Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Greetings


Bwa-haa-haa from the Sarducci's!
Happy Halloween from our home to yours.
  Be safe, have fun, and don't eat
all of the candy in one sitting!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Introducing the Sarducci's

First of all, I'd like to introduce you to the Sarducci Brothers.  They are my recently hired sewing assistants/project models.   Since Oliver's passing, I have been in need of assistants to help me in my sewing room and these guys have stepped up for the position.  OK.... they aren't exactly cuddly and soft like Oliver, but they have their own list of qualities.... and most of those qualities are good.  ;)  We'll see how it goes......

And there actually is a tip in this post.  Over the years, I've tried so many different foot pedal holders and each of them only "sort of" worked.  I picked up this trivet/oven grabber at a dollar store yesterday.  I was hoping that it would make a good gripper for my sewing machine foot pedal.  And it worked!  I sewed for a couple of hours and never had to chase the foot pedal or rearrange it.  This little gripper is flexible and kind of sticky on both sides.  I do have a chair mat under my machine area, so I haven't tested it on a carpeted surface.  I don't think it would work as well on carpet, but for hard surfaces, I'm thinking it will be great.

(Thanks, Sarducci's.... for a successful first photo shoot!)