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TO Dancing in the Rain: Here’s my story…

This is in direct response to Dancing in the Rain’s post with love and compassion: http://www.dancingintherainwithelena.blogspot.com/ (how?) I am a recovering addict of 21 years as of December 24th 2010. My daughter was 10 and my son was 7 when … Continue reading

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Scissors and Needles and Thread! *Oh My!*

I have had a very maddening dilemma of late… I use cast-off denim and reuse it for various purposes (most especially purses). Sometimes, for handles and joining seams, I am sewing through 8 – 10 layers. 1) Scissors: I have … Continue reading

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And the thread is winning… But will Walmart? (Or what I really mean is, will China win)

…and I am lost. China makes what I make and imports it to my town… (My Dad reported this to me today after seeing someone with a purse he thought I made… asked the woman who she purchased it from … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Needles and Threads (*and Bears! Oh My!*)

When I went looking for thread and needle information the other day, much to my dismay, there is very little information available at JoAnn’s… and the local Sewing Machine/Quilt/Embroidery shop had nothing to tell me. Please. Do I have to … Continue reading

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Gotta Blog More. Nuff Said.

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A Lesson in Sewing Machines, Threads, Machine Needles or Three The Hard Way

yeah. so the title says it all. I was 12 years old when I began sewing on a sewing machine. While I was growing up I always watched my mother and grandmother while they sewed. They made the most fabulous … Continue reading

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Sewing Machine Blues – or Finding *The One*

Awesome! I found others who struggle with the same thing that I do!  Er, not that it is awesome that we struggle, but that we have issues with sewing heavy items! I have a project that I am currently working … Continue reading

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