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Bonnie commented on the blog post 'Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear Class - PART ONE'
"   You did a great job!!!!  Much Better than I did  when I tried from someone else's directions. Think I'll try again using push pins and make a pin board like you did. That would be a lot easier than a cardboard…"
Oct 4, 2018
Bonnie commented on Susan's video

Using Sheets For Fabric - Sewing With Niler

" This is something a lot of military wives do since old curtains do not usually fit in new place when you transfer. Plus, it's a very economical way for your kids to have their favorite character themed room.  I know I saved…"
Sep 20, 2017
Bonnie commented on the blog post 'How to do a Ladder Stitch - Free Sewing Tutorial from Domenica Tootell'
"I'm glad to see somebody use this stitch! I have had  many of my sewing friends look at me funny when I told them I used an 'invisible' stitch to close openings for stuffing, etc. I can't believe how many people don't…"
May 20, 2017
Bonnie commented on Susan's video

Clean Machine: Easy Maintenance to Keep Your Sewing Machine in Ship-Shape

"Surge protectors are well worth the money. If you don't need a power strip, you can now get protectors that plug directly into the outlet. If you live in an area that is prone to bad or frequent thunder storms, unplug your machines . I…"
Apr 11, 2017
Bonnie commented on Susan's video

How to Sew Baby Shoes + Free PDF Pattern

" This is the best and easiest one baby shoe I've found ; it's also cute style for boy or girl.  Thanks!!"
Oct 29, 2014
Bonnie commented on Susan's photo

Draped Knit Skirt ePattern by Pattern Runway

" Got to agree with Sandy and Kat, this is just not a flattering design. My mother ,who did design clothes for  family members and free lanced to a girl's clothing manufacturer, would say it looks like  casket lining. I did have a…"
Jul 19, 2012
Bonnie and Terri Allred are now friends
Mar 7, 2012
Bonnie commented on Susan's video

How To Sew Narrow Elastic Onto Fabric

"I like this method, and I am wondering what is the best stitch length to use. I do a lot of clothes for vintage dolls and it seems there's always elastic in sleeves, sunsuit legs and panties. It takes too long to do casings and I don't…"
Jan 20, 2012
Bonnie commented on Susan's video

SMART Woman proud of 'ugly' Christmas sweaters

"Excellent!!!!! Gotta love her,it's such a novel approach  for recycling all those sweaters folks 'gotta have' and then wear only once."
Dec 14, 2011
Bonnie commented on Susan's video

How to 'TRUE UP' Your Sewing Pattern - Tutorial

" I have to agree with Mariposa; if you cut off that little piece that extends past the leg seam as it was folded, you will indeed shorten the crotch by about an inch. The way I was taught was to 'fill in' the…"
Sep 20, 2011
Bonnie liked Susan's page Free Patterns
Sep 16, 2011
Lynne Demeter left a comment for Bonnie
"Everything you said is so true! Jaimie is a boy kitty and he can be a little terror!! Although he is learning he is still so full of energy but very affectionate. I have to keep everything covered up too, but fortunately I have lots of little…"
Sep 29, 2010
Bonnie commented on Lynne Demeter's photo

sewing with mommy!

"Oh wow, you have one too! I have one that I call a velcro cat because she is always with me. She likes to sit on top of my machine and when I'm sewing and leave my machine for a minute, she'll pull the thread and wind it all around the…"
Sep 29, 2010
Bonnie commented on Tawny B.'s photo

Regular Cut Panties

"Tawny, these are great ! I'm a petite frame and I have to alter my underwear, which is pretty extreme but ready-to-wear doesn't under things don't come in petite sizes. I have found several sources on the net that carry the foldover…"
Jun 10, 2010
Bonnie commented on Birdie's photo

Hope Project

"She is absolutely precious, Birdie! You know, you should get help from a hospital volunteers. Get each lady to each make 1 doll to start with so you'd have a small inventory to offer to the hospitals in your area. You might even get a fabric…"
Mar 11, 2010
Birdie left a comment for Bonnie
"So in essence, appliques are space saving as well as pretty? - I love it!"
Jan 31, 2010

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I am an awesome:
Doll collector, love sewing and have been sewing since I was 10yrs old. Always like to try something different, like lots of different crafts. I love machine embroidery and do quite a bit,especially on clothing. Am a grandmother and spend a lot of time doing things for , and with ,my teen grand daughter.
My sewing interests are:
garment, drapery, home decor, embroidery
My sewing machine(s):
Currently have 2 conventional sewing machines, an embroidery/sewing machine and a Bernette serger and a new Babylock Imagine Wave serger
I am interested in patterns such as:
I have 2 pattern drafting software programs ,but if I buy patterns I buy Simplicity and McCalls; I learned to sew with those brands many years ago and still like them.

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At 5:34am on September 29, 2010, Lynne Demeter said…
Everything you said is so true! Jaimie is a boy kitty and he can be a little terror!! Although he is learning he is still so full of energy but very affectionate. I have to keep everything covered up too, but fortunately I have lots of little drawers and decorative boxes to throw things into. I have learned over time how to "Kitty proof" the room so that whatever is left out is okay to play with! Jaimie is just your basic domestic cat but he does have beautiful markings. Thanks for commenting on my blog.
At 11:26am on January 31, 2010, Birdie said…
So in essence, appliques are space saving as well as pretty? - I love it!
At 10:28am on January 30, 2010, Birdie said…
Hey Bonnie! Thanks for the fabulous tips : ) The stitch I used was a short length zig zag. At first I tried to make it not so close together but the weavy nature of the applique's fabric made that impossible. It would have frayed so I had to get the stitches wide & really close together. I didn't use a hoop or a stabilizer. I didn't even know what stabilizer was before I posted that. Thanks again for the tips!!!
At 8:42am on November 28, 2009, Birdie said…
Wow, a Steiff? No wonder it's held up! I don't know why my son is crazy about monkeys. I think he likes their crazy personalities. He's kinda like a monkey! I'd love to see Denise's bear & hope she posts a pick. This is the one with the shank button eyes right? I can't imagine any pattern calling for shank buttons as eyes unless maybe you cut a tiny slit in the fabric to pull the shank through or something...That might work!
At 1:54am on November 26, 2009, Bonnie said…
Yeah, I saw it on tv recently. Funny you should think about it; I thought about it yesterday when he told me he had called the college and arranged the tour.
BTW, I think all your monkeys are precious. I still have the Steiff monkey that was one of the first stuffed animals I had as a toddler. It's not in bad shape for 60+ yrs old. Have my son's sock monkey that my husband's aunt gave him when he was 3 and I made one for the granddaughter when she was 4. i know teddy bears are supposed to be the most collected stuffed animal ,but I know a lot of people who like the monkeys better.
At 2:21pm on November 25, 2009, Birdie said…
Oh boy, I imagine they will! Wasn't there a Martin Lawrence comedy a few years ago about a dad taking his daughter around to colleges? I think it was Disney.
Too funny!
At 6:45am on November 25, 2009, Birdie said…
Think that's God's way of helping you separate easily into that empty nest phase? Maybe! Our 13 year old son is sweet as pie with no attitude but that's his nature. It's my ten year old that's started that touchy stuff!
At 6:51am on November 24, 2009, Birdie said…
Thanks : ) Well it's a wonderful thing that she has you! You've made it nearly through all the teen years *whew*. My daughter's only ten so I pray...pray I won't have to butt heads too much with her because, bless her heart, her head isn't as strong as mine *laugh*
At 7:58pm on November 23, 2009, Birdie said…
aww thank you! I'm so sorry your grandchild was abused. That's incredibly sad.

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