Saturday, March 29, 2014

Humor, Hope, & Italian Cooking

What does humor, hope, and ... Italian cooking have in common? Cynthia Toney, that's what. Or should I say who? :) Howdy y'all! I'm over on Stitches Thru Time today, interviewing this lovely. Come check it out to learn more about her new book, and leave a comment for a chance to win a great prize. Stitches Thru Time: Interview with Debut Author Cynthia Toney

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Interview and Giveaway on Stitches Thru Time

Hey y'all! It's my turn over on Stitches Thru Time today. I'm interviewing my friend and debut author Keisha Bass. Keisha also offered to giveaway a copy of her novel Permanent Resident at the Purse Table to one commenter today, so be sure to leave a comment when you do. :)

Friday, March 7, 2014

February Firsts

Have you had any "firsts" lately? Just looking back on February, I can name two. I know, I know it's March, not February, but I did some scrolling through my camera.

For my first first (say that ten times fast =) ), I learned how to read, pin, and cut out a pattern. That was the easy part. Not that hard at all. I can even say I did better than Lucy. The carpet stayed fully intact. =)

Second, I learned how to put that pattern together with a sewing machine. This included pestering my sister with my questions at odd hours of the evening. Thanks, sis. =)

This also meant learning how to thread the bobbin---and no, that's not the thing that bobs up and down. =) I also figured out how to do the button hole stitches and taught myself how to sew a hem.

Oh and FYI, that waistband was a dilly to get together. I stopped counting how many times I went back over a certain section because something didn't catch. =)

What was it like for you to sew on a machine for the first time? Do you have any fun "firsts" that have happened in your world lately?