About

About this blog:

I created this blog in January '11 as a way to organize my thoughts and my projects in a little spot all my own. Publishing what I'm working on encourages me to finish tasks and try new things that I likely wouldn't otherwise. You'll find I most commonly post about my stitching project of the week (or month) because housework, though quite valuable, doesn't vary much from day-to-day. However, when I buy a wonderful new pan or stumble upon a great new eco-friendly cleaner, you'll be the first ones to know! I'm also sure to throw in a new recipe or two from time to time as I experiment in the kitchen.

While this space started as a homemaker's journal, I've begun to think of it as a new way to meet friends and be a part of a community.  So please, introduce yourself!

I'll go first:

Hi! I'm Jennifer. I live with my darling fiance, Brandon, and our dog, CoCo, in a charming city just outside of Atlanta. We decided a few years ago that things (at least for now) are less stressful if I stay home to take care of CoCo, the house, finances, shopping, you name it, while he works. I fill in free me-time with sewing, knitting, diy, or yoga. (5-2013)

Contact:

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please don't hesitate to share! I love feedback! Or you can email me at msjennyhomemaker at gmail dot com.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Jennifer,

    I found you because I was looking for input from other seamstresses about McCall 6027. My 14 year old daughter chose the pattern for me to make a dress for the 8th grade dance. She is very particular about color and style (generally a jeans and hoodie girl). You did a great job with the dress. My daughter will probably want a solid color, so your picture was very helpful. I think that I'll want to bring the neckline higher and make the straps a bit wider.

    I had to write to you when I read your little "bio". My kids and I have been enjoying watching some Midsomer Murders on a dvd I borrowed from the library just last week. I had never heard of the series before, but I'm definitely going to borrow some more dvds of the series.

    We live in a suburb outside Boston. At least the weather is better where you are!

    Ellen

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    1. Hi Ellen! It's so nice to meet you!

      Thank you for your comments on my red dress. I'm very glad you found my review helpful! I would agree the neckline could go a bit higher. Widening the straps is also a great idea and would make turning the dress easier if you choose to use my invisible zipper method.

      Isn't "Midsomer Murders" great!? Netflix recommended it to me a while ago (or I would have never found it) and it is certainly one of its better suggestions.

      Boston is a lovely area! Though, I will agree our weather here is much more mild these days.

      I do hope you'll stop by again!

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  2. Hi Jennifer! I loved your post about the invisible zipper and the lining. I live in Mandeville, so it was nice to see someone in the area sewing. I have kids your age, so I am probably closer to your Mom's age. I sewed about 25 years ago, and then took a break with family and work.This was pre-internet, and wow have things changed for the better. There is so much info, it can be a bit overwhelming. So glad you are sewing.

    Sherrill

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    1. Hi, Sherrill! I'm so glad you liked the post! I recently passed through your area, to and from vacation. How cool - I've never met anyone here who sews (aside from quilts, of course). It's so nice you've been able to start sewing again. I agree, the availability of information is astounding! Everyone is just so helpful. I do hope you stop by again. :-)

      Happy sewing!

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