Saturday, July 12, 2014

What's Happening lately

So, what is happening lately?
This past year, I have not been posting on my blog as much as I used to. I don't know why I got out of the routine, none the less, I did. I'm trying to get in the habit.
One thing I have put into my routine is watching a new show on PBS on Saturday mornings:
Fit 2 Stitch! Peggy Saggers is the host. She is fantastic!!
This is a garment show, I have been making sure I am up early in the morning to watch this show!! She explains things so well.
One thing she just said is,
"we can never resolve the problem if we don't solve it"
Length, Circumference, Depth...oh these are mathematical terms!! Most of us shy away from math, but pay attention, we can do this!!
Length: bust, waist, hips (butt, lol)
Circumference: all we need to go "around" our body for those areas, that we like how they fit or lay on our body
Depth: an angular fit to either length or circumference (darts). the ability to change the length or circumference
I plan on purchasing the dvd set of this show's series. I'm not a garment sewer, but her teaching is making me want to learn how to do become one!
I will be collecting these Michigan fabric license plates.
Later on this month I will be traveling down to South Carolina.
I have some quilting friends that I am collecting these fabric plates for, I love it! Everyone is excited about this program. I am too. 
I posted this picture on facebook recently. Within a few minutes, I was able to get my favorite go to tools off my cutting table surface. They are within reach, easy and accessible to grab and work!
I have been working on my next video project, but I can't show you what I am making...just stay tuned. By the end of the year I believe the video will be up. You know what? Saying "by the end of the year" bugs me...that means winter is not far off...ugh!
Time to get off line...need to work
Happy Sewing!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Michigan is HUMID This week!!

Oh yes! Michigan is humid this week! So what does that mean for me? I'm in my sewing room (ie basement) working on future projects!
For those of you who don't know, I've completed 2 online instructional videos with Annie's Publishing company. I'm presently working on my 3rd. Here is the link to their website:
Here is a little sample of what I have been doing:
This is just a practice piece to check out colors, what pops and what does not. This one will not be in the video. I will be filming in early November and the class will be released within 60 days of filming. I absolutely love it!
Since I've started working on this project my mind just will not stop working! It is almost not fair!! LOL
Other events, I have a new website, yet it is not up and running. I have had a professional design it for me, I just don't get computer lingo. We will be launching it soon. The web address is So please be on the look out for it.
On my site I will list where and when I'm traveling. What I'm designing, my blog will be linked to it also...I'm hoping to have a gallery. I will list workshops/classes I teach, trunk shows. Its gonna be wonderful!
Time to go back down to my sewing room and work!
Happy Sewing everyone!