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The Marketplace is open and I am trying to shop. I know the site is having problems, but man when it gets the kink worked out I intend to make it my business to know the nuances of the system so I can be a better help to my family and others. I’m ready for some change(s). Amen

October 9, 2013. Tags: , . Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Block 9: netting ribbon – Textured 4-patch quilt

This really caught my eye and might actually get me quilting again. I want to use this technique in bags and one of a kind jackets and blouses. Thanks Teresa

Sewn Up

Close up

Block type: 4-patch

Block size: 10 1/2 inches

Colour scheme: reds, greens and neutrals

Texture/fabric manipulation: ribbon manipulation


  • two red 6 in squares
  • one 6 in green squares
  • one 6 in cream square
  • approx 2 1/2 yards of 3/8 in cream ribbon

Making the netting

Take the cream square and make a mark in the middle for reference.

Cut the ribbon slightly longer than 6 in and place as per picture.

Pin to hold in place.

Stitch close to the edge.

Add 2 more pieces of ribbon to each side making a weaving pattern and stitch in place again.

Now, finish the pattern as per picture below. As you can see I have left one side without crossing the ribbon because I’ll be cutting the square in half in that direction.

Place the pale green square on top of the ribbon face of the cream square, ie…

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October 9, 2013. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

In case you forgot how to play with your feet.

THE SEWING DIVAS sewing, design, fashion

Using the rolled hem foot is easy as pie – with just a little practice. You can’t beat this foot for a quick, neat hem on lightweight fabrics!

Step 1: Using the size of your foot as a guide, turn and finger-press a double hem at the edge (or your starting point if you’re hemming in the round)

Step 2: Without putting the hem into the scroll of the foot, sew your hem for about a half-inch, just enough to anchor it. Stop with the needle down.

Step 3: Using an awl or your seam ripper, guide the fabric into the scroll.

Step 4: While keeping your edge straight and feeding the fabric evenly into the scroll, complete your hem.

If you are making napkins or a similar project where you’ll have to hem over a previously hemmed area, do the same as before. Simply finger press the starting point…

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May 4, 2012. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Threads from Both Worlds

The debate continues over sewing vs. knitting
crocheting vs. knitting
embroidering vs. tatting

I suspect that our threads, fabric and fibres are just happy as larks all tucked away together next to sewing needles, crochet hooks, stitch holders, knitting needles, thimbles, shuttles, crewel needles, looms and the like. It’s our job to push the envelope in each of the mediums and join them together if we like to, have the patience and the balls to do so.

Earlier I was checking out some dishcloths, towels, and face cloths on Ravelry. Some are knit & some are crocheted. They are all nice, usually I cheat and go for a pattern that has all one discipline. You know like all knit, all crochet or even all sewing. When I sew cloths, I stray from the pattern, usually because I want it to be BIGGER. Anywho, I came across the cutest little round spikey dishcloth. What happened next is classic and now I have my work cut out for me.

Sent an email to a student looking to do round knitting and who needs to brush up on their sewing skills with a link to the CUTTING EDGE CLOTH www.sew-funky.com/2008/06/04/cutting-edge-cloth/ .  She can’t imagine how this will work.  We are facing to nevers #1 never knitted and created a round thing #2 never knitted in segments and combined them with sewing to create a round CREATION.  I am going to take this opportunity to do some additional teaching.  I am going to video myself using this pattern from yarn selection.  My student is of the gotta have it now age and forgets she has me to nudge her along if the projects are not progressing.  Nobody nudges me to finish my WIPs **tears**.  I am not going to let her out of this project that I know she can do and it’s good for her.

I was happy to stumble onto the blog www.sew-funky.com a tip was to use Red Heart super saver yarn if you are knitting cloths up for dischcloths – I know from experience that acrylics get soft to the touch once washed, but their scubby properties stay in tact. I like the cotton for bathing and also for furniture cleaning & polishing.  happy stitching & scrubbing all.

March 16, 2012. Tags: , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Some Turbulence (via WordPress.com News)

You've probably noticed that the ride has been a bit bumpy on WP.com the past week with a widely covered DDoS attack last week and then another interruption a few hours ago from an unrelated network maintenance issue. Our core mission is enabling the world to publish, and anything that affects the availability of your site or dashboard impedes that. Anything less than 100% availability drives us to work harder. Rest assured that behind-the-scenes … Read More

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March 8, 2011. Uncategorized. 2 comments.

Not Just a Rubber Stamper

Contests. Old attitude was why bother? New attitude is why not, it’s fun. I signed up for Favecrafts and I totally love the stuff they have on there. It really has something for absolutely every interest. Me, I get into a new thing and before I create, I plan, planning leads to buying and buying leads to trying and buying more.

Stamping: remember stamping? Yes,’course ya do, we never stopped only found different ways to use them, make our own, and share. Well Favecrafts had a review http://www.favecrafts.com/Product-Reviews/Stamp-Factory on a fun little accessory for stamping with clear stamps. Go there for the full review and the comments some of us posted on what we think it could be usefule for, how it changes our current stamping art techniques etc. Ooh I really want to try it out on ribbon stamping. Wouldn’t I like to see that perfected? I am always trying to duplicate my labels and generally end up with something similar to the last one, no two alike.

