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Sewing Machine

My house is small but my ambitions can be big.

My mom has three sewing machines and offered to give me one. It comes in a table, so it's not very portable, but I decided to get it. I don't know where I'll put it once we get it here, but I'm looking forward to getting it. I've sewn before, back in high school home ec (eons ago when it was called home ec) but I don't remember anything, not even how to thread the machine.

I'll need some good books to refresh my memory.

I'm Back, Finally, With a New Book

My break took longer than I anticipated, but I finally have some time for blogging.

Since my last post, I have gotten a new book, "Your Seed Bead Style: Accents, Embellishments and Adornments," and, like the other books I have by Bead & Button magazine, it is chockfull of idea-inspiring projects. It's not all new, though. A few use techniques I've seen other places, but overall, I think it's a pretty good addition to my bead references.

My favorite uses jump rings as an edging. It's got me thinking about what other nonbead objects I could incorporate into my work.