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!


  1. Hello lovely lady! Congratulations on winning a vintage brooch on my blog! I can't find your email address. Can you please email me julia (at) juliabobbin (dot) com with your postal address so I can send it to you! xx

  2. Hi Diane, My name is Graca. I blog over at Sew Essentially Sew. You were the winner of the pattern give-away last week. If you would send me an email with details as to where you would like the patterns sent I can send them on their way. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. Well, this is funny--you also won the giveaway for a signed book and fabric bundle on my blog! You sure have good luck, if the previous comments here are any indication! Anyway, I do need your snail mail address so please send me an email at gretchen (at) blogforbettersewing (dot) com. Thanks!