Nancy Zieman’s Sew Knits with Confidence Blog Tour

April 23, 2013
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Yeah! Another blog tour – combining a few of my favorite things – knits, anything designed by Nancy Zieman and gorgeous embroidery!  So what did I get when I put all those things together? A new favorite garment – my Newport Pullover Tunic, pattern designed by Nancy Zieman.  It’s the perfect canvas for embroidery...

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Made by Hand and Delivered in Person

April 17, 2013
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What better way to shower a first-time mother-to-be than by creating a gift from the heart. And if you can deliver it in person – all the better!  Last weekend, our family showered our niece with dozens of gifts for the new baby.  Lucky girl that she is, some of those gifts – well,...

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Hand is a Four-letter Word

April 10, 2013
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I’m a machine girl, always have been, always will be. I’m amazed, impressed, in awe, humbled by those who stitch by hand. But truth be told, I don’t get it. I think the ONLY thing I like about handwork is, it’s portable. You can throw it in a bag and take it anywhere. Kinda...

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So you think life with an embroiderer is full of pretty stitches?

April 3, 2013
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Pretty Stitches

My sweet husband came to me this morning and said, “Would you like to see evidence of life with you?” I wasn’t sure how to answer. Frankly, I was a little fearful of what that evidence would be. Would it be a Dove Dark Chocolate wrapper found on the coffee table? Would it be...

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Who’s on First?

March 27, 2013
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You are!  Sure to be a hit with all baseball fans, here’s a little baseball stitching to get you into the mood for the season.  Celebrate Opening Day 2013, whether you’re a major league baseball fan or tee-ball devotee, by wearing this design. It doesn’t have to be on the back pocket of a...

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Serving Up Style

March 20, 2013
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Today we are serving up a fun hemline project by Marie Zinno. Enjoy! Designs suggested a hemline theme, which sounded like a fun project. My lifestyle is very casual; sewing, embroidering for my business, housework and driving my kids to after school functions. I generally do not dress up unless we have a special occasion. However, I’m...

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The Secret is Out!

March 13, 2013
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Perfect Placement Software

Ever wonder how Nancy Zieman and I get our embroidery designs to land exactly where we want them? We use a simple – I mean, really simple – software program that outlines the garment so we know exactly where to place the embroidery. Perfect Placement Software includes 30 outlines or garment sections plus over...

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