This Saturday, we’ll make a potholder and oven mitt just in time for Mother’s Day. As my gift to you, I’m sharing the instruction sheet I hand out to the kids during our club sessions. I developed my own oven mitt pattern based on a beloved vintage one in my kitchen drawer. Be creative… Continue reading Kid’s Club – Potholders for Mom
We have TWO camps this year: Quilt Camp – Make a tied 9 patch quilt and an emoji pillow Dates: June 13-16, 2017 Times: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Cost: $200 includes supplies and a snack Ages: 8 & up Note: Please bring your sewing machine. If you need to borrow a sewing machine, let… Continue reading Summer Camps @ Stitch N Quilt
I’ve recently had to wrestle with decisions to continue/discontinue certain business relationships/services and whether or not to go through a voluntary recertification process related to the day job. I’m sharing my thought processes here in case others are going through a similar situation. When you are a micro-business, every dollar counts. I know what it… Continue reading It’s okay not to renew…
It’s easy – peasy, especially if you are sewing on relatively flat 2 or 4 hole buttons! Machine settings: Presser foot: All purpose or button sewing foot Stitch: Zig Zag W= 4.0 and L = 0 – .2 Some manufacturers suggest lowering your feed dogs when attaching buttons, but all of my machines seem to… Continue reading Sewing on buttons by machine
Ever had a looming project deadline, but you find yourself unable to move forward because something else is literally in the way? Mental or physical clutter that has brought your creative energies to a screeching halt? For me, it came in the form of a pro bono project that literally took over my sewing room. My… Continue reading Creative Blocks
Why do we have such a hard time uttering this word? It’s only TWO letters – an N and an O – as in nuh-uh, nope, not gonna happen. Learning to say this one short word will help put you back in the driver’s seat of your own life. Unless it’s something really important to… Continue reading The Power of “No.”
Because it puts you more in control of things and lessens the impact of outside influences. Decisions and actions you take in your 20’s and 30’s will have a direct bearing on what your life will look like in your late 40’s, early 50’s and on into retirement. It also applies to business planning, but in this… Continue reading Why Plan Ahead?