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Thursday July 20th 2017

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Hip Hip Hooray Holidays

Hip Hip Hooray Holidays

Hip Hip Hooray Holidays The holidays have come and gone. This brings a sigh of relief and reminds me that birthdays are right around the corner! What to start working on…the list is always long! The MacKay Way has been involved in this home renovation (the DUST!) and thus [Read More]

Lucky, Lucky!

Lucky, Lucky!

The renovation continues… It’s been going on long enough that I’m not sure I believe people when they say it will, eventually, end. In hopes to aid in my sanity I’ve been organizing and collecting fabrics intended for quilts and pillows for the [Read More]

Fiber College – Getting Ready

Fiber College – Getting Ready

It’s time again. Mom and I are packing up our bags and materials and we’ll be headed to a few days of creativity at Fiber College: A Grand Gathering of Fiber Artists and Students on the Coast of Maine: Educating Creative Expression! What’s new this year? [Read More]

Delivered – Mia’s New Dress

Delivered – Mia’s New Dress

As it happens, Mia and her father were able to come for a visit to see us and I was able to give her dress over in person! She loved it so much that she “NEEEEEDED” to wear it on the airplane home. More information about this dress may be found HERE.   [Read More]

Dusty? Yes we are!

Dusty? Yes we are!

I’ve been Pinning things onto my boards over on Pinterest (Follow Along!). I’ve been stacking and squirreling away fabrics (shhhhh === don’t tell the feller!) And I’ve been bookmarking and copying in to file techniques for this and that all in an [Read More]

Anna KAL

Anna KAL

Between teaching 3 10-12 hour days in a row weekly, living with a major house renovation (yes, that’s the floor sander you’re hearing in the background of this post) and sorting the gardens out in time for them to grow and prosper… I joined a KAL.   [Read More]

Mia’s New Dress

Mia’s New Dress

Although there hasn’t been much internet available over here at The MacKay Way during the house renovation (router is 3 floors down and the signal only sporadically reaches my office), there HAS been loads of creating going on with the help of a series of extension [Read More]

Who, Me? How Fun!

Who, Me? How Fun!

Just got the Love Sewing Newsletter and I’m the spotlighted instructor! [Read More]

Happy Students, Happy Sewing!

Happy Students, Happy Sewing!

Lately there have been some very fun projects done by my students. There are pillows, Roman shades, dresses, skirts, children’s clothes and toys in work. Nothing makes teaching more fun than that smile they get ear to ear when the project is finished and it turned out [Read More]

Sew You Want To Learn

Sew You Want To Learn

Good news to those of you who have asked and to those of you who may be wondering… I’m now teaching sewing classes and private lessons at The Sewing Studio in NYC! The Space is wonderful, the teachers talented and the students have been just great!! Classes and [Read More]

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Our FAVORITE Brownies!

Our FAVORITE Brownies!

I bet I’ve tried 25 brownie recipes over the years… but this one…this one takes the cake…er brownie! They [Read More]

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

When I got the call that I’d be doing a full 26 minutes on the TV show Robin’s Nest, and it would be [Read More]

Giving a Cat an Inhaler and other Normal Things

Giving a Cat an Inhaler and other Normal Things

Things around The MacKay Way are never dull. I can’t ever recall having an “I’m Bored” moment, [Read More]

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

After three weeks on the road it was so nice to come home and stroll through the gardens to collect some things for [Read More]

The Staple Dress

The Staple Dress

September has rolled in with a BANG! So much to do in the weeks ahead that my lists have lists!!! As I started my [Read More]

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