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Speaking of Time, Safety and Happiness–3/10/2016

Good morning and welcome back!!!!!

spring forward

For most Americans, daylight saving time 2015 ends at 2 a.m.Sunday morning, when most states spring AHEAD an hour.

The federal government doesn’t require U.S. states or territories to observe daylight saving time, which is why residents of Arizona, Hawaii,  Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Marianas Islands don’t need to change their clocks on Sunday.

This is a very controversial topic.  Many people look at it as an inconvenience, unnecessary and just a pain in the backside.

Others welcome it, and wish it would last year round. I would be on this side of the table. For me the more daylight the better. I love a bit of extra evening sunshine.

So, don’t get to church or to work an hour late?  Change those clocks and alarms and while you are at it, change the CO2 and the smoke alarm batteries!!!! Better to be safe!!!


Oh, and if you remember, will you really feel that you missed an hour of sleep?

Although, those of you who have babies in the house– their physiological clocks are the only thing that matter to them and if they are hungry no clock is going to change that feeling, and if you put them to bed at their normal time chances are very good they will be up at their normal time, although it will look on the clock like it is an hour later than usual!!!!

Enjoy the Spring….You will be Falling Back on Sunday, November 6, 2016!!!!!!!


Where have the last three years gone?????????????  Seriously, it has been three years since I have posted, here, but I am back and enjoying this, again.

Over the last three years, I have dealt with a very painful knee, got it replaced, did all the therapy I was told to do and now, that knee is like brand new….feeling very grateful for that.

Then, I got really, really busy with Dance Studios recruiting my work, and then costumes, costumes and more costumes, as well as memory and memorial quilts and pillows from loved ones’ shirts, and baby items, etc. in addition to all the usual alterations.  The best and most important thing that has happened over the last three years is three weeks ago, today, I was blessed with another grandmiracle!  Alton has the cutest little dimples….I am madly in love, all over again and so blessed to be well, happy and have all these grandmiracles.


So, what have you all been up to for the last three years???

Thank you, for being here and I hope you will leave a comment and continue to follow because I am back to stay, God willing!

I will be posting pics of recent work and also taking orders, of course, of anything you can possibly think of, because we all know, If YOU can imagine it; I can make it!   So, if there is something you have been searching for, thinking of, wishing you could find, let’s talk.  Leave a comment, or email me at slavetomyneedles@comcast.net

Happy Spring….go forward and be productive!


I Have Added Some New Pictures of Custom Made Items ……

Well, this is what happens when you can’t sleep….you get quiet things done.

I have added some new pictures of Custom Made Items on my Studio Page.  I hope you will scroll down and review what is in my studio and it inspires you to imagine what it is you would like to do about a memory/memorial quilt, or an upcoming baby shower or maybe you are going to be adding a new member to your own household and need something custom made.

Did you get married this year?  Are you trying to figure out how not to waste your wedding gown or just leave it sitting there taking up precious space and never being seen?  Contact me. I have some great ideas.

Are you planning an upcoming wedding, or perhaps a bridal or baby shower?  Let’s talk about it!

Thanks for checking the Studio link and I look forward to hearing from you.

Remember, from 12/26 to 1/10 I will be on vacation in Maui, enjoying my long overdue honeymoon (33+ yrs). That said, if you contact me and I don’t get right back to you, now you know why!!!!  I will return all messages as soon as I return.

I hope you all have a wonderful, happy and safe holiday season.

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Welcome to Slave To My Needles…

This is a brand new blog for me as I am brand new to blogging since March and have only done it for Blooming Sisters . I have created this blog in order to keep you up to date on what’s happening with my studio at the soon-to-launch handmade venue Lotus Made.  In addition, I plan to throw little tid bits of personal stuff in here as well, and a ‘For Sale’ page. 

As you can see, there is a link to my Flickr account to the right in the sidebar.  When you click on ‘more pictures’ it will bring you directly to my photostream….Everything you see in there has been made at one point or another for clients, family and/or friends and can be made again in fabric/color/and/or size you wish…

I welcome custom orders.  I have been sewing for over 35 years.  My most favorite works are infant, toddler and little girls’ items, as well as nursery bedding, memory/memorial quilts, home decor and costumes.  I am happy to do formal wear as well.  Actually, If You Can Imagine It; I Can Make It!  So, let’s talk. 🙂

On the personal side; I am a married (for 32 years), mother of four, and gramma, or namma depending on who you ask of 9 grandmiracles.  I have worked in the medical field most of my life and sewing was a hobby for me.  About four years ago, I  was having trouble getting through a full shift on my feet so, I cut back to part time and even that was causing an awful lot of pain, so I decided to work at home doing what I absolutely love….SEWING!!!!!

I signed on to a Custom Made component of a hand-made selling venue and did quite well until they took the custom made part of it away almost a year ago.

Then, I had a friend who decided she really wanted to create her own venue and asked if I would be the Project Manager….well, of course I said, ‘yes.’  We gathered a few more people to join us…all very talented and highly skilled people with awesome personalities and we brainstormed till we came up with Lotus Made as the name because these thoughts made it absolutely perfect!!!!! (Just as the elegant and beautiful Lotus Flower emerges from the rich mud into a glorious creation, so do we create from deep within our imaginations, where ideas flit from here to there until they are formed into a unique creation by the vision of the artist). Pretty neat, huh?  Now, we are eight people on the development team and we prefer to call ourselves ‘sisters.’  Hence, Blooming Sisters for our blog.  Please, feel free to go to our blog and check it out.  While you are busy doing that and sharing this with your friends, I am off to do some work, here at home and for Lotus Made and Blooming Sisters.

Thanks for visiting and please, subscribe so you don’t miss one little update about everything that is blossoming, everywhere!!!!

Be back soon!!!!

Leave a comment and let me know what you would like to see or read here, as well as if you have something you have been wanting made, perhaps for Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary, Bridal or Baby shower, new arrivals or just because gifts.