Friday, January 22, 2016

Let it Snow! EDITED

Now sewing related, but I wanted to play with periscope. We had an early closing from work due to the snow that's now here & expected all weekend. So here's to my video. I'm still learning how to "scope." :-) NOTE: I'm not sure if the video below will play as I added it from blogger.

Here's the link from my you tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNtP-3zjRno

LET IT SNOW

Friday, December 25, 2015

Another successful sew along!

Time flies from one sewing meet up till the next! We did pillowcases this time. I didn't "quite" finish, BUT I'll have it posted this weekend. :-). We had SEW much fun that most of us ran short on time!!






Sunday, December 13, 2015

Last Sunday's sewing

I know, it's a week late, but work, finishing up some school work and under the weather for a couple of days...here it is. I'm lovin fleece so the next few posts maybe, just maybe "all things fleecy).  Please forgive the pic quality. This was a "selfie" and you're looking at a fleece blanket for my toddler nephew



Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A Saturday Score: SEW Thankful

Lookie! I was able to snag some insane deals at Hancock's and JoAnn's over the Thanksgiving weekend: All things fleecy! You may see I got some fleece that looks like it's for kiddos...well, it is! I've been wanting to sew for my 22 month nephew and this fleece gives me a reason and an excuse! Check it out:





Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy THANKSGIVING

Wishing everyone in the US a Happy Thanksgiving. We all have so much to be thankful for!

 

PROJECT "FUN" WAY!

Sew thankful to be able to get a little sewing in! Went to a sewing meet up a few days ago. We had a great time sewing fleece blankets which were donated to a local shelter. It was indeed a FUN-WAY to go! 






Sunday, November 15, 2015

New review added to our BOOK REVIEW Tab!

BKK2772

Wanna try before you buy?

SEWING BOOK AND DVD TIP:

Nothing new. If you're unsure about a sewing or crafting book and amazon doesn't provide any reviews or enough reviews, feedback, etc., go to your local library and check it out. I do this all of the time.

I even renew and if it's on the last renewal, I'll see if it's on a wait or hold list and if not, I'll get it again!


That way, if the book/DVD isn't a fit or doesn't flow for me, I can return in and I haven't wasted any money.



Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

It's supposed to be...

Say what?! It's suppose to be my bloga (or blogo) versary month! It all started in October 2008 (never mind what my profile says..the correct start year is 2008).

Just hadn't been in a celebrating mood-also month a dear loved one passed last year and trying to study.

As always, I still come to thank each of you for hanging in there with me (my long time blogging BFF's) and everyone. Thank you sew much! 

 

JC @ WANNASEW

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Mimi G "Passion To Profit" glimpes!

Last week, I posted a few NYC pics on Facebook, and we're back to top it all off! This was last weekend at the Marriott in Times Square.

Tiffany, THE Budgetnesta!
  Tieko and me--check her out on SelfMadeUniversity.com!
 So genuine! We had such a wonderful time!
Mimi G and JC!



JC @ WANNASEW

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

NYC and Mimi G!

This will be part one of two SEW....you gotta come back for the rest! Went to NYC (again), but this time, to see Mimi G in the "Passion to Profit" tour. Here are my wanderings from Madison Square Garden to Times Square:






Saturday, October 3, 2015

First set of NYC pics

From last weekend (sorry for delay-playing catch up)!

We're on Periscope!


I posted it on my You Tube channel. That was/is the best way for me to get it on the blog:

This was my first one--testing the waters. :-)



JC @ WANNASEW

Pending book review

Greetings! As soon as Amazon approves my book review, I'll be posting it very soon. Here's a sneak peek of the book:


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Gotta stay tuned!

Wanna get a peak of my recent NYC Garment District trip? Gotta come back tomorrow for all the dets!

JC @ WANNASEW

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Just couldn't help it

Got back to receiving text messages from Hancock's. They're still having that anniversary sale PLUS extra goodies for those in a certain age group. :-). I did OK. Everything came to about $18.00. Besides the 3 patterns, I got elastic for knits, Velcro, and no roll elastic!




JC @ WANNASEW

Sunday, September 20, 2015

National Sewing Month: Chugging along!

OK friends. Sewed a little last week, made a casing for a muslin skirt today & also used some kids jeans and upcycled them into a purse.


Used some of the legs to create the straps. Next time, I'll either sew it by hand OR I need a thicker needle.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Better get your fabric and sew shopping on!

HOWDY! Hancock's started their 58 ANNIVERSARY sale this week-running for 2 weeks. That's where I grabbed some $3.97 a yard fleece (cashier told me it gets cheaper every January).

I re-signed up for text messaging as well.

I went to JoAnns on break Thursday first. They had a fleece sale $5.99 a yard (normally $9.99/yard), but went to Hancock's after work and found out they had an even better sale.

The fuchsia color is from JoAnn's, the other bag is from Hancock's

BTW: Hancock's texted this morning-they're taking an additional 20% off everything this weekend.!


JC @ WANNASEW

Monday, August 31, 2015

September is National Sewing Month!

Hope everyone is well! A hearty welcome to new members! September is National Sewing Month. This is the logo that they are promoting. We're encouraging any sewing so hopefully this will inspire us all to get some sewing in!

Monday, August 17, 2015

NEEDLES AND FASHION SEW SOCIAL!

 Sew much to say--SEW little time!

Hello lovely ladies (and gents): This past weekend, I had the pleasure to attend the Needles and Fashion "Sew Social" hosted by the founder of N&F Jenese Johnson (awesome lady) and her hostess Tasha H.

They both have awesome blogs: Jenese is at Needles and Fashion and Tasha's blog: The Tale Tell Tasha.

These ladies are so genuinely kind, generous with the knowledge. They freely gave us patterns, free fabric, food. The fellowship and meeting like-minded people was priceless.

Ladies came from all over the East Coast: Richmond, Philly, Delaware, and more!

Anyway, I could go on and on, but wanted to share a few general pics. I HIGHLY recommend this event if you're anywhere in the Tri-States or the DMV next year! :-) 




Sunday, August 9, 2015

Wannasew's on Pinterest!

I've been posting like crazy today! Trying to catch up and do what I can when I can!

We've been on Pinterest for a few months and I told myself I'd NEVER do it.

At first, I had the widget on my phone, I just placed it on the blog (see right column). Lesson learned: Never say never!

Visit Wanna's profile on Pinterest.

Trying to promote sewing



 I'm a 4-H volunteer. 4-H is a part of Cooperative Extension. Cooperative Extension usually falls under a state university. Yesterday was the annual Arlington County Fair. 

I was able to bring my machine and do a little sewing demo. My machine tote worked perfectly! The FREE arm (corrected) worked like a charm! It really came in handy my older machine doesn't have a this feature