Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cross Stitching For Christmas

Starting a new cross stitching of red breasted robin. I haven't stitched by hand in a while. It is nice to have something to carry around with me, without having to sit at my sewing machine. This is a project that I can see me doing many more of. It is small, easy to handle and fairly quick to complete. I am thinking of designing some of my own to hang on the Christmas tree. If you are wanting to do this one specifically it is in the October issue of Cross Stitcher  .

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Aha Moment...

Rainbow over our back yard yesterday
 Over the weekend I spoke to my mom and as I was telling her about my quest to lose a few pounds before the holiday season. She proceeded to tell me that it was a waste of time as I would only gain it back. At first I have to say this really upset me. I didn't say anything at the time to her and hung up feeling deflated. I went down and worked out on the treadmill and had an official aha moment. I realized that my parents have been giving me an out my whole life. If you don't like something quit. If its to hard quit. I have been aloud to quit for as long as I can remember. I quit school at an early age, if I didnt like a business that I started I would quit. My husband is the greatest man, however he has allowed me to quit. When I don't like something or want to do something he allows me to quit. No more quitting. I am on a mission to find a career that works for me and my family and I now have a little more clarity on where that will lead.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

This blog is about me .

It's funny, I have been struggling lately trying to find the balance between me and this blog. I enjoy blogging, believe it or not. And I want to write about whats real in my life. Is this a design blog, a sewing blog, a blog of tutorials, who am I? And then it hit me. This is a blog about me. My journey through life and my pursuit of happiness. I love sewing, decorating, designing, helping people learn things etc. I am a woman who has had many experiences in life and love. I am a step-mother to two girls and a step-grandmother to 5 grandchildren. I am a friend, a sister, a step mother, a wife and an entrepreneur. I am always pursuing knowledge and I want to know what really makes me tick. I am learning about me, how I handle things. What makes me jump for joy. What makes me get up in the morning. I am constantly learning. I have felt the pressure of what do people want from me. How can I make this blog exciting for others, when in reality I just want to discover myself and maybe help others do the same thing.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Blogging Your Way

I recently signed up to take a course through 
Holly Becker . I find this course is pushing me to do more and has me in my office first thing in the morning. I like having feed back and deadlines. Even though I am on the cusp of missing this one. I find the videos, interactive forum and other students, educational, exciting and a bit overwhelming. However as the Blogging Your Way course is progressing so am I. I am looking forward to see what the next few weeks bring and how my blog evolves. You can sign up for the next segment of classes at Decor 8 E Classes .

I-Phone Case

I made this I-Phone case for a couple of the girls at the local coffee shop. They are always so pleasant and nice to me and  I wanted to do something nice for them. This case will only fit an I-Phone, the Blackberry phones are to wide. You would need to modify the pattern to make a little wider. I found this tuturial at During Quiet Time she has an excellent tutorial and pattern with easy to follow instructions.

Bedroom Makeover

This next month my goal is to makeover this bedroom. It is our master and I want to up the romance factor. We have been living in our house for 5 years and it seems that every home I go to, the one room that never looks finished is the bedroom. I wonder why that is? If you have any thoughts on this let me know?I think it say's something about where you are in your relationship and how you feel about each other. I want to inspire us to be more intimate. We have this great relationship, however I want to strive for more, different, spice, passion. Maybe this is way to much information, however I understand blogs are all about honesty and keeping it real. Next week I will show you my inspiration for the room.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Who me a writer?

My Dog Sammy

Today I had a customer come into the store who had read my blog. She said you
should write more your good at it. I find it so interestting how we perceive
ourselves and how someone else does. When I was in grade five or six I wrote a poem that was good enough for the school year book. I remember coming into school that morning and the teacher asking me if it was okay. I was 10 or 11 at the time and oblivious as to how significant that was. We were not financially well off and could not afford to buy the yearbook. I am still looking for one. If you see a Jersey Public School Yearbook from Keswick 1977-1979 . I have narrowed down to those years, please let me know. I would love to have it. I am so curious as to what I wrote. The only thing I remember about it was that I thought it didn't have to rhyme to be poetry.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Custom Cradle

A while back a young lady came into the store and asked if  I would make bumper pads and a fitted sheet for her custom wood cradle. Although I had never done anything like that before , I felt pretty confident in my sewing. This is the results. She loved it and so did I. I enjoyed making the whole project. I hope her new little girl loves it too.

Monday, January 30, 2012

New Class Schedule

Class Schedule February, March 2012

The Sewing Table, Wasaga Beach

Stack and Whack

This is a very popular class. Learn to cut fabric into a kaleidoscope of blocks.

Tuesday February 28th, March 6th and 13th 5-8 pm $45.00 plus cost of book

Disappearing 9 Patch .

This quilt is fun and easy to make with 5 inch charm squares. We will be making 12 blocks, however you

Could do more to make a larger quilt.

Thur March 1st, 8th and 15th $45.00

Machine Quilting

Janet will teach you the basics of machine quilting, stencils, marking tools, hoops etc

Tue February 7th, 14th and 21st. 5 -8 pm $45.00

Machine Techniques

Janet will teach a two week techniques class on needlelace, free motion on tulle , dimentional trees,

Reverse bobbin demonstration, wired leaves and machine applique.

Note: Machine quilting course is a pre-requisite for this class.

Wednesday February 29th and March 7th 10 am – 1 pm $65.00

Fan Place Matts

Gerry will teach this fun and creative method of making fan place matts.

Thursday March 1st 10 am- 1 pm $45.00


Gerry will teach a method of folding and cutting pillowcases to show no inside seams.

This is a great way to make gifts for someone you love .

Thursday March 8th 10 am – 1 pm $ 25.00

We are no longer holding children’s Classes .

Classes are on a first come first pay basis. We have a small space, classroom size is maximum 4 people.

Please call The Sewing Table to reserve your spot at 705-422-2099 or email

Thank You


Monday, January 23, 2012

It has been a long time ...

I realize I have been away from this blog for a long time and It has been for several reasons. I wasnt sure what I wanted to write or why and I really wanted to do this. It was for me and for fun and journal my goals and trials and tribulations of my journey in this life. I hope that if you are reading along with me that you will enjoy the ride.

I have wanted to open a quilt shop for at least 10 years and last September , I finally did it. I found a cute little spot in Wasaga Beach and leased it. It has been a lot of work and a roller coaster ride of emotions. I am glad that I am doing, however I must say their are some things that I wasnt prepared for. I will write about this journey and the ups and downs of owning a shop. Above is a picture of the shop.


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