Color Forecast for Fall 2016

My sis sent me this great email from Mood Fabrics in NYC with a great 'feel' for THE colors for fall.  Not that we let anyone dictate WHAT we wear, but it IS fun to know 'what the powers that be' have decided is 'IN'.  Mood is the great fabric store in NYC where the contestants on Project Runway go to shop.  My little sister got to visit there, but
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Scavenger Hunt to win $50 Shopping Spree @ Londa’s NEW Website

Not only a new GRANDDAUGHTER but also a new WEBSITE!   Take a tour of everything waiting for you at the new online-home of Londa's Creative Sewing FIRST PRIZE:  $50 COUPON CODE plus FREE (mainland USA) SHIPPING   Other Qualifying ‘HUNTERS’ will receive a 20% off Discount Code on a $25+ order placed by October 31, 2016 Minimum $25 order First Prize Winner to be drawn at random at conclusion of Contest at midnight, Sept. 6, 2017.
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WINNER and NEW GRANDDAUGHTER + What’s a Nana to do?

Thanks to many of you for your guesses on birthweight and date!  #2 Granddaughter (Mackenzie Rae N.) was born 3 weeks early on August 7, at 9:44 pm and weighted 6 lb. 8 oz.  AND... check out that crop of hair!!!!!  What answer to prayers!!!!! Roseann McGuire - YOU are the winner!  Please contact me at to claim your prize of $100 worth of my Londa's Creative Threads (Sewing)
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Baby Quilt for new Granddaughter

I’m NOT a Quilter…But When One is Welcoming a New Granddaughter…

[caption id="attachment_3694" align="aligncenter" width="300"]              Baby Quilt for new Granddaughter[/caption] I knew it all along - I am NOT a quilter!  Though I love and appreciate them and all the work it takes, it is just not my 'cup of tea'.  BUT, when one is expecting her first GRANDDAUGHTER, one just MUST make her a quilt, Agree? Sew...yep, I did.  Quite the saga - and
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Fed up?….Then SEW!!!

Finding myself in the midst of a very complicated website re-do (my host company got purchased by another!), and with TOO many re-decorating projects on my mind in our new TN home...I NEEDED a SEWING DATE!  Ahhhh.... to be in CONTROL!  My dear daughter is within weeks of giving birth to my first grandDAUGHTER and I had agreed to stitch up another 'nursing/lounging top & pant' set.  So, Sunday afternoon
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Nothing New Under the Sun = FUN Sewing Projects!

We all smiled when Sister Maria (Julie Andrews) whipped those curtains off the windows and made clothing for the VonTrap children. During the Depression, women counted on the flowered fabric found in feed sacks (created 'pretty' on purpose for frugal clothing) from which to create clothes and quilts. I know I've 'blogged' on this topic before, but this re-cycle Memento type clothing creation is currently my absolutely FAVORITE creative sewing.
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‘Boba Wrap’ Baby Carrier – Make Your Own!

I think it's special:  the last thing I stitched in my IL home sewing corner (basement), was a maternity top and pants for Dear Daughter...and the first thing I've completed in my new TN Sunroom Sewing Studio (check out my NEW sewing view below!) is...a knit wrap style baby carrier - and more maternity clothes coming up next - at least for my 'personal sewing' schedule.           
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Moving Wisdom….From one who has just done it!

Happy Mother's Day.  This is moving season - for many.  Since we all know it is the lady of the house that orchestrates a is my advice:   9 days in.... ??? to go:  I have some 'wisdom' regarding moving at age 64 (and hubby 66) from a home where we have lived (and conducted business) for 25 years to a completely new town where you one except your
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How-To for Angled Hemlines

As I have conducted jacket workshops around the country, I've found how very attractive ANGLED hemlines can be on ladies!  Especially what I call a 'French' line to the bottom of a jacket:  longer in the front AND back, but angling up at the sides gives a very slenderizing, long-legged silhouette and really solves the issue of 'length' for those who want it 'long enough to cover the hips', yet
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Share your Story – Who taught you to sew?

Who taught YOU to sew?    I'd love to hear YOUR story!  Those of us who are sewing enthusiasts either 'caught it' or were 'taught it' by someone.  What about YOU?  Do you have a person to thanks, or are your skills a product of the 'school of hard knocks' - being self-taught? How have YOU learned to sew?  Who inspired you?  WHY did you embrace sewing?  I'll start this
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