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  • thejennigirl replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 5 years ago

    Wish me luck. My oldest has the school’s 8th grade Renaissance Fair tomorrow, and I am scrambling to put together a Crusader costume. We made a quick run to WalMart last night, and scored some white flannel and red felt for a tunic, and his faux chain mail is being created with large gauge black tulle layered over a silver metallic costume fabric.…[Read more]

  • thejennigirl replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 5 years ago

    Wish me luck. My oldest has the school’s 8th grade Renaissance Fair tomorrow, and I am scrambling to put together a Crusader costume. We made a quick run to WalMart last night, and scored some white flannel and red felt for a tunic, and his faux chain mail is being created with large gauge black tulle layered over a silver metallic costume fabric.…[Read more]

  • thejennigirl replied to the topic News and Current Affairs in the forum off topic 5 years ago

    Thank you everyone, for your kind words, thoughts and prayers. Grandpa passed peacefully on the evening of January 29th. We had good weather for travel, a dear friend took care of our children (the trip took longer than the 3 days allowed by the school), all but one of my cousins made the services, and, despite the reason behind all of us…[Read more]

  • thejennigirl replied to the topic News and Current Affairs in the forum off topic 5 years ago

    Thank you everyone, for your kind words, thoughts and prayers. Grandpa passed peacefully on the evening of January 29th. We had good weather for travel, a dear friend took care of our children (the trip took longer than the 3 days allowed by the school), all but one of my cousins made the services, and, despite the reason behind all of us…[Read more]

  • thejennigirl replied to the topic News and Current Affairs in the forum off topic 5 years ago

    Sadly, all my grand January sewing plans are taking backseat to life. My uncle called me around midnight Saturday night to tell me that my grandfather, who raised me a good portion of my life, was doing poorly and the doctors said we had around 48 hours to say goodbye. Sunday, Grandpa did a complete 180 and shocked us all by waking up healthy,…[Read more]

  • thejennigirl replied to the topic News and Current Affairs in the forum off topic 5 years ago

    Sadly, all my grand January sewing plans are taking backseat to life. My uncle called me around midnight Saturday night to tell me that my grandfather, who raised me a good portion of my life, was doing poorly and the doctors said we had around 48 hours to say goodbye. Sunday, Grandpa did a complete 180 and shocked us all by waking up healthy,…[Read more]

  • thejennigirl replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 5 years ago

    @dubhels2003– getting there. The pants were moved to the “grow into this before finishing” pile, and the 2 vintage patterned blouses need only buttonholes and buttons (awaiting on a button order to arrive in the post before final button decisions are made), otherwise, I only have the seashore dress and vintage patterned dress left to finish before…[Read more]

  • thejennigirl replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 5 years ago

    @dubhels2003– getting there. The pants were moved to the “grow into this before finishing” pile, and the 2 vintage patterned blouses need only buttonholes and buttons (awaiting on a button order to arrive in the post before final button decisions are made), otherwise, I only have the seashore dress and vintage patterned dress left to finish before…[Read more]

  • thejennigirl replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 5 years ago

    @justsewit, I’m impressed you managed to get her to pattern choose. The older my Korra gets, the more I hear, “you can pick. You know what I like.” Even her excited beginning into the sewing experience has dribbled to a sad nothingness. I’m trying to hide my disappointment and be patient and understanding, but, darn it! She showed so much promise!

  • thejennigirl replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 5 years ago

    @justsewit, I’m impressed you managed to get her to pattern choose. The older my Korra gets, the more I hear, “you can pick. You know what I like.” Even her excited beginning into the sewing experience has dribbled to a sad nothingness. I’m trying to hide my disappointment and be patient and understanding, but, darn it! She showed so much promise!

  • thejennigirl replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 5 years ago

    Since I made up my mind to clean my studio, I opted to clean, oil, and service all my machines (The 6 that I use regularly, not the others, since I serviced the entire collection within the past 6 months). But, having completed the task, I’m glad I decided to do all of that. There’s nothing quite like sitting down to a freshly oiled machine to…[Read more]

  • thejennigirl replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 5 years ago

    Since I made up my mind to clean my studio, I opted to clean, oil, and service all my machines (The 6 that I use regularly, not the others, since I serviced the entire collection within the past 6 months). But, having completed the task, I’m glad I decided to do all of that. There’s nothing quite like sitting down to a freshly oiled machine to…[Read more]

  • thejennigirl replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 5 years ago

    Last night I made up a black peplum blouse in stretch cotton shirting for myself, complete with a monogrammed “J”. Today, it’s clean the sewing studio, since I went to JoAnn’s yesterday and bought a storage box for my excess embroidery threads, picked up a few big spools of black and white guttermann, and robbed them of any spare bolt boards they…[Read more]

  • thejennigirl replied to the topic What are you sewing now? in the forum off topic 5 years ago

    Last night I made up a black peplum blouse in stretch cotton shirting for myself, complete with a monogrammed “J”. Today, it’s clean the sewing studio, since I went to JoAnn’s yesterday and bought a storage box for my excess embroidery threads, picked up a few big spools of black and white guttermann, and robbed them of any spare bolt boards they…[Read more]

  • thejennigirl replied to the topic Brother SE400 in the forum off topic 5 years ago

    I have the 770. I just google “free appliqués” and “free embroidery” and have found a palethora of free files that way. I save them to my external hard drive, and only put what I am planning to use ASAP on my embroidery file only thumb drive (a regular thumb drive, with no files but embroidery files on it). You just have to make sure the files…[Read more]

  • thejennigirl and Profile picture of ReeniReeni are now friends 5 years ago

  • thejennigirl replied to the topic News and Current Affairs in the forum off topic 5 years ago

    A friend text this image to me after word of the “incident” got around. I’m tempted to do a bit of engraving 😉

  • thejennigirl replied to the topic News and Current Affairs in the forum off topic 5 years ago

    A friend text this image to me after word of the “incident” got around. I’m tempted to do a bit of engraving 😉

  • thejennigirl replied to the topic News and Current Affairs in the forum off topic 5 years ago

    Somebody (nobody has fessed up yet) used my dressmaker sheers to cut something (undetermined object of sewing scissor torture, clearly) and nicked the blades (!!!)

    ::moment of silence::

    However, Prince Charming, on his great white horse, gifted me with a new pair of my beloved gingher dress making sheers and has whisked my injured pair off to be…[Read more]

  • thejennigirl replied to the topic News and Current Affairs in the forum off topic 5 years ago

    Somebody (nobody has fessed up yet) used my dressmaker sheers to cut something (undetermined object of sewing scissor torture, clearly) and nicked the blades (!!!)

    ::moment of silence::

    However, Prince Charming, on his great white horse, gifted me with a new pair of my beloved gingher dress making sheers and has whisked my injured pair off to be…[Read more]

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