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30 June

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    Jun 30, 2017, 11.35 PMby liliv-1

    Hi rita! How is your health my sweet lady? Do you still sew? The site is haunted or abandon I guess! Same situation year after year! I really missed burdastyle of the past, both site and magazine! Are you posting projects elsewhere?

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      Jul 5, 2017, 07.41 AMby rita61

      Hi Lili, so great to hear from you. How are you doing? Are you on summer break? And sewing? I am doing good. Nothing has changed, so that is good that nothing is worse. I still am the world’s slowest sewer. I am sewing, lots for grandchildren. Their projects take just as long as sewing something for myself! I also miss the burdastyle of the past; they really need to do something to get rid of all the advertising, and update some items that haven’t been changed in years. The magazine has been such a disappointment; my renewal is in November, and I decided last year to give it one more chance. I don’t think I’ll be renewing it this November. I just received July’s issue, and it’s old designs with a slight change, and just a new look to them. I am glad I have boxes of the older magazines with really nice designs in them. I had obtained some boxes of magazines from a lady who didn’t want them, they were her mom’s. There is a 12/99 issue with everything except the instruction sheet. I can do without the instructions, I just am having a difficult time looking at the pattern sheets, and trying to figure out what belongs to what pattern. There are a couple of good everyday designs in it that I would like to make one day. I haven’t been posting very many projects, I keep forgetting. I was going to start a blog last year when recovering from my knee replacement surgery, but I couldn’t hold my laptop comfortably on my lap; and I had to keep my leg/knee straight and elevated and iced. And I didn’t sew for a few months, as it was my right knee, and I couldn’t stand for long periods. When the do my left knee, I’ll have some projects cut out and ready to go. And maybe some projects partially started that require some hand sewing. I did crochet Barbie doll clothes. How is your sewing? I miss seeing all your projects. Would you like to send me an email, so we can keep in touch, in case this site shuts down? You can send it to ritamc(@)shaw(dot)ca We haven’t decided where we are going to travel to this fall; we may go to Holland, but it will be so strange not understanding the language very good anymore. OH, I do look at some of the nice projects that are on sewingpatternreview. Everytime they have a contest I like, I’m sewing something else or on vacation. Besides, I like sewing what I would like to sew, not what I would HAVE to sew. You take care, and looking forward to hearing from you my friend. HUGz

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      Jul 23, 2017, 10.43 PMby liliv-1

      I’m fine dear rita! Yes I’m on summer break and I have plenty of time to rest and spent with my crafts! I would love to see your grandchildren’s cute clothes. I have made several kid garments and I agree that they are so time consuming! You are so lucky to have these past burdas. Maybe you can find the instruction sheet of the 12/99 issue as a pdf file somewhere online. I have downloaded several old burda issues but unfortunately not this particular issue. Too bad that I don’t remember the link, but I guess you could find this and something similar if you google burda download rar. Did you really crochet barbie clothes? I adore this kind of stuff. I don’t like taking part in contests either: the idea that I HAVE to sew takes all the pleasure away. Many kisses my sweet rita and I wish you a wonderfull vacation! Looking forward to see your projects especially barbie clothes.
      My email is bpgnd5bpgnd@gmail.com.

1 December

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    Dec 1, 2016, 04.08 PMby liliv-1

    Hi my sweet rita!How are you? I hope everything is ok with you and your family! I hadn’ t been a lot here for the past year. This is mostly because I was in a very creative mood, I’ be been crafting all year long! I kisses you and your lovely projects!

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      Dec 19, 2016, 09.03 AMby rita61

      Hello!!!! I’ve missed your lovely projects! And was beginning to worry. We are all doing fine, it’s been an interesting and busy year. I have sewn more in December, than all year. Wishing you a very Wonderful Christmas!!!!

