Monday, April 30, 2012

Holy Cow, what a weekend!

A weekend sewing/quilting retreat took us to Las Vegas, New Mexico, where we experienced:

*3 drunk cowboys who got into a middle-of-the-night brawl

*one date proposal

*one marriage proposal

*the completion of 3 quilt tops, one t-shirt, one pair of pj bottoms, and one pair of pants

*mini massages, demos, delicious food, wonderful hospitality HERE

*and plans for another the fall, maybe?  Will you PLEASE join in??

(yes, she's using a camping headlight to seam rip)

This is a quick shot of Threadbare, the fabric store just steps away from the hotel.

If you want to know more about the drunk cowboys, or the date proposal, or the marriage proposal, you'll have to come to the store and ask me, and I'll fill you in....

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Slipcovers.....before and during

The slipcover class has begun.....and off we go!  I gave my 12 yr. old the camera and said "take some pictures"'s what resulted:

 and my favorite - the "artistic" shot:

We then began - measuring, removing old parts, patching, cutting our fabric:

Stay tuned... (and you haven't missed out if you didn't get in on this class....we'll be offering more!)

Saturday, April 7, 2012


It was a whirlwind of an idea she had, a sketch, some math, some seam ripping, sewing, seam ripping, sewing....but it's done!


Nothing like some last-minute sewing....

This will be an Easter skirt by tonight:
Mini dots, picked out by my 12 yr. old.....we've got to get busy!  Because, we all need a little PRESSURE in our lives, right?!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

No Fooling!

Woke up Sunday morning, shuffled outside for the paper, opened it, and here's what I saw on the FRONT PAGE:

Sweet Holly Holm in Hip Stitch!  What a wonderful surprise!  I knew the article was coming out sometime, but did not expect it on the front page, on a Sunday.  Autumn Gray wrote a great story about Holly's "2 Lives".....amazing female boxer who has this domestic side to her, including baking and sewing.  Don't know about you, but I want to be more like Holly (ok, maybe not the boxing, just the amazing fitness!)