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Missing! My passion for sewing...

I don't know what's going on, but the past two weeks even the thought of being in my sewing room has no appeal for me. I don't want to caress my fabric, I don't want to drool over my patterns, and I really don't want to sit down at the sewing machine and actually use it. My high school reunion is next weekend (30 years...where does the time go?) and I wanted to make something fantastic to wear (even though they keep stressing that it is casual, casual, casual, I am not wearing blue jeans ) and I just never got around to it. At this point I'm not going to sew something as none of my fabric or patterns are doing it for me, ya know what I mean? I even spent the morning at the Mall of America trying to find something casual, flattering, trendy (yet age appropriate), but after sewing most of my clothing for years I found I'm a bit critical of the fit and the construction, not to mention the price! Seems I'm not the only one in the sewing community going

The unveiling of the "Low -Sew Boutique" book cover

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Alas, it is not my book. However, it is a book that has my friend's name as the author! At last year's Wisconsin Public Television and Sewing with Nancy Quilt Expo , my friend, Cheryl Weiderspahn, was approached by Krause Publications about the possibility of doing a book. Cheryl had been out of the booth teaching a class and I was busy helping the many visitors that were looking at the patterns and the clothing samples. I was enthusiastically talking about Cheryl's newest pattern that debuted at the show. The pattern, Pantry Purses , had been getting a lot of attention. As well it should have...it is a creative idea and the samples in the booth were adorable. Well, unbeknownst to me, one of the customers I was talking to was the acquisitions editor of Krause Publications. She was interested in the idea of making accessories from potholders and placemats and wanted to speak to Cheryl about an entire book based on the concept. To make a year-long story short, the book