5 Brain Exercises That Reduces the Risk of Dementia

One of the biggest concerns as we advance in age is dementia. It heart-wrenching to see loved ones faced with the difficulty of memory loss and ignorance of who you are. Normally, people just sit and hope for the best. If only they know there are steps they can take to reduce the risk of dementia. Studies show that choosing a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy brain life as well could help reduce the risk of dementia....more

H is for Helen Augusta Blanchard

 Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 8 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Helen Augusta Blanchard.  ...more

Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival: a Wrap-Up

The Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival is a 3-day expo focused on quilting and textile arts. It takes place in several western U.S. cities throughout the year with local vendors in each location adding variation to the pattern....more

For the Love of Crafting - $100 Jo-Ann Gift Card Giveaway!

TextilboxUS is celebrating the LOVE OF CRAFTING this February!  ...more

DIY Singer Sewing Machine Desk

True confession: I am a garbage picker. It's a bit of an issue ... okay, maybe I am exaggerating slightly but 'tis true that this time when my neighbor was throwing out an old Singer sewing machine, I had to have it, just had to. ...more
I love this! I don't know if I would have the guts to paint one of these, but this one looks great!more

Finished Object Friday :: Outfit Along 2015

I'm so excited to share my finished outfit that I made as part of the Outfit Along! It was hosted by Andi Satterlund and Lladybird, and the official group was on Ravelry in the Untangling Knots group....more

Work In Progress :: DIY Maxi Dress

Well, I know you've heard it before... I'm still working on Oblique and Vianne. So, since you need a break from that (and frankly, so do I), today I'm sharing my sewing work-in-progress!  ...more

Decorative Bowl Covers

A lot of my dishes and serving bowls are boring and white.  I love them because they are versatile, I didn’t spend a lot of money on them when I purchased them years ago and they look great with colorful food on them but when I am going to a picnic or some sort of gathering where I am taking a serving dish of food, I really like the idea of having a cute cover over my food because it gives my dish a little extra punch.  It really dresses them up....more

Book Pocket Pillow Runner

This is a really fun and quick Book Pocket Pillow Runner that is great for holding books, coloring books, crayons and whatever else your little one needs to hop into bed and get the old bed time routine going.  I am making these for my cute grand kids and hopefully they will be a fun addition to their bed time routine....more