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  1. Under Her Wings
    July 9, 2010

    I love this post! It inspires me to use up some of my old fabrics and “stuff.” My next project is pillows for my banquette. Well, maybe after I finish making the cushions for it! Blessings to you and yours.

  2. Heather’s Blog-o-rama
    July 10, 2010

    fun….I’ve been meaning to get my sewing machine out of it’s box. I still haven’t done it yet…I think the hardest part is making the time…but once I get going, there’s no stopping me.
    My grandmother had an old Montgomery Wards sewing machine from the 1940s…one of the first electric ones made, I think. It looked like the old fashioned sewing machine/cast iron…attached to a table with the treadle and everything. She could flip it upside down out of site, when not using it. It had THREE stitiches..forward, backward and zig zag. She made me some cool things on that machine. I’m not sure whatever happened to it though.
    Have a great weekend. Hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  3. Anonymous
    July 10, 2010

    I have been thinking about making cloth napkins for a while so now I am inspired. What is the best type of fabric to use? Thanks!

  4. Jami@ An Oregon Cottage
    July 10, 2010

    Anon- Cotton is the best- most absorbent and happens to be cheapest.:-)

  5. Jami@ An Oregon Cottage
    July 11, 2010

    Piece of Cake: Love your pool house and what a great idea to use the burlap there!

  6. A piece of cake
    July 10, 2010

    I learned to sew on a treadle machine, too!! My Grandmother was a seamstress…not professionally…but she could’ve been!! She could make a pattern out of something you already loved to wear…so you could have every color!! We own a shop in PA and took a few days off for the July 4th holiday. One of my projects was to sew burlap curtains for our poolhouse! They look great and did the job ( a little extra privacy…) I wrote on my blog how I always seem to feel the need to do these sorts of projects in the summer…funny that your writing about it, too!!! take care!!

  7. Josh
    July 11, 2010

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