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lapark


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Member Since: 11/21/2010


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Re: Trending at the 2013 Golden Globes

love love love emily blunts dress! it is stunning and sexy without showing so much skin.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Quilt Love"

quilting has been part of my life for the last 12 years. my mother did lots of piecing of blocks but only completed one quilt that i know of...it was all knits, two inch finished squares, a nine patch with navy borders.together we knotted it...it is not the most pleasing to the eye and some of the knit squares have pulled away from the seams...but it is one of my most prized posessions. my mother passed away 12 years ago. i had started a quilt of all over 2 inch squares from scraps of my families clothing. i wanted to complete it before she passed on but was unable to. i did finish that quilt ans it was a big part of my healing. i sewed the patches together by machine and quilted it by hand. although my mother did not get to see it here on earth i always felt her near as i worked on it.

Re: curvy mermaid

you are so creative! i love it!!

Re: Onezie Makeover

i've got grandSONS! i guess i'll just have to be creative and come up with my own variations of these onesies. very cute!!!

Re: Striped apron pattern from 1941 uses techniques found in Threads!

in 1968 my mother had gallbladder surgery and at the same time i had hip surgery. during our recovery times mom took up crocheting. i inherited that first afghan, that has been well used/loved and mended several times over the years. from that time on she made well over 100 afghans. i not only have the afghan but also have her favorite crochet hook that had a wooden (ergonomical) handle. when i hold it i feel our hands as one.

Re: Clothing History from Afar

i live in small town hicksville usa....there are no museums close by and i don't really think i would pay to visit one..but i do enjoy seeing articles here about costumes and clothing from other decades...i really enjoyed the video on the spider silk cape...it was fastiniating...i will continue to rely on your newsletter and magazine to inspire me...thanks!

Re: How to Use Pins the Right Way

oprah, i've had an ah ha moment! thanks susan!

Re: How to Make Ribbon Trim

how cool! i can see this as an embellishment on so many things...wedding/prom dresses, art quilts, or even edging on a quilt, bags or purses...i am inspired!

Re: Is There a Right Way to Iron a Garment?

my momma did teach me how to iron...just not how to enjoy it...i press my seams as i sew a garment or project...i press garments that i have altered for clients before i return them...and if i have to look my very best for a wedding or funeral and such, then i will iron...i have enjoyed reading others techniques and have been inspired by them...although i'll probably stick to my old ways! :)

Re: Is There a Right Way to Iron a Garment?

step 1: take clothing from the washer and put into the dryer.
step 2: when i hear the "ding" chime on my dryer, remove clothing.
step 3: if wrinkles are present, dampen a towel and put clothing back into the dryer.
step 4: when i hear the "ding" chime on my dryer, remove clothing. check for wrinkles. if wrinkles are still present...
step 5: pick out something else to wear.

Re: Is There a Right Way to Iron a Garment?

step 1: take clothing from the washer and put into the dryer.
step 2: when i hear the "ding" chime on my dryer, remove clothing.
step 3: if wrinkles are present, dampen a towel and put clothing back into the dryer.
step 4: when i hear the "ding" chime on my dryer, remove clothing. check for wrinkles. if wrinkles are still present...
step 5: pick out something else to wear.

Re: McCall's and Kwik Sew join forces

i have used kwik sew patterns to make shirts for my husband...a big teddy bear belly that you've just got to love but hard to fit easily...over the last 10 years or so i have had to cut back on sewing for my family because of going to work with 2 different jobs...but i am now trying to juggle a sewing business into the mix (and juggle one or both other jobs OUT!) so i am constantly looking for ways to help me on my way...having kwik sew online with mccalls will be so convienient! by the way...what is a "BMV club member"? and where can i join? (i assume it is a community that for pattern users...with a discount..i love discounts!

Re: Slashing Just for Fun

about washing...last year i made a denim rag quilt and did a real number on my washer when all the threads frayed...ended up the repair men had to take my stack washer/dryer away and take it all apart...needless to say i learned to go to the laundromat for some of my creations...i like these jeans...but i'd probably take them to town for the first few washings!

Re: No Halstons Here: Project Runway Episode 10 is "Sew '70s"

i am surprised at how far bert has come...but i did like both his outfits this week...the shorts were just a tad on the short side and his dress was really simple...but both really showed the 70's i remember.i thot kimberly's top really resembled flowing tops of the 70' and paired with the skirt i thot brought it up to 2011...the fabric she used for her jumpsuit was pretty typical for the late 70's, as was the plaid joshua and anthony ryan used...i didn't see the 70's anywhere in anya's outfits...i have not trusted her from the moment of her audition interview...i may be way off, but there is just something about her...watch, she'll probably walk home the winner!

Re: Project Runway 9: My Pet Project

i didn't agree with much of the judges picks this week...i thought that julie tierney's outfit should of at least been in the bottom three. i thought it was the worst fit of any of the outfits...and come on how old were we when we learned to weave paper? i also think that the seeded dress was much more flattering on the model than the skirt and dog bed...come on he could have just made the skirt, and just had her carry a pillow in front of her and the outfit would look the same...bert, oh bert! i think he needs to let loose and let his creativity go..i think he's been so used to fashion using the best of fabrics etc that when thrown anything other than that he doesn't know how to go with it..i don't feel like he didn't do his best because he had immunity...i think he was just stuck without having a clue...

Re: Spruce Up Your Shirt Hem

i have looked and looked at this picture and read the article. for some reason i can't make the shirt make sense to me. how does the very front look with out the models hand to her neck? does the yellow bias just hang loosely and the brown bias make up the placket for the buttons/button holes? does it hang straight down or is it all sewn at an angle?

Re: "Project Runway" Announces Season 9 Designers

i am hoping to see more of becky ross. when i first saw her interview i got the feeling she is down to earth regular kind of gal. but that will probably be her downfall on the show... contestants tend to be over the top...but looking at her past projects i think she would stand a good chance at making wearable outfits out of whatever textile they throw at her. her halter dress that was made from trash others had thrown out looked completely wearable.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Little Things to Sew"

i am a new grandma for the FIRST time...it is wonderful being a grandparent...i have made several blankets for Harley Jacob but that is as far as i've gotten...i'm itching for ideas to make for a little boy...the more frills the better for girls, but not so for little boys..he is growing so fast, so i'm sure w=once i get started i'll be making something new all the time...