Sep 30, 2009

The Seam Ripper is our BEST FRIEND

I tell my students all the time "there's no mistakes in sewing because we have this great tool called the seam ripper that allows us to pull out our stitches and do them over again. There's not very many art forms that let you have a "do over". The seam ripper is the most important tool a sewists could have. It's so important that when you buy your sewing machine they give you a seam ripper with the accessories.

I follow a wonderful blog called After the Dress. Every Friday Gwen has a confession for us she post on her blog and ask us to confess too. She gathers the answers from all her readers and gives us the stats to the answers on "talk back Thursdays". A few weeks ago I asked her if she would ask how many people have made a sewing project without using a seam ripper. I hear many heavy sighs in class when I hand my students the seam ripper and ask them to do it over again. Last week she asked the question and got some great answers form all kinds of seasoned sewists and instructors.

The first thing we learned - No matter how long you've been sewing there are times when you want to pull out a stitch or two to make it perfect. Sometimes we don't use the ripper to fix mistakes - sometimes we use it for perfection. There's a lot of great answers for the new people starting out in sewing. We also learned you can't have enough seam rippers laying around. Hop on over to Gwen's blog to read all the answers.

The seam ripper: Talk Back Thursday

There are many places we absorb our sewing knowledge. I love reading what other people have to say on their blogs - it teaches us much. I also love reading what they make - that inspires me.

Gwen started her own business over the summer called "Gwyn Hug" She has a great product in her "how much fabric" cards - click on the sidebar of this blog to buy yourself a set. You won't be sorry. It's another wonderful tool to have hanging around in your handbag when you hit the fabric store , you know how much fabric to buy when you see some beautiful fabric and think "that would make a great dress".

Not much time. I have to get myself in the carpool pickup line to pick up the little ones. Then there's homework, dinner and back here to the sewing center for an evening class. Today is the last day of September...poof ...there went that month. Time to make Halloween costumes :)

Until next time,
Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun,
Cindy

Sep 28, 2009

Sewing Over The Wire 09/28/2009


This is a weekly series where I share sewing news I receive with you. Enjoy your reading.


This is my favorite of this week. I love this idea! And I’m not a quilt person. But I love music and have attended many concerts. To me this is fabric art.

Doobies quilt to be auctioned
Sonoma Index-Tribune
Thu, 24 Sep 2009
The age-old tradition of quilting, recalling a quaint circle of ladies sharing gossip while silently sewing fabric patches, doesn't exactly mesh with rock and roll, The Doobie Brothers, and the BR Cohn Fall Music Festival. That is about to change.



Project Runway:

Project Runway Live Blog: Episode 6 at 10 p.m.
Charleston City Paper Thu, 24 Sep 2009
Hey ya'll, we're following the seamless sewing and sweating of
Charleston's Project Runway designers: Gordana Gehlhausen and Carol Hannah Whitfield. Click below and join in with your comments, too! by Greg Hambrick Hey ya'll, we're following the seamless sewing and sweating of Charleston's Project Runway designers: Gordana Gehlhausen and Carol Hannah Whitfield. Click below and join in with your ...


Tim Gunn speaks about doing Project Runway in LA
KPCC Pasadena
Fri, 25 Sep 2009
Itâs must-see TV for fashionistas and sewing mavens alike. Project Runwayâs current season is set in the heart of the fashion district of downtown L.A. Hungry designers compete in a series of challenges ranging from reinventing surfwear to creating clothing out of L.A. Times newsprint.



About People:

Sewing a thrifty way to be creative
Rapid City Journal
Tue, 22 Sep 2009
Making a purse out of a pair of jeans, creating a one-of-a-kind Halloween costume or stitching up a blanket for a new baby means more than just gliding a needle through a piece of fabric.


The fabric of community: Tepe's Sewing Center weaves a family history
The Dodge City Daily Globe
Wed, 23 Sep 2009
Thirty-two years ago, Bob and Betty Tepe cut the ribbon in front of their brand new sewing machine sales
and repair shop on Gunsmoke Street.


