Sewing

Cheryl Ellex

As a national U.S. holiday, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It is a day to remember that first gathering of English settlers and Native Americans for a harvest feast in 1621. At that time sewing quilts, clothing, spinning and rug making were vital daily endeavors.

Cheryl Ellex

With Halloween just around the corner it seems this rather scary, spooky, whimsical, fun time can’t help but summon the DIY Costume Bug. Short on time? No problem. Consider a no-pattern-needed, simple-to-sew costume out of felt, fleece or tulle for the little ones.

Cheryl Ellex

Halloween or Hallowe’en is a day to remember the departed and scare away evil spirits. The day is a fun fall activity for much of the Western world and all about carving Jack-O-Lanterns, Trick or Treating, ghostly superstitions, flickering candles, black bats and steely-eyed cats. Quick, let's sew!

Cheryl Ellex

Rustic, rural, pastoral, country, primitive may all be terms that apply to a general interpretation of visual folk art. Folk art is an art tradition, intensely cultural, introspectively ethnographic, and most often distinctively hand worked and one-of-a-kind.

Cheryl Ellex

Our sewing endeavors change with the seasons of course but the time between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice are especially enjoyable when considering sewing projects. With summer at an end, at least in the northern hemisphere, cooler weather can infuse a sewer with renewed inspiration.

Cheryl Ellex

The tiny sewing machine push in light bulb that all sewing machines and sergers seem to have as default lighting is barely adequate to illuminate even the intended sewing area. Today's lighting options can mimic natural daylight and keep any sewer from enduring an inadequately lighted sewing area.