Tribute to Nancy Zieman

I can't even imagine where I would be without all the help I have received from Nancy.  No matter what the problem, I could always find helpful information about how to rectify it.  Be it through her blog, her books or the many videos, she always offered new and exciting information along with helpful tips for all kinds of sewing problems.

I started watching Sewing With Nancy in the early 1980's.  I never missed a Saturday morning  (my children did not appreciate the fact they were missing some of their beloved cartoons).With coffee and pencil and paper in hand, I was in do- not- disturb mode for thirty wonderful minutes!    The information she could cover in that short amount of time was amazing and I quickly found myself living for each new episode. I am still a fan and pray they do not replace her show, but continue to show reruns for a very long time.  She was by far the best. All the present and future beginner sewist are going to miss out on so much.

So here is to you Na…

Here Come The Monsters

I love these little monster treat bags.  They are so easy to make and I am sure my Grands will love them.
The disign is by Five Star Fonts and you can see and buy them here.

Sorry these will not be on my Etsy, they are stickly for fun and Grands!  Hope everyone has a great Halloween!

Happy Sewing!

Monster Burp Cloth. Free Shipping Within USA by PersonalFlair


New This Week

It is hard for me to believe that September is almost over and Autumn is here!  Soon it will be time for sweaters and overcoats. Halloween and Thanksgiving are two of my favorite times of year and those lead to my very favorite...Christmas.  With that in mind I am getting ready for Christmas on Personal Flair.  I have added 3 sets of Christmas pillowcases to my shop and will soon be adding some that may be bought individually.

I am calling this set "Raining Snow People". It makes me feel so cozy and ready for some hot chocolate

This one I have named "And the Stockings Were Hung". There is something about this fabric that takes me back to when I was a child, tho I am not really sure why.

"Whooo Doesn't Love Christmas" is my favorite. I love the colors of this fabric and the owls are just adorable!

All three of these sets are offered with free shipping inside the United States.

Also new this week is a sweet little Tooth fairy Pillow that han…

Improved Happy Tooth Pillow

After recently selling out of my Snuggle Happy Tooth Pillow, I am happy to announce that they are back on my Etsy.  Now they have the cutest little happy faces ever. Thanks to I found just the right embroidery design.  Don't you think they are just adorable?

Still the same soft and snugly happy tooth, now just better!  And as always, they ship free within the United States.

Hope you will check them out soon!

Have a great day.
Happy Sewing!

Machine Embroidery, Oh What Fun!

What fun, what fun, what fun!  I have been working on  my machine embroidery and machine applique skills and man have I had fun!

So many wonderful designs are online and most can be downloaded at just the touch of the "download now" button!  On of my favorite sites is Amazing Designs, they not only offer design collections and individual designs, but also offer wonderful software for editing designs just the way you want them.  I have had such fun creating my own designs using an image from one collection and adding text to it. All of their products are very reasonable and they are also having a great sale now until June 30.   Another great site to buy and download collections or individual designs is Embroidables, they have darling designs.  Happy Applique has some of the cutest machine applique I have ever seen!  Their individual designs are very inexpensive and download in a matter of seconds.  Nancy's Notions also has some great designs.  If you are into embroidery…

Counting Blessings

The last few months have been grueling and I am ready for a new year and hopefully a good year!  My husband has been ill and is slowly recovering, it has been a very long process.  He spent 16 days in the hospital last October and 8 of those days were spent in Intensive Care Units.  The two main arteries going to his intestines were blocked and it took the doctors what seemed like forever to discover what was going on.  I almost lost him, my world almost crumbled, but with God's help he survived and is on his way to a slow but complete recovery.

On top of my husband's illness, my daughter was in ICU a couple of weeks ago.  Her son found her unconscious and having seizures.  Turns out her doctor had her on meds that should not be taken together.  It was a very intense time until she  regained consciousness and was able to be moved out of ICU and into her own room.  I am happy to say she is recovering and getting stronger and healthier everyday.  There was some fear that her hea…