Shorts for J (and my niece)

Last week the quilt shop I work for asked me  to make a sample pair of shorts to showcase the  adorable new emoji fabric that had just arrived  and of course  I jumped at the chance! I used polka dot grunge to make the binding and the waist band with.  I think they turned out adorable!…

Shopping with J

Jaia is my out and about girl. She loves to be out and  busy, shopping preferably, but definitely out DOING something. June was still fairly busy for us, finishing up schoolwork and with dance still going on and what not –  there was not really enough time left to fit in anything  substantial as far…

Antique Mall Collections

Sunday afternoon, Jaia and I headed over to the local antique mall to kill some time, get out of the house, have some fun, and in all honesty –  waste a few hours. We were tired of being homebound… We wandered around, saw lots of neat and interesting things, but what caught my eye, was…

June 20

I’ve realized that the perfect blogging time for me is first thing in the morning. When the house is silent and still and the children (young adults really) are still asleep or in bed reading and haven’t braved the sunlight to annoy me yet. Even though I’ve made this discovery – that doesn’t make things…

The yellow pitcher

I hid the yellow pitcher earlier this week. It’s the short, tupperware one that everyone uses to fill the tea kettle and fill the dog bowls. It’s used daily. But it’s NEVER PUT AWAY. It’s always left on the counter next to the stove. OR next to the sink  – RIGHT OVER  the cabinet in…

June 13th

It took exactly, well almost, 24 hours after our guests left last week for our house to return to its normal messy state. Clothes on the back of the sofa to be folded. Clothes on the floor. Kitchen table filled with things that have other homes but no one can seem to put away. I’m…