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I have more sewing ideas in my head than in my closet or time to complete. But I don’t stop dreaming. Sewing is my obsession, meditation, and relaxation. I don’t profess to be an expert, but I enjoy it and what I make I like, so whose opinion counts more than that?

I’ve been sewing since I was a little girl, starting out on a toy Singer sewing machine at age five. (Coincidentally, my granddaughter got her first toy sewing machine from me this year at age five. Does it skip generations?) I took home economics in school in England starting at age 13 and my sewing took off from there. I sewed my entire summer wardrobe for a trip back to the States when I was 14, and sewed my summer uniforms for school.

I used to think I took a hiatus from sewing while raising my daughters, but that’s just faulty memory. I actually made my daughters plenty of clothes growing up – more so when they were small, though. There’s just something fulfilling and gratifying about being able to take raw fabric and put together something wearable.

I love sewing. I love creating anything.

This blog is mostly about my adventures in sewing, how I learn, how I grow, how I mess up. But it’s also about my views of life and people around me and my often not-so-humble opinions.

Glad you came to visit.


Little Miss Sew N Sew


15 Comments leave one →
  1. December 8, 2007 10:20 pm

    It is nice to read that
    perfection is not always
    the end of a project!
    or is it? LOL!

  2. Susan Quinn permalink
    December 10, 2007 11:39 pm

    Hi Claire
    Thank you for my birthday message.
    Love Susan

  3. Susan Quinn permalink
    December 11, 2007 12:32 am

    Hi Claire
    It was so good to hear from one of my oldest friends – not oldest as in age! I mean in length of friendship – it must be at least 32 years now!! I had a good birthday with coffee with some friends in the morning and family time with the girls when they came home from school.

    I promise to send you some photos and news soon. Its so busy at the moment with the build up to Christmas and the girls finishing school. Your grandchildren look gorgeous – I loved looking at the pictures and the one of your Mum! She still looks so glamourous. Congratulations to Cindy on the birth of her beautiful baby boy. We just had some family photos done by a friend and he is going to put them on a website soon so will send you a link.

    Lots of love to you dear friend

  4. Susan Quinn permalink
    December 11, 2007 12:36 am

    PS I went home to the UK this year and drove past your old house in Holly Bank Lane. It was weird. You know that feeling when you wonder if you have dreamt the time or really lived through it! It brought back so many memories of the past. I started remembering going on the boat with your Mum and Dad and getting stuck on a sandbar. Your Dad had to get under the boat to move it off – do you remember?

  5. December 11, 2007 7:32 am

    Oh Susan, I do! I do! I remember it all! Every memory is a truly fond and treasured one. I sure miss you and love you tons! Someday I am going to get to New Zealand to see you and your family. I promise! I am glad you had a great birthday, and that you visited my blog. Please check in here frequently. I love technology – hopefully we can stay in better touch now!

  6. Lumpy permalink
    March 19, 2008 2:22 am

    Hi, I came through your blog via Kaylee’s. How wonderful that you found a real enjoyment – I think sewing is fantastic *except I cannot follow a pattern (tried it once w/ the assistance of my sister- and no, not for me, too confusing – like reading another language). I made my husband buy me a sewing machine for making small repairs and he teases me because I never use it, it’s collecting dust in the basement. I gotta get it out and give her a try again, sounds like fun!

  7. March 19, 2008 7:05 am

    Hi Lumpy. Thank you for visiting my blog. Don’t be discouraged about not being able to follow a pattern. Some patterns are just hard to follow and some are actually wrong. I’ve known incredible seamstresses to find mistakes in some of the patterns that you can buy, and they learn to work around it. Don’t despair. Perhaps try something like quilting too. That can also be very enjoyable. Hope you come back to visit soon.

  8. writinggal permalink
    April 30, 2008 4:49 am

    I love the whole, “pursuit of a positive attitude”.. I need to pursue that as well! 🙂

  9. August 21, 2008 3:52 pm

    I’m happy to hear that you are in pursuit of a positive attitude because I am too!!!

  10. simplygracious permalink
    January 27, 2009 12:46 pm

    I love it! Couldnt help but be attracted by your Name…clever!!

  11. April 6, 2009 2:36 pm

    I found your blog today through um, well, who knows.. just stumbled across you somehow.. will be back because you speak of having ‘not so humble opinions’ and that appeals to me.

    The Blue Ridge Gal

    • April 6, 2009 9:11 pm

      Hi Di, Thanks for stopping by. However you found me, I hope you like what you read here. It’s a mixed bag anymore. Used to be all sewing, all the time, no time for it much any more. Perhaps that will change. Perhaps not. Again, thanks for visiting.

  12. May 17, 2009 1:01 am

    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

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