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craft interests: crochet, embroidery, fashion, gifts, holidays, knitting, paper-crafts, quilting, restyle, sewing

Member Since: 02/20/2009

recent comments

Re: Threads #178: Check out our latest issue and enter to win!

That's a very pretty cover.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Suede to Rest"

Whenever I have some down time. I like to read a fun, smart book.

Re: Win a Copy of the All-New The Couture Skirt Book & DVD Set

I want to make great looking skirts.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Handbag Workshop"

I really like the projects on the cover.

Re: Book Giveaway and Free Pattern Downloads: "The Magic Pattern Book"

I want to be able to make lots of things with just a few patterns.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Bead Embroidery: Stitch Samples"

I would try a simple pullover top. That way i won't feel bad if I mess out.

Re: Interview with Designer Joi Mahon and Giveaway

I would like to know how to adjust the bust and length of garments.

Re: Huge Handbags Giveaway!

I would like to make a medium sized messenger bag.

Re: Christine Haynes Pattern and Book Giveaway

I like Emery Dress. It's so classy.

Re: Cheryl Kuczek Pattern Giveaway

These are very pretty patterns.

Re: Cheryl Kuczek Pattern Giveaway

These are very pretty patterns.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: The Best of Threads--Handbags

I would like to start making handbags so I can have more variety of styles to choose from.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Patternmaking Made Easy," Third Edition by Connie Crawford

I like skirts because they are simple and you can make so many versions.

Re: SewStylish Featured Giveaway!

I want to make skirts, bags and refashion.

Re: Book Giveaway: "The Complete Photo Guide to Clothing Construction"

I would like to learn tailoring.

Re: Super Sewing Giveaway!

I would like to sew a skirt with embellishments on it.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Sew Red"

I'm working out and eating better.

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

I want to make a messenger bag with lots of pockets.

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

Since I was a small child I have wanted to learn how to sew.

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

I like the styles in the book.

Re: Threads Selects Giveaway: "Easy-to-Sew Flowers"

I want to embellish a bag and a skirt.

Re: Threads Selects Giveaway: "Easy-to-Sew Skirts"

I like A Line skirts.

Re: Threads Selects Giveaway: "Easy-to-Sew Handbags"

I lik Amy Butler designs.

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

I love vintage style but haven't made anything yet.

Re: "Garment Construction" Book Giveaway

I love skirts.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Threads Issue 168

I love Lorelai Gilmore clothes on Gilmore Girls. Very classy.

Re: Book Giveaway: The Vintage Pattern Selector

I like most of the 20th century fashion wise. I love the 1910's through the 1990's. So much variety.

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

Threads gives me inspiration. There is a lot of knowledge in those pages.

Re: Win a One-Year Threads Insider Membership!

This would finally encourage me to learn to sew.

Re: Book Giveaway: "The Essential A-Line"

I would make one out of cotton blend.

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

This seems like a good book.

Re: Book Giveaway "Vintage Lingerie"

I love vintage/retro styles. This would be a great book to have.

Re: Book Giveaway "The Colette Sewing Handbook"

I love retro styles. I want learn how to make them.

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

I like bead embroidery. It gives a retro/vintage look.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Quilt Love"

I don't quilt but I would really like to. I want to make a pinwheel quilt.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: The Colette Sewing Handbook

I like retro style clothes.

Re: What influences helped to shape your current sewing hobby or career?

Just looking craft blogs and message boards give me inspiration to learn more.

Re: Book Giveaway: Sewing in a Straight Line

I could really use this book.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: The New June/July Issue of Threads (#161)

Sewing Destination: London. I love travel craft stories.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Famous Frocks" by Sara Alm and Hanna McDevitt

I love classic style!

Re: Giveaway: Threads Insider Membership

Any tips ides to help people to have the confidence to move up to the next level in sewing.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: The April/May 2012 issue of Threads magazine!

One Pattern, Endless Options sound good to me.

Re: Magazine Giveaway: Threads Issue #159, March 2012

The information on bra making alone makes this a very interesting issue.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "The Colette Sewing Handbook" by Sarai Mitnick

I want to learn the basics. I love vintage/retro style.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: Threads issue #158

The cover stories look good.

Re: DVD GIVEAWAY: Threads Magazine Archive, 1985-2011

I'm looking forward to the Vintage issue. I think it was about two years back. I wish I had bought that one.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Guide to Fashion Sewing

I know how to sew on a button thanks to Sew Stylish magazine.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Threads Sewing Guide"

I would like this book because I want to learn to sew.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Embroidery Companion: Classic Designs for Modern Living" by Alicia Paulson

I love simple hand stitching and redwork.

Re: Is sewing taught in your local school system?

I still haven't learn to sew. I was in middle school in the mid-eighties. The city schools required us to get a taste of most electives business, foreign langauge, home ec and woodworking.

Woodworking was my favorite. I had a great teacher. Once a student had problems in math. The teacher stopped the whole class to teach us math because our math teacher wasn't very good. The home ec teacher was just o.k she taught us how to make caramel popcorn and candlewicking(the craft with the knots). But that was it.

We moved two counties in the late eighties and the first county had amazing classes like world geography. The next school was worse than any city school I have attended. The teachers were more like babysitters.. The home ec teacher only paid attention the the students who already knew how to sew. She had us cook frozen food that was already seasoned and gave us all a D.

The typing, driving, business, and marketing teachers all refused to teach. Some said we wouldn't be able to get good jobs like our parents and would have service sector jobs. So, why bother teaching us anything seemed to be their feeling.

I did have a good consumer math teacher. I learned so much. This is another underrated class. It is mainly for kids who are not great in math but it's important for life.

I am slowing learning all the crafts and hopefully art and languages I didn't get to learn in school. Sewing and embroidery are next on the list.

Re: Giveaway: Teach Yourself to Sew Magazine and DVD bundle

I am the one who wants to learn. I haven't had a chance to share a love of it yet.

Re: MAGAZINE AND DVD GIVEAWAY: "Teach Yourself to Sew"

I really want to learn to sew. This would help me greatly.

Re: Book Giveaway: Stitch-Opedia

I'm just learning this craft. This book will come in handy.

Re: Book Giveaway - The Complete Photo Guide to Ribbon Crafts

This book looks interesting. I haven't thought much about everything I could do with ribbon.

Re: Book Giveaway: 'The Perfect Pajama'

This book looks great. I would love to have it.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: Embroidered Effects: Projects and Patterns to Inspire Your Stitching

I am going to learn embroidery soon. I would love this book.

Re: Book Giveaway--Ribbon Embroidery: Simple Stitches for Easy Embellishments

This looks like something fun to try.