New Ironing Board Surface and a Bowl

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Yesterday I finally got around to making my new pressing surface on my ironing board.  The materials cost about $20 (mostly consisting of the fabric and the board) and it took me … [Read more...]

32 – In The Hoop, Christmas, BDSI Wrapup, Spring Cleaning

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I completed an Anita Goodesign project in the hoop and made a cute table topper!  I'll share my trials and tribulations with my embroidery machine. I received a few Christmas … [Read more...]

Embroidery Machine Fun & Orca Bay Update

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A few weeks ago we were down in Brandon where my sewing machine shop is and I stopped in to chat with Vicki - the lady that sold me my first Viking Sapphire - and of course I had to do some … [Read more...]

Boxing Day Sew In Giveaway!!

Welcome to the Boxing Day Sew In!  We hope you are following the chatter on Twitter (use hashtag #BDSI on all your posts) and having lots of fun sewing your little heart out on the day … [Read more...]

Boxing Day Sew In! (Psst…. giveaway details)

Dec. 26th - Boxing DaySew in!I'm participating in the Boxing Day Sew In (hosted by Sandy at Quilting for the Rest of Us)!I had lots of fun participating in the Anti-Black Friday Sew In that … [Read more...]

Free Pattern Friday – Scrappy Block

Here is a fun block from Stitched in Color!  The Herringbone Block.  See her easy tutorial on her blog. … [Read more...]

My Machine Embroidery Quilting Book Wishlist

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Marisa asked that I share some of the books I was talking about in my last podcast that teach you how to use your embroidery machine to do quilting! Here are my top picks: Piece in the … [Read more...]

31 – Quilt Alongs, Strings, New Mic, Fabric Diet Update, Basil Has Surgery

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Discovering how big my Christmas fabric stash really is I'm planning a Bargello Quilt Along and I hope you can join me! The fabric diet ends and I look back on my … [Read more...]

Works {Not} In Progress Wednesday

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This week has been insane with stuff going on - from Basil's surgery to dinners after work with friends to arranging weekend coverage with three important things we have to do... I haven't … [Read more...]

Orca Bay Part 4 = Some Sewing Therapy

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Basil on his favorite place in my sewing room! Yesterday it happened - Basil's ACL ruptured. I was expecting it to happen as I'd been warned but I didn't think it would happen this … [Read more...]