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Vintage Trim Sale Today Only

Short notice and I have no idea why I didn't take pictures, but this is too good to pass up sharing! I spent the weekend at Quilt Market in Portland OR and met Christina Laurent on Saturday. Christina recently purchased a large inventory of vintage supplies that she is selling. I saw a few things… Continue reading Vintage Trim Sale Today Only

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Retreats, Proms and Wedding Dresses

My Sewful Life extends out from this blog into the Coats and Clark Sewing Secrets Blog, the Indygo Junction Facebook Group and, occasionally, other great online spots for sewing, too. You'll find me showing up in several places this month! Schmetz Needles publishes a lovely digital sewing magazine called Inspired to Sew. True to its… Continue reading Retreats, Proms and Wedding Dresses

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The 2018 Sewing & Stitchery Expo – An Amazing Show!

The 2018 Sewing & Stitchery Expo wrapped up about 10 days ago and WOW, what a great show! Full of fabulous classes, wonderful people, awesome vendors, terrific events and fabric. It's the highlight of my Sewful Life every year. Were you there? If not, come along on a tour with me! It's tough to squeeze… Continue reading The 2018 Sewing & Stitchery Expo – An Amazing Show!

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A Craftsy Addict’s Sale Recommendations

I am freshly back from attending and teaching at the 2018 Sewing and Stitchery Expo. And, just when I think I can't possibly absorb any more sewing inspiration . . . Craftsy announces a SALE! It would be foolish to turn that down, right?!!! Craftsy became one of my textile art/sewing/everything addictions several years ago.… Continue reading A Craftsy Addict’s Sale Recommendations

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12 Reasons I Love My Sewful Life

You know I really, REALLY love what I do! Most days, you'll find me blissfully writing about sewing, laptop on lap, terrier snuggled close and a silly movie in the background. Seriously, is this even real life? I am sew blessed - beyond measure! There's been a lot of excitement in my Sewful Life this… Continue reading 12 Reasons I Love My Sewful Life

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Sewing & Stitchery Expo 2018 – Online Registration is Open!

It's time!! Online class and event registration is now OPEN for the 2018 Sewing & Stitchery Expo! Key excitement extraordinaire!!! If you're ready, click here. My Registration Recommendations Sign up for my classes! Yes, this is shameless self-promotion, but I guarantee you'll have fun and learn a lot. My goal is to always give you "more… Continue reading Sewing & Stitchery Expo 2018 – Online Registration is Open!

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Sewing & Stitchery Expo 2018 – The Brochure is Ready!

It's EASY for me to get to the Puyallup WA Sewing & Stitchery Expo every year. That's one of the lovely perks of living in the state of Washington. But, no matter where you live, you should be coming to the show the first weekend in March of 2018, too! Over the next few weeks… Continue reading Sewing & Stitchery Expo 2018 – The Brochure is Ready!

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Inspiration! – The Volunteers of CTAW

Last Saturday, a group of 70+ women who are incredibly important to sewing in the Pacific Northwest gathered for their annual meeting. If you've attended the Puyallup WA Sewing & Stitchery Expo, you know these women. They are the tireless volunteers who are the heart and soul of the Sewing Expo and the real secret… Continue reading Inspiration! – The Volunteers of CTAW

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Stitch ‘n Pitch – My Knitful Life

When I’m not sewing or sleeping, I’m usually knitting and I love going to the Seattle Mariners Stitch ‘n Pitch event each Summer. This is a night at the ballpark for knitters and stitchers of all kinds and it began right here in Seattle. If you've never gone, you can come with me today! For… Continue reading Stitch ‘n Pitch – My Knitful Life

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Contests, Contentment & Confidence

Today is about encouragement! I hope that once you've read this, you'll sew more, post more, wear more and enter more. Because . . .  if not now, when?! At the beginning of May, I made a personal commitment to wear something that I had made everyday. It was my response to the wonderful challenge… Continue reading Contests, Contentment & Confidence