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Book Review: Sewing 911 by Barbara Deckert

One of the joys of being a cheapskate is spending hours researching used sewing books on Amazon. (You could probably do this on Ebay as well.) I love reading reviews, love finding the best