Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Posted by Connie Bauder at 6:26 PM
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Monday, October 29, 2012
Posted by Connie Bauder at 3:03 PM
It's been a while since I've blogged. I've been keeping busy though. I embroidered lots of shirts for our Disney trip last month. I made 3 for myself, one for Hannah, one for Timothy, and one for Bridget. They all turned out great, and everyone liked having special Disney shirts on our vacation!! I also made 3 pairs of shorts for myself. The fabric for my shorts came from either one of my auction purchases or my huge $2 bag from Goodville Fabric outlet this past June. It's great to have a stash!!
Currently, I am working on lots and lots of embroidered hair ribbons and dog bandanas for an upcoming craft show at the beginning of December. This will be my first craft show, and I'm really excited about it.
One of thing I am starting is a sewing journal - where I can journal my accomplishments, goals, ideas, etc. How many times do you think of something you want to sew, only to completely forget about it for months. This way, I can keep track of my projects past, present and future.
Posted by Connie Bauder at 2:58 PM
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Posted by Connie Bauder at 9:15 AM
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
It's about a 5 minute drive from Shady Maple - just east on Hwy 23. When I arrived, I have to admit that from the outside, I wasn't quite sure what I would find on the inside.
There was fabric in every print imaginable. I am so excited about the Disney prints. I plan to go back in a few weeks and stock up on fabric to make things for our Disney trip next month.
I wish I could have stayed for hours, but Timothy's patience wore thin after about 15 minutes. I will definitely go back and bring Hannah (17 years old) with me. The fabric was gorgeous, the selection was amazing, and the prices were great too - most in the $6.00 range.
Obies has been around for 150 years. It is run by a Christian family who like to share God's love with each and every customer. If you are in the Lancaster County, PA area, this is a must see place. Their address is 1585 Main Street, East Earl, PA. Their phone number is (717) 445-4616.
Posted by Connie Bauder at 11:16 AM
Monday, August 13, 2012
Posted by Connie Bauder at 9:29 AM
auctionzip.com . You can type in your zip code and it will list all the auctions coming up in your area. Most of them have a listing of what they will be auctioning - including photos of the items. It's *sew* much fun!!!
Posted by Connie Bauder at 9:21 AM
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
I made this quilted bookmark this morning and decided to share the process with my blog readers! It's a lot of fun and SEW simple!!!
The possibilities are limitless and it's such an easy project! :-)
Posted by Connie Bauder at 11:46 AM
Thursday, July 26, 2012
this twist quilt pattern. I'm happy with how it's going. :-)
Posted by Connie Bauder at 10:13 AM
Monday, July 23, 2012
It's VBS at our church this week, so it's a pretty busy week, but if not later this week, then for sure next week I will be hitting the road in Amish Country to begin my map quest! :-)
Posted by Connie Bauder at 4:40 PM
Saturday, July 21, 2012
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Posted by Connie Bauder at 12:12 PM
Posted by Connie Bauder at 11:59 AM
Monday, June 4, 2012
Goodville Fabric Outlet is the most amazing fabric store I have ever been too! My mom is visiting this week for Jonathan's graduation, so this past Saturday, we had a girls day out to Goodville Fabric Outlet. I never knew it existed until a few weeks ago when I got a flyer about it in my goodie bag from the Martha Pullen Seminar. It's only about 25 miles away. I had no idea what to expect, but it looked like fun from the flyer.
Posted by Connie Bauder at 12:57 PM
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
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Monday, May 28, 2012
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Saturday, May 26, 2012
Posted by Connie Bauder at 3:44 PM
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Take Control of Your Sewing Machine - Martha Pullen Company is offering a free downloadable class to help you learn to master your sewing machine. It is a great resource! There's general sewing machine information along with a great trouble shooting resource.
Posted by Connie Bauder at 3:29 PM
Monday, May 21, 2012
I bought it to make my Martha doll a very special dress as my souvenir of my trip to the Fashion District in NYC. It will be a smocked bishop with pearl trim on the sleeves and hem, along with lace with ribbon weave at the bottom. I am really excited about it. I will be using some of the techniques I learned at the Martha Pullen heirloom sewing seminar last week while making this dress.
I cut it out yesterday and plan to put it together and pleat this afternoon and being smocking tonight. I am thinking of smocking with white, but rather than just three strands of white DMC floss, I think I will do 2 strands of white and 1 strand of peach. Or, if I thought it would work, I could try 2 strands of white and 1 strand of metallic. Hmmm.... there's a thought......
Posted by Connie Bauder at 9:58 AM
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I brought along my "Martha" doll so she and I could get our picture taken with the real Martha again.
.Martha was demonstrating what to do with lace ends when lace shaping - it's called criss cross lace shaping. We got a good laugh out of her explanation. She also shared a great little song/chant with us. It is... "Press til dry... Press til dry... Press til dry.... or you will cry."
Posted by Connie Bauder at 3:21 PM