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  • Ellisville, MS
  • United States

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I am an awesome:
Married 22 years...husband Jerry works offshore on oil rig...2 kids, Kristin, age 20, and Jamie, age 16...Raised as a country girl, and intend on staying one! I LOVE sewing, flower arranging, easier to say I love most all crafts EXCEPT knitting! Have first grandbaby, Noah. Love to sew for him. I decorate my home with chickens, and also have live ones. I LOVE chickens and pretty roosters. That's about all; pretty simple, huh?!
My sewing interests are:
garment, drapery, home decor, quilting, embroidery
My sewing machine(s):
Toyota sewing machine; Janome Harmony Series sewing machine; Janome serger; my grandmother's Singer treadle machine (in perfect working order!); antique Montgomery Ward sewing machine; 1929 Singer treadle, Bernina sewing machine, and Elna embroidery machine.
I am interested in patterns such as:
Simplicity; almost no McCalls, no Vogue! Like Burda patterns too. I absolutely love the patterns on Etsy in pdf form.

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origami Easter eggs

Posted on March 26, 2010 at 1:36am 0 Comments

I picked up a magazine today that showed how to make decorative eggs using plastic, or paper mache' eggs and origami paper. You could buy a set of 5 for $15, so cheap-o me thought, I can do this. So, ran in Hobby Lobby and got 6 paper mache' eggs. I picked out a small package of foil origami paper, and a package of some with an Oriental flair. So, I'm gonna dig out the homemade mod podge and my trusty paint brush and have a whack at it tomorrow. I also got 2 wooden… Continue

Pics of blouse I bought at the mall and pics of the one I made like it

Posted on March 19, 2010 at 10:03pm 0 Comments

I finally finished the blouse I've been talking about. I put pics of it, and of the one that I used as my pattern on SWN. I bought the green one at the mall and I absolutely love it. It is so comfortable, and I put it in a lingerie bag, wash it, and hang it to dry. Easy, easy, easy! I wanted to see if I could make a pattern, so carefully I laid the blouse, piece by piece onto pages from a newspaper, and I copied the shapes. I transferred them to my pretty fabric, and cut them…


newspaper pattern blouse

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 3:15am 0 Comments

Hi fellow creators! Just wanted to leave a note saying that I finished the blouse last night, and before I hemmed it, I decided to slip it on and check the fit. Now, I am a lover of loose, comfortable, but cute clothes. This blouse, however, did not fit into any of those categories! Whenever I add a section of fabric that is to be gathered, in the past, I didn't measure how much width I needed. I just cut out a large rectangle, and if it was sssuuupppeeerrr gathered, that was… Continue

diaper duffel and newspaper pattern blouse

Posted on March 16, 2010 at 6:50pm 0 Comments

Hi everyone. I am still working on Noah's diaper duffel, but I am having to take it slowly, because I am finding that the instructions are really confusing. I have just thrown caution into the wind and used my own interpretation of the instructions, and so far, Lord it's cute as a button! Also, remember the blouse from the mall that I made a newspaper pattern from? Well, it's actually almost finished. It's turning out really pretty. Yes, I have the seam ripper handy and have used… Continue

Something free???!!!!

Posted on March 15, 2010 at 12:34am 0 Comments

Good evening everyone! Hope everyone is getting something done on their favorite projects. I have seen several requests for free patterns for pillow case dresses. Well, I was just checking my mail, and I had a note from about a new pattern line they have. I looked on their website for curiosity's sake, and under the heading "e-patterns" and then "free downloads", there is a pattern-----FREE-----for a pillowcase dress, and you can even use this pattern on just regular… Continue

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At 8:52pm on March 06, 2010, Melissa gave Sherri a gift
At 1:29pm on February 5, 2010, Linda Webb said…
I am glad you liked the bag. I guess it would cost more than that in England - I get very envious when I see the price of fabrics on American websites, and dream of flying over with an empty suitcase! Not much time for sewing at the moment with full time work, but I have lots of ideas in my head.
At 8:06am on February 04, 2010, Lynn Palmertree gave Sherri a gift
At 4:49pm on December 27, 2009, Kathy Hood gave Sherri a gift
Thank you for the comment on the Hanky Hem dress. Yes I created the pattern myself. Truly different. Welcome to our group. Hope you had a great holiday.
At 2:09pm on December 17, 2009, SewtoGrow said…
Thanks so much for the compliments!

I plan on starting up again next month. I've been on a hiatus. Will definitely whatever I create.

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