Browsing Archive: July, 2012

Wow!!! Remember that new Brother SE400? JUST saw it on SALE

Posted by Mary LaCaze on Wednesday, July 18, 2012,
It took me years to decide to invest in the sewing and embroidery machine I told you about recently here, on the 'Can you believe it's almost summer?' post.  It's the one I bought on Amazon with my yard sale money, and paid significantly more than I just now saw it on sale for.  If anyone is even THINKING about wanting an embroidery machine that also sews really great, go check it out on Amazon.  I just now saw it for $339 with FREE SHIPPING... I've seen this same machine at Walmart in our to...
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Microbeads are good confined, but scary in the wild!

Posted by Mary LaCaze on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, In : Things to remember when working with microbeads! 
Have you ever had one of those "Lucille Ball in the Chocolate Factory" type days when you just feel overwhelmed?  Well, I felt too stupid for words after my episode in the sewing room today, lol... but it's better to tell you about it than for it to happen to you, so here goes:

Microbeads are kind of pricey, so I don't waste them on things like...oh...making pillows for myself.  I have a really old favorite squishy little microbead filled pillow that's sized just right, and another one that's ...
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Who and Why...


My name is Mary. I'm a survivor of breast cancer. After bilateral mastectomy and chemotherapy in 2007, I'd thought everything would be fine when the last chemo treatment was done and my hair grew back. But, there was so much to learn before being comfortable again! I'm still seeking more solutions to the mastectomy issues that so many of us share, and wrote this website to hopefully help others skip ahead on the learning curve.