For years and years I had plants. From growing a dozen violets on my window sill at work, to spider plants at home. My life had greenery.Continue reading “Add a bit of green”
I some how came across this book by Kate McDermott. My favorite dessert in the world is pie crust. Yep, I have to have some filling with it, but really its the crust that I’m after. I have a friend learning to make pies and I’m a wee bit jealous.
When I spotted this I did the Kindle book sample, which i do for most things I want to read. Kate teaches pie making, a LOT of pie making. And in her book she weaves a bit of life into her pies.
This got me to thinking.. maybe I can learn to MAKE amazing pies.
It’s been somewhat of a normal week…. which I’m thankful for.Continue reading “A bit of Pie”
My interest in Elvis Presley started way before I acquired this pile of fabric. Back when I was a teenager in the 70s listening to the Armed Forces radio station. I was just a kid when Elvis died, but like many, that was just the beginning of being a loyal fan.Continue reading “Thank you, Thank you very much…”
Do you avoid purchasing certain things? I tend to get used to an item and when I need to replace it or get more, they don’t make that anymore. My recent ‘thing’ was new sheets.
I needed to order sheets…like a few years ago. I didn’t’ necessarily like what I had, but I had them. And I wanted something better but how do you know what is better?
Then I remembered that my Sister-in-law has the nicest sheets on the beds at their home. When we stayed there earlier this year I told myself to ask Whitney what brand, hoping they were not super pricey.Continue reading “Fabric makes a difference”
I just got back last night from an event and I thought a few times about just doing this post another day. But…. here I am writing my thoughts for the week.
I’m working on the repeat house quilt from my Merry & Bright sew along. I have done lots of house quilts over the years. I was chatting about it to my Facebook community and wondered how many homes have they lived in?Continue reading “Home is where your Heart is”
It’s kind of fun to take one day each week and write about something I thought about during the week. This week it was time to buy a new car for travel. Our last car had been on the road for over 5 years of trips.
This is our new car, a KIA Sedona.Continue reading “Musings on change, and a format of sorts”
I usually just do things. I don’t mull them over too much, I just do them.
But sometimes a task is more time consuming or …I know it will take a lot of brain power and focus. So sometimes then.. I’ll procrastinate.
Generally if I had just DONE the task, it would take less time then the countless things I did to AVOID doing the task. Like…Continue reading “Procrastination is not a word I use much”
As a 6th grader my baby sitter told me I NEEDED to see Gone with the Wind. She warned me it was a little long, but so worth it. With great anticipation, I walked to the theater, bought myself a ticket and watched the show, with intermission, all by myself.
It WAS worth itContinue reading “Frankly my dear….”
I’ve been exploring what is at Bluprint, and it’s pretty exciting! I give you the lay of the land and a few of my favorite finds
If you have been familiar with Craftsy they were purchased by the NBC network awhile ago.
- They are changing the system to create a new online Lifestyle site called ‘MyBluPrint‘ that has put learning in a format more like you see on TV, but without the commercials, which is pretty darn neat!
- Over the next few months I’ll do a series of article to highlight features, let’s get started!
The menu of topics sends you to a more detailed list of options by topic, Such as:Continue reading “What’s included at Bluprint, you’ll be surprised!”
I have so many new people join me I wanted to take a minute to tell you about my podcast for American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.
I started my podcast on Jan 18, 2010, which is over 8 yrs ago of podcasts. In 2012 I partnered with American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine and have been producing and hosting the show ever since!
My show is available for download after 6pm on Monday evenings eastern time.