Masks Now For Sale

This past week I’ve been hard at work making masks to donate to my local hospital. Some of you have joined me, which was so exciting to see! You may have heard the new recommendation that all people wear masks when outside of their homes. As more and more of us are looking for homemade…

sewing machines

Then & Now: A Look At My Beloved Sewing Machines

My love of sewing machines goes way back to when I was a little girl. It was the mid-1960’s, and I was using my Grandma Steele’s 1940’s Montgomery Ward machine (which I later received after her passing in 1993).    I remember happily whirring away, altering, fixing and sewing clothes for my grandmother. It was…

Some Sad News To Share…

My dear friends, I am writing this post to let you know about the sad passing of my mother Joyce Louise Hurd Cote’. She was 87 when she died on September 19th, and had been suffering from Parkinson’s for the last few years. 11 days ago I rushed to her side because I knew her…

2018 Resolutions: Completing My UFOs

If you’re on a mission to complete your UFOs (Unfinished Objects) and Sewing Projects, you’ll love this blog! Welcome to 2018! It’s overwhelming to think about how fast time flies; it seems like this year has flown by so fast. However, I know it’s good to keep busy, and life certainly keeps me busy! Like…

A Gift To My Mother: My Hand Sewn Quilt

I’m so excited to show you my new hand sewn quilt! My mom is getting older, and has been ill for the last few years. Because of this, I wanted to make this upcoming sewing project extra special. As her birthday approached in September, I wondered what I could make her for a present. Having…