Yearly Archives: 2013

Sewing Machine Needles: Video Part 9

This is Part 9 in my Video Series featuring the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960.  I’m happy to hear from quite a few of you out there via Facebook and YouTube that you received this machine for Christmas.  Congratulations!! I hope you … Continue reading

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My First Year in Review!!

WOW!  Happy First Year Anniversary to my blog, “Strikes My Fancy”!!  I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for a year already!!  Time flies, doesn’t it??  Looking back, I can see quite a progression.  I made a point to try lots … Continue reading

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Throw Back Thursday: Holiday Memories & Treats!!

We all have special memories of past Holidays that we start to think about during this time of year.  For me, it’s making cookies with my Mother.  Not just any cookies, we used to make Italian traditional cookies.  We made the … Continue reading

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Attaching Buttons by Machine: Video Part 8

This video was requested several weeks ago by one of my YouTube Subscribers. MsEmilyPark, this ones for You!!  I’m still not able to comment back if you leave a comment for me on my YouTube Channel, so please continue to message and email … Continue reading

Posted in attaching buttons by machine, button foot, buttons with shank, learning to sew, Pattern Review, Singer 9970, Singer Quantum Stylist 9960, traditional button, Youtube video | 4 Comments

Picture Tutorial: Repurposed Christmas Tree Skirt!!

Hi Everyone!!  I’m back and with a NEW Picture Tutorial for Christmas!!   This project was inspired for my son.  He’s growing up so fast, and this year he requested his very own Christmas Tree for his room.  Since we love to decorate, … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas tree skirt, Instructables, Pattern Review, picture tutorial, Repurposed placemats, Strikes My Fancy | 14 Comments

Christmas Round Up and Another 1st for ME!!

Hi Everyone!  As this year of “firsts” continues for me,  I wanted to share some Great News with you!!   I was included in my first Christmas Craft Round Up.  For those of you that aren’t familiar with what a “round up” … Continue reading

Posted in A Challenging Sew, Christmas Craft round up, cooking, Craft Dictator, Crafting, creating, creative., Decorative stitches, DIY Christmas Stocking, Strikes My Fancy | 4 Comments