craft interests: embroidery, gifts, holidays, restyle, sewing, cooking - especially gifts for others

Member Since: 12/27/2008

recent comments

Re: Book Giveaway: "Sew What You Love"

Spent pre-holidays sewing for others... now will spend a little time on sewing for myself - the book seems to fit the ticket!

Re: How to Make an Infinity Scarf

What a super idea - it is cold.... around the Great Lakes region - and inexpensive if old sweater arms are used.

Re: What machine are you sewing on now?

Janome MC9500 - sews like a hot knife through butter
Janome MC300E - great for personalizing gifts, and
White Serger 2000 (old and fussy but we know how to work with each other)

I sew church goods and garments (mostly vestments, dalmatics, stoles, & other ecclesial needs such as altar cloths,banners, purificators). Sometimes the fabric thickness and trim are difficult to sew evenly but not with my Janome MC9500.

I have sewn by hand and machine since I was 6 years old and I taught sewing for 30+ years... still teach high school but they closed the "HomeEc or Family & Cons. Sci Dept" - too bad, most students still want to learn how to sew.