Friday, April 28, 2017


Taking a break -

The last month or so has been a little rough as I've dealt  with some minor medical issues --- nothing serious (I'm thankful!), just several things all at once.  My energy level is low and any inspiration or motivation is non-existent, so I've had nothing of consequence to blog about.

It's time for a short hiatus.
I'll be back. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017


I had a wonderful mother-in-law, who lived to be 100 years old.  That means I had a mother-in-law for 56 years --- a long time for a mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship.  She always treated me as well (or better) than she treated her own daughters!

She did have one bad habit, though ---- she loved to make Easter outfits for her grandchildren.  Here is our otherwise adorable son in his grandma-made Easter outfit in 1972.

What can I say?  It was the 1970s, and she loved him very much!!!!

I hope you have a joyous Easter with your family
(and may your knickers NOT be made of polyester).

I'm joining the following:
Have a Daily Cup for Share your Cup Thursday

Monday, April 3, 2017


National Tartan Day on April 6th has been designated as a day to celebrate Scottish heritage.  I don't think I have a bit of Scottish ancestry in me, but I do love tartan/plaid.  

 I'm always on the lookout for wool, plaid clothing in thrift stores that I can deconstruct, wash, and make into something else.  You would be surprised at the number of pieces of Pendleton, Ralph Lauren, etc. clothing that I have found for just a couple of dollars.

 Pillows are my favorite thing to make from my found plaids --- 

I've even been known to save scraps of plaid paper to make Christmas cards.

I think I will go celebrate by making something plaid.
 Happy Tartan Day!!

I'm joining the following:
Coastal Charm for Show and Share Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday and Everything Else