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I am an awesome:
Doll collector, love sewing and have been sewing since I was 10yrs old. Always like to try something different, like lots of different crafts. I love machine embroidery and do quite a bit,especially on clothing. Am a grandmother and spend a lot of time doing things for , and with ,my teen grand daughter.
My sewing interests are:
garment, drapery, home decor, embroidery
My sewing machine(s):
Currently have 2 conventional sewing machines, an embroidery/sewing machine and a Bernette serger and a new Babylock Imagine Wave serger
I am interested in patterns such as:
I have 2 pattern drafting software programs ,but if I buy patterns I buy Simplicity and McCalls; I learned to sew with those brands many years ago and still like them.

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At 5:34am on September 29, 2010, Lynne Demeter said…
Everything you said is so true! Jaimie is a boy kitty and he can be a little terror!! Although he is learning he is still so full of energy but very affectionate. I have to keep everything covered up too, but fortunately I have lots of little drawers and decorative boxes to throw things into. I have learned over time how to "Kitty proof" the room so that whatever is left out is okay to play with! Jaimie is just your basic domestic cat but he does have beautiful markings. Thanks for commenting on my blog.
At 11:26am on January 31, 2010, Birdie said…
So in essence, appliques are space saving as well as pretty? - I love it!
At 10:28am on January 30, 2010, Birdie said…
Hey Bonnie! Thanks for the fabulous tips : ) The stitch I used was a short length zig zag. At first I tried to make it not so close together but the weavy nature of the applique's fabric made that impossible. It would have frayed so I had to get the stitches wide & really close together. I didn't use a hoop or a stabilizer. I didn't even know what stabilizer was before I posted that. Thanks again for the tips!!!
At 8:42am on November 28, 2009, Birdie said…
Wow, a Steiff? No wonder it's held up! I don't know why my son is crazy about monkeys. I think he likes their crazy personalities. He's kinda like a monkey! I'd love to see Denise's bear & hope she posts a pick. This is the one with the shank button eyes right? I can't imagine any pattern calling for shank buttons as eyes unless maybe you cut a tiny slit in the fabric to pull the shank through or something...That might work!
At 1:54am on November 26, 2009, Bonnie said…
Yeah, I saw it on tv recently. Funny you should think about it; I thought about it yesterday when he told me he had called the college and arranged the tour.
BTW, I think all your monkeys are precious. I still have the Steiff monkey that was one of the first stuffed animals I had as a toddler. It's not in bad shape for 60+ yrs old. Have my son's sock monkey that my husband's aunt gave him when he was 3 and I made one for the granddaughter when she was 4. i know teddy bears are supposed to be the most collected stuffed animal ,but I know a lot of people who like the monkeys better.
At 2:21pm on November 25, 2009, Birdie said…
Oh boy, I imagine they will! Wasn't there a Martin Lawrence comedy a few years ago about a dad taking his daughter around to colleges? I think it was Disney.
Too funny!
At 6:45am on November 25, 2009, Birdie said…
Think that's God's way of helping you separate easily into that empty nest phase? Maybe! Our 13 year old son is sweet as pie with no attitude but that's his nature. It's my ten year old that's started that touchy stuff!
At 6:51am on November 24, 2009, Birdie said…
Thanks : ) Well it's a wonderful thing that she has you! You've made it nearly through all the teen years *whew*. My daughter's only ten so I pray...pray I won't have to butt heads too much with her because, bless her heart, her head isn't as strong as mine *laugh*
At 7:58pm on November 23, 2009, Birdie said…
aww thank you! I'm so sorry your grandchild was abused. That's incredibly sad.

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