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Holiday Embellishments

Have you started decorating for the holidays yet? I’ve noticed a lot of neighbours have their lights up with more and more lawn ornaments appearing daily. Apparently we are all decorating early as a way of finding some joy in … Continue reading

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So versatile – The Janome Skyline S9

I have been using the Janome Skyline S9 for almost two years now and it really has become my go-to sewing machine. I just love how versatile it is! One minute I am sewing a quilt, the next doing some … Continue reading

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Saturday Sewing: a tutorial for making Clear Masks

I think I’ve tried almost 10 different styles of masks since the COVID-19 pandemic was first declared. Sewers around the world have stepped up to the call in so many different ways to help provide non-medical masks. Many of my … Continue reading

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Monitoring your embroidery projects

I’m currently working on a special (secret!!) project for a friend of mine who is going through treatment for cancer. I’m embroidering words of encouragement from her circle of friends onto blocks that will then be sewed into a quilt. … Continue reading

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Machine Embroidered Quilt Labels – Two Options

Do you do labels for your quilts? I have to admit, it’s not something I always get around to doing. Whether you are making competition quilts, quilts for the home or quilts that will be gifted, labels are always a … Continue reading

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Sewing Machine Cover-Up

Swim suit cover-ups might be a little more popular than sewing machine cover-ups for this time of the year, but I recently moved some things around on the main floor where I do most of my sewing (that’s what happens … Continue reading

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Project Bags: sewing and embroidery on vinyl

You probably know I’m a big fan of organization. Everything in its place and a place for everything. I love my hobbies. And every hobby has its tools and equipment. And all those tools need places to be stored! Generally … Continue reading

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Sewing a test garment (and the ongoing search for the perfect tunic dress)

Here’s a great Saturday sewing project idea from Janome Canada artisan, Trina: There are several different ways to approach apparel sewing but what it really comes down to is whether you want to test out a pattern and sizing, or … Continue reading

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Selfish Sewing

It has been a long time since my Janome Skyline S9 has seen any selfish sewing. Don’t get me wrong, it definitely hasn’t been sitting and collecting dust! I’ve been working on a lot of purposeful sewing projects. I think … Continue reading

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We are in this together

These past few weeks feel like a whirlwind. Three weeks ago I was on a one-week family vacation. Now we are home, working remotely, limited in how we interact with the outside world, can’t imagine even traveling right now, and … Continue reading

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