Tuesday, June 2, 2020

BLACK LIVES MATTER

I feel like we have taken a hundred thousand steps backwards....black lives matter.  Why is that so hard...we toiled this land in slavery to make it what it is today!!!!  We just can't get a break!!!  All the way back to Emmit Till, my black brothers have had this stigma attached to them.  Dogs, water hoses, shootings, lynchings----why why why!!!   Don't get me wrong all police are not bad, my best friend in the world is a police officer--so I am not speaking about them all.  Just the racist, cowardly ones that make my daughter afraid for my grandson who is only 12 to go out alone.  She's had to tell him what to do if the police stop you, while trying to also let him know that the police are there to help.

I was overwhelmed with joy when thousands of youth peacefully protested in my hometown, Baltimore, yesterday.  Everyone was kind and demonstrated what a true protest is. 

I am PRAYING for peace and change in this racist America.  I pray that voters will do something about this in the polls.  Yes, I do believe it starts at the top. 

If you are not black or a person of color, you will never have to worry about this for your sons, husbands, brothers, uncles, and grandfathers. 

White America gets to kill and murder and then be escorted out with a bullet-proof vest to jail. 

NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE


Saturday, February 29, 2020

Black History Month

On this last day of February, I wanted to post about a seamstress who did not get her proper acknowledgement at the proper time.

Ann Cole Lowe (December 14, 1898 – February 25, 1981) was an American fashion designer and the first African American to become a noted fashion designer.[1] Lowe's one-of-a-kind designs were a favorite among high society matrons from the 1920s to the 1960s. She was best known for designing the ivory silk taffeta wedding dress worn by Jacqueline Bouvier when she married John F. Kennedy in 1953.





I was pleasantly surprised to find these items at JoAnn’s


Happy Sewing!!!!

Friday, February 7, 2020

DC Frocktails

I attended a wonderful event for sewers last weekend! “DC Frocktails.”  “It was the first gathering to celebrate DC, Mary,and, and VA makers and sewists.”  The host committee @dhfabricsandco, @naomipjohnsom, and @threelittlebirds.sewingco did an OUTSTANDING job!  It was
held at the Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center in Hyatt’s, MD.  We enjoyed 2 free mock tails or cocktails, salad, delicious appetizers, and great pizza!  So many beautiful people mingling about and admiring each other’s creative clothing and enjoying the evening!  There were plenty of door prizes; however, Imwasnt lucky!








Everyone received a SWAG bag filled with goodies.  Can’t wait until the next event!














Sunday, November 3, 2019

Remake

It's been a while since I blogged.  I am still enjoying retirement.  I  have been sewing non-stop since I retired last May....proms, weddings, alterations, etc. etc etc. 

I'm still sewing for me as well.  This is my second time making this dress...the first one I made in white, but the fabric started getting those little balls on it so I discarded it.  This fabric is a far superior one, so I don't think I'll have that issue again.  I purchased this fabric during my stay in Barcelona a few years ago.  I love how it feels.  It's like a thick knit.  I used my Babylock Evolve to sew most of the seams.  I used my Babylock Coverstitch for the neck edge, hem, and tie band edges.  It was a very easy dress to complete in about 4 hours.  Happy Sewing!!!!