Sew What?
Flathead Beacon Fri, 25 Sep 2009

Ever since I can remember I have always loved clothes and shopping. I've watched runway shows and knew my brands by the time I was a freshmen in high school. I took art classes and I knitted my first oven mitt at the age of 7, that I believe my mom still has in the kitchen drawer. I went to a fashion college and surrounded myself with talented people and famous designs in the museum at my school


It's Sew Good
The Facts
Sat, 26 Sep 2009
Raincoats fashioned from Tyvek; plastic bags woven into rugs or bags; this isn’t the sewing Great-Grandma did.


A quilter's workshop
Salem Statesman Journal
Sun, 27 Sep 2009
Pat Adams' first quilt was a faded much-loved scene of clouds, moon and stars that she made for her youngest son 30 years ago. Her latest quilt still sits in the long-arm quilting machine that dominates her sewing room. It's a comfort quilt destined for a wounded soldier.


Wrap yourself up in a warm story
SouthtownStar
Sun, 27 Sep 2009
If every picture tells a story, Heidi O'Hanley's quilt speaks volumes. The Mokena resident and Indian Springs Elementary School art teacher combined modern computer imaging with old-fashioned hand sewing to bring her story to fabric.


Blind studentâs art show is a first for Accessible Arts
The Kansas City Star
Sun, 27 Sep 2009
Aaron Johnson pushes the pieces of fabric underneath the rapidly moving needle, sewing together the front and back of his quilt. There’s a seam, his teacher, Kit Bardwell, says just above a whisper as her mouth is only inches away from her student’s ear. It needs to be flatter.


Collectors have a bias for vintage sewing instructions
Detroit Free Press
Sat, 26 Sep 2009
They're art. They're history. They're style. They often have pieces missing. You can say all of that about vintage dress patterns, which many women may have tucked away in sewing drawers. They may be, in fact, hidden treasures.



Economy Related:

Tossing Out Jeans is Sew 2008
FOX News Chicago Fri, 25 Sep 2009
We all have our favorite jeans we can't live without. But what if you snagged them or the zipper breaks. You no longer have to waste money on a new pair. In tonight's special report, Mark Saxenmeyer introduces us to a service that ensures your style will fade before your denim wears out.



Events:

Trail starts on Saturday
Albany and Great Southern Weekender
Wed, 23 Sep 2009
ALL over the Great Southern region potters wheels are turning, paint brushes are painting, sewing machines are sewing, glass is melting and fusing, lathes are turning, welders are joining metal, kilns are heating up and cameras are clicking.


Originals Sewing Club to show contest winners
Evansville Courier & Press
Fri, 25 Sep 2009
PRINCETON, Ind. â The Originals Sewing Club will present a fashion show of clothing made for the "Make It With Wool" contest sponsored by the Sheep Breeders Association from 9 to 11 a.m. today at Hillside Methodist Church in Princeton, Ind. The contest was held in August as a part of the Indiana State Fair. Rachel Johnson, 17, won the senior division by sewing a red wool winter coat. .


Quiltfest 2009 Comes to Jacksonville
First Coast News
Sun, 27 Sep 2009
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- With the current state of the economy, more and more people are going back to activities such as crafting and sewing.



Giving Back:

Amelia Island quilters sew for wounded soldiers
The Florida Times-Union
Wed, 23 Sep 2009
AMELIA ISLAND - The Amelia Island Quilt Guild hasn't forgotten. With needle and thread, members are doing what they can to nurture soldiers' souls. Since March, members have made quilts to send to VA hospitals. They're given to soldiers wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan who have been released from a hospital, but still need long-term care or follow-up surgeries. Their thoughts and efforts have ...


Sewing machines, bicycles sought
The Burlington Free Press Thu, 24 Sep 2009
Sewing machines
, bicycles are being collected as tools to help people in other countries work their way out of poverty.


Group sews slippers for seniors, children
Foster's Daily Democrat
Sun, 27 Sep 2009
John Huff/Staff photographer Cheryl Powers works on a pair of slippers at The Sewing Tree in Dover Saturday morning to celebrate National Sewing Month. The slippers will be given to local seniors and children.




Until next time,
Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun,
Cind

Sep 27, 2009

Week in Review 9/27/09

We had a few more people attend sewing class last week. Some of my students I have seen in a few weeks have returned.

