Virtual Visits

During this period of isolation, my sister and I have been taking virtual trips together.  Every day one of us picks a destination, then we get on our phones and chat while we… Continue reading

Stashes, Scraps, and Squirrels

It has been such a rainy month here that the chickens have been coming up to the back door, trying to get into the house.  (They don’t have to be outside; they have… Continue reading

Pin Party from 1905

Melissa at Two Threads Back has been on the historical trail of pins recently, with one post about bachelors’ pin cushions, and another with an 1863 story from the viewpoint of a pin!… Continue reading

A Thrift Store Find

Standing unsteadily on a shelf of unwanted Christmas decorations, this poor old doll caught my eye.  From the front, his clothes were in shreds, but in the back, the fabrics were unfaded.  For… Continue reading

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge — Say Cheese(head)!

Growing up, I was terrible at sports.  I didn’t even want to know about sports, I only wanted to read all the books in the world and make art.  But when I was… Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #79: A Window with a View

I love to go with my husband on his business trips, because his destinations are not your usual tourist spots, and we never know what we are going to find. In March of… Continue reading

ScrapHappy Day, January 2020

I have not participated in the monthly ScrapHappy Day since August of 2019!  I would like to say that instead of using scraps, I have been making lots of things with brand new… Continue reading

Wrapping up 2019

Looking back at my resolutions from last year, I accomplished about half.  I am happy with that. Big Projects I finished repairing our friend Chuck’s quilt, not much more than a year after… Continue reading

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #76 — On Display

For this week’s Lens-Artists theme of “On Display,” I am hearkening back to our trip to Düsseldorf, Germany, last year. I don’t get much opportunity to walk around shopping areas at night, so… Continue reading

Company Manners

At this time of year, when many of us are preparing for holiday get-togethers, we can fall into worry more than anticipation.  We want everything to be perfect. But in reality, aren’t some… Continue reading