Take a Little Trip

Life is an adventure, is it not? The trickiest question for me to answer is, “What are your short-term/long-term goals?” In the professional world, that seems to be the Big One, the daunting question that will make or break an interview. For someone like me, the concept of “goals” is a curious one because, if…

Stick and Move

WHAT did I DO all weekend? I did some things; I did some things… I worked on the pruning. I hope I didn’t kill the roses. Then, there’s the “thing” on the corner… I didn’t want to shock the poor dears. They’re used to far more TLC than I’ve been giving them, the past year-and-a-half….

Seeing Red

Happy Thursday morning, my loves! Time to check in with the vintage WWII dishcloth. But first, let’s talk about red work. My first embroidery project (that I remember) was started for me by my grandmother–yes, the one who taught me how to crochet. She demonstrated the stem stitch for me on an old handkerchief. I…

A Good Flossing

This is gonna sound stupid (when has that ever stopped me?), but my biggest quandary at the moment is the prospect of pruning the shrubbery in the front yard. If you don’t get the reference, look at this. I have a family who can really grow things: my mom, my dad, grandparents, all of them,…

Panic Moments and Junk Joys

Ahhhh . . . a project finished, and I’m ready to restock, restore, and dig up some more! Last night, as I was looking forward to writing  today’s ditty, a had a sudden, tiny lil’ panic: what to write about?! I was so submerged in the doll bedding project that, now that it’s over, I’m…

Sad Times for Mr. Stinky

Spring is coming. I can feel it, and so can the skunks. Lately, we have enjoyed the February aroma of the sleepy, stupified, local skunk population staggering out of their nests for a bite to eat. They’re not altogether with it, so sadly, there are casualties. After smelling Mr. Stinky about his business for the…

Lies, Plans, and Common Sense

Happy Thursday morning! And it is a happy Thursday, because it’s time to start something new. But first, let’s take a look at the Patience work. There, now, isn’t that nice? Yes, I like the gingham much better. The softer fabric was far easier to work with, which left me feeling better, and it’s all about…