Since I wasn't getting a lot of people attending the morning sewing classes I've canceled Tuesday morning classes. I think this is because I take the mornings off during the summer to spend time with my kids. When my Wednesday and Thursday morning classes start filling up I'll bring back Tuesday Mornings.

5 people learned how to use a sewing machine in the machine class.
3 people came to cutting class learning how to cut out a handbag, and two dresses (we make a lot of dresses in class)
13 people attended sewing class making rag dolls to give as Christmas presents, 6 dresses, toddler mattress cover, pillow, roman shade and 2 pajama tops.

The red dress was finished last week. Scott (16 yrs old) made it with no top stitching. He handed sewed the bodice liner at the waistline learning how to hand sew for the first time. He also learned how to do a blindhem which he accomplished beautifully.

Since Michelle Obama is bringing back big broaches we talked about going through his mothers old jewelry to see what she had so he could add something for to the dress when it get's photographed for the year book at school. This is his second sewing project. This kid is smart and learns quickly. He wants to be a designer when he gets older. I think he's well on his way to a successful future.

I have one student who has been working on a dress for her daughter for a while. She's made several projects before she picked up the dress again. It's a pretty purple bubble dress with flower lace trim. It came out beautiful and I did take a picture of it when it was complete but the picture is no where to be found. One of those things that make me go huh? I know I took it because right after I took it I snapped a picture of Laurie cleaning up after class. It's too funny because you can tell in her face she isn't happy about leaving class and said something right after I took this picture. And FYI if you need any embroidery Laurie has her own business and does beautiful work.

I have a few students who have been attending sewing classes for over a year. One of my students, Zulie, brings her little girl with her. She is the only child I will allow to attend the class with their mother. When she first started coming with her mother she stayed right by her side and wouldn't say a word. She's getting a little more comfortable now. Yesterday while she attend with mom I got her hand sewing. I think she caught the sewing bug - what do you think? Check out this smile. She's only 5 years old.


Many people have already reserved their seats for next week classes. There will be a lot more to tell and hopefully a few pictures to share. I only take pictures of finished projects.

Until next time,
Enjoy your moments, make them "sew" much fun,
Cindy


Sep 23, 2009

Little Brown Pants

I've learned my lesson sewing for my daughter. I no longer sew things for her without her knowledge. When I don't ask her too often she hands it back to me and say's " I don't like this much Mommy, you can hang this in your shop". She has her own style and sometime I can't figure it out.

So now I let her pick out her own pattern and fabric. Some things she sews if it's easy enough. She has a Hannah Montana jacket cut out ready to be sewn when she has time. It doesn't get cold here until maybe December so she has time.

Last night I finished some brown pants she picked out. She liked the fabric I used for my brown pants. She also went through my button stash to pick out buttons. I had to take the pants in on the first fitting because she's getting taller but has the same small 23" belly and hips. She wore them to school today along with her pink convers. What's up with convers and kids nowadays? They want every color. She has black, red and pick. She's asking for green next.

The little brown pants could use a better fitting next time I sew them. But really the way the kid grows she'll only be wearing the little brown pants a short time.The pattern is 2914 by Simplicity if you want to make it - it's very easy. The only reason why I made it instead of little one was because I didn't think she could get the tabs all looking the same - and she's afraid of sewing zippers. After you do those two things there isn't much to sew to finish. She's learning in baby steps but I am so proud of her sewing skills.
If I had to make this again I would use my own placement for the tabs. I used theirs and they came out way off on one side of the zipper. I didn't realize it until I sewed the buttons on. Because she always wears her shirts on the outside I didn't worry about pulling it apart and doing it again.

I also cut out a blouse she can wear to school. The one in this pattern will not do for school. That's my next project.

I have a class starting soon. More sewing ...Yippeee!

Until next time,
Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun,
Cindy

Sep 22, 2009

Sewing Over The Wire 09/22/2009

This is a weekly series where I share sewing news I receive with you. Enjoy your reading.

Project Runway:

Project Runway Live Blog: Episode 5 at 10 p.m.
Charleston City Paper Thu, 17 Sep 2009
Covering our designers: Gordana and Carol Hannah by Greg Hambrick Hey ya'll, we're following the seamless sewing and sweating of
Charleston's Project Runway designers: Gordana Gehlhausen and Carol Hannah Whitfield. Click below and join in with your comments, too! Project Runway Episode 5


About People:

A stitch in time: Women put the finishing touch on makeover project
The Journal-Standard
Wed, 16 Sep 2009
They call themselves mushrooms because they’ve been kept in the dark, but when it comes to sewing drapes, pillows, coverlets and more, the team of about 40 seamstresses working feverishly to complete the décor for the Extreme Makeover project is unmatched in skill and enthusiasm.