14 May

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    May 14, 2016, 06.06 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday my friend! Enjoy the sewing machine :-)

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      May 14, 2016, 06.17 AMby rita61

      Thank you so much Ellen! I have a couple of projects in mind that will be nicer with HongKong finished seams, rather than the serger. :-)

4 February

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    Feb 4, 2016, 11.05 PMby izbott

    I know what you mean.. Fabricland has some very unique scuba. I have to get through my stash. The only thing is I may need to go buy notions…

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      Feb 5, 2016, 01.47 AMby rita61

      I bought a swack of their scuba, wild prints and all a while back on a sale, not sure what I’m making with them yet. But I saw some new bolts of lycra knits/ITY knits, they looked so awesome!!! I will limit myself to two lengths for tops as a birthday present. :-) I live between two stores, and the one store is moving to a larger space, and it is privately owned, so it is bringing in some higher quality fabrics the owner said. However, merino wool and silks at $49/m is not in my budget…… I’ll stick to the other store that has the awesome deals. I admire your determination to get through your stash; I have two rooms dedicated to my sewing stash. If you are in a mind to use some older Burda’s, German though, let me know, and if we drive through your area in the motorhome in the summer, I’ll drop them off. I have duplicates of some, and if there is a design you would like to make, I’ll can email you the English instructions. So crossing my fingers that my brain cooperates and I can drive tomorrow. My daughter lives there as well, and I’m sure she’ll try to talk me into Sushi. :-)

11 November

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    Nov 11, 2015, 10.22 PMby liliv-1

    Hi rita! How is everything? I hope you are doing fine and sewing lots! How is your health? As I have told you I returned to my hometown after six whole years. It was a very difficult period for me so now that I’m back I’m very happy! I didn’t sew anything the whole summer as I had a closet full of unworn summer clothes but in Semptember I started sewing again for winter. I have many many projects that I want to make. I also study to attend Dietology University, I hope I’m not too old for this kind of stuff! Many kisses my friend, I want to read your knews too!

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      Nov 12, 2015, 09.23 PMby rita61

      Hi Lili. So good to hear that you are happy in your hometown. Glad that you may not have to move around anytime soon again. Is your family close by now? Wasn’t it hard not sewing for the summer? I have found that I work on complicated and time consuming projects if I don’t necessarily need any new clothes. I enjoy seeing your projects !!! You are never to old to study; and Dietology would be a very useful knowledge and skill. Speaking of which, my weight has gone back up, and my pictures look horrible! But I am going to brave it, and get some up. I finished my denim jacket in time to enter it into the local exhibition, and was overjoyed to win first and the Judge’s Choice award for the sewing category. However, the jacket doesn’t suit me, and that is disappointing. To big on my daughter, and to difficult to alter. It was a great sense of accomplishment. Since we have to go out today, maybe I’ll get some photos done. My health is stable. I recovered well from the appendicitis; that was more painful than my kidney surgery. The doctor has agreed that I am okay to have my knee replacements done, but the wait list is 18 months. As for my brain, as long as I recognize my limitations, and remember to rest, I am having great days! :-) Thank you for asking. I have been sewing almost daily. I have been testing some new patterns for new designers, it is fun, and a good learning experience. However, I need to get started on my Christmas sewing. One project I am working on is a Quiet Time Book for my granddaughter. There is a lot of work, and fine detail into making it, so I can only work on it a little each day. I am very happy with the results so far. As there were five babies this year, it can be an on going project, so that as the babies get older, their books will be ready. And my granddaughter will need an ‘older’ version each year. I wish there had been something like this when my children were little; I think they are a great idea. I am also crocheting some Cat Hats for a lady that did us a favor; and they are cute. I can only crochet for short periods, as my hand doesn’t cooperate for long periods. I think I am going to have to learn to do many things left-handed. I am just so happy and thank God daily that I can still do things!!!! Brushing my hair left-handed has turned into a few tangled hair brush occurrences. :-) Our weather has taken a quick turn to cold and damp. We’ve had mild winters for the last few years; I have a feeling we are in for a cold winter. After the hot dry summer, it is good for the land and water sheds to have rain and snow. How is the coat you were thinking of making? There is a top that I thought you would make, and I am seeing a similar style out and about, so I may even take a good look at the pattern, and see if I can upsize it easily. It is #118, 05/2015. I’ve seen it with a very lightweight flounce, and not such a big flounce. #121, 12/2010 also looks interesting. I was looking in my stash last night, and I have a tub that is all brown shades of fabric, and it is nicer quality than fabric in the stores. However, there a couple of pieces that I wonder what I had in mind when I purchased them???? I also came across two fabrics that I am hoping will make neat tops for me out of one of the patterns I tested. Looking forward to seeing your new projects. Have a great day !! HUGS, Rita

