Decluttering – very, very, slowly

Last week we did a lot of projects, and the next one on my list is painting the walls of my studio.  But before I can do that, I should declutter it! My… Continue reading

Found Poem – Cotton

I once worked at a historical park where my supervisor (a woman) was a curator.  She once told me that if she ever had to catalog another doily, she would throw up.  She… Continue reading

Sunbonnets and Feed Sacks

Posting pictures of my extensive cotton crop (4 plants) in Guess the Plant the other day, I remembered a couple of sunbonnets and a feed sack I had tucked away. The pale blue… Continue reading

Inspired by the Fabulous Scavenger

There are so many creative, thought-provoking blogs out there that I love reading.  But there is one in particular that gives me ideas I can accomplish quickly, right this minute! And that is … Continue reading

Guess the Plant

The last week has been a busy one.  My husband has been taking vacation, which does not mean to him what it means to most people.  It does not mean pina coladas under… Continue reading

Are You a Looker or a Leaper?

Are you the kind of person who considers every choice?  Or do you just plunge ahead with the first one that appeals to you? I tend to err more on the looking side… Continue reading

1940s Child’s Summer Dress

This is one of my mom’s childhood dresses. She remembers that the first summer she got it, it was too big.  She wore it the next summer and it fit just right.  Then… Continue reading

Mustang Grape Jelly Update

(Warning – LOTS of information, and no pictures.  No, I can’t do that.  Let’s change it to lots of information, and mostly random pictures.) Well, it’s been a few weeks since I made… Continue reading

Playing Dress-up

These are the ladies I aspired to be. I always looked forward to growing up and getting to wear hats and gloves and crystal beads and big shiny brooches, big full skirts with… Continue reading

Auditioning Stitches

I started this quilt two years ago. I saw it in McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine, June/July 2010.  It was titled “Sea Glass.” I am at the point where all the blocks are together,… Continue reading