A bit of history

I recently had a chance to add to a piece of history. Tacoma is rich in history. Tacoma also has many beautiful homes that each have their own story to tell of how they make up a part of that history. The current owners of this home asked me to dress a couple of windows with balloon shades. “Did I know how to make these? And could I have them finished in a few weeks for their home was going to be on the Historical Home Tour this...

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Christmas projects

  Every Christmas has its own sewing projects. This year I finished a quilt someone else started and gave it to one daugher. I altered, decorated and added to our Christmas stocking collection. And failed to take any photos of them. I had requests for an apron, which was purchased, a handbag, which is still under construction, and a stuffed whale. I think it is fun that my kids still ask for toys for Christmas even though they are now 25,...

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Hand stitching

I have taught sewing to different age groups and skill levels over the years. I enjoy sharing something I love to do. It is common for students to want to dive right in and make something. I try to start by teaching a class the basics of their sewing machine first before trying to figure out a project or pattern. But I have learned in helping a local high school home-ec class that is important to start with the simple basics of hand sewing....

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