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      Nov 13, 2015, 09.31 PMby liliv-1

      Yes my family is close to me now I’m very happy for that. It wasn’t hard at all not sewing for the summer because I made some winter clothes that I need more. I’m very happy that you won first, I’’m sure that you well deserved it! I can’t wait to see your photos. Please post your crochet projects too! Most of all I’m glad that your health is now ok and you can create wonderful things for you and your family. I looove 05/2015/118 model, it’s so classy! I love brown color and I think that it will look great with your hair and your skintone. I’m not sewing a lot these days as I have to study and plus I want to take some pictures of the projects I’ve already sewn to upload. So I make only small projects, or finish some UFOs. The coat I was thinking about to make is postponed. The weather here is still hot- we can wear light shirts during the day! Kisses dear rita, looking forward to seeing your sewing and crochetting projects!

4 September

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    Sep 4, 2015, 09.41 AMby Mary Athey

    Hi Rita, I was checking my emails and deleting them 10 at a time when I spotted yours? Its said Rita p, test email. It wiped before I could stop it.sorry. I only realised it was you after I hit delete. Please send another xx

10 June

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    Jun 10, 2015, 05.44 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Hi Rita, I tried to update my Notification Settings, and it’s working, but now I’m getting both my comments and my friends comments in “activities I’m following”, so it’s strange.. We have to be patience and hope BS will fix it soon. Hope you are doing well my friend.

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      Jun 10, 2015, 10.33 PMby rita61

      Hi Ellen. Interesting, as mine currently appears to be fine. I have all the time in the world. I’m doing okay, thanks for asking. :-)

13 May

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    May 13, 2015, 07.24 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Hello Rita, I’m so happy you are back on track…! ♥

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      May 13, 2015, 10.14 PMby rita61

      Hi Ellen; thanks!! I have missed having the luxury of sewing when I would like too. The room is so much brighter now, it’s awesome !!!

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      May 14, 2015, 03.36 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s great to hear! Looking forward to see your next project my friend! :)

1 January

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    Jan 1, 2015, 12.40 AMby liliv-1

    I wish you Happy New Year rita with a lot of crafting, love and joy!

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      Jan 1, 2015, 12.54 AMby rita61

      OH, thank you so much !!!!!
      You have a Happy New Year !!!!

29 December

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    Dec 29, 2014, 11.20 AMby TeeMcF

    Hi Rita, I was asking about english instructions for a pair of pants from the Burda Plus Spring/Summer 2012 #414. Now that Christmas is behind me I hope to get started on these silly pants =) How can I get the instructions for my pattern, are they online that you can link them to me or do we need to exchange email address’?

24 October

2 October

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    Oct 2, 2014, 01.08 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Hi Rita! I’m looking forward to see your project for the contest! Will cross my fingers and wish you good-good luck my friend! :-)

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      Oct 2, 2014, 08.04 PMby rita61

      Oh, thank you so much Ellen. I wish my daughter could have modeled it; I am so horrible at modeling.

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      Oct 3, 2014, 06.39 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      You are a great model Rita – and I love to see your projects! Keep cool and just smile ;-))

13 August

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    Aug 13, 2014, 08.41 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Dear Rita, Enjoy your cruising trip and have a wonderful holiday :-)

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      Aug 14, 2014, 02.27 AMby rita61

      Thanks Ellen !!

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      Aug 23, 2014, 05.49 PMby rita61

      Our trip was great! So many nice projects to view!!! Congrats on the summer sloper challenge!!

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      Aug 23, 2014, 06.00 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s nice to hear! It’s lovely with a holiday – “Because you’re worth it!”, you know!
      Thanks, I’m really overwhelmed and Happy ;-))

27 April

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    Apr 27, 2014, 07.53 AMby Mary Athey

    Hi rita, hope you are well and sewing away. My work in a hospital has stopped overtime and our wages are now capped so all we get is a measley 1% cost of living rise? I found myself a part time job ito do along with my full time one in mauds ice cream parlour which i love. I do 2 evenings and all day sunday. I can indulge in one of my favourite things though?? Talking lol. I can blab away to my hearts desire. This is paying for a holiday for mum and me plus home improvements etc. Mums health is improving so rather than just go self catering like we always do i thought i would spoiil her and myself as well of course lol. I don’t think mum thought i was serious when i said i was going to pay for us to go all inclusive so she was shocked when i booked it last week. She does ask how many days is it though till we go. Happy sewing xx

