Back to School

Back to School

Can you believe it is time for school?  What are you planning?  How can I help?

Yep, time for school.  When that 7:45 bell rings for the first time for the 2023-2024 year, you can grab a cup of Joe while I figure out some fun things to prepare the kiddo’s.    

One of the most useful patterns you can get is the Quick Zip Case.  This easy quick project can hold pens, pencils, or art supplies. (maybe a candy bar)   If you are looking for something a little more adventurous, the Noodlehead, Inc. - Buckthorn Backpack And Tote.  This will carry everything your child will need for the day.   These are only 2 of the many bag patterns we can help you with.

Let me put in a plug for the after school sewing classes.  Call the shop (504-533-9221) to see if we can arrange a class for your child.  I have done blogs in the past that gave you all the reasons why a class that teaches patience, math skills, and makes friends that will last a lifetime will benefit your child.

Now let me try to make your life a little easier.  Most of the kids I know wear uniforms to school.  There is very little I can do to make this easier.:)  But “the Boss” loves to wear bloomers/shorts under her skirts and dresses.  You will love the Sew Simple Home’s free bloomer pattern that is coming Monday September 4.




Remember to check out Monday’s, August 28th  for the Easy Baby Burp Cloth come back Monday September 4th  for Little Girl Bloomers Sewing Pattern

Probably the best French Onion Soup you will ever try, this rich soup is made delicious with sweet Vidalia onions. Sherry wine and fresh bay leaves give this soup an incredibly delicious depth of flavor.

Topped with a fresh crouton, and a blend of delicious, melted cheese, this soup is amazing. 


  • 4 large Vidalia onions
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cubes beef bouillon
  • 12 ice cubes
  • 4 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices provolone cheese


  1. Preheat the grill for medium-high heat.
  2. Slice the tops off of the onions, and remove the outer layer of skin. Leave the base intact. Cut slices across the top in a cross hatch pattern, going about 1/2 inch into the onion. Set each onion on a square of heavy duty aluminum foil. Double the foil if you do not have the heavy duty. Place 1 tablespoon of butter on top of each onion, then place one bouillon cube onto the butter. Fold the foil up around the onion. When almost closed, place 3 ice cubes on top of the onion, and spoon 1 tablespoon of the sherry into each packet. Seal completely.
  3. Place the packets on the grill, and cook for 40 to 45 minutes. Don't peek inside until the 40 minutes has passed. When the onions are cooked through, they will feel tender when you squeeze the packet. Open the foil up slightly, and place a slice of cheese on top of each one. Close the grill lid, and let the cheese melt into the onions for a minute.
  4. Remove from the grill, and serve from the packets, or remove the onions to a serving bowl, and pour the stock from the packets in with them.

See you all next week.  Hugs