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Susan Ferriola
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I am an awesome:
Just an average person.. not really sure what to say here.
My sewing interests are:
doll making, quilting, embroidery
My sewing machine(s):
Pfaff 7560
I am interested in patterns such as:
Simplicity, Butterrick, Macalls.. Occasionally.. I will do a Vogue - but I find I do not care for their wording.

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Unfinished Projects

Posted on April 23, 2011 at 1:21pm 1 Comment

I was asked the other day about unfinished projects. Do I start a new project when I have another one that isn't finished? Of course I do! Doesn't everyone?

Life would be so much easier if I did finished every project before starting another. But inevitably something will come up, where a project has to be shelved for a time. Sometimes it is because I need a notion, or (in most cases) interfacing for the next step (I never seem to have the right weight interfacing ever!).  Sometimes,…


It is all about attitude

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 6:39pm 12 Comments

I have a pessimistic personality. How pessimistic you ask? I will use the 'is the glass half full or half empty' illustration. I do not care if it is half full or half empty, it is probably poison, so leave it alone.

My husband, aka the Man, is an optimist, and he sees things differently than I do. And he is always saying, 'it is how you see things, as to what it will be'. It's only taken 26 years, but I see his point. We have a son (aka the Boy). And while he was growing up, he was…


Hand is a four letter word.

Posted on April 19, 2011 at 2:21pm 5 Comments

So when I started to sew, maybe age 6, I was all about the machine. I didn't want to do anything by 'hand'.

Sewing by hand was for babies. Hand is a four letter word. It is to be avoided, until all else fails. To this day, I will spend hours trying to figure out how to do something by the machine, when if I had done it by hand it would be finished. I am all about finding the tools that help me.

When I was first married (26 years ago) we didn't have much money. The sewing…


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At 8:32pm on April 23, 2011, ann st clair said…
Thank you very much for writing about unfinished  projects. I wanted to write about it for a while now but did't know how to go about it. Very good writing. Can some one say how to finsih these projects.
At 11:35am on April 19, 2011, Angee Barbe said…
Simple is good Susan.  Welcome to the SWN web-family.  Enjoy exploring around!
At 10:28pm on April 16, 2011, Andrea Schlickbernd said…
Hi Susan and welcome to SWN!! This is a great site filled with neat ideas and great people!! Enjoy!!

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