Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Lowly Blanket Stitch

I'm finding the older I get the greater my need for instant gratification. My patience level is not what it used to be. I will always have to utmost respect for the Mirella A's, Martha B's and Kris C's that have mastered pulled thread work but sometimes I just need something quick and easy. I've been playing around with the 'anyone can do it' blanket stitch and am quite pleased with the results. You can stitch one of these blanket stitch flowers in about ten minutes and it gives you a huge sense of accomplishment. Base fabric is Australian Doctor's flannel, thread is three strands DMC, and background print is (my personal weakness) Liberty Tana Lawn. Finished project will have to be a surprise.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

It's so easy to get carried away with cute girl things that sometimes the boys get overlooked. This is Caleb Michael, the seventh of my eight grandchildren. He was about five months old when this picture was taken and he has just barely turned one. His little suit is made from 100% wool challis, one of my favorite fabrics to work with especially for little boys. The pattern is an adaptation of 'Family Heirlooms' from AS&E #75.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

This perfect little bundle is 5 day old Jane, my precious new sewing muse, and 8th grandchild. She was born July 16, 2009. Her round cheeks and feminine features make for a perfect little model for upcoming gowns and garmets!


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Teaching Schedule for 2018

6-11 Sewing at the Beach
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

22-26 - Private Class

19-23 Teaching Studio
St. Louis, Missouri
(or text 314 974 7561)

7-8 Bewitching Stitchers
Boston, Mass

10-14 Children's Corner
Nashville, Tennessee
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20-22 Bewitching Stitchers

30-June 2 Private Class

4-9 Private class

23-27 Private Class

7-8 New Orleans/Baton Rouge SAGA

17-23 SAGA National Convntion
Winston/Salem North Carolina

4-10 Beating Around the Bush
Adelaide, Australia

29 - Nov 2
Teaching Studio
St. Louis, Missouri
(or text 314 974 7561)

6-10 Private Class

I have several open dates in 2018 for private or public groups.
For teaching information, a current class list, and available dates, contact