In a study that tested the vision of people from a variety of professions, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley found that dressmakers who spend many hours doing fine, manual work seemed to have a superior ability to see in 3-D.
Adrien Chopin, a postdoctoral researcher in visual neuroscience, made the discovery as he was testing the stereoscopic vision of about three dozen people, 13 of them dressmakers. We all use stereoscopic vision when we throw a ball to someone, grab a pencil or park a car, but Chopin noticed that some individuals have much better stereoscopic vision than others.
We had our Christmas party today and two of our customers broke out their best, and wore garments made with your patterns! So I pulled out the camera to share the love. Suzanne's skirt is silk and drapes beautifully in the bias skirt while Kim's tshirt is good old ity with a mesh. So urban!
Back to the food, they do that well too!
Thanks for everything,
It didn't take long for Tony to figure out that we needed to have a Ruby Tuesday. Laura was driving a Ruby deLuxe, Ilse was driving a Ruby deLuxe, Christina on a Ruby deLuxe, Marni just picked up the Ruby Royale, Ruth on a Ruby Royale - it was pretty obvious that the Ruby was the staff and volunteer favourite.
It was going to be be great, we would have had it on a Tuesday, written the invites on Rails, we would've served Reuben's, you get the idea....
On November 22 , Fourteen Ruby DeLuxe's showed up at our door.
I didn't get a sandwich, but I'm calling it anyways - the official Pine Ridge Ruby Tuesday.
Brenda's upgrading, Bonita's upgrading, Lisa's upgrading, Ilse's picking up another one. This is the upgrade event of the season. So what does that mean for you? That means we've got already loved machines on sale just in time for BLACK FRIDAY.
We've got a used Topaz, Sapphire, Jade, and a whole bunch of fully refurbished Ruby DeLuxe's ready for you to take home today.
Tony finally got his Ruby Tuesday.
Not ready to commit to embroidery? No problem, take home a Ruby D without the embroidery unit for almost HALF OFF! add the embroidery unit later. Even without embroidery, these are top of the line sewing machines. Did I mention the Ruby sews sideways? Literally sews sideways!
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Great machines, great prices, these aren't going to last. It's Crazy Tony's Ruby Tuesday SALE down at Pine Ridge. You gotta get in here and sew!!
One of the first things Laura made for me after we met was Pyjamas, and she's been making them for me ever since. Over the years she's perfected the design and tailored them masterfully to my measurements. She cranks them out in no time on her Husqvarna serger.
When this new flannelette showed up recently with Skateboards on it, well the timing couldn't have been better. It's starting to get colder at night, me old ones is getting a little thread bare, and I love skateboarding! Thanks Laura, I love you too :)
Stop by Pine Ridge to check out our buffett of the latest flannelette's just in time for PJ season.
Well it certainly sounds like they had a riot. And what a wonderful bonding experience! Laura says you can't help getting really close to these people after having spent a week together in your underwear. But just look at these smiles!
And after a few days of underpants giggling together...
Not to mention those PANTS!
And here's a few kind words from Janet Dapson Palmer/Pletsch Certified Sewing Instructor:
After wrapping up loose ends from last weekend’s workshop, I am now able to take time to say thank you. All of us here at the shop enjoyed working with such a fantastic group! Dick and I were delighted to join you for dinner, sharing stories and laughs. And we sincerely appreciate your business.
I am pleased that everyone enjoyed the class. It is heart-warming to be able to help with fitting garments and to share the excitement at the end of some very intensive days. Remember that these workshops are the beginning of a process that one continues to refine. Refer to class notes and the Pant Fit book when needed; and feel free to contact me if a particularly difficult question arises.
We couldn't be happier at Pine Ridge Knit & Sew to be a part of such an enthusiastic and professional group. Janet also said "Hopefully, it will not be too long until we can get together again" and we couldn't agree more!
Watch for more Palmer Pletsch classes and products coming soon to Pine Ridge.
Laura's off to Fabrications in Kalamazoo Michigan this week for the second leg (pun intended) of the Palmer Pletsch certification training. It's Pants all week. The first photos are starting to trickle in, and what was the first thing we saw in Michigan - well what else - Cars!
There's a Thunderbird convention going on at the hotel. Have you ever seen so many T-birds in one parking lot?
But the coolest car ever has to be the Domino's DXP.
On that note, did you hear the Wooler Store is now making Pizza? It's pretty good too. Now if we can only talk them into one of these DXP's so we can get delivery. But for that, I think we may have to buy more pizza.