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      Apr 27, 2014, 11.23 PMby rita61

      Hi Mary. Thanks for asking. As you may have noticed my reply to Lili, I haven’t had a great April. First time in my life I missed Easter Sunday Mass!!! However, now that the doctors think they know what is wrong, I am hoping for major improvement. My doctor and I did agree to try natural remedies for a month, before trying any of the nasty (and horrible side effects) drugs that are recommended. I also got some ART done on Friday, and the difference is amazing!!! And I can talk again without my head feeling like it is going to explode!!!! I was able to get ART now, since the doctor’s say I am not having strokes or TIA. Thank you guru of stroke neurologists; where have you been for the last year??? :-}

      SO, I am trying to get as much sewing done as I can, before they give me the green light to return back to work. I sure hope I haven’t forgotten how to do everything!! I haven’t worked since December 2012. My granddaughter’s outfit, and the jacket I’m making my daughter, have taken a lot of enjoyable time, and I was hoping during that time, the extra pounds would come off, but that has happened yet. Probably due to stress of not knowing what was wrong with me!!! So hopefully I’ll finish her jacket this week, and start getting some pounds off! Having to do a minimum of 60 minutes of exercise a day, is going to make a big difference!!

      That is not fun getting your wages capped, or overtime cancelled when you want a vacation with mum!!! What kind of work do you do?

      Ice cream parlour? No way!!! That must be so much fun getting to talk all day!!!!! I have never done all inclusive, but it sounds like it is going to be sooooo relaxing!!!!!! And you’ll both have new outfits to enjoy! Sounds like she is excited!!! You’ll have a wonderful time together! Enjoy!!!!

      Can’t wait to see what dress you are making for Kelsey !!!

      Enjoy your day, and don’t forget to leave time to sew!!!! :-)

23 April

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    Apr 23, 2014, 10.10 PMby liliv-1

    Hi rita! How are doing? I am on Easter holidays in my home town and I enjoy fabric shopping! My sewing moho is back at last! I am sewing a red jersey dress these days. How about you? What are you making?

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      Apr 23, 2014, 10.55 PMby rita61

      Hi Lili; so glad to hear from you. How nice to be on holidays. GLAD to hear your sewing moho is back ! :-)
      Looking forward to seeing your version of the cross top. I can’t wait to see your red jersey dress, if I looked at the correct design, it will look awesome on you!!
      I am currently making this in a light weight for my daughter:
      So much precise sewing needed on it, so taking soooo long. And the lining fabric frays if you look at it the wrong way!!
      I hadn’t been feeling great, and ended up with another ‘spell’ on April 8th, my right side went numb again. However, since the guru of neurologist seen me this time, they think they have figured out what one of the things that is happening, and hopefully can be treated by medication. It will take 6-8 weeks to notice any improvement.
      Someone just gave me 181 Burda magazines starting in 1960. All the lines to trace were all black !! I’m to old to wear the ‘retro’ styles, but they are sure fun to look at! But I have duplications of some years now, so I have to try to find someone who would like them. My sewing area is greatly expanding!!!

14 March

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    Mar 14, 2014, 10.29 PMby allisonroma

    Hi rita61. This is Roma. I have your message about the jacket pattern layout in my computer but can’t see it here. Yes I would very much appreciate it if you could copy the layout and send it to me. This jacket is a re-learning exercise in tailoring for me. I made a lined coat with no lining instructions and I was not happy with the result.

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      Mar 14, 2014, 10.54 PMby rita61

      Hi Roma. You can’t see it here, because I emailed you the message. The only way I can send you the picture, is if you email me back, so we can communicate by email.

4 February

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    Feb 4, 2014, 04.41 PMby MaZeLiving

    Re your thank you note on my wall: You are very welcome! I use that feature a lot. Let me know if you need help to navigate it, I am fluent in reading Russian.

25 December

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    Dec 25, 2013, 04.24 PMby liliv-1

    Merry Christmas to you and your family rita! Hugs and kisses!

