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TTMT 5-24-17

(Maybe I should change the name of my posts to TTMW since I seem to usually post on Wednesdays.)

TTMT #422 - A Little Further

Talk to Me Tuesday on WordPress is LIVE!

Please let me know if you still need access to post by sending your preferred email address to sewhooked@gmail.com. All active TTMT members should have been invited to have Author status. Returning members just give me a head's up and I'll be happy to add you as an Author. New members will be invited to be Contributors (posting with moderation) until that member has posted a few times.

What do you think? Do you like the new website? Do you think we should make it our new home? Any problems? Thoughts? Suggestions? A couple of our previous members have told me that they stopped posting because they were having so much trouble with LJ. If I had known that, we might consider this sooner. There's no community without community members! As Bryan Adams once said, "everything I do, I do it for you!" If we decide to make this move official, I want to make sure each of you is comfortable before we do.

As an aside, WordPress calls all the authors of a site "Team Members." I really love that. ♥

In today's video:

Missing in action

Hello all I am still alive ... just buried under boxes. No video this week as still involved in the big move. I did Get a chance to sew this weekend when I had a sewing weekend with the girls , will fill you in more next week when I will be back in my new sewing space xxxx so exciting. Watching all your videos and wishing you all a crafty week. Xxx

TTMT #66 Packages

Today is just fabric show off time and some other goodies received.

I have given in my quote for the Pink Geometric quilt, just waiting for the lady to get back to me.  She asked me to quote her what I would for anybody else and not give her a family / friend discount.

Other than that, I don’t have much to share this week. No sewing happening at the moment, I did have chance to work on some patterns though, so that is a plus.

Once the camp is over, I will be finishing of the design and testing stage for Fantastic Beasts 2 Quilt Along. Whoop!

And my second secret project for a blog hop, the pattern is done and dusted. What a journey that was.

So, after I get back from Scout camp this weekend, and I get FBQAL2 finished off, I can get going on more projects to actually share with everyone.

Thank you so much Rainey for the surprise birthday package. I loved all of it.

Have a happy sewing and crafty week further.


Vanda Chittenden


TTMT video

Guys I'm having trouble posting to LiveJournal. I made a video and I put it on Word Press. Can someone please let me know if they can see my video or if I did it right. Has been years since I've used it.

TTMT 5-17-17 Late Again

Hubby's paintings on the wall behind me.

To clarify one of the things I said in the video, I am SuzyQuilts on Live Journal and SoozSpeaks on Word Press.

Update on the foot:  IT IS MUCH BETTER!  Walking is almost normal now.

TTMT #65 Mother’s Day Video

(Have posted to our Blog as well)

Hi everyone,

So excited about posting here.

I taped this on Saturday, with a guest appearance, you will have to watch the video to see who it is. Haha.

In the video I talk about invisible thread, I don’t like it, but have had a suggestion from several people about only using it as the top thread only and normal thread in the bobbin. (I didn’t know that tidbit). So I will try again very soon. For straight line stitching with a walking foot it works great, but not so much for free motion. I have some left, so will persevere with it until it is finished and then make my final decision.

In other news!

I have a second secret pattern I have been working on since taping the video, which has a deadline, so there has been no sewing yet this week. It is my first complex applique design that is for a blog hop coming up. It has several layers. The design process was fine, and putting the pattern together with instructions was fine. BUT! It is not at all the same as putting together a paper pieced pattern. I made the pattern as complete as possible, thinking it was done. And sent it to an experience applique designer to check for me. She has given me a load of advice, which meant more work. Ugh! But 3 days later I am nearly done with the extra layout bits I had to work on. At first I was “Complex Applique is to much work, I don’t think I will do this again” But! Now that I am nearly done, I am happy with what I have accomplished and this process is going to make life so much easier for the “maker”.  I feel excited again.

That is it for me today.

Hope everyone has an awesome crafty week further.


Vanda Chittenden


all tell, no show...

I realized after I filmed this, I could have told you about the fabrics I purchased recently....oh, well, incentive for next week. :)


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