Sewing Journey Staycation: The Preview Edition

Hi Everyone!!! It’s the night before our staycation and I am as busy as a bumble bee doing preparation work. Here is the rundown…… Supplies and Material: Cheryl chose the numbers 7 and 13 so I went out into the garage and pulled out the 7th and 13th container (with no peeking!). Here they are:Continue reading “Sewing Journey Staycation: The Preview Edition”

Taming the Too’s.

Good Morning! The picture above was taken while I was sitting in my lawn chair; chatting with a neighbor (6 feet away, of course); watching our other neighbors light off fireworks. It was AWESOME!!! Since COVID-19 changed the look of 4th of July my neighborhood decided to go with the flow. I have a coupleContinue reading “Taming the Too’s.”

It’s Time; Plus More Help Than I Can Handle.

Good Morning! It’s time to check in. How are you all doing? Are you well, happy, healthy, confident and at peace? Let me just say, hasn’t 2020 been one for the books??? I often wonder what it will be like 5 to 10 years from now when we look backwards. How will we describe thisContinue reading “It’s Time; Plus More Help Than I Can Handle.”

Sewing Through Change

Keeping My Center of Gravity. It is interesting because, almost daily, I get the gift of conflicting opinions. I live in a predominately conservative community that is located in a predominately liberal state. Because of this, I get to see a wide range of views about what happens in our world. Especially these past fewContinue reading “Sewing Through Change”

It’s a Journey, Even When You Are At Home….

Good Morning!!! I thought I would give you guys a little garden update. I have a new flower garden on the side of my house that is the perfect example of how little steps can lead to something amazing. One day, my friend Carol said, “What do you think about making your side yard aContinue reading “It’s a Journey, Even When You Are At Home….”

I Should Have Known Better…..The Heartbreak of Cheap Fabric.

Good Morning! First let me clarify, when I talk about “cheap fabric” I’m not talking about inexpensive fabric. I adore inexpensive fabric, and for the most part, inexpensive fabric has been kind and careful with my heart. Instead, I am talking about cheaply-made fabric. The kind that sucks me in with a cute print andContinue reading “I Should Have Known Better…..The Heartbreak of Cheap Fabric.”

Finished the Growth ReMake, Time to Take It Easy.

Good Morning! Dunkin and I are back to walking the trails by Olalla. We have hit the magic interlude where the forests are re-opened after being closed due to Covid 19 but they are not yet closed again because of fire season. Whoo-hooo! I don’t know about the rest of you , but I’ve putContinue reading “Finished the Growth ReMake, Time to Take It Easy.”

Out of the Skillet and Into the Frying Pan.

Good Morning! I read that one of the unexpected outcomes of staying home during the COVID 19 outbreak is an increased interest in bird watching. According to the New York Times, “With coronavirus restrictions dragging on, interest in bird-watching has soared as bored Americans notice a fascinating world just outside their windows. Downloads of popularContinue reading “Out of the Skillet and Into the Frying Pan.”

How the GG became a NESP** (translation below)

Good Morning!! What Is an NESP??? One of the residual effects of being an educator is my abiding love of acronyms. I just cant help myself. Any time I can make up a word by using letters from other words I am in heaven. So let me translate the title….. Remember the red satiny metallicContinue reading “How the GG became a NESP** (translation below)”

Time for Sewing and Living

Good Morning! This is a picture of basil growing in my garden. Basil is one of my “Summer Straight Ahead” signs and it holds the promise of fresh pesto in the future. (I’ll put my recipe at the end of the post). Basil also got me thinking about my relationship with time (no, not “Thyme”Continue reading “Time for Sewing and Living”