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Do you love to sew? Have you fallen in love with the idea of creating your own designs? We can share out projects or discuss sewing problems. So, if you already sew or are interested in learning, please join in.

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Comment by Show Me MaMa on March 11, 2012 at 7:19pm

Look at this fun sewing project I created- enjoy!

Comment by Show Me MaMa on December 18, 2011 at 7:15pm

Holiday Gift Guide: Brother International PE-770 Embroidery Machine

Comment by Erin Hale on July 19, 2011 at 5:56pm

Hi all!  I'm Erin, I just joined the group.  :)  I'm happy to have found this group and look forward to getting to know you!


Comment by Rhonda Cratty on June 24, 2011 at 11:29am

Toll house Chocolate Chip Cookie history and recipe for families

One of the greatest mistakes in history is also one of the most delicious. The chocolate chip cookie was first made in the kitchen of the Toll House Inn.


The original Toll House Inn built in 1709 was a place where travelers paid a toll, changed horses, and ate home-cooked meals.  In 1930 Kenneth and Ruth Graves Wakefield continued the tradition.  Ruth did all the cooking and her desserts attracted people from all over New England.


Ruth Wakefield is credited for inventing chocolate chip cookies at her Toll House Inn near Whitman, Massachusetts in the early 1930s. One evening she got the idea to make a chocolate butter cookie for her guests. She broke up one of the bars of semi-sweet chocolate that Andrew Nestle gave her. She thought that it would mix together with the dough & make all chocolate cookies. Needless to say, the semi-sweet chocolate stayed in chip form.


She served them and they were so good they were served to her guests on a daily basis. She published the recipes in several newspapers and her Chocolate Crunch Cookie became very popular.


Ruth made a deal with Nestle that they could put the recipe on their chocolate bar if they supplied her with free chocolate for her cookies at the Inn. Nestle included a small chopper in the package to make it easy for people to make these cookies. Finally, in 1939, the Chocolate Morsels that we know today were introduced.


Nestle began marketing Ruth's chocolate chip cookies to the general public in 1940.


Ruth and her husband Kenneth sold the Toll House Inn in 1966. It was bought by a family that tried to turn it into a nightclub. In 1970 it was bought by the Saccone family who turned it back into its original form. They continued to make the original recipe at a bakery down the road.


The Toll House burned New Years Eve in 1984.


The Chocolate chip cookie is the most popular kind of cookie in America. 7 billion chocolate chips are consumed annually in the United States. That equals over 19.2 million cookies a day. Today might be a wonderful day to introduce your children to the original Toll House Cookie. 

 R.R. Cratty


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Comment by Schiopu Dina Dorina on April 22, 2011 at 1:46pm

Hi  everyone !My name is Dina Schiopu,I am 30 years old , I'm from Romania and I have a great passion, I love to crochet and would like to know other people who share the same passion as me.If you want to know my own work, please visit my website  Crochet fashion

Well, I'm glad to meet you and I apologize if my writing is not correct but I do not know English very well.

I wish you a Happy Easter!


Dina Schiopu

Comment by Courtney Gillard~LaDy LaDuke on January 10, 2011 at 4:11pm
I design and sew all of our handmade items offered from LaDy LaDuke...Unique Items For Mothers & Women--my business with my sister.  I really didn't know I could design or sew until recently in life, when I just took a shot at inventing our "Feeder Frock" nursing cover.  My designing and sewing has really evolved, but I'm constantly learning too.  It's so much fun!  I've worn out my trusty old machine now, and have to find a replacement, plus have a back up for orders.  Any good suggestions?
Comment by shelley mcelhiney on January 10, 2011 at 3:52pm
Hi everyone! I'm new here. I've been sewing since...well pretty much always. I'm getting back into sewing after not having a machine foe awhile (now I have 2: one amazing & sturdy machine, from the 40's, with all its accessories intact & one basic, modern machine). I look forward to meeting everyone!
Comment by Show Me MaMa on October 18, 2010 at 7:37am
Hello everyone! Just wanted to let you all know that Show Me Mama has moved to her own domain. WWW.SHOWMEMAMA.COM Please update your bookmarks and continue to follow Show Me Mama for more exciting crafts, reviews, giveaways, recipes and more! All active giveaways are still available for you to enter on our new site. Thanks for your your support and see you at our new site.
Comment by Rhonda Cratty on October 17, 2010 at 5:57pm
As adults we are all very familiar with the idea of measurement, and weight, yet, both can be confusing to our children. How do we teach our children to estimate and measure weight? With farmers’ markets, roadside stands, and grocery stores overflowing with pumpkins October is the perfect time to teach measurements.

The pound is the basic unit of weight in the English Customary system, but what, exactly, is a pound? Rowlett (2001) tells us that the grain was the unit on which a pound was built. Seven thousand grains made up a pound in traditional English measurement. Evidently a grain was the weight of a single grain of wheat.

When it comes to learning about measurement and weight it is easier to show a child, than tell them. Take your child pumpkin shopping. Be sure to take a flexible tape measure with you. If you only have a metal measuring tape, be sure to get some string to be used as your measuring tape....keep reading at:
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