Students save jeans through new creations
The Yuma Sun
Wed, 16 Sep 2009
Middle school students discovered a new way to "go green" by restoring worn pairs of jeans into something new as the Teen Sewing Club kicked off its pilot program at the Main Library Wednesday.


Sewing a thrifty way to be creative
Rapid City Journal Thu, 17 Sep 2009
Making a purse out of a pair of jeans, creating a one-of-a-kind Halloween costume or stitching up a blanket for a new baby means more than just gliding a needle through a piece of fabric.


So far sew good!
Oldham Chronicle Thu, 17 Sep 2009
A 20-strong team of enthusiastic Saddleworth women has scooped two top awards in a major festival celebrating the art of quilting. They turned their hobby into a stunning piece of public art by producing a striking quilt in the Northern Quilt Festival at
Harrogate.


Store owner tries to sew up market
Rocky Mount Telegram
Wed, 16 Sep 2009
Quality and comfort are what Terri Hudson is about. As the owner of Terri's Fashion Fabrics in...


Honermann Sews Works Of Art
Nobles County Review Fri, 18 Sep 2009
Regina Honermann made this quilt to be raffled off at the St. Adrian fall dinner on Saturday. This beautiful quilt is also reversable. Honermann, the mother of eight, grandmother of twenty, and great-grandmother of thirty-eight, has been sewing for many years.


Art to Art: Toutle couple's gallery is one of the stops on ARTrails tour
The Daily News
Sun, 20 Sep 2009
lan Brunk paints. His wife, Jane, is a quilter. One thing they have in common is devotion to their chosen medium. As Jane puts it, âpainters get lost in their paintings, and I get lost in my quilting. I have never gotten lost in a job like I do with sewing


Sewing was woman's passion
The Herald News
Mon, 21 Sep 2009
During the television broadcast of President Barack Obama's inauguration, Betty Theobald's attention wandered to the yellow dress of First Lady Michelle Obama."My mom was so focused on material she told us in detail exactly what that suit was made of," said Betty's daughter, Debbie Henson of Kankakee.Betty could have made a successful, professional seamstress if she had chosen that direction in ...


Giving Back:

Group gathers sewing machines for Third World mission
Niagara Falls Review
Sat, 19 Sep 2009
A retired
Kingston doctor has delivered hundreds of sewing machines to women in Africa and Central America and he is looking for more.


Mine Hill stitchers sew love the troops
The Randolph Reporter
Thu, 17 Sep 2009
MINE HILL
TWP. Sometimes, the best way to thank military men and women fighting abroad is to keep them in stitches.


Historical society seeks more volunteers
The Citizens' Voice
Sat, 19 Sep 2009
WILKES-BARRE - Can you mow a lawn, install drywall and do plasterwork, sew drapes, bake bread completely from scratch, paint a room, swing a mop? Do you have experience in data entry, graphic design, photography, interior decorating, carpentry or grade


Amelia Island quilters sew for wounded soldiers
The Florida Times-Union
Fri, 18 Sep 2009
AMELIA ISLAND
- The Amelia Island Quilt Guild hasn't forgotten. With needle and thread, members are doing what they can to nurture soldiers' souls. Since March, members have made quilts to send to VA hospitals. They're given to soldiers wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan who have been released from a hospital, but still need long-term care or follow-up surgeries. Their thoughts and efforts have ...


Inmates sewing shawls for breast cancer survivors
The Montana Standard
Thu, 17 Sep 2009
BILLINGS â Their fingers working steadily, draping fine pink strings over the backs of chairs in a small room in the back of the Montana Women's Prison and then sewing them into shawls laid out on the tables in front of them, about a dozen women began the finishing touches on a special gift for local cancer survivors



Until next time,
Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun,
Cindy


Sep 20, 2009

Week in Review

It was a slow week at the sewing center.

