This is StitchAdventures's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following StitchAdventures's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
StitchAdventures
Rural mountains near the coast of central California
I love everything fibery, exploring new stitch techniques, taking workshops.
Interests: Sewing,quilting,knitting,natural dyeing,weaving, cats, family, genealogy, travel anywhere, eating simply, reading books about strong women.
Recent Activity
Image
I'm not fond of batiks, even though many of them are pretty to quilters. So, I decided to make a quilt from all the batiks that Hoffman Fabrics kindly gave to me, Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Stitch Adventures
Image
It's the experience of hand sewing I want, and the cotton is lightweight, undyed, and will work just fine. Especially in the North Carolina heat and humidity in July! Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Stitch Adventures
Image
I received several pictures from Novel Adventures showing 18th century clothing worn by women, and I decided to make a costume that I can wear during my adventure. So I did a little research on what the colonial 1760's women wore, and then went off to the pattern store to see what was available. Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at Stitch Adventures
Image
David Taylor, pictorial quilt artist extraordinaire, came to my local quilt guild today. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Stitch Adventures
Image
Our hotel is right on the Thames River.... with a full view of the Tower Bridge. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2015 at Stitch Adventures
Image
If you don't know what type of fabric is being suggested, have a clerk help you identify some of the types of fabrics on the envelope. There's a big difference between georgette and courduroy! Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Stitch Adventures
Image
There was so much talk on the sewing blogs about how to sew a circle skirt made with 5 yards of fabric. But it’s just not fun to carry that much fabric weight on your body all day. So what about a half circle skirt? Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2014 at Stitch Adventures
Image
This machine is a wonder - creates an adjustable length stitch with just a bobbin, that mimics the sashiko stitch that I love to do by hand. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at Stitch Adventures
Image
The best beginner sewing machine for you is the machine you feel comfortable with, that has the features you want, at a price you can (almost) afford. Or at least justify. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Stitch Adventures
Why would you buy a sewing machine at a big box store or garage sale (they are equally bad), when you could get a negotiated price from your local sewing machine dealer? Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Stitch Adventures
Image
The directions for the half circle skirt are easy. The project is less expensive, and more flattering because it takes only 2-3 yards of fabric (depending on the length you choose). Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at KalicoFabric
We want to help you take the scary out of learning to sew. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at KalicoFabric
Image
This blog is the first in a series of instructional posts for people who want to learn how to sew. If you have a sewing machine and don't know how to thread it or use it, you've come to the right place! Or, you used to sew, but haven’t for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at KalicoFabric
Learn how to sew with our online beginner sewing tutorials and make your own fashion statement that shows who you really are! Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Sew University
Image
Just as I finished the last post, the boat engine suddenly shut down, and there were lights outside. Within a minute or so, we were surrounded by the walls of a lock, which kept getting closer and closer. So close in fact, we could reach out our sliding glass door... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Stitch Adventures
Image
Jim and I had a full day. We started the day in Strasbourg, France with a tour of yet another cathedral. Ornate, and towering over the old town center, it is one of the tallest in Europe. Perfect timing, because when we entered the church, there was an orchestra and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Stitch Adventures
Image
Two days ago we had a tour of our first castle - Marksburg Castle. It is still intact and preserved, but it was built 700 years ago and quite primitive. Of course, like all castles, it was built to protect. The road up to it was a very steep hike... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Stitch Adventures
Image
Aswe were eating breakfast,someone said "oh look" as we approached Cologne, Germany. What our ship was approaching was The Dom. I couldn't believe the enormity of what I was seeing. Our tour began shortly after we docked. I've been trying to figure out how to describe this building. No words... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Stitch Adventures
Image
This morning after a delightful breakfast of cheeses, thick bread, herring(I tried, but not again!) and fruit we were off on a walking tour of the windmills. Jim really liked this - very iconic structures. Lots of gears. There were 19 of them at this one town called Kinderdijk. Made... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Stitch Adventures
Image
I am in awe of this city of canals, museums, and the people who live here. Jim and I arrived yesterday after a grueling 11 hour flight non stop LAX to Schipol Airport. Who knew they could pack so many people on a 747? With only 1 square foot of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Stitch Adventures
Image
My good friend is travelling to Vietnam next month, and in honor of her 80th birthday, I decided to sew a travel bag. A bag to place in her suitcase designed to suit her adventurous spirit, her joie de vivre, her awesomeness. I found an envelope bag design from my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2014 at Stitch Adventures
Image
My first project from the book "Japanese Quilting piece by piece" by Yoko Saito. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at Stitch Adventures
Thinking about all this made me think of something my daughter and I share a love for - Craftsy video classes. She gave me a video for Christmas (yes, they have a wish list you can create, and she saw mine, and it made a wonderful gift!) Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Stitch Adventures
Image
Made it to Fairbanks, Alaska for my 10 day adventure. It took all yesterday to fly here. But Seattle Airport is awesome - had a wonderful fish lunch while waiting for my next flight. Flying up thru Canada - no roads, completely remote. When the airline Captain told us where... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at Stitch Adventures
Image
Can you guess what it is? Looks like something from Star Wars, and early risers at the farmers market were snapping these up just for the looks! Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2013 at Stitch Adventures