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Gloria Allender
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Apron & Napkins

Here is the apron I just finished, along with some Fall napkins I whipped up. The blue accent fabric on the apron is called Falling Coffee Beans, I think. It is just small coffee beans sprinkled on the blue background. The pattern is the Vintage Style Apron from It is unique because of the way the ties attach to the apron body. The tie ends are inserted through buttonholes on the apron and…See More
Sep 16, 2018

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I am an awesome:
Love to sew, read, & run. I also knit (but no crocheting), needle felt and am experimenting with Paintstiks.
My sewing interests are:
garment, cross stitch, embroidery
My sewing machine(s):
Bernina Activa 145, Babylock serger
I am interested in patterns such as:
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That's What Friends Are For

Posted on April 19, 2011 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

My friend, Londa, posted on her blog about making a dress, V1250. I headed over to the Vogue website to see the pattern and, holey-moley! it was on sale for $3.99. "Hmm", I said to self. "I think I need that pattern. And free shipping on orders over $25. I could see if any of the patterns on my wish list are $3.99…


Unproductive Weekend

Posted on April 18, 2011 at 2:38pm 0 Comments

I didn't accomplish a lot of sewing this weekend. The navy pants are about half finished. The fly-front zipper instructions were not clear and I had to pin & baste all the steps to make sure I understood them correctly. The zipper looks nice now that it is in, but it took extra time.


I did make an apron over the weekend. I purchased the panel at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo held recently in Schaumburg…


Knitting in Public

Posted on April 15, 2011 at 10:22am 1 Comment

I am going public. Yep, it's true. Last night for the first time every in my whole entire life I knit in public.


I am not a "Knitter". I only knit. "Knitters" are people who live, breath, sleep and eat knitting and yarn. You can call out a pattern name and "Knitters" immediately know exactly what you are talking about. Yeah, that's not me. I can barely remember the name of the pattern I am working on, let alone patterns from magazines 5 years ago. And my yarn…


In Lieu of Working…

Posted on April 14, 2011 at 10:33am 2 Comments

I know. I'm supposed to be slaving away at work right now, but hey, every girl deserves a break, right?


So have you seen these mug rugs? They are just way too cute! Two thoughts—

  1. I have no desire to become a "Quilter", but this is doable.
  2. I can finally throw away the coffee-stained, broken plastic canvas mug rugs currently residing on my table…

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At 6:18pm on April 19, 2011, Angee Barbe said…


I'm sending you my Christmas list this year!  :D

At 4:43pm on April 19, 2011, Gloria Allender said…
Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ya back! You make me smile! Thank you.
At 3:53pm on April 19, 2011, Angee Barbe said…
Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii ya Friend!!!!!!!!
At 11:58pm on April 16, 2011, Sherri said…
Making pants and kicking butt???????????? You go girl! Make that sewing machine smoke!
At 9:31am on April 14, 2011, Angee Barbe said…
That's my girl!!!!!!
At 9:19am on April 14, 2011, Angee Barbe said…
That's what friends are for!!!! :)  Thanks for the bears!!! I love them!
At 9:02am on April 14, 2011, Angee Barbe said…
You can finally change your status message to "I'm kicking butt and making pants today!"  :0)
At 3:56pm on February 17, 2011, Gloria Allender said…
I think I can squeeze one in next week. I'm hoping! You're correct. I really do need a sewing day.
At 3:54pm on February 17, 2011, Angee Barbe said…
I've completed 5 of the book bags.  I'll take pics tomorrow and post.  You really, really need a sewing day!!!
At 3:46pm on February 17, 2011, Gloria Allender said…
I wish. Working my little fingers to the bone.

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