What’s Under the Needle? How Our Sewing Community is Spending Time at Home


At Keep Me in Stitches, we love our sewing community. Together we find ourselves living in an unprecedented time, looking for our new “normal” while spending a lot of time at home. We’ve heard from many in our community, and they tell us they have taken to their sewing rooms.

We were excited to see what everyone was working on, and asked them to share! Today we begin a series of posts showcasing our sewing community. They are making the best of it by keeping busy and creating beautiful projects.

Sarah’s Sewing Room, Day 1

Sarah Goralewicz is home in her sewing room on what she calls her spring/corona break. Sarah loves to read, listen to audiobooks, and knit, but this week she decided a quilting challenge was in order. She consulted with the Googles to find a complicated or difficult quilt project. She wanted something that would challenge her, but nothing she found suited her. What’s a creative girl to do? She decided to make up her own project!

Sarah loves sewing on her new BERNINA 770 QE Tula Pink Special Edition. It’s pretty AND it sews beautifully.  She hasn’t told us what she’s making, but she sewed all afternoon until…Uh-oh! She ran out of the Kona Cotton Cantaloupe fabric. She said it’s time to improvise!  Whatever will she do?  Yes, this is a CLIFFHANGER! Tune in to our next post to find out!

Halloween Shadows by Anita Goodesign

“Gran-Camp” Is a Thing in Our Sewing Community!

Ann Person popped in on Monday to pick up a few things.  She told us she was getting ready for “Gran-Camp” to help her daughter out this week.  The grandkids love to “help” her out, especially her granddaughter!  They worked on “Halloween Shadows” by Anita Goodesign using her Baby Lock Journey. Ann loves her machine and all the different types of sewing and embroidery she can do.

How is Linda Berg Keeping Busy?

Linda told us, “I decided to stay home & self-quarantine for at least 2 weeks and stay out of the mainstream since I am in the critical age group.”

Kimberbell Day at the Fair

“On Tuesday I had a great sadness in the morning as my little Smokey crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. In the afternoon I decided to work on the Kimberbell’s “Day at the Fair” projects for the class coming up in May.”

“I made three projects: a cute carrier that says “I only have Pies for you”, a sweet towel with the adorable Kimberbell buttons and jar design, and a cute Chick oven mitt. All of these were made in-the-hoop on my Baby Lock Solaris.”

“And to those girls that know me…I finally threaded my Triumph Serger that was purchased last year at Lori Hernandez’s wonderful class at KMIS! I followed the easy threading instructions and finished my project. It came out PERFECT!” Way to go, Linda, we’re SEW proud of you!

Are you looking to make your own Kimberbell project? We have a wide variety of Kimberbell products available in our online store!

What Else is Our Sewing Community Up To?

We will hear more from Sarah, Ann, Linda, and more in a few days.

Until then, did you know we’re all over social media? You can find us on Facebook and Instagram as well as Pinterest. We would love for you to follow along!

Keep Me In Stitches, Tampa/Largo, Florida
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