I’m teaching at the Empty Spools seminar March 16-21. What a great place to go—both for teachers and students! I get to be both this year. I’m staying on for another week to take a 5-day class from Ruth McDowell after I teach for a week. I’m very excited!
Monthly Archives: March 2008
Where to look on the sewing machine…
Linda and I each sew on Bernina’s. Did you know that there is a little mark in front of the presser foot that marks the 1/4″ line? I’m finding that if I keep my fabric lined up with that line and don’t worry so much about the edge of the 1/4″ foot, I get a more accurate seam. I don’t know if other machines have the same kind of mark… but if they do, try using it. It’s handy.
More Pin Cushions
When I was out of applique to work on last week I made some new pin cushions from the wool beads we sell on our site. They are both easy and fun to make—a winning combo! A word to those of you with cats: Cats love these things! If you don’t want them to play with your lovely pin cushions, you’d better hide them. In a drawer.
A Sneak Peek
The snow is melting and the sun is out. It’s hard to believe that yesterday morning we had 7″ of snow on the ground.
Hello! Welcome to the Piece O’ Cake blog! Linda and I have been talking about starting a blog for a long time and today is the day it’s happening. We’ll both be making posts and it is our hope that, through these posts, you get a chance to know us each a little better.
As I write this, the big news in Sherman, TX, is that it is snowing. Big flakes! This sort of weather event in Texas, in March, is unusual. We often get an Easter freeze (no sane person here plants annuals until after Easter) but this is sort of ridiculous. My cats are confused. They want to go out, but then their little feet hit the snow and it’s right back inside. Ten minutes later we do it again. Silly cats.
It’s sort of nice to be snowed in. My husband, Steve, called to say everyone who works at the college is going home and the students are out playing in the snow. I’m going to make a cup of tea and get to work putting the next project up on the design wall.