Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Stitch in Time Saves Nine


Means exactly what I thought it did!  If you sew up a hole immediately then it will not grow to a bigger hole - i.e. one stitch NOW saves NINE stitches later...

SO how does this relate to the modern world???.... who mends anything today?

"As ye doth sew, so shall ye rip"!

In my classroom in the 70"s ( yes, I know I am OLD!) I had this saying stitched on a burlap wall hanging...

I loved the idea but where did the saying come from????  any thoughts?

Monday, May 27, 2013

Bee in My Bonnet blog and My Easy Summer Bag

I am not sure how I found this blog - surfin' the web, I guess! .... but I found this oh so cute blog -love her blog header - click on the picture below!

I love vintage as well and made me think about the items I have purchased throughout the years - where did I put them??!

This week I am teaching an easy summer bag at the Bernina-Pfaff Sewing Store in Tampa, FL. (Thank you Yvonne and Laurie for the inspiration!) 

Here is a picture of it.....

I changed the pattern to make it even easier than the original design! 

 The fabric line I used is "Hello Sunshine" from Riley Blake ( LOVE her fabrics!)

If you would like to make the bag for yourself and you cannot attend the class, then check out the McCalls link here!  They have several web bonus links posted and I love to try out the easier ones for my beginner sewing classes.  

Please leave me a comment is you are a beginner sewer or someone who would love to learn or "relearn" this skill.  If there are several of you, I will start posting some of my favorite web sites!

"A Stitch in Time Saves Nine"!  - where did that saying come from???

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Cleaning my Bernina 830

Yes this wonderful machine needs regular cleaning and oiling to make it run smoothly! Here is a great video to help all of you out there oil you bobbin area correctly!

AND SARA is correct - bring it into the "spa' every year for an annual cleaning and tune-up!  you will not regret it!

More pics coming soon of the projects I have been working stay tuned!