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Have you visited Pattern Rescue lately?

Looking for larger size vintage and retro sewing patterns? Check out the recycled section over at Pattern Rescue . The Nov. 1 patterns have been posted and there are quite a few in medium to larger sizes with busts ranging from 36 to 44. Of course as you continue to browse you'll notice that there are also plenty of patterns available in the bust 34 and 32 range as well as children's patterns. I even recognized a few that I sent to them for the recycle section. My fear is that one day I'm going to request a recycled pattern that I actually sent to them *LOL*. Somehow they look so much more desirable on their website than they did sitting in storage boxes. So go! Browse, request and don't forget to donate to they can continue to offer us this service.

Apple Crisp recipe

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Sewing must cease once in a while so I can bake one of my husband's favorite autumn treats - apple crisp. This time I used a recipe from one of my vintage 1960 cookbooks that I found at either a library book sale or an estate sale. This recipe is oh so quick and easy - especially when you have an husband who eagerly measures all of the ingredients to save you time. See, the faster you get this in the oven, the sooner he gets to eat some. Apple Crisp 5 cups sliced pared tart apples 1/8 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg Topping 1 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup enriched flour 3/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup butter or margarine Arrange apples in a buttered 9-inch pie plate or pan. Combine granulated sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss apples with sugar mixture until well coated. Combine brown sugar, flour, oats and cinnamon; cut in butter till crumbly. Press mixture over apples. Bake in moderate oven (350 degree F) 45 to 50 min

She's a winner! or why you should be on Twitter

This is just starting out to be a fantastic week! Well, except for the snow yesterday. Yea, you read that right. S-N-O-W! On Oct. 25. And there was enough of it falling that the air was thick with white snowflakes. But at least it melted when it reached the ground. Anyway, I won this fabulous book from Craftzine.com! It's Daniel Vosovic's new book, Fashion Inside Out: Daniel V's Guide to How Style Happens from Inspiration to Runway and Beyond . How great is that going to be? I loved Daniel V. from the second season of Project Runway - but then again, who didn't love Daniel V - and am excited about what the book will contain. Once this one arrives I plan on spending some quality time curled up in my reading chair getting me some style inspiration. And how did I find out about this giveaway you ask? Why, on Twitter ! I'm following Craft and when I saw the tweet I followed the link and entered the drawing and voila! I'm a winner.

Dress sewing interrrupted for an important project...

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See the return name and address on that shipping label? That's right baby. Two projects I had submitted were accepted to be included in the upcoming book . How fun is that? And no, I am NOT telling you what they are. You're just going to have to wait until the book is published :-) So what did they send to me? Well, one project sample will be photographed just as I created it. As for the other, they sent me a yard of fabric to sew a new sample for the book. Since I actually have a bit of spare time to devote to sewing and the deadline for sending the samples for the book is rapidly approaching, I'm going to sew the item today and proof of my project instructions for accuracy and clarity. *********************************************************************** By the way, I wasn't able to get the knit dress completed in time for the wedding yesterday so you'll see the review for that dress next weekend.