Sewing

My Daughter’s Christmas Gift

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If you haven’t noticed, I sew; a lot. Like almost every day. It is a great hobby. Not only do I keep myself busy and learning new techniques, but I make things!

Recently, I made a couple of gifts for Christmas. One for my hubby, which I will write about later. Today, I want to write about my gift for my daughter. She has for years wanted a 1940’s style peignoir. I don’t do marabou, but I do work with silk and lace. So I made her a surprise robe.

Here it is:

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Where Does Time Go?

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I can’t believe that it has been a month since I last posted! I am retired but that doesn’t mean that I am sitting in my rocker doing nothing. It seems that my time just flies by! I keep myself busy every day.

Since this isn’t actually a sewing blog, but more of my personal journal of what I like, and see, and do, I am just going to post my random stuff. Today, I am going to show that I have been expanding my sewing to include bag making.

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This Old Dog Learned a New Trick

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Recently, I wrote about a treasure trove of presser feet that I received for my sewing machines. Although I was really after only a couple of the feet, I am discovering how to use some of the other feet in the collection. My latest learning experience (Who says you can’t learn something new after 70?) is using the pintuck foot.┬áThe new set had three different sizes of pintuck feet. I had to label them so I can tell them apart

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A New Addition

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The second bedroom in my home is quite small. When we bought the house, a twin sized bed literally filled the room. Since most of the time there are just the two of us empty nesters, I decided that the room would be much more useful as a sewing room. Since I have three brother sewing machines, I call it El Quarto de los Tres Hermanos, The Bedroom of the Three Brothers. Its fun to say I am in the bedroom with three brothers!

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