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      Dec 26, 2013, 05.30 AMby rita61

      Thank you Lili. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! My sister-in-law made dinner today! :-)
      I finished all the Christmas PJ’s on time this year! :-)

27 November

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    Nov 27, 2013, 05.05 PMby liliv-1

    Hey rita! How are you?

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      Nov 27, 2013, 09.02 PMby rita61

      Hi Lili. Great to hear from you. I’m okay, no change, waiting for more tests. I am enjoy my time for sewing, and because I’ve been doing it more, it is starting to become faster. I’m going to go through withdrawals when I have to go back to work. :-}

      I am working on Christmas PJ’s right now, so I think they’ll be done on time this year. :-) My daughter doesn’t really want to take up sewing again, but has decided that she wants to make me some Christmas pj’s, because I don’t get any, but would like to make them with me. I’m really excited about that, because it will be something together, and something that doesn’t have to be sewn perfect. It’s going to be fun, and she promised she won’t yak to much, so that I won’t have to take a break every ten minutes.

      I have some projects to post, but have to wait until my daughter is up to modelling them. Two tops were supposed to be for me, but they look better on her, so they are in her closet. One other project is the cocoon cardigan, which was made for her, and I really like it on her, but not on me! Must be the age difference. :-)

      How are things going with you? A good school year? Were you able to get internet access at home yet? I sure miss seeing your new and beautiful projects. Do you get a school break over Christmas?

      Take care, and have a wonderful day !!!

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      Nov 29, 2013, 02.34 PMby liliv-1

      I am very happy that you can sew now and I am looking forward to see your new posts. I am a little busy at school these days and I am waiting for the christmas break! Keep sewing and smiling!!

17 October

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    Oct 17, 2013, 01.01 PMby liliv-1

    Hi rita! I missed you! How are you doing? have you sewn anything these days?

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      Oct 17, 2013, 06.11 PMby rita61

      Hi Lili. Glad to hear from you! You must be busy with work? I am holding my own, so that is good. :-) I am sewing, but I have committed to sorting ‘hoarder stuff’ out of the ‘junk’ rooms for a couple of hours a day, so that we can repaint and re-floor, and I will also move my sewing room upstairs. I am just finishing a top for my daughter, and then she would like a tunic and two coats out of October Burda. I have a top and jacket traced for me which will be made alternately with her stuff; one for her, one for me. :-) What are you sewing now?

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      Oct 18, 2013, 01.20 PMby liliv-1

      Oh yes I’m very busy, not so much time for sewing! I just finished a mustard top with a bow tie and a brown skirt. You should teach your girl to sew:) I can’t wait to see yopur new stuff! Your last posts were beautiful!

24 September

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    Sep 24, 2013, 10.20 AMby liliv-1

    Hi sweet lady! I’m sure you are having a really great time!!

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      Sep 25, 2013, 05.00 AMby rita61

      We are having a nice time. Doing things for short periods of time, so I can tolerate the stimulation. The weather has been in the 30s, so that is awesome. Love being able to swim outdoors everyday! Trying to get some pictures of my tops, but I’m a horrible model! Hope your school year is going good!

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      Sep 25, 2013, 05.20 AMby rita61

      You’ll like this: My daughter just opened my new Burda magazine, and has emailed everything she likes. I think it’s the whole magazine!!! She’s even offering to help with the making!!!

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      Sep 25, 2013, 07.10 AMby liliv-1

      Offering help! This is good news, it will be great for your daughter to learn sewing! Is it the October issue? If it is I like it very much too! Of course you will be the a good model for your tops, the sewist is always the best model because she knows what needs to be to shown and wears the garment with pride!! Please take photos and post them, everybody will love your new tops! And I’m very glad you are having great time! kisses!!

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      Sep 28, 2013, 06.45 AMby rita61

      HI! Yes it is the October issue. Glad I have a large stash of fabric at home. She knew how to sew novice level, but hasn’t done any sewing for 8 years. Now that she’s graduated university, she has more time. My son also knows how to sew. I am loving the hot weather we are getting; it is so nice, but very windy! Hope all is well with you. :-)

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      Sep 28, 2013, 10.45 AMby liliv-1

      your son can sew! really? you are a happy mum:) I’m a little tired but fine, I have my fabrics now and I will have unlimited internet within some days!

