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Oregon USA
Member since, 1/23/05

Recent Pattern Reviews


Book Review 8/21/13 10:12 PM
Interweave Stitch, Fall 2013
Oh Stitch, Stitch, Stitch. What in the Sam Hill are you doing Interweave Press? I am finally lured to purchase your sewing publication for almost US$15 based on the tempting cover project to find the contents are incomplete. I have to go to a website and download patterns and templates for the proj...more...
Store Review 8/16/13 11:27 PM
Joann Fabrics
The experience at Joann -- no matter whether in California or Oregon -- always leaves something to be desired, but -- and this is a HUGE BUT -- the Tigard store now is the exception because of one exceptional employee: Rachel. Her colleagues know this, too. They told me as much when I asked to spe...more...
Pattern Review 8/15/13 10:59 AM
Self Drafted Pattern - 25909-1000 Self-Drafted Pajama Pant
Copying well-worn pair of men's pajama pants because it has just enough non-fit to be comfortable, especially through the crotch/rise. They were purchased on a whim and proved to be an exceptional find. The elastic is shot. They need to be retired. Should be a fairly simple pattern to copy. Drawstr...more...
Book Review 1/24/13 8:24 PM
SewStylish/Fall 2012
The Fall 2012 edition of SewStylish, is a Taunton magazine and "sister" publication to Threads, contains a great deal of information readers can use to create on-trend garments that reflect current fashions. The publication has information for all sewing experience/skill levels. One of the more int...more...
Website Review 8/14/12 11:55 AM
Hawthorne Threads
Hawthorne Threads is a US-based online retailer focused on providing sewists with a selection of quality cotton fabrics -- including Japanese fabrics -- for quilting and sewing. The designers/lines carried include Riley Blake, Amy Butler, Michael Miller, Alexander Henry, Lecien, Thomas Knauer, Anna ...more...
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Crafting interests (no particular order): sewing, knitting, beading, and dyeing and playing with fiber. Of course, these interests keep my attention divided such that I'm always working on something, ...more

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