Thursday, November 6, 2008

episdode 8

Show notes for Southern inspiration Episode 8 for November 6th, 2008

Sewing Savy picture of ornament (door hanger but smaller). We made this in our ASG group.

Free project of a really cute purse

Computer software for quilters

Video on beginning free motion quilting

Origami paper folding

Utube Origami box

Polymer clay beads

Sewing Greeting Cards

Chemo Hats

Vogue 9333 is out of print. We made view A without the brim. This made a cap with a lot of potential.

ATC Artist Trading Cards

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Oct 08 Pictures

The first picture is of my submission to the Pensacola Quilt Guild challenge. They gave us a index card with 3 color chips on it. We had to find fabric to match the colors and make either a 18x18" or 36x36" quilt. The theme was "Shades of Nature".
My quilt is a 18x18" and the name is "Mother nature dreams". It has no straight lines and it was my first attempt at curves. The image of mother nature was done on silk that went through my printer. It is free motion quilted with metalic and rayon thread and hand beaded.
The next picture is a group of ladies who met for 2 days and sewed for Sew Much Comfort. This is an organization to sew adaptive clothes for our wounded military personel.

These are pictures of Buster "Cowboy", Penney "hotdog" and Irma "a horse". I made Buster and Penney's costumes and we went to PetSmart for their Halloween contest.
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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Show notes for Southern inspiration Episode 7 October 10, 2008

A worth while organization to help our young wounded servicemen.

Silk paper videos

Computer software for quilters

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Episode 6 Show notes

Show notes for Southern inspiration Episode 6 September 13th, 2008

Jacket that mom is working on:

Pensacola Quilt Guild Community Quilt projects:

String quilts

On the left side of this web page you will find a list of different scrap quilt patterns, just scroll down and look on the left.

Kaleidoscope quilt block

Piano hinge art journal examples and information

Anne Van Der Kley information

Lori’s sewing podcast

Serger Class

Here are a couple web sites with serger information

Videos on sergers

Interesting sewing and embellishment sites

Vintage sewing articles

Cord making

Ezine link for Fiber and Stitch

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Episode 5 Show notes

Sewing podcasts and web sites:

1. Lori does a wonderful job both on her blog and I love her interview podcasts.
2. Behind the Seams is a great blog on sewing information and supplies.
3. and Craft Stylish and Be sew stylish links
4. This is a subscription web site that I enjoy. It has videos, tips and techniques, inspirational stories.
5. Wonderful information for all who sews.
6. Lots of information on basic sewing and projects.
7. Nutmeg’s web site and podcast.
8. Julie-Ann McFann podcast and blog about sewing with her grandmothers sewing machine and cabinet

General Quilting podcasts and web sites

1. Kay Wood has videos on sewing, quilting and what I love is the segments on Lazy Girl design purses.
2. This is an online quilting and embellishment website where you take classes.
3. Alex Anderson web site and pod casts.
4. Annie Smith web site and pod cast.

General Jewelry, Beading and Crafting podcasts and web sites

1. Allison Lee’s CraftCast is a wonderful blog and podcast on jewelry making, sewing, painting, and a plethora of other topics.
2. How to TV online has video’s on jewelry, scrap booking and other topics.
3. Full of information on beading and jewelry making.

General mixed media and fiber podcasts and web sites

1. This is a wonderful website with links to felting and other fiber arts.
2. Mixed media web site with projects and inspirations.
3. Holly is a local artist that sells roving and yarns that she has dyed into wonderful color ways.
4. Joggles is a wonderful site for supplies and also online classes.
5. Syne Mitchell podcast and blog about hand weavers.

Computer and Digital information
Kim is known as the “Digital Goddess” as a tongue in cheek note. I listen to her podcast and receive her newsletters. I have learned so much from her that I had to include this site.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Episode 4 show notes

August 5, 2008.

Well I did make my podcast last week, but unfortunately did not save it quick enough and had some computer problems, so will retake and broadcast it today.

Well life got in the way again. I still am unable to see clearly so I will not post pictures until my vision clears up. Even with my glasses, things are still fuzzy. I am improving everyday, but not fast enough for me.

I wanted to clarify some things that got left out from my last pod cast. My instructor from the “Trained Sewing Instructor” class was Mary McCarthy and here is her web site. I linked to the TSI site instead of hers. Sorry Mary.

My web site ( ) is now up. I am still fine tuning it, but that will come with time.

I also wanted to link to DYI Style McCall pattern site ( ), go check out Allyce King and Melissa Watson’s patterns. is the web site for interchangeable shoes that I love. I will have a lesson on customizing your shoes in an upcoming episode.

Well I received my new Pfaff Creative Vision sewing machine, but unfortunately UPS damaged it. I am in the process of getting a replacement, so will keep you posted on that.

On July 21st my mother had surgery; she did fine and came home the next day, but developed an infection and was readmitted to the hospital the following week, but she came home yesterday. She received some potent IV antibiotics that are healing her infection, so she will be on home IV therapy for a week or more now. That means daily trips into Pensacola to the clinic.

The night that Mom had her surgery, I went to the Emerald Coast Bead Society meeting. We had Dr. Meow ( ) there to teach us a Right Angle Weave Bracelet. I have included the following link for you to see what this is. On the Utube link she is using bicone beads, but in the class we used drop beads. Once again, I will show a picture of the one that I did.