10 September

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    Sep 10, 2013, 09.23 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Hello Rita, Lovely photo :) I can understand you need to have a sewing break… Is this your lovely granddaughter?

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      Sep 18, 2013, 07.40 AMby rita61

      Hi Ellen. Yes, this is her. I just saw her again last week as we started our ‘cruizing’ around on the mainland in our motorhome. She is so cuddly. :-)

      I think my caption is misleading; I decided not to bring my sewing machine with me on our trip, but I did bring Burda magazines to trace patterns. Also because we don’t have electricity everywhere we stay, and today is the first internet connection. We’ve had wonderful weather, even the lightening storm we watched was in the distance!

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      Sep 18, 2013, 07.53 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, that’s wonderful Rita, she is so cute and adorable! Lucky you :))

      It’s great to hear that you’ve had a fantastic holiday cruizing around. Funny to hear that you also had some Burda’s with you to trace patterns – it’s just the same I’m doing when I don’t have my sewing machine… Outside in the sun it’s also nice :)

26 August

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    Aug 26, 2013, 08.50 PMby liliv-1

    Hi again! I hope everything is fine for you:) How are your tops going?

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      Aug 26, 2013, 09.07 PMby rita61

      Hello! Things are okay, I’m up and down as it’s crazy around here. :-) How are you doing? I am still on the first top; but it fits!!! It is so hard right now figuring out my size, I keep making everything to big. Previously this type of top would have taken 2-3 hours. And the blackberries just keep coming and coming; it’s been a great year for them. How’s your dress coming along? What type of material did you decide on?

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      Aug 26, 2013, 09.59 PMby liliv-1

      You make the tops and that is what matters even if you are not so fast:) When are you leaving for the trip? As for me: I am packaging to move from my home town to an island. I have sewing troubles beause my two sewing machines don’t operate at the same time for mysterious reasons:(( I will take them tomorrow to the shop to get them fixed. I used an off black thick fabric for my dress and I’m going to add red details to lighten it up! I was adding red piping when my second machine stopped to work. Keep smiling sweet lady and keep sewing, no matter the troubles!!

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      Aug 27, 2013, 06.48 PMby rita61

      Hello. Hope your day is going great! Top one done! Finally. :-) And it fits! Why are you moving again? Are your machines fixed? The dress sounds fancy, can’t wait to see it. We don’t leave until September 10th. But we are going away up island on August 29th for four days, so the guys can play on some different golf courses while the weather is still good. I’m hoping the river will still be warm enough for swimming. Off to start top number two. :-)

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      Aug 27, 2013, 07.00 PMby liliv-1

      I’m so eager to see your new top! Post it as soon as possible! I fixed the one of the machines on my own! I’m moving again yes, it’s my job! At least this new island is not isolated:)

21 August

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    Aug 21, 2013, 09.27 PMby rita61

    Hello! I’m doing good, thanks. (I had a few rough days) I may have one top done today. It started out with a simple pattern, that I am determined will fit first try. :-) When I went to lay it out for cutting, I realized the material print needed to be considered, so it’s taking longer that expected. Working on my daughter’s skirt as first priority, but can only fit it on her when she isn’t working; she has some long shifts right now. And yes, chatting chatting chatting, until I need a rest. I never realized before how much talking we always did, no matter what we were doing. Sounds like you are having a hard time deciding on your next project?

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      Aug 22, 2013, 08.03 PMby liliv-1

      You had rough days, I’m so sorry…I hope now you feel better!! I smiled at your comment about the chatting, I’m middle aged and I’m still very close to my mother and we talk hours and hours:) Many times we talk about sewing. Hard time deciding? Not any more, I just finished cutting a dress (the vintage dress with the button at the front).

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      Aug 22, 2013, 09.17 PMby rita61

      Yes, doing much better. Learning to speak up when I need a rest/break. That is wonderful that you and your mother are close! I talked my mom’s ears off as well. :-) That dress will look awesome on you! As for my tops, my seam ripper is of course my best sewing friend! I thought I did a close enough tissue fitting, guess not, it was much too big. Back to my daughter’s skirt today, as she is home today.

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    Aug 21, 2013, 05.08 PMby liliv-1

    Hey girl! Just passed to say hi!! How are you doing? Are your tops ready or you spend all your time chatting with your girl?