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Gloria Allender
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • United States

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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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