Selfish Sewing Week #2

What a week it has been in the 4x7 Sewing Challenge!...more

A Whirling Dervish In my Sewing Room

I've heard that artists can get so lost in what they are doing, their studios become a disaster area and they lose entire days to their craft, not coming up for air until their pieces are done.Lunatics, I've always called those people. Until I look at what happens when I sew from an idea in my head....more

Selfish Sewing Week 1

Last week, I made the scary commitment of actually writing down goals for the 4x7 Sewing Challenge, hosted by berrybarndesigns....more

A Trusty, Dusty Machine

'Tis the time of year for horses to wear their blankets and recently, a blanket came in looking like this....more

The Kick In the Butt I Need In Winter

Does winter make you lazy?...more

Parfait Perfection

Are you big dessert eaters in your house?...more

January Means Garden Planning

Every year, I sort of plan my gardens in my mind and I get seeds and get ready to be organized and systematic in the winter and then suddenly it's May and I'm planting willy nilly and have no idea what I'm doing anymore.I will proudly say that I label everything one way or another (usually with a sharpie and I write directly on the container), so it's not like I go out and have to guess at what every plant is as it emerges, but I'm bad about recording planting dates and highlighting the good vs. the less prosperous varieties....more

I'm Sort of the Weird Neighbor Your Mother Warned You About

I don't spend as much time running around the blogosphere as I used to, and I'm sad to say that I don't read anywhere near the number of blogs that I did a few years ago....more

One Pot Ham Dish

I discovered part of this recipe on the fly....more

Mr. Strauss Arrives On the Scene

Somewhere along the way, I decided I shouldn't use people's real names on my blog....more