Fabric is fun, But yardages aren't.

Let me just start by saying that "Railroaded fabric is your friend." That is the way the fabric will be placed on your piece. If the pattern is regular or "up the roll" then you or your upholsterer will have to turn the fabric, to make the pattern face right way up. this causes more waste, and you will have to buy more yardage. ...more

The Trouble in Town

It always surprises me how many people live in the towns where they grew up. I'm kinda jealous. Just kinda. I am a Yankee Gone South. I was born in Anchorage, grew up in Ohio, and have lived in TN for about 20 years now. I belong here. I am home. ...more

Georgie Porgie Puddin & Pie

There. I did it. I put my daughter’s name on the internet. Wait a second while I look to see if the sky has fallen…Nope. Still here.  Okay, so her name is not Puddin Pie, although that is her pet name. Her name is Georgia. And my sweet, loving, compassionate for all things great and small daughter is fat. Yeah, yeah, I know I am not supposed to say that. And I don’t. It just about killed me to type it. But you know what? She knows it. I know it, and everyone around her at school, all our family and strangers even know it....more

You're welcome. Again, sorry I jumped on you there. Yes, there are lots of well thought-out ...more

Stick with the best. A guide to dealing with upholstery shops.

Looking for a good upholsterer is like shopping for insurance. You want the cheapest price obviously. But you want a quality product and a company that will stand behind it. But the cheapest upholsterer is not always going to fall into the latter categories. So, you pay a little more to get the service and quality you deserve.  But beware of LARGE upholstery shops.  They have more bills to pay and therefore the cost of the work is higher.  Get estimates first....more

Dang Cushions.

I get a lot of customers with cushion problems. Pets, kids and time are the biggest culprits, but floods and sensitive bottoms and backs bring us a lot of business too. If you have a chair or sofa that you just LOVE, but isn’t that comfy to lounge in, you can have that fixed. Go to your upholsterer armed with measurements (in inches please), you should have 3. Width x length x thickness....more

Bottom of the barrel

I am going to try very hard to not let this turn into a rant. There are Jr.-HighSchool girls who don't have friends. My daughter finds herself to be one of those girls. Let me lay it out for ya. She's overweight, she seems to be a late bloomer (both emotionally and physically), she has to work hard for her grades, and she was given more than just a "measure" of compassion for all creatures great and small.  I have read articles that describe bullies and their ability to detect those who are vulnerable to their bully ing....more


I read a lot of bad revies about the WP app for BB. But I’ve never been one to listen to other’s stupid opinions. So I’ll test it myself and if it let’s me post to my blog while waiting on my bestie @ La Hacienda….then that’s Kool with me.Just please God don’t let it crash my phone! I still have to give advice on down cushions before my Chimichanga gets here. He who has been forgiven much, loves much. That's pretty much me in a nutshell....more