Sunday, January 28, 2018

Look who wants to go to Peru with me! Darla is determined that I not leave her behind any more! We leave on Friday, February 2nd! 

Friday, January 12, 2018

We're going to Peru! Since my last post, we have received news that machines are coming in from Brewer! We have fabric from Westminster, notions from Prym-Dritz, scissors from Famore Specialty Products and needles from Schmetz, plus a few other machines donated by sewing friends! We're loading my van with all the goodies, getting ready to ship! I feel so blessed. Here's the link if you wish to help.
Please pray for our safe journey. Thanks!!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Happy New Year!

It's a new year, and like most of you, I'm going to try to be a little better at a lot of things: like eating healthier, getting more exercise, staying on task better, and of course be better at posting on my blog! I need to get more followers here and make it a viable source of sewing knowledge. Any input you can offer is GREATLY appreciated.

Currently I'm working on my new Serger Book with Betty Mitchell,(more details of follow later this month), while also trying to finalize my Sewing with a Mission trip to Peru next month.

I will be traveling with 10 other ladies to bring sewing supplies, sewing and spiritual knowledge to a small village in the Andes Mountains in February. If you would be willing to help us, no matter how small, you can go to our gofundme account, or contact me directly at

So far, we still need fabric, sewing notions, and machines. We will purchase irons, transformers and pay duty when we arrive in Peru.

Thank you to everyone who has helps so far! Especially Cathy Racine, of Charlton Sewing Center, Clover-USA, Northcott Fabrics, and A&E Gutermmann Threads. More details to follow as donations come in!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Day Four From Georgia Boot Camp!  

Kip pulled a photo  from his iPad and said "I'd like to make this one." We used templates eight and six to recreate this design. He added an interlining and valance welt cord for more body. 
Liz wanted to make the "Poodle Skirt" valance, using template number six, but she kicked it up a notch by adding valance welt and a wide flat piping. She "fussy" cut the valance sections so each fold would have the same flower centered!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Day Three of Georgia Boot Camp!

Today Was Roman Shades! Didn't Liz and Kip do a great job? 

Both shades have a bottom weight bar, ribs, lift cord adjusters and cord locks all available from out website.

Stay tuned for more great designs!

By the Georgia is not just where we are, it's also the name of our host this week! Meet Georgia! Isn't sweet!!??

Friday, September 8, 2017

Day Two of  Georgia Boot Camp
Liz and Kip have out done themselves today with these two treatments. They're cutting out another design as I write this. 

Liz used my template #6, and fussy cut 5 sections, giving her a valance with a flower center on each  section. She topped it off with double trim, making a taupe welt cord and a bias flat piping trim. 

Kip used a polka dot accent fabric for his empire valance which used templates #s4, 3 & 12.  

Then he fussy cut the leftover polka dot accent fabric so his welt cord would have both colors evenly spaced. 

I can't wait to see what they make tomorrow!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Greetings from Boot Camp Georgia 2017!

I have two exceptional students: Kip and Liz, this week in my window treatment boot camp! Today they each made a custom Rod Pocket window treatment from start to finish! 

They learned how to "read" the fabric, deign, cut, sew, and dress their treatment. 

In addition, they completed several workbook techniques. We're staying in a most amazing home on the water. As you can see by the back drop, it doesn't get any better than this! I can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring! 

Join us tomorrow to see what they'll create next!