Sunday, August 1, 2021

 Very excited to have art shows again. Sorry that the schedule was not posted here. I am much more active on my FaceBook page. Please follow the link and like the page.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Back to Blog in 2021

 Wow, I just looked here and realized how long since I posted. I did post to my facebook page much more often. So if you are on Facebook please check out my page (sewinghusband) give it a like and follow my progress there.

As I look at the last time I posted much of the world has been at a stand still. No Art Shows in 2020 so I hope there will be some in 2021. I am very lucky to be in a coop that reopened after 2 months of shutdown. The Shops on West Ridge in Rochester is large enough for people to come and shop in masks with a good amount of social distance. It has been an important place to sell my masks.

Yes, most of my time in 2020 was spent making masks. I chose fun fabrics and created 2 layer cloth masks to let people share their emotions. I had some special sentiments printed and also some special fabric for holidays.

Recently, I have been able to make some table runners again. I am getting back to my roots of scrap crafting. From all the masks I made have come pieces too small for masks, so I am back to creating unique patterns from the pieces. Many quilters cut pieces to make a pattern, I create a pattern from existing pieces.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

My booth at RMSC Holiday Bazaar
Happy Thanksgiving to all. A big thank you to everyone who attended the Rochester Museum and Science Center 49th Annual Holiday Bazaar. I had a great time and "The Sewing Husband" was joined by "The Quilting Wife." Deb did a great job talking with customers and inviting them into the booth. Tina came on Sunday and you can tell she grew up around retail. She shared knowledge and pride in the work done by both of her parents.

Deb made scrunchies, hand warmers and purse pockets to sell along side of my wall hangings and table runners. Of coarse the first sale of the day was a scrunchie! These are also available in my shop #407 at The Shops on West Ridge Road in Greece, New York. The Shops on West Ridge is a coop of over 150 vendors selling artistic creations, antiques, collectables, home decor, repurposed furniture and much more. It is located at 3200 West Ridge Road and is open Thursday through Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm with additional days in December just visit the website.

My booth at RMSC Holiday Bazaar
If you are reading this because of the listing on my business card you should know the post here are not as often as they should be. For more current information and updates please visit my Sewing Husband Facebook page at like or follow the page to get regular updates.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Sewing Husband with a Quilting Wife

Since my last post my wife retired and we upgraded her A1 Longarm machine to include the Butler robot. So I am now a Sewing Husband with a Quilting Wife. She has agreed to help me at the next show at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. This is a three day show Friday, Nov. 22–Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 and my first year setting up there. I am in space 177 on the first floor, hang a right when you come in the main entrance.

I am finishing a few special orders for Christmas (this is one on the right). I am also working to get ahead on items for my shop at The Shops on West Ridge and the upcoming shows. Many events coming at the shops over the next few weeks so be sure you on their email list. Follow this link to the website and sign up for emails or go the the Facebook page and like it. Please visit my Facebook page Sewing Husband to like and follow for more frequent postings than you will see here.

I also have a Sewing Husband Instagram Account and invite you to follow The Sewing Husband there as well. Click this link to see what's new.

Lots of fall runners in my shop now and Christmas will be coming soon. Visit shop #407 on the main level at The Shops on West Ridge Road, 3200 Ridge Rd, open Thurs. to Sun. 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Monday, March 11, 2019

New life in my blog.

Spring Flowers, designs from Sweet Pea on batik
Is anybody out there? I have not posted an entry since last year in 2018. I get distracted by going in too many directions at once. There is Facebook and the blog and now Instagram.
It does seem like there are more connections outside my circle of friends by being on Instagram which includes a link to this blog. So I am coming back to blogging. I will be posting more of this journey into a new chapter of my life, it is not retirement. I love my Brother Dream Machine, Martelli Notions, Northcott Stonehenge and any line of batik fabric. I look forward to making connections with any or all of these companies. They say this is the way to get noticed and I love to talk about the thinks that I enjoy.

I have fun with fabric and want to share my fun with others. Here are a few of my recent creations. Stop back for more of my humorous stories of how patient my wife has been on this journey. There are already some stories on the older blogs. She is the one who encouraged me to get many of my best sewing tools, so I wouldn't keep borrowing hers. Enjoy the journey....

Within these photos you can see what I do with in the hoop embroidery. These flowers and sailboats are designs from Sweet Pea Machine Embroidery. The red, white and blue runners are what I do creating free form blocks from layer cakes. I hope to do a video and have a class outline for this soon.

Free form from Layer Cakes
I can't leave the blog without saying that all of these are available in my shop. I am a member of a co-op shopping experience at The Shops on West Ridge in the town of Greece, New York. I am in shop #407, The Shops are open Thurs. through Sun. 10 am to 6 pm. You can add your email address at the right to get updates when my new blogs are posted. You can also like my Sewing Husband Facebook page.

Sailboats personalized for Lake Ontario

Friday, November 23, 2018

Small Business Saturday

November 24th is Small Business Saturday. Come to The Shops on West Ridge, 3200 Ridge Road in Greece, New York. This is a collection of 200 small shops that feature Artisan Creations, Antiques and Collectibles. My shop #407 is one of over 15 shops with individually crafted items, a great place to start and maybe finish your holiday shopping. There are two full floor, so plan enough time for your visit, there is a Cafe for lunch or snack to refresh and continue shopping. Open Thursday to Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, check the website for additional days in December.

These are some of my applique items that may still be available, it first come and get it for unique items. I also have table runners, Christmas stockings, journals, mug mats and much more....

I will also bring what is left by then to the Eastside YMCA Crafts for a Cause event on Dec. 1st.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Thank You to all who are first time to my blog

A quick hello to everyone who is reading this because they picked up my business card at the show. Thank you for stopping by, thank you for looking and thank you for shopping. Remember my shop is #407 in The SHOPS on West Ridge and they are open Thursday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Plan to visit soon! If you are on Facebook, please go to my Facebook page SewingHusband and like the page, it will provide much more current information than the blog.

Craft Show at St Rita School 2018