At the start of 2017 I promised myself a lot of new things – especially in regard to products, materials and techniques. Now I’m ready to introduce the first new product from 40 Stitches – a matchsack! Why? There are lots of reasons, but when my kids were packing for summer camp the instructions on […]
Finally! That’s about all I can say. I was finally able to realize my vision from 14 years ago – to make a quilt that would memorialize our time in Berlin – and all the films we saw then. In those days I worked at Columbia TriStar Film GmbH at the Sony Center on Potsdamer […]
I’ve heard of Christmas in July – but I never thought about July in April until now. I am using lots of my Aunt’s 4th of July fabrics to create pillows and a fun table runner and maybe a few other things. Now is a good time for me to sew them – no pressure […]
Santa was good to me this last Christmas and brought me some new Clover Clips. I had been wanting some for a while – at first I thought they might be useful for my Garden Quilt – but then I was shown a way to baste the hexagons without any clips. But I knew it […]
I haven’t posted anything for a long time – but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t sewn anything for a long time. In fact just the opposite is true! I sewed a lot of presents for Christmas, embroidered several orders and am still working – at the store and at home. That’s why I’m so […]
Look! My Bernina had to be repaired and now I’m working with a machine from the stone age! But actually, it’s not that bad! For regular sewing the old Pfaff has everything I need. What do you think? Were the old sewing machines better than the new ones?
While I was on vacation I did some creative things, even though I wasn’t sewing or working at the store. Here and there I visited a quilt store or a craft store and I like to look around and see if there’s a bargain or maybe even a new product. In Picking Daisies in San […]
On December 31st I was browsing through facebook when I came across a post that said I shouldn’t leave any sewing projects unfinished at the end of the year or they would stay unfinished! I didn’t think much of it at the time, but later it came to me that this is really unfair and […]