A blog about my adventures in sewing & crafting

Monday, January 11, 2021

Hello From Recovery!

 Thank you for ALL the kind comments & words of encouragement after my recent surgery.  I'm on the road to recovery albeit a slow, winding, road!  But all is good and I hope to be back to my better self soon.

I've done a little straightening up in my sewing room and  by a little I mean little but I do a bit and then go rest for a while.  I'm bored, I'm tired, I want to sew!

I thought making two pillowcases would be a good start.  But it felt like I was sewing drunk.  My mind and hands did not communicate well. And my mind could not comprehend the burrito method of making a pillowcase!  Where have all my brain cells gone?  

Burrito Method Pillowcase cuff & trim

Turning out pretty well

One pillowcase

When I was finished sewing my forearms and hands were sore?! and I was exhausted so I took a half day's rest.  This is my nest.  My favorite recliner, usually with my cute little pug Bobo, belly pillow/back pillow and this enormous sized, truly wonderful heating pad! 

Two pillowcases

I took a shower and fixed at my hair.  I'm in the upright position (for a while) and acting human!

12 days post op

I do have a dress pattern printed, taped together and cut out.  It only took 3 days!  but it's a start.  I hope to get the fabric ironed and the pattern pieces cut out soon.  But there is no rush since I do not plan on going anywhere.

Thank you again for all your support, advise & words of encouragement.

Happy Sewing until next time.....................


Monday, December 28, 2020

Hiatus for a Hysterectomy


Well this year sure has been full of firsts & surprises.  I’ve been dealing with some “female” issues for the past year and my Gynecologist thinks a hysterectomy is my best option to take care of 99% of the problems. Too bad it won’t take away my menopause symptoms! 

I’m hoping to have robotic surgery and that recovery will be quick. Unfortunately I’ve read many stories of how rough recovery is. I’m a little worried but know that it will take time to heal too. 

I’m hoping this will be the start of a great “NEW” year for me health wise and this will solve a lot of issues. I wanted to loose a few more pounds before the end of the year but donating a major organ was not in my plans!

I think I’m most sad to put sewing on hold once more. Surgery was scheduled so quickly I didn’t have time to sew up a hospital outfit or a post surgery wardrobe. I guess I’ll just wear something “old”!

Be forewarned any fabric purchases made while on pain medication is forgivable! Lol!

Here's to a Happy, Healthy NEW YEAR!

Until next time..............


Friday, December 18, 2020

I Sewed!

 I am so happy I finally got to sew! The holidays make me feel so overwhelmed. I feel like I can’t keep up and I try to set aside “me” time everyday to keep me grounded. 

I purchased this beautiful Christmas plaid shirting fabric from Fabric Mart back in October with hopes to getting to sew something wonderful.  The fabric has a beautiful weight to it but cool enough for Florida winter.

I thought the Love Notion’s Rhapsody top would be a perfect sew to get my sewing mojo started again.  

I’m working on growing out my hair! Girl M said I’ve had the same hairstyle for over 14 years. Change is hard!

I hope to sew more soon.

Dear Hubby is loving his ranch hand job. His stress level has dropped & he said he feels 100lbs lighter. He says it’s a whole new “relaxed” world out there when you don’t have a badge on. 

Happy Sewing!


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Camo & Safety Orange

 We’ve been hunting for 10 days straight! Is there any other color than camo & safety orange?

Dear Hubby’s official retirement date was December 1st. We were home, slept in “late” until 7am then our neighbor called and wanted to stop by to talk to Dear Hubby. At noon Dear Hubby had a new job as a ranch hand. He went to work at 2pm! Is that not the shortest retirement ever!

My working man!

I hope to get back to my sewing room soon.

Happy sewing 


Monday, November 16, 2020

Current Situation

 Well.......Retirement is going good.......for Dear Hubby!  We’ve been hunting........no sewing.........except some Velcro & elastic.......for a seat cushion.!   Oh how I miss sewing! 

Current Situation

Georgia Cotton Field 

Selfie with Bobo
I want to wear something besides camo!

Until next time!


Friday, November 6, 2020


 I'm NOT going to cry..........I'm NOT going to cry.........I'm NOT going to cry!

Today is Dear Hubby's last day at work.  He's been with she Sheriff's Office for 31.5 years.  Starting out as a Corrections officer, then Corporal.  He continued his training and became a Deputy then Sergeant.  He worked as a Environmental Deputy, Investigator/Detective then worked undercover in the Drug Unit. Dear Hubby went to College while working full time and graduated on the Dean's List with both an AA and Bachelor's degree.  He was promoted to Lieutenant then Captain.   

Last Official Picture

He's passing his legacy onto our oldest son.  Boy T. is following in his Dad's footsteps.  

Boy T & his Dad on a SWAT call

 I'm NOT going to cry..........I'm NOT going to cry.........I'm NOT going to cry!

Sewing has slowed down.  Hunting season has started.  Retirement has begun.  

 I'm NOT going to cry..........I'm NOT going to cry.........I'm NOT going to cry!

Ok, I'm crying!

Until next time..................