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PatHersl


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Member Since: 08/07/2012


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Re: Magazine Giveaway: "Designer Techniques Vol. 2"

My favorite designers are all the brave souls out there who create. Can't name one (as if I could remember any name right now!). It's the techniques I would love to see.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Threads Issue no.172

My mother always said that I was born with a needle in my hand. I think, not quite, but I do remember cards and yarn at age 2. I would go in and out of the punched holes, happily sewing. It stuck!

Re: Book Giveaway: John Gillow Textiles Titles

I did! I bought Irish linen in Ireland, Even traded with a quilter there for a piece of the rare green linen. First thing I look for in a new town is the fabric connection!

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Threads #171 (February/March 2014)

Those tried and true books are wonderful, but I'll take Islander tapes or Nancy's Notions shows any day.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Sew Red"

I walk, indoors or out, 3 miles mostly. Wish I could say more, but the old heart is doing fine!

Re: Enter the Teach Yourself to Sew Giveaway Sponsored by Janome

I'm getting old. It's about time I got better!

Re: The Bag-Lady Giveaway: Four handbag books and a quilted bag to carry them all!

If I could dream a perfect bag, it would be lightweight yet sturdy. As beautiful as leather with fantastic wearability. The outside would have just enough gold to show classy, not flashy. Inside are pockets--lots of them. And a perfectly fitting organizer. The lining is fun yet unfrazzled. Not too big, a little on the small to medium size so as to not overwhelm my shortness. As beautiful as a birkin (sp?) but moderate in cost. Yea! That's my bag.

Re: Enter the Teach Yourself to Sew Giveaway Sponsored by Janome

I can sew, just would like the opportunity to take real lessons. The last one I had was in 8th grade, about the time of the Middle Ages.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing"

Gee. I haven't had a real lesson since 8th grade, sometime during the Middle Ages. Okay, not really that bad but having some help would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

Make friends with your pressing tools. A ham can be a more than a sandwich! I'm more of a quilter and the ease of an Oliso would be most welcome.

Re: Book Giveaway: Dressmaking: 200 Q&A

Sew nothing past a child size 8. When fitting is a problem, bail out! Do I need the education or what?!!!

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Threads Issue 168

Almost anything Kate Winslet wore in "Titanic." The movie is fascinating just for the costumes.

Re: Fabric Giveaway: Celebrating Grand Central Terminal's 100th year

I've never been to The City Quilter but I would make it a point to get there if I could. Our last visit was a theater overload. Still love the glitter and glory of that.

Re: Enter to Win a One-Year Subscription to Threads!

The thrill of getting a Threads. One glances at the front cover and immediately turns it over to the back. there is the treasure!

Re: Win a One-Year Threads Insider Membership!

Threads is so absolutely gorgeous besides informative. Who wouldn't want anything to come off those presses? It's where I go for my education these days.

Re: Book and DVD Giveaway: Claire B. Shaeffer's "Couture Sewing: Tailoring Techniques"

If it involves fitting, I check out. I would love to learn the right way. The last lesson I had was in 8th grade, a very, very long time ago!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Improv Sewing"

I need to learn to let go! What a great idea.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: "Threads" Issue #165 (February/March 2013)

I love to baste--really just love the results. A bit of embroidery can be fun, and I most often do a hand hem. I feel like there is so much more to learn!

Re: Book Giveaway: "Quilt Love"

Beenquilting over 20 years now and to pick a favorite is difficult. Proudest of my Baltimore Album, but I like so many!

Re: Explore the Textile Center of Minnesota

The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (MD) has recently opened. It's small and working from grants. Located in Denton, MD, it draws from Maryland's Eastern Shore and the state of Delaware. It opened over the summer with a show of the quilts of Elly Sienkiewicz, done in the Baltimore Album style. The last show I noticed was a quilt display of red and white miniatures and small quilts inspired by the show in NY. Hope this is what you are looking for.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: What advice would you give to someone learning to sew?

I would tell them to take classes, lessons, whatever they could do. Actually seeing a demonstration, or great photography, is so helpful. Take your time when sewing. It does not have to be a race.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: What is the most exciting sewing destination you've been to?

Been to NY and I'll probably never see Paris or Milan, but I spent hous at Keepsake Quilting in NH. The ride through the mountains is wonderful and one of the largest attractions in town is the setting for "On Golden Pond." Not exciting you say. No, just warm and loving, full of those bubbling things that make one apreciate America.

Re: Project Runway Episode 6: "Fix My Friend!"

With all the work Threads has done in articles about clothing our real bodies, I am hopeful that you as a sewing leader can vocalize that rudeness to anyone is always unacceptable. What respect and admiration I had for his garments has paled considerably in the light of his behavior. The sooner that he is gone from the show, the better.

Re: Win a BERNINA Swag Bag!

This would be wonderful--not just for me but I'm thinking as a guild treat for someone!

Re: Book Giveaway: Summer Mystery Reading for the Sewing Enthusiast

Would love to read these! Great game.