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August 5, 2019
Marley and the Machine, or The Bug Bit from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories



Marley has been hanging out with her GramGram and Poppa all week. Entertaining a nine-year-old can be difficult, unless you're willing to ignore the technology in her hands. I'm not. That would, in essence, be ignoring her. 

So how to entertain a nine-year-old? Well, it helps to have a different kind of machine. A sewing machine, of course. She wanted to learn to sew. What grandmother could deny a grandchild such a request? Certainly, not this one.



I put her to work practicing straight lines. Then curvy lines. Then turning corners. She was pretty good at all of ...

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December 30, 2018
Gray Apron Skirt from Tea Rose Home

I have been wanting to make an apron skirt but no luck finding a pattern that I exactly wanted. I looked through my old Japanese pattern books(I bought 20+ years ago!) and found a couple patterns that I thoguht I can combine some aspects from both of them and create my own and that's what I did.

There are a few things I would change if I decided to make this in a different color, but I like how it turned out. Mr.Tea Rose Home said I look like a "farm girl" from the old movies... ok ...

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October 6, 2018
Everyday Skirt pattern by Liesl + Co. from Crafty Gemini

I’ve been bit by the garment sewing bug this year! I have been itching to try some new independent sewing patterns after making over a dozen of my Westchester Dolman Tops. I recently came across the Everyday Skirt pattern by Liesl + Co. This beginner friendly skirt pattern suggests you use “light-to-medium weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, chambray shirting, poplin, broadcloth, lawn, linen, silk shantung, and wool flannel or suiting.”

I made my first one in a chambray fabric shown below. In theory it worked out nicely. Pretty fabric, a quick sew with a nice professional finish both inside ...

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March 26, 2018
My List from Mama Spark's World

I was not feeling particularly productive this weekend.   I have a million things to work on and zero motivation to work on any of them.   What's up with that?? I finished the quilt for the church and delivered that to the woman that asked me to make it.   I completely forgot to take a photo of it all done though.   I decided to tackle a project I had been putting off for awhile.

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