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January 2012 Blog Posts (26)


The Sewing & Quilt Expo will be held in Lakeland, FL in February. GUESS WHAT?  That's where I spent the first 29 yrs of my life.

Here is a photo of me and my daughter, in Lakeland, in dresses alike, that I made for us. Notice the palm tree in the background. I was the Secretary at First National Bank of Lakeland, and I made quite a few of my dresses. A lot of employees were doing the same. I was a struggling, single-parent for over 7 years, but I managed to buy a home.  My goal in…


Added by BobbieSue on January 9, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Random Textile Term - Cloque Fabric

Cloque Fabric:  from the French term for blistered, it refers to any fabric whose surface exhibits an irregularly raised blister or quilted effect.  …


Added by Susan on January 9, 2012 at 6:49am — 3 Comments

new Sewing project girls dress

Hello to all!

I have not been here since a long time... Since 2 years I am back to work, after staying at home with my little girl. Next week she will be 5 years old and I have a new sewing project: I am sewing a new dress for her. Pictures will follow soon.

Best wishes to all, Susanne

Added by Susanne Gruening on January 8, 2012 at 6:59am — No Comments

A New Year - A New Beginning

Welcome to 2012 and welcome to my new blog.  Last years blog didn't turn out quite as I had planned, so.......out with the old and in with the new.  This year -  less words and more photos, photos, photos. More sharing of my quilting and knitting adventures, endeavours, triumphs (many I hope!!) and tragedies (not so many I hope!!). And, of course, I would like to tell you more about myself…


Added by Karen Pior on January 8, 2012 at 5:41am — 2 Comments

Random Textile Term - Faille


"A soft, slightly glossy woven fabric made of silk, rayon, cotton, wool, or manufactures fibers or a combination of these fibers and having a light, flat crossgrain rib or cord made using heavier yarns in the filling rather than in the warp."…


Added by Susan on January 6, 2012 at 9:25am — 2 Comments

Sewing Rooms

I'm in the process of clearing out and redesigning my sewing room.  I'd love to see some of your sewing rooms.  Anyone willing to post photos?  It's the new year and I'm sure there are others out there looking for a little inspiration ~ in their rooms for inspiration! 

Added by Ali Peters on January 3, 2012 at 2:15pm — 1 Comment

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