better fitting.... gee whiz!!! I'l just DO IT.  Makes perfect sense to me!  Leave me alone!  I don't need to have a manual!!!!  :-)

More to come tomorrow.... as long as we have power.  Need to make sure I have a shower today while we still can enjoy such pleasures!

If you're in the "snow belt" enjoy your time if you can.  Be in touch soon!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A Mother's Love.....

Another day..... Another Zeta project.  Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of creating one-of-a-kind items.  And if it saves me unexpected expense, I'm DEFINITELY all for it.... However, somehow that is not how it turns out!!?

Today, I ventured into the world of ball cap embroidery.  Found a GREAT YouTube video on how to hoop and embroider ball caps on a single needle embroidery machine (home machine) that just inspired me so!  Let me tell you, the hat is much easier than the t-shirts that I produced for Zeta!!!

Worked like a charm!!!
In the hoop

Now I have a request to make something like this:

I don't think I mind.... It stretches my abilities and I'm learning new techniques.  Besides, not only does it bring my Darling Daughter (DD) joy, it brings me joy in satisfaction that I can do this!

Til next time....

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Helping Hands.... We Do What We Gotta' Do.

OK.... so this has nothing to do with 2014 RTW Fast. My daughter attends Clemson University (Go Tigers!!) and is a Zeta. She is broke and so am I (after Christmas). She texts me the other day and says she needs [ANOTHER] $30 for a sorority gift exchange gift (limit $30). WHAT???? I just shared funds with you? What is next??? Well... she is "crafty" and so am I. So, it's not challenging to suggest to her that I use stash fabric and make a sorority applique - crown, letters, whatever! So today, I took pictures of t-shirts in Walmart to "demo" to her for approval. We (I) ended up purchasing a package of men's (M) v-neck t-shirts made by Jockey (nice fabric) and doing applique of Greek Z-T-A. Darling Daughter (DD) and I used Facetime to choose fabrics from my stash (as she prep'd to go get sushi with a friend). I received a number of thumbs up during the process.
I have finished the sample and am quite pleased. Applique purchased from ...Only 3 more to go by Monday.... Until next time...Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

OK... I'm going for it. No ready to wear (RTW) for a year! Can I do it? Will I cave? I certainly hope not! I've been "sew" inspired by Goodbye Valentino that I simply can not resist. Join in privately if you must, but join in! Keep up at least every month to see what I'm able to accomplish. Til soon, dml