Pat and I had a little discussion yesterday during one of the football games. We were wondering if the commentator 'commentates' on the game or 'comments' on the game. I prefer comments.
Similarly, I prefer to say that one attends an orientation to orient yourself to new surroundings, not to orientate yourself.
What does all this have to do with today's title?
One who sews might be called a seamstress or a sewer (sew-er). But sewer looks bad in print because it connotes (not connotates) an unpleasant image. Not a lady sitting by the fire with needle and thread, but underground filth and rats and stench. Some bloggers have taken to calling ladies that sew 'sewists'. That sounds and looks (and smells!) better than sewers.
Last Friday I went to a new quilt shop. It opened two weeks ago 15 miles from my house and is owned by a lady in my Bible study. It was delightful. So many wonderful projects, designs and fabrics! I think I will be spending a lot of time here (and money...shhh ).
Her website is still in its beginning stages, but she told me about Moda's website. Fellow sewists (see, this is where I was going with the sewer/sewist thing) will definitely want to check this out. There are free patterns. FREE!
And lots of cute tutes (tutorials) in the Moda Bake Shop.
So, fellow sewers, go orientate yourselves around that website and come back here and commentate on your favorite freebie!