Friday, October 17, 2014

Purse Palooza

I was so excited the day that Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness asked me to be a guest pattern reviewer on her blog. She has organized a wonderful line up of purse pattern reviews for the whole month of October!  If you are into making bags, you should definitely head over there and take a gander at all of the wonderful bag patterns that are out in the world.  Aren't we lucky to exist with such creative people all around us.

I chose to review one of Annie's patterns.  Many of your know that I make many of her patterns. (I'm partially addicted to them, and Soft and Stable, and how can I forget her handbag zippers in 48 colors)!!

So here are a few pictures of my Catch All Caddy!  


 I enjoyed so much the chance to make this wonderful pattern.  And I am so happy to fill it with all my favorite sewing notions!  Can't wait to take it to my next sewing night! Which very well may be tonight!

If you have come here seeking the wonderful blog giveaway, comment below for a chance to win a Catch All Caddy Pattern, Soft and Stable and also a finishing kit for the project!  Winner will be chosen Monday morning!!  Good luck to you all and thanks for stopping by!


-knot and thread-

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Sewing Service.

Quilted Works so graciously opened there classroom for a wonderful service sewing evening.  

I have had fabric cut and ready to be sewn into some beautiful table runners for about 2 years now.  (No one else does that right?  2 years!!?!) These beautiful African fabrics were shared with me by my lovely friend Pam who has travelled all over Africa and collected material along her journey. She graciously shared some of her treasured materials to be sewn and donated to the Mothers Without Border's fundraiser boutique sale. Finally I saw all these wonderful fabrics come into being. 

I offered this class, free to whomever wanted to come learn a new technique, and share good company. The materials were provided, all that was asked was just a smile, a few hours and a lot of love.  That was exactly what was given by these sweet women.  I am so grateful for all those who came to support that evening.

I don't put into words much how much I love to create, but it is truly one of my favorite things in the whole world.  My second favorite thing probably being, watching and helping others create.  I have loved being able to teach and share the excitement of creating with so many people in my life. This night was added once again to my love for humanity. 

 What a blessing to watch these sweet friends of mine and their willingness to give of themselves and serve others.  

It was exciting to see so many completed table runners! I can't thank all these wonderful women enough!  

This Fundraiser Boutique happens every year between end of October, beginning of November ish.  This year it will be held on October 24-25th in Salt Lake City at the Greek Orthodox Church.  The boutique is always a wonderful opportunity to see some incredible handiwork crafted by some of the absolutely sweetest Zambians.  It is a great opportunity to support the good works that Mothers Without Borders does for so many each year.  I feel so blessed in my association with this beautiful organization.  

Lusaka Sewing Club
Finally a quick picture of four wonderful women from the Lusaka Sewing club that I was able to spend a day with sewing dresses, and aprons.  I can't wait to share more about my sewing adventures in Africa.  

From my Sisters to my Sisters.  

knot and thread all tied together.