Saturday, April 26, 2014

Week in Review

This week was just right for reviving my neglected Week in Review - too many things I wanted to share and could not write a separate post about.


Rhonda, for featuring me in The Wednesday Showcase. If you don't know Rhonda's blog you should definitely check it out. She is a pattern wizard, and I have been following her blog for a while now.


I completed my Craftsy Hand Embroidery saga and am now signing up, yay, for their brand new Crewel embroidery class. Crewel is normally worked with wool I figured out, but there are also some awesome new, very Crewel stitches, and I feel this type of embroidery is going to look wonderful on a hat like this  one.

If you are like the blouse, it's a Burdastyle pattern
from their February 2009 Issue, Model # 120A

In addition, I am taking a Creative Brand Series classes on Creativebug. It's rather pricey, even at $99, which includes a discount for subscribers, and, I must say, I have mixed feelings about the class. I will write about it in a separate post. The point is, I want to try turn blogging and sewing into something more professional, and this class will hopefully help me figure out the best way to do it.


Rhonda has found a great free summer hat pattern, which, in turn, I thought, would be a perfect piece to embellish with crewel embroidery - this is not a priority though. I also loved her version of this free Tessuti top pattern. Oh, well, you just have to go over to Rhonda's blog and subscribe to it.

Finally, thanks to Rachel, for sharing great tips for stress-free sewing. Check it out, it's so relevant!

YOU ASKED FOR... e-mail subscription option - it's added. Thanks for the feedback!


I got to catch up on my Burdastyle project, I've changed my mind about lining, I will try to post updates this week if sewing will go according to the plan.

Our Straight Skirt Draft-Along is nearing the end and I have two more posts planned: on splitting darts and side seam placement. Stay tuned.

I really wanted to participate in a Terrific Tank contest on, but I am afraid I won't have enough time to finish the Alabama Chanin tank I  picked for this challenge. I have started working on it nevertheless, since it is so easy to pick up and hand sew in the evening when kids are in bed and sewing machine noise is out of question.

Have a great Sunday, everyone!


  1. What a surprise!!!! Thanks so much :) I was just so happy to have finally found your blog. Good luck with the crewel embroidery class. I've been doing embroidery since I was 5 years old, taught by my grandmother. It's such a wonderful way to personalize and embellish your clothing.

    1. Thanks, Rhonda! Being featured on your blog, and having you here feels like a virtual handshake between two sewing bloggers - one of the main reasons I started blogging in the first place :)



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