Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!

In case you haven’t noticed, for the last 6 months we’ve been “absent” from this site, not because we weren’t going to update anything ever again but rather because I was a Sew Weekly contributor. What that means is for the last 12 months I have been

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Ariel Rose August 19, 1998 – December 10, 2012

Monday night at 11:25 Ariel Rose finished her journey here on earth. She is no longer in pain, no longer struggling to breath and finally cancer free.

In 14 years this amazing girl had a larger influence on this planet than most of us can

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Congratulations to Brittany!

Brittany and Elora


This VERY grainy photo is of my daughter, Brittany, with her photo she entered into the Marin County Fair. You can *just* see the blue ribbon behind her head : ) Yes, she took FIRST PLACE!!! I nearly, but didn’t, cry when we came around the corner and

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Day 366 – A Jubilee tea!

A couple months ago I decided to order 2, and only 2, side plates to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth. Took them a while to get here but they arrived in FINE style! Each plate was wrapped in layers of bubble wrap and in their own box with

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Day 365 – Bamboo!

Another stunner from Nadine, my mom decided she couldn’t live without it and I wholeheartedly agree! It is beautiful linen, in fabulous shape and is huge. My mom has an octagonal dining room table that almost nothing fits on well. This one not only fits but you can see more

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Day 364 – The Alice in Wonderland tea party

This is the final cloth from Miss Angie, one she bought at the Pleasanton Flea market last year. I love the fact that it’s card table size, for playing cards with the images of cards : ) From the snippy Queen of Hearts…

…to the

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Day 363 – Father’s Day

I’m not sure why this print makes me think of my dad, but it does : ) His favorite colors are blue and black (at least to wear) and I think of my parents having that groovy late 50’s/early 60’s vibe since that’s what my earliest memories conjure up.

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