On July 24th, I attended our ASG neighborhood group “Material Girlz” where Pat Miller was teaching Seminole patchwork pillowcase workshop. . After I left the meeting I headed over to our local Fabric outlet store and bought some Bra making material and supplies. If only I can find time to sew! Then that evening I taught an adult sewing 101 at Joann’s. We covered the basics like how to thread and operate a sewing machine, the different types of needles, threads, and fabrics. We were in the class room for 1 ½ hours and then did a walking tour of the store as I explained how to pick a pattern, choose your fabric and supplies. As we walked the different aisles of the fabric section, I explained whatever was on that aisle. It was fun to inspire and I hope that they will stop me in the store in the future and fill me in on what they are sewing.

July 25th found me in Baker Florida at Ruthies Notions ( ) where Sadia Andrews ( ) was teaching for 2 days. I was only able to attend Friday but was inspired to do some embroidery and bought a few more of her designs.

On the 28th I taught EQ6 (electric Quilt 6) at the evening quilt guild meeting. I guess most quilters would rather be sewing than on the computer, but I like this program to start my quilt and design the colors and layout. We have a quilt challenge due in September and I will post my picture when I get it done.

August 1st, I went to community quilts for our evening quilt guild. We worked on preemie quilts with the emphasis on free motion quilting. Some of our members had trouble getting the hang of it, but others took to it with minimal trouble. We had a good turn out but unfortunately the A/C was on the fritz so we only had some fans to keep us going. All in all we did accomplish 4 preemie quilts and I was able to get some kits made up for those who can not make it to the sew in.

Marge came over the other night and watched a couple of the DVD’s that I got in Chicago at the ASG conference. They were both on sewing slinky. We both have some slinky to sew, but was too afraid to cut into it. The first DVD was from Emma Seabrook, , and the second one was from Linda MacPhee, . It is so funny that Emma lives in the Florida Keyes and Linda lives in Edmonton, Alberta Canada; and their sewing techniques are as about as far apart as they live. Emma’s DVD was serious and full of information on how she sew slinky, and full of tricks and hints. Linda’s DVD was lighthearted and more of a fashion show of all her patterns. In between the models, she did give some information regarding how she cuts and sews slinky, but she goes on and shows how to embellish the slinky. So I enjoyed both DVD’s and can not wait to try to sew some up soon.

Tonight we are having our “Sew in Fashion” ASG neighborhood group and we are doing UFO’s and I will be showing a hemming technique that I learned from Threads Industry Insider Techniques DVD, Designer sewing and tailoring tips revealed! Editors of Threads with Louise Cutting. I highly recommend this DVD for some great sewing techniques.

Hardware store sewing notions:

½ inch vinyl tubing. This makes great bobbin keepers

2 inch heavy washers covered with fabric for fabric/pattern weights

sewer cloth/fabric or soil separator This makes great pattern tracings.

5 Books every sewer should have:

Power Sewing Step-by-Step by Sandra Betzina

More Fabric Savvy: A Quick Resource Guide to Selecting and Sewing Fabric Completely Revised and Updated by Sandra Betzina

Sewing for Dummies by Janice Saunders Maresh

New Complete Guide to Sewing by Editors of Reader's Digest

Sewing 101: A Beginner's Guide to Sewing by Editors of Creative Publishing

Saturday, July 26, 2008

No pod cast for this week

Hello, I am sorry but due to my mother having surgery this last Monday and my eye site still being on the blitz, there will not be a pod cast this week. Hopefully I will be able to do the pod cast the first of the week and also post some pictures. Deila

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sewing with Deila

Sewing with Deila

My Chicago trip podcast

Above link is to my current podcast

Epidose 3- Chicago trip with interview

DIY Style web site .

Trained sewing instructor info

Anne St Clair Bra Making

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Episode 1 click to listen

Designs by Deila

Today I am starting my podcast of Southern Inspiration. Episode 1 is an introduction to my interests and groups that I belong to locally. I promised some more information in my podcast so below are the links and pictures will follow soon. ( I hope!) I am busy sewing up some clothes for my trip next month to Chicago for the national ASG conference and also I am trying to get our chapters newsletter ready to go out next week. In an hour or so I am teaching some young ladies to sew a dress. It is the Simplicity #3546
The music credit is from Jamendo, the artist Alainprovist and the album is Azyl.
I wanted to give you a link to the National American Sewing Guild and also to our local chapter website.
Here is a link to the Lois Erickson pattern I am sewing, in the studio 7. I hope to have a picture of the 2 shirts after they are finnished.
Here is a link to the One Sole shoe that I was talking about and also to Sassy Feet.
Here is a link to Tammy Tadd purse that I made, it is called the Convert-able.

I will close for now and will post soon with some pictures.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Where does time go?

My goodness, here it is March 2008 and I have not posted much of anything. I need to do pod cast instead. I am researching how I can do that on this blog. If all else fails I will post elsewhere. I do not have time to do all this typing, but talking I can do alot of. LOL.
Today I took my mother to one of my favorite groups, the Fiber Follies. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Pace Florida to do some fun and creative things. Today we made cabachon beaded bracelet. Just what I need, another unfinished project. This I can do while waiting around at doctor offices and such, so hope to get it done and post some pix soon. Afterwards, went to lunch with some new friends and talked about fibers and such. What fun!!
Well I really need to go see what the dog has done, will try to post again soon.