The Sewing Buddy Project 2012: Challenge 1!

Hello, Sewing Buddies!  I have been typing my little fingers to the bone the past week or so matching up folks from near and far, playing yenta so that stitchers here and there (and sometimes way over there) can connect and share ideas and get inspired and maybe even find the encouragement to make those […]

Last Call for a 2012 Sewing Buddy!

We are spending a few days of our childrens’ spring break lounging at the lake right now, but I’m still sending out emails, because I’m too excited not to: I’m writing Sewing Buddy introductions to welcome new Sewing Buddies for 2012!  No April Fools, if you got an email from me today, you just met […]

Sewing Buddy Project OPEN for 2012!

At last!!  Back for a THIRD year–can you believe it??–the Sewing Buddy Project is OPEN for 2012!  Sewing Buddies began back in early 2010 from suggestions I got from readers who said they felt that the best motivation they could have to learn more and do more sewing would be to have a friend who […]

Last Chance for 2010: Sign Up For A Sewing Buddy! CLOSED

Updated:  Thanks so much for all the interest and the great turn-out for Sewing Buddies!  I’ve closed out sign-ups for 2010 and matched all the folks who have joined us.  We’ll re-open the Sewing Buddy Project at the New Year for those of you who’d like to join in! Due to popular demand, I’m running […]

FedEx & Various Minutiae

What’s that sound?  The doorbell ringing? Oh, my!  A whole mess of boxes from FedEx!  Whatever could be in them?  <Gasp.>  That’s….the title of my book.  Could it be???  It IS!  My book has shipped from the warehouse!  I feel just like George McFly: “Oh, honey, your first novel!”  Jubilee!  If it’s here to me, […]

Time to Study Up for a Sewing Quiz!

It’s competition time!  I love a good quiz, sometimes regardless of the subject matter.  But a sewing quiz? Am ready to rock OUT on that bad boy. Whipstitch is proud to present: my very first Sewing Quiz! Woot.  Questions range over a wide variety of topics, from technique questions to names of sewing celebrities to […]

Sewing Projects to Share

We’re away at the beach this weekend, and it’s GLORIOUS.  I brought some embroidery to do in the car, and some English paper piecing to do in the evenings while the babies are asleep and my after-sun lotion works its magic.  Slow work, sewing that takes so long, the process is as important as the […]

Getting to Know Your Sewing Buddy

It’s totally not too late to get your very own Sewing Buddy! Round 2 of matching is going on NOW. Skip on over to the original post and leave a comment to join in the fun!  I’ll close out Round 2 Sunday, August 1 and send out matches next Monday. When I originally put out […]

Sewing Buddies Unite!

Hooray for sewing buddies!  This project is growing rapidly, and I have to say, I am delighted to see it!  The first round of Sewing Buddies have been matched with one another, and Round 2 are receiving their confirmation emails as we speak.  There’s still time to sign up and join us for 2010!  Leave […]

Sewing Goals 2010: Get Yourself a Sewing Buddy CLOSED

Updated:  Thanks so much for all the interest and the great turn-out for Sewing Buddies!  I’ve closed out sign-ups for 2010 and matched all the folks who have joined us.  We’ll re-open the Sewing Buddy Project at the New Year for those of you who’d like to join in! Alright, everyone.  As we await the […]