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August 3, 2019
Machine Applique Progress and Continued Long Arm Tweaking from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Testing, tinkering and troubleshooting makes for boring blog posts, which is why I haven't posted in awhile.  Last night I took a break from all of that and spent some time playing with the machine appliqué project from Karen Kay Buckley's workshop.


Leaf By Leaf, KKB Workshop Project Coming Together
I'm enjoying the prepared edge, invisible machine stitched technique and the prep time really is minimal compared to other methods I've tried.  The reason this project isn't finished yet is that I've been having so much fun (and wasting so much TIME!) digging through ...

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July 25, 2019
Millie's DIY Spa Staycation With Bernie, My Reluctant Sewing Machine Technician from Cheeky Cognoscenti

It is amazing how quickly a man who is not interested in taking apart your sewing machine changes his tune upon learning how EXPENSIVE it is to ship the darned thing back to the factory to have it worked on by someone else.  Meet my newly cooperative sewing machine technician:


He's Not Just a Cutie; He's HANDY!!
My husband Bernie can take just about anything apart and put it back together again to get it working: lawn mowers, ovens, cars, air conditioning units, computers, commercial espresso machines...  We were all scheduled to send Thoroughly Modern Millie (my 2013 ...

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