The Secret to Life!

Do what you love, love what you do…this is how Sew Rustic was born. Why did it take me so long to learn this lesson? Lessons are actually “learned” when they are understood and appreciated. I’ve learned many lessons in my lifetime, some more meaningful and educational than others. I’ve absorbed each lesson, mulled over the meaning desperately trying to discover why each was so important. Sometimes I obsessed over why a particular lesson arrived Read more…

From Generation to Generation…

Grandma Freda was a quiet and reserved woman, a lot like me, but when she was sewing she had a fire in her blue eyes. Grandma Freda could make anything – quilts, clothing, baby items AND she crocheted, cross-stitched and knitted. You name it, she could create it! I remember when I first asked her if she could teach me how to sew. She smiled with that coy, quiet smile of hers and said “of Read more…

My Story…and I’m sticking to it!

My Grandma Freda taught me how to sew, and from the first item I made, I knew deep down, this would always be my escape, my therapy. Flash forward to this past summer 2017, when a newly appointed supervisor said to me at our first meeting “I’ve always had assistants younger than you.” Younger than me? Seriously? I am not that old! This was my first red flag that this was not going to be Read more…