Sunday, October 24, 2021

Nothing to See Here

 I promised myself I would post regularly, as a way to measure progress and also as a way to motivate myself to create.

The recent trip to Mississippi really played a number on my back. I haven’t felt like doing much of anything. Thankfully, I can tell it’s getting better now. 

I had painted my small kitchen table a few months ago and had plans of making a table skirt. Like most ideas that come to mind these days, I forget them almost as quickly as I think them.

While browsing my favorite thrift store last week, I found a stack of these unused curtain panels. The lightbulb turned on and I bought enough to make my table skirt. They were so easy to do... I cut off the tabs and made one simple hem. I threaded a tension rod through the pre-sewn hem and that was it! I only found one tension rod at the thrift store, so I’ll be on the hunt for three more this week.

Notice I’m set up to sew in my dining room. I have so much clutter in my sewing room, I now feel overwhelmed trying to work in there. Soon I will need to declutter and rethink that area!

I pulled out a few washcloths and started some trim for dish cloths. That’s it!!! 

I’m hoping to share a better report next time!

I’m leaving this recipe here for future reference. But if you are from eastern NC, you know what Red Potatoes are. My friend shared this recipe with me. I made them last night for today’s lunch. I only used half the potatoes and didn’t adjust my spices down enough, and mine were too hot. However, the broth is delicious when made correctly, so I will keep this recipe ! 

Sunday, October 10, 2021


 We just returned home from a 9 day trip to visit the children and their families. We spent 3 days with our son and his family who lives 3 hours away. Then we traveled on to Mississippi to see our daughter and her family’s new home and life there. I loved being with all my grandchildren and miss them already!

The only thing stitchy to share is this little pillow I made for my daughter before we took our trip. This is a free pattern from Melisa at Pinker and Punkin  blog spot. She shares lots of adorable free x stitch patterns there. 

I found this beautiful quilt at a local thrift store before we made our trip.

My daughter ‘needed’ it, so we took it to Mississippi to gift to her. An Instagram friend, who specializes in old quilt restoration, estimated it to be from the 1920’s. 

Here’s a photo in its new home. We actually restaged it to the rail on the right, so as not to block Annabelle’s view from her bedroom. I didn’t get that photo, but it looks great there.

Very few photos were taken while we were away, but here’s one of Annabelle with the cupcakes she helped her Mama make. 

This week will be a rest and recovery week. It took us 13 hours to drive home from Mississippi,  with our sweet 14 year old dachshund riding in our laps. 😳 we all need our rest!!