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Unfinished Projects

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,…


Added by Susan Ferriola on April 23, 2011 at 1:21pm — 1 Comment

It is all about attitude

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…


Added by Susan Ferriola on April 20, 2011 at 6:39pm — 12 Comments

Hand is a four letter word.

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…


Added by Susan Ferriola on April 19, 2011 at 2:21pm — 5 Comments

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