Moving to the Farm (Farmer’s Daughter)

I’m a farmer’s daughter! That was my start. I did go on to become a computer programmer and spent several years as a computer programmer as well as always remaining a geek, but I will always be a farmer’s daughter. For the last few years my father...

My New Office Space!

Thanks to my mother and my husband, I got a new desk for my office.  I’m pretty excited!  The old desk was all open with no drawers and the computer space was completely open.  The new desk has drawers, a place for my computer that is closed, and is about a foot...

Athena Designs VS Matilda Jane

I decided to compare my Matilda Jane ruffles to my own Athena Designs ruffles.  In the picture there are two pairs of Matilda Jane Ruffles and one pair of the ruffles I make.  I do like Matilda Jane – but they are so expensive and are hard to get in my size to...

August 2017

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Repairing Vintage Items

Once in a while I receive something vintage from a friend or family member to repair.   One of the first decisions, and most important is how much I can stick to the time period.  The quilt top I was given was torn in many spots, the fabric was brittle and yellowed...

McClothes: Quick and Cheap (Are they worth it?)

I’ll admit it!  I’ve bought McClothes before.  I go out shopping and end up at Walmart or somewhere with a rack of cheap clothes and see some cute things that HAVE to have!  I don’t try them on, I just get the size that seems to be my size.  Who can...

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