Wednesday, November 25, 2015


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



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!


Wanna try before you buy?


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! 



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!
 So genuine! We had such a wonderful time!
Mimi G and JC!


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

NYC and Mimi G!

This will be part one of two 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. :-)


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!


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!


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.!


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


 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

What's this: A work in progress!

This makes for a future handbag. I am (suppose) to be testing a  handbag. Got everything, but yet to start (starting today). In bag: 1.5 yards of flannel, 1.5 yards of stiff interfacing and the rest of my fabric I grabbed from my stash. :-). Stay tuned for more!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Wonderful gift

 Sew thankful that a fb sewing buddy blessed me with these patterns! Very kind gesture! (sorry-can't rotate) :-(

Saturday, July 25, 2015

It's every sewer and crafter's BAH HUMBUG!


I went to G Street in Falls Church after work. No clearances, mostly everything was 25%off. The fabric you see was formerly what they kept on the "remnant" table and that's always been $2.97 a yard.

I got 4 yards of the beige and 3 yards of the baby blue (it's some sort of knit), plus some purple and white webbing.

Yes, it was a mess trying to get these untangled-me and the sales lady both!
As you can see, no time wasted with another business partially in part of what this G Street totally owned!

Don't you just hate it when our stores close?!

OH, I let a guy go ahead of me at the cutting table because he only had some trimming and webbing. He asked the lady cutting the fabric: "DOESN'T ANYBODY SEW IN ARLINGTON?" Of course, he's in Falls Church, but the Arlington County line is only a couple of miles away. Neither one of us could respond. :-)   :-(


Thursday, July 23, 2015

It's personal: Another one closing!

For those that are in the DMV or have visited the DMV, you can really appreciate this store.

Some may remember my "This is Terrible!" rant when my neighborhood Hancock's closed  2 years ago or so:

Well, now a DMV icon is closing two of its three stores. One has already closed, the other is due to close on 7/26.

I remember as a kid the original "G Street" in downtown DC. We (me, Mom, and sis) did our shopping for Home Ec and our Singer Sewing class at this location. Of course, that one has been closed for decades. :-(

Anyway, I'm whining again! BTW:  I included a video clip of one of these stores here (did this about 2 years ago).


Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy July 4!

To our US fans and followers, Happy Independence Day. For everyone else, thanks for your continued support! Looking to come back soon!  


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Come join us!

I know I've been MIA. :-). Lots going on behind the scenes. Hope to get back into sewing by early July.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

To all my sewing followers and mother's, Happy Mother's Day!


Sunday, March 8, 2015

Scarf :-) (Posing the Pinterest)

As promised, we're back! I want to make this one again! It was:

  • Fun
  • Fast
  • Fulfilling
  • Free (didn't have to buy a pattern) :-)

 Silly me!