Monday we started the week with a kids class. I'm running kids classes on the second and fourth Monday of each month. I don't run a lot of kids classes because I don't get many enrolled from kids. I get plenty of phone calls about the kids and sewing but not many people enroll. I think it's because of the economy. There's not a lot of extra money for the kids.

The only one who did enroll was my daughters friend and our neighbor. I had promised these friends they would have a sewing date over the summer. The day we planned to have our date my daughter got sick and we had to cancel. So, we got to have our sewing date Monday evening.
It was the first time sewing for one of the girls. I threw out my scraps and let them have at it. She sewed together some squares and put them on some black fabric to make a trick or treat candy bag. Lot's of smiles were had while making this. I love watching the smiles that sewing brings a new student. She had a big old smile! They all told me how much fun it is to hang out and sew with friend, listening to music. They want to do it all the time. They caught the sewing bug... I LOVE IT!

3 people learned how to use the sewing machine in the machine class.
1 person attended the cutting class and learn how to cut out a dress.
7 people attended the sewing class making a head scarf, a wedding dress (this is almost done. I'll be showing pictures soon), button down blouse, pj's, tote bag, and a few alterations.

Besides taking a couple of pictures of friends during the kids class - the rest of the week I was really bad at taking pictures. The red dress was almost finished from last week but a little more practice is needed before he tries to do the blind hem stitch on this dress. I'll take pictures of this on Wednesday when he returns. This project is getting photographed for the year book at his school. It's coming out beautiful!

I did get to sew some this week. After making brown pants for myself my daughter decided she wanted some too. I'm real close to finishing them. I also got to do some extra things around the sewing center pulling things together that had been pushed aside until I had time. I love having my sewing center all nice in neat with every thing in it's place so when I'm teaching I have everything easy at hand.

Until next time,
Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun,
Cindy

Sep 16, 2009

Sewing Over The Wire....


This is a weekly series where I share sewing news I receive with you. Enjoy your reading....



Alex Parents Giving Back - not about sewing, about my friends:

Mass Military Heroes Fund honors loved ones on 9/11
Roslindale Transcript
Thu, 10 Sep 2009
Melida Arredondo, stepmother of Lance Cpl. Alexander S. Arredondo who was killed in Iraq in August of 2004, serves on the MMHF Family Advisory Committee and was instrumental in creating a project for the families to host on 9/11. "A connection exists between the family members of those lost on 9/11 and those who have lost their loved ones as a result of the wars in
Iraq and Afghanistan - this ...



Project Runway:

Project Runway Live Blog: Episode 4
Charleston City Paper
Thu, 10 Sep 2009
We follow the sewing and sweating of Charleston's two Project Runway designers: Gordana Gehlhausen and Carol Hannah Whitfield. by Greg Hambrick We follow the sewing and sweating of
Charleston's two Project Runway designers: Gordana Gehlhausen and Carol Hannah Whitfield. Project Runway Episode 4



Sewing History:

This is a fun article to read:

Sept. 10, 1846: Sewing Machine Starts New Thread
Wired News
Wed, 09 Sep 2009
Elias Howe patents a sewing machine that doesn't make him much money ... until others improve the design.


Stone Age twining unraveled
Science News
Thu, 10 Sep 2009
New finds suggest that people used plant fibers for sewing and other purposes in western
Asia by 32,000 years ago



About People:

Finding fame in 4-H
Lincoln Courier
Tue, 08 Sep 2009
Grace Wibben of
Atlanta poses with her sewing machine and samples of the beginning sewing projects she has taught to Logan County 4-Hers over the past decade.


La Grange wraps up summer with artistic flair
The Doings La Grange
Tue, 08 Sep 2009
A
La Grange mom isn't merely whipping up costumes for all the kids in the school play. She's been sewing on behalf of the whole town, just in time for the West End Art Festival Sept. 12.


New nonprofit group looks to build on immigrants' skills
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Wed, 09 Sep 2009
Christian Evangelistic Economic Development, a new nonprofit group hopes to help immigrants open eight businesses next year -- possibly in sewing, coffee manufacturing and fish farming -- in Wilkinsburg, Braddock or McKees Rocks.


