Selfish Sewing Week

So apparently next week is Selfish Sewing Week.  That means doing sewing for you and not for other people.  I sort of find this funny, because I always sew for me.  Maybe if I had kids I sewed for, like some of my friends, this would be an interesting derivative from the norm, but around Read More …

Art Exhibit – David Rodenberg

One of the perks of being the webmaster at my university is getting to go out and take photos of lots of the events happening on campus.  And that includes exhibits at the university’s art gallery.  The current exhibit is a beautiful pottery collection by David Rodenberg.  The pieces presented in his current exhibit are Read More …

Making Progress

I’m slowly but surely making progress on my latest crazy quilt.  These are usually quick sews for me because it’s simple not to match up corners.  However, thanks to some inspiration from Gloria McKinnon and her book Glorious Embellishing, I’m taking my time with this quilt top and adding some real crazy quilt detailing. In Read More …

Linen Floral Pencil Skirt

I am loving how much use I’ve gotten out of the pencil skirt pattern from Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing.  I’ve made a wearable muslin in a fun vintage quilting cotton, a classic version in twill, and now this version in a fun light-weight linen. Because this linen was so lightweight and loosely woven Read More …