Tuesday, December 29, 2015


I finally put comments in moderation since the spammers wouldn't let  go.  How obnoxious they are.   Luckily, in a way, I only have one regular commenter who I am sure won't mind the extra steps to add a comment now and then.

The problem with the spammers is not just that they have no relevance to any post, but their comment has a link to a spyware/adware site tidily enclosed so I can't let them sit.  And I got tired of deleting them several times a day.  Blah blah.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

I hope you're snuggled somewhere warm with those you love.  May you be surrounded by light till spring comes.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

First Time Sewing: The Absolute Beginner's Guide

I found this title recently, and think it may be The One which will teach me to sew.  I have another book on beginning sewing, but this one is truly perfect.

It has a nice diagram of the machine and each part.  Two pages of various sewing feet and what to use them for.

Nice pictures of various types of hems and stitches.

A sewing pattern talking about everything inside and outside of the envelope.  How to lay the pattern on material, pin it down and cut it.

I appreciate the step by step so much. Many books assume everyone knows these things, but alas, not I.

A nice section on hand stitches, which made me look at the book in the first place.

The very first project is a rectangular tablecloth, how beautiful and practical.  All of the projects are things I'd love to make, rather than 20 pillow variations (though there is a pillow.)

The book is by The editors of Creative Publishing International.   I'm not familiar with them, but am happy with their work.