Breaking Bad (sewing habits)  4

Breaking Bad (sewing habits) 4

I would like to thank Life Sew Savory for reminding me of habits I need to break to become a better sewest.  Many of the things we have talked about this month, I can definitely relate to myself.  I PROMISE I will TRY to break these habits and become the sewist I know I can be. (wink wink).  

I try very hard to only put good food and wine in my mouth.  But I have been guilty of BREAKING THREADS WITH MY TEETH.  Have you ever misplaced your snips and just cut the threads with your teeth. My dentist, who lives down the street, shudders.  

I worry about USING A COUCH OR SOMETHING SIMILAR AS A PIN CUSHION.  Because I sew all over the house, usually handwork, I forget to take along my pin cushions.  What other option do I have but to use the arm of my cozy chair.  Someone please gift me a couple of extra pin cushions to stash in the bedrooms and dens.

Did this just yesterday, TUCKED PINS INTO MY CLOTHES that I was wearing and then forgot they were there.  Don’t have a solution for this but I WILL try to quit.

I am really not often guilty of JUMPING FROM ONE PROJECT TO THE NEXT.  I am very goal focused.  But I have friends who do this.  It usually ends badly.  They have many unfinished projects and their sewing space is not so neat.  If you are tempted to leave  project unfinished.  Please have ample containers to stash your project and LABEL.  

Again, thanks to The Sewing Society, Life Sew Savory and Sewing with Scraps for all the valuable information.  I hope you are enjoying these tips and confessions.  

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Available Monday, May 29 is the Quilted Slippers.  Now everything is cozy and comfortable in our special place.

We have plenty of coordinating fabric to keep you happy with this cozy space. Chateau Sew & Sew is waiting to help you.  Call or come by.  

Remember to check out Monday’s, May 22 free PDF the Dream Bean Bag Chair.  Come back next week we will be discovering new tips and tricks.

Until Next time, love and hugs! 

Karen & Susan

Spring and asparagus go together like bunnies and eggs.  

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles 


These bundles can be easily prepared on an outdoor grill or in a hot oven.

4 servings

1 1/2 pounds asparagus spears, trimmed 4 to5 inches long tips

Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

A few grinds black pepper

4 slices center cut bacon or pancetta.

Chopped chives or scallions, optional garnish.

  1.  Preheat oven, if using, to 400 degrees F.
  2.  Lightly coat asparagus spears in extra-virgin olive oil. Season the asparagus with black pepper. 
  3. Take a quick count of the spear tips. Divide the total number by four. Gather that number ofspears and use a slice of bacon to wrap the bundle and secure the spears together. Repeat with remaining ingredients
  4. To grill, place bundles on hot grill and cover. Cook 10 to 12 minutes until bacon is crisp and asparagus bundles are tender.

For oven preparation, place bundles on slotted broiler pan. Bake 12 minutes.