I like a healthy competition so head to FaveCrafts enter the contests, check out the site oh and there is more than stamping trust me. Seems like every artistic discipline is covered in one way or another.

If I can say so, it’s nice that people do this review service for inventions. I am big on consumer reports. Not that you or I always can, but when possible take time to comment on their review, participate in the contests, and spread the word. Let’s keep them encouraged so this internet thing does not become flavorless. I love advertisers, but I want to hear from consumers and testers just like me.

More forward steps

March 7, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Movies -Wham bam Interesting Ma’am

I remember going to the movies when I was a kid. Usually with friends and we had our minds all made up about how we were going to probably cry or die or whatever. Movie experience is not the same anymore. Anticipation is eh, participation is eh. Maybe they are giving away too much during the promos or maybe I just hate being told what to do. I am not going to review or bash any movies at this time, in case you are wondering, but I will say that I took the bait from some of the films I have heard of over the past few months. This here person is lost.

When I say lost I don’t mean like I was distracted and stepped away and came back and just could not follow along, I mean lost as in not even sure how they got on the silver screen let alone my meager home type screen. This is what I am thinking. Maybe it does not work when they promoter tells you about how you will cry, or be riveted, or what foreign audiences did before, during or after the movie. I know one thing, I am just going to always have emergency stitch work along with me. I can knit or crochet by match light if called upon.

While I love all the fancy awards shows, mostly for the fashions, and effects I think I will continue to choose movies based on my own interest. What they call Blockbusters are not busting my block.

Enter stitching…family troubles called on me to be still and available. Mostly mended and repaired from one tiny area of my home instead of my shop. Needed to be by the house phone, cell phone, and internet at all times. I knit and crochet during a spell of Twittering. Excellent distraction from the horrid movies. I have this cute little idea for Easter things for babies. For motivation watched ‘The Secret’ which is not such a secret anymore. The content on that DVD really gets my blood pumping and the imagination growing, and my feet and hands moving. I highly recommend it. It’s not a movie, it’s ‘The Secret’. I hope to attract safety, health, well-being, prosperity, and abundance to myself and others. Wow! I never knew how this entry was going to finish up.

March 7, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Amazing Grace Slideshow

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Trying to make a family slide show that does not have too many ads or questions before people can view it.  My Gram just passed away a month ago today and I made a small slideshow for the church services and the repast.  I am doing a family tree and the pics are helping.  There is so much more work to do, and many other cities to add.

So now I have Sewing WIP’s, crocheting WIP’s, knitting WIP’s and this digital family photo album WIP.  Plan of action is to pace myself and have it together, edit some pics and get different music for the final production.  My long term goal is to have it ready to share by Gram’s birthday or Mother’s Day which ever is first.

February 24, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Thread World

I have taken to taking my yarn and needles and hooks and other artsy stuff out and about with me.  I attended a Black History Symposium yesterday, and since I have a lot on my mind and in order to keep calm inside and be in the moment I carried my new little Feather and Fan project along with me.  While on Twitter I picked up some new blog interests such as newstitchaday he teaches people to stitch one day at a time.  I have never really been much into lace, but after looking at the crystal clear video and seeing the super simple instructions  it made me want to do it.  I chose a modified pattern with no repeat and a fine yarn.  They are to become socks for a little baby girl.   So during the waiting time at the event, some of the long speeches and longer entertainment segment I knit away.  People were smiling and kids were very interested.  One little boy got closer to me and just dreamily watched and then reached out and touched the end of one of my sticks.  Oh, man you could not tell me I was not making magic.

My evening was filled with more stitching and I switched over to crochet.  Before I could begin this little boot making project I had to rip out the pair that I had already made.  Here are the ripped out ones, stuffed with men’s handkerchiefs and no fur added, since they are getting ripped anyway.  Cute I think I could have given them away, but I can’t spare the yarn right now.

Again these little gems are for a little baby girl – my Granddaughter.  Soon she will be too big for this cutsie stuff and we will have to start making sweet sassy stuff.  Any way the pattern is based on this one.  When I say based I mean based.  Mine have their own little look.  Maybe I should say it has its own look.  I only made one last night, started the second, but fell asleep.  Asleep after a few hours of surfing for more blogs and tips.  Mostly for my students or fellow enthusiasts of thread arts.  People are not always the best at googling, yahooing, or binging to tap in to the plethora of help on the internet’Oshpere.  Spent a good bit of time on knitting on the net.  I can’t take credit for it as my own find, I was pointed over there accidentally.  Ends up being a happy accident.

When my little booty boots are done I will post them on Ravelry and probably here too.  Wish me luck, it would be a shame if I acquire 2nd boot syndrome.

February 20, 2011. Crochet, Uncategorized. 2 comments.

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