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When Good Crafts Go Bad Episode #61

Sometimes crafts go well. And sometimes…sometimes…the crafts go bad!


We both had some pretty frustrating moments with some of our hobbies and crafts this week. 115 more words


Comeback Quilters Episode #60

We’ve had a rocky start to the year but we’re finally back and ready to podcast!


2017 has started off with quite a bang! With two new babies joining the clan and now a new sister-in-law to add to the bunch, we’ve been busy planning showers and weddings and gatherings. 295 more words


Growing Up QAL Block 1

This year for 2017 I’ve join a QAL (quilt along) or two from around the web. Now, my past experience with QAL’s has not been so great. 505 more words



A few years ago in academic circles, a movement began called “Popular History.” Literally, this is the history of the people, not kings, queens or generals.   385 more words

Elder Blogger

Parts Unknown

OK, I admit it. I am an Anthony Bourdain fan. Love the series of travel/food shows. We tend to record and watch TV shows of interest, in the winter, when we can’t spend time outdoors in the evening. 239 more words


Hail the Snail 2.25

Much like my last mail call, this is a bit messed up since I should have posted some of the following on the 15th. Blogging just hasn’t been a priority over the past month or so, but hopefully as the year progresses I can begin to prioritize  394 more words


It seems so much longer …

Strange post title some may think, but today it is three months since I retired from working life. Not a long time, but like the title says “Seems so much longer …” Of course, my initial plan has gone out of the window. 375 more words