Archive for November, 2008

Just got back from the Thanksgiving holiday and lucky me! I stopped by my machine dealer on the way home and…my machine is fixed! Hooray!

Driving home today, this is the picture that was right outside my front car window…


Oh my! It really is only 26 days left until Christmas! Better get working on those projects! 😉


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youcanmakethis_twirlsforgirls22Our 2nd annual “Twirls for Girls” campaign is finally here! I am so giddy because last year it was a huge success, and now this year I just can’t wait to see how many more little doll clothes are made for the Toys for Tots organization! You can find the FREE patterns over at our sister site, www.YouCanMakeThis.com.

And for all of our embroidery enthusiasts, how about add an extra touch of that favorite design of yours to the simple wrap skirt! Oh, I can just imagine how cute those are going to turn out!

It’s such a good feeling to be a part of this. Last year I was able to have my 10-year-old and 8-year-old daughters help me with the sewing of these little skirts. It was an amazing experience working along side of them and seeing their excitement as they knew they were making these for other little girls at Christmas time.

And even more, we’d love to have you help us spread the word about this great cause! You can watch our “Twirls for Girls” video on the product page  over at YCMT or on You-Tube! If you’d like to post the video on your blog, you can find the code on You Tube here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzcYMpsIIdE

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My Machine is Down!

Has anyone out there ever experienced getting ready to stitch out that exciting new design you could hardly wait to try out… and then for some reason your machine has gone kerplunk? This happened to me this weekend! I had my fabric hooped and my mommy time-out was available! I turned the machine on, and the carriage would not move. The error on the screen read, “A malfunction occurred. Turn the machine off, then on again.” I did so, and still, no luck.

If you’re like me, you have a list of projects you’re trying to get ready for the holiday season, but this morning my little guy lost a tooth. Perfect time to stitch out a tooth fairy pillow, right? But today that project will have to wait, and my sweet, beloved little machine is going to have to leave my side for a short while!

Here are the fun, new designs I was going to stitch out. It’s our new, “Tooth Fairy Round-Up” and my lil’ cowboy would have loved it.


Can anyone relate? 🙂

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