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Wherein I talk about the flu and yet try to intersperse photos (of pants and a top)

I used to think that I was born under a lucky star: kindly parents; generous mentors; strong body; born in the…

Land of the silver birch… 1,184 more words


A Confession and the start of something Big

I have a confession to make: The last few posts used pictures from a few months ago and I no longer look like such a lean, mean machine.  601 more words

One More Year

Last year is the year I was supposed to “make it”…. make enough money to be a real business.  I would not be writing this if I had made it.  323 more words

Threading the Needle

This evening I was in C’s room with my sewing box. She has a pile of clothes that have needed to be mended for awhile, and since I was off work today because of the snow we got last night, I figured today was the day that I would finally get to this task. 506 more words


Purple Cotillion Gown of Doom

Just over a year ago a costumer friend of mine decided to have a fancy 1860s cotillion for her 30th birthday, complete with catered food, dances (with an instructor), and ball gowns, all in a Victorian B&B up in the Adirondacks. 791 more words

Planning Day -30 Days of Audrey Hepburn

I’m currently in the Tennessee/Kentucky area for work and this area just received about 8-10 inches of snow. The weather turned mid-afternoon, first rain, then freezing rain, and finally snow….lots of snow. 280 more words