Consumers Get Crafty With Curtains
Marketwire
Thu, 10 Sep 2009
STOKE, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire -
Sept. 10, 2009) - Those sewing classes at school weren't a complete waste of time after all for a growing number of people, according to Terrys Fabrics, the supplier of quality curtains , blinds and curtain poles helping you to transform your home for less. In a recent survey conducted by the company, 47% of respondents said they are undertaking more sewing ...


Inmates sewing shawls for breast cancer survivors
Char-Koosta News
Thu, 10 Sep 2009
BILLINGS (AP) Their fingers working steadily, draping fine pink strings over the backs of chairs in a small room in the back of the Montana Womenâs Prison and then sewing them into shawls laid out on the tables in front of them, about a dozen women began the finishing touches on a special gift for local cancer survivors.


Young designer featured on TFO
The North Bay Nugget
Sat, 12 Sep 2009
The next big thing in Canadian fashion design may be sitting behind a sewing machine
in North Bay. Stephanie Brazeau, 14, had to make room for the camera crews Saturday as they came to her home to film a television segment on her for the show RADART.



About Businesses:

Child, forced labor behind many products: study
Reuters
Thu, 10 Sep 2009
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Children and forced laborers are mining gold, sewing clothing and harvesting cocoa around the world, and India is the source for the biggest number of products made by these workers, a U.S. government report said on Thursday.


Newmanâs Own Award winners honored - Navy News, news from Iraq - Navy Times
Navy Times
Fri, 11 Sep 2009
Groups helping wounded troops in a variety of ways sewing adaptive clothing, providing trained service dogs, connecting them with donors, establishing peer support groups, building new homes â are at the forefront of this yearâs winners of the Newmanâs Own Awards.


Mine Hill stitchers sew love the troops
The Randolph Reporter
Fri, 11 Sep 2009
MINE HILL
TWP. Sometimes, the best way to thank military men and women fighting abroad is to keep them in stitches.



Events:

Otsego Junior High selling 7 sewing machines
The Toledo Blade
Wed, 09 Sep 2009
BLADE STAFF TONTOGANY -
Otsego Junior High School no longer needs its sewing machines but is hoping someone else does. Sewing was eliminated from the curriculum when new standards were adopted last year by the Ohio Department of Education for family and consumer science programs - the classes formerly known as home economics. As a result, Otsego is selling seven Janome sewing machines with ...


Observe sewing month by being creative
The Monitor
Wed, 09 Sep 2009
In tough economic times, one of the most resourceful and fun ways to save money is to get creative. Reuse, Remake, Restyle is the theme for National Sewing Month celebrated in September. The month long observation of the art and craft


Craft Faire set for Oct. 10
The Temecula Valley News
Fri, 11 Sep 2009
Temecula United Methodist Churchs 12th annual Craft Faire will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, from
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is at 42690 Margarita Road in Temecula. Sixty-five vendors will offer handicrafts in wood, sewing and fine arts, home décor, soaps and bath products, jewelry, roasted nuts and coffees, candles, paper art, holiday themes and more. A selection of live plants will be offered


Edison Library Hosts Simplicity Patterns
MyCentralJersey.com
Tue, 15 Sep 2009
With the popularity of "Project Runway" sewing has hit a new level of interest, More people young and old are picking up an old interest.



Giving Back:

Donations are sought for Operation Santa â09
The Canton Daily Ledger
Thu, 10 Sep 2009
The Central Illinois/Peoria Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is supporting Operation Santa ‘09 to support all branches of our military by sending at least 35,000 Christmas stockings filled with personal needs to our deployed troops.


CoxHealth seeks sewing volunteers
The Springfield News-Leader
Fri, 11 Sep 2009
If you have a sewing machine and enjoy sewing, CoxHealth Volunteer Services could use your help.


American Sewing Guild adapts clothing for wounded military
Macomb Daily
Sat, 12 Sep 2009
As long as we have
U.S. military people recovering from war wounds, there will be people from the Sew Much Comfort group adapting clothing for them.


Quilting for veterans
The World
Sat, 12 Sep 2009 11:25 AM PDT
NORTH BEND When Evelyn Bucker decides she is going to do something, nothing can stop her. So when the 88-year-old said she is going to sew 100 quilts for local veterans by spring 2010, there is hardly a doubt she will.


Until next time,
Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun,
Cindy