People never cease to disgust me...

Yesterday a comment was posted, that seemed a bit spammy, but since it wasn't anonymous it had managed to bypass the spam filter, so I figured it was on the up and up.
However, as I looked into this comment by "Victoria Hannah", I found out the photograph used was of a young woman called Anne Smedinghoff, an American diplomat who was killed in Afghanistan last year.
I've never had respect for spammers to begin with, but whoever's behind this is truly the lowest of the low...


Tiny Sewing Pattern Preview...

free pattern
Top mockup
Tiny being the operative word; it's a quarter-scale mockup :)
I realise now I should have added something for scale, but the "clothes hanger" is made with an ice lolly stick to give you some idea of the size.
I'm in the stage of fine-tuning the patterns, and since I'm rather finicky (that's putting it mildly...) it will still be a while before they'll be posted.
Hope to be back soon... :)


Just so you know...

Source: Directory of American Tools
and Machinery Patents
It has been a bit quiet here for the last few days (did you hear the crickets?...), but that's not because I've given up on the blog. I've been working on a sewing pattern, so making patterns for embroidery, quilting and beading has been put on the back burner for the moment. Hopefully I'll be able to post the pattern soon, but since there is so much I still don't know about this whole pattern-drafting thing it's a rather slow process...

Anyway, I hope there's enough stuff to find in the archives to keep you busy for now :)
I'll try to be back soon; wish me luck...