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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Back to sewing & classes

I  hope everyone is enjoying this time with Friends & Family 
It is that time to get back on the sewing machine and get busy sewing. I hope to finish up all the gifts. I am going to pick up New sewing machine to show to my students. Classes in Feb 8 + 15 March 8 + 15 for $28 ea month. So pass on to your friends that need that new sewing machine or want help with their new machine. I will have the Bernette 46 at my classes so everyone can try it out.  Talk to you soon,   Tish

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wall Quilt Kit

I received a wall quilt pattern for someone needing a sample of the pattern. It is a heart Wall hanging with machine applique. Looks fun
I think I am going to put some Texture Magic in it for interest. I will post pics as I work on it. I seriously need to get a New iPod or iPhone so I can post pics faster. So for now I will do it with my phone.

Tish in Vancouver

Monday, November 15, 2010

Texture Magic Demo

I am doing a Demo of Texture Magic for a Group of lady's in Beaverton @ the Mill End Store around 10am.

See you all there.........................


Friday, November 5, 2010

Sorry I was gone so long

I have had a very busy life and a bit stressful with grankids & family, a few emergencies. I have this blog to help my students, friends, and TextureMagic & Thread clients. So I am trying to get my sewing room in order along with my life. I was given the MOST wonderful gift of a Treadle sewing machine. A Singer I will be posting pics soon I hope, it a bit fancy. The same wonderful woman, my DaughInLaw's grandmother Betty Craze. I hope I can be like her and she is a beautiful woman, and SO giving to everyone. You can see her on FB. She also gave me some old quilts. I am going to find out there story.

To students feel free to comment and email me questions. I will be trying to set a regular time to meet. Everyone in Vancouver, WA is invited to come sew.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Had a good time at the Portland Quilt Expo. I volunteered 2 days so I got in for Free and took 2 classes. The Notions class, always good, and I got to take Brazilian Embroidery. I love hand embroidery and Brazilian looks even cooler. I white gloved a couple of times so I got a chance to talk to people. I found out that Superior Threads didn't have there sample book so I directed 2 people to a couple of quilts that had Texture Magic in them. So now I was thinking that I needed to do a Texture Magic class at Expo next year.

Now off to Retreat.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

My new pic

My new pic is my Grandaughter Taylor, a friend of my daughter-in-law took some nice pictures. This is the grandaughter that wants to design some clothes for herself. Off we go.............. BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

Monday, August 16, 2010

School starts soon

I haven't done much sewing. I have had the grand-babies over. Hope to do some sewing and clothing design while my granddaughter Taylor is here. BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

Friday, July 16, 2010

Still Hanging out

I have been busy, I have been hang out with grandkids, going on vacation, and  rearranging my sewing room. I am trying to make room for 3 more machines and I just need more counter space and more visual storage so I can find what I am looking for. I will post pics of before and after. My wonderful husband has been building me more table on the little time off that he has had. I havent been getting any sewing done. :-(
I will also get my Texture Magic samples posted next. Back to the grind stone...............................

Monday, July 5, 2010

Nephews Wedding on top of a mountain

This is the lake at the base of the mountain, Wallowa Lake

This is Mt Howard. We went up to the top on a tram
for my husand (Richard) nephew (Joey) wedding. It was beautiful.

This is where we went for the 4th of July wkend.................Where did you go????

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Children of the InnerLight Saying for Mothers Day

This is from Children of the Inner Light I love you stuff. She did fabric a couple of times. My first pieced quilt  has several pieces of her fabric.

""When I was a child, I did not understand all that a Mother gives through the years...but as I have grown, I have realized just how much your love and encouragement have fostered my growth. Thank you for being my Mother!""

Crying-it-out 'harms baby brains'

I found this so very interesting. I knew in my gut not to let babies cry and cry. As I get older the more I learn about raising kids, so I hope my children listen to me when I suggest things to them about raising their kids. I made LOTS of mistakes and I am trying to change that behavier in this family.

new book called The Essential First Year - What Babies Need Parents to Know.

One is not talking about a wakeful baby lying there gurgling, one is talking about a baby that is crying hard and nobody is responding.

"When that happens, and particularly if it happens over a long period, the brain chemical system releases cortisol and that is very bad for brain development.
"Some neuroscientists describe it as toxic."

The psychologist and parenting expert, who first found fame in the 1970s with her book, Your Baby and Child, said the important thing was for a parent to respond.

The mother-of-two said it was not necessary for the parent to discover why the baby was crying.
"If you do not respond and if you refuse to respond, the baby knows no response is coming," she added.
"The reason that a baby gives up after half an hour, three-quarters of an hour or an hour is that it has given up and that its expectations have been altered.
"I've heard it said that babies stop crying because they have learned that mummy wants them to go back to sleep.
"Babies are not capable of that sort of learning."

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Crochet Baby Socks and hat

These are made from a washable wool yarn. I down sized the pattern from CGOA pattern.

They didnt fit Chase, my youngest grandson, so they are my class sample now. I plan on doing a FREE Crochet class @ Cascade Park Library soon.

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Pink Crochet Socks

This is CGOA-001 pattern prepared by Jackie Young for Crochet Guild of America
at the end of Cuff intructions, it should look like this............

These are Taylors socks that I crocheted for her in several stages

This is the heel flap starting to end of instructions for TURNING HEEL

This is the cuff and the Heel Flap at the end of HEEL FLAP instructions
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Monday, March 29, 2010

Texture Magic Blankee

I made a couple little Blankee's for grandBabies. I made them using Fat Quarter of Minkee and cotton, batting and TextureMagic.

The green one I simply sewed squares with a wavy stitch 2" apart. I did the binding before I shrunk it up.

The pink one I used the wavy stitch and did 2" sq's and then did some stitching on the curvy parts of the paisley design so the sq's end up about 1" apart

We will see how the granBabies like them. These are there Travel Blankee's
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In Off Hours Truckers Pick Up Stitchin

I watched the Video, So cool that it was on Wall Street Journal

A friends Cockie Cock Plucked

I hope you dont mind me posting this Correen , it is too cute. We sewers and quilters need a good laugh.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Chase eating his foot

So cute
He does Yoga with Grama sometimes......LOL He is almost 8 mo old now

Friday, March 19, 2010

Demo Today

I am doing a Demo @ Craft Warehouse today. 1-3 I am getting $25 credit to do it.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My Daughter Diana

My daughter has spent some time at the hospital lately. SHe has been there 4 times in  the last 2 weeks. One problem after another. SO sorry if I havent been post and putting my pics up.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Sewing & Stitching Expo

I had a great time at Expo yesterday. But I only got to 1 building. Hoping to see the rest tomorrow and do some shopping. Annie was demoing at the Superior Threads tables and all the new patterns were there. She had several of her sample there too. They were great!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Texture Magic Blankee

Here is my youngest grandson with his Kat with a Turtle Blankee with TM. He seems to love it

Sewing & Stitching Expo

Wed I am leaving town for the EXPO YEAH!!!!!!!
I am off to visit all the shops on the way and back.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sewing Room

I am finally going to get my sewing re-arranged!!! My husband made my shelves in the garage to hold my Tubs of fabric and I went and bought more. I need MORE!!!!
I finished my crocheted socks for my grandson Chase (in the pic)


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

I missed out

This is in Yakima and I missed going to visit because of snow.


My 2010 has got off to a slow start. I have been spending some much needed time with the man whom holds my heart. I havent even sewn yet. But it is time to get off the pot! Time to get busy! I did teach a class though. Here is a picture of my oldest grandaughter Taylor, my future Designer
Taylor is on the far Left