Anniversary Sweepstakes

Classic Sewing Magazine’s 1st Anniversary Sweepstakes

Phyllis Giveaway 17 Comments

It is finally here, Classic Sewing Magazine’s 1st anniversary! It’s hard to believe it has been a year since we launched Classic Sewing! After a year of amazing support form our readers, and most importantly our sewists, we are so excited to bring to you Classic Sewing Magazine’s 1st Anniversary sweepstakes. The sweepstakes includes five amazing prizes that have been provided …

Jennifer Carroll - Ribbon in my journal

Blue Willow Tablescape with Jennifer Carroll

Phyllis Décor 9 Comments

Jennifer Carroll, an event planner of 20 years and a mother on one, has kindly shared her easy fall tablescape design for any gathering, big or small with me. Jennifer has loved planning and playing “hostess” from the time she was a little girl. When it comes to party planning, she believes in keeping it simple. In her lovely “Blue …

History of the Bridal Trousseau

Phyllis Inspiration 27 Comments

When I graduated from high school, my dad made me a blanket chest out of walnut wood. I had seen one in an antique store that was completely out of the question to buy. I took him over to see it and he made me my very own blanket chest that I still cherish today. It took the place of …

Classic Sewing downloads are available

Classic Sewing Has Arrived, Downloads Are Available

Phyllis Blog Spotlight 5 Comments

By now most of my fellow sewists out there have their copies of our newest magazine, Classic Sewing. Our premiere issue got back from the printer just before Thanksgiving and has been on its way to subscribers ever since. I couldn’t be happier with the results of this new endeavor. There are so many lovely projects throughout its pages. We …

Fall entertaining

Fall Entertaining: An Intimate Outdoor Supper Club

Phyllis Inspiration, Lifestyle 9 Comments

I was sitting at home the other evening minding my own business when I started getting these texts from my son Brian who was at a supper club with our own Brooke Bell, Taste of the South editor. Apparently she had put her magic touch on the evening, and the group was completely blown away. Upon later discussion with Brian, …

Asher Riley - needlepoint accessories company

Custom Needlepoint Creations from Asher Riley

Phyllis People 7 Comments

If you know me at all, then you’re well aware of my entrepreneurial spirit and the special connection I feel to others who have been bitten by the business-building bug. There is something so rewarding about creating a business—whether on your own, with a spouse, or with a wonderful team—and then watching it grow into something that others can love …