Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Nancy Zieman


Nancy Zieman of 'Sewing With Nancy' dies at 64 after battle with cancer

Nancy Zieman, longtime host of Wisconsin Public Television's "Sewing With Nancy," died Tuesday at her home in Beaver Dam after a long battle with cancer. She was 64. 
According to Wisconsin Public Television, "Sewing With Nancy" was the longest-running sewing series on TV, going on the air in 1982. Hundreds of hours of episodes are still available online at wpt.org/SewingWithNancy. 
Zieman also was the founder of Nancy's Notions, a business that sold sewing books, DVDs, fabrics and more, and she helped develop Quilt Expo, an annual Madison event that drew more than 20,000 people. 
"Nancy was an entrepreneur, a talented television host, a dear friend to so many people at Wisconsin Public Television and a true Wisconsin treasure," Jon Miskowski, Wisconsin Public Television's director of television, said in a statement.
Zieman announced she was retiring in September, more than two years after she was diagnosed with osteoscaroma, a form of bone cancer. She continued doing the show, with help, for more than two years after the initial diagnosis.  
According to her retirement message on the Wisconsin Public Television website, the last episode she recorded was called "I Sew for Fun." 
Zieman is survived by her husband, Richard, their two sons, Ted and Tom, and her grandchildren. A private funeral service will be held.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Christmas Stockings!

It's time to start getting things together for the holidays. What better way to start than making stockings for the kids. Each stocking has batting and lining. The topper is not lined, but is double sided.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Hello Friends!

I've been more focused on quilting than sewing, but really missing wearing my own creations. August 30th was our 42nd wedding anniversary. It really doesn't seem as if it's been that long. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Overlay Top

This is a scarf that I purchased in Jamaica and turned into a top. I'm excited to be able to wear this over a tank top.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Diamonds Jacquard Cardigan/Top

Pattern: McCall's 7135 cardigan is quick and easy to put together.

 Fabric: White Mini -Diamonds Jacquard Double Knit from Fabric Mart Online
 Pattern: Butterick 5190 top

Monday, September 5, 2016

More Dresses!

Butterick 5058 dress with lengthened sleeves, facings in beige knit. Dress is black scuba knit. Same as this one.
 Butterick 5147 dress for my daughter in African fabric purchased in Ghana by a friend during travels. This is the same as here. The sleeves and hemline were lengthened.
The top is Simplicity 3704 with front neck slit and side slits and lengthened three-quarter length sleeves.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Butterick 5967 Misses'/Women's Flutter Sleeve Tops is loose-fitting, has upper princess seams, shaped, flared sleeves with narrow hem, button-down closure, v-neckline, gathered at waist and shaped lower edge.

Fabric: cotton floral Hawaiian print
                                                     Sizes: XS - 6X


Removed  1" from the center back neck to the hem
Removed  1 1/2 " from each side below the bust line to the hem
Shortened sleeve length 2"

I love the comfort and ease of wearing this top. It is considered an easy pattern. Keep in mind that the pattern has an abundance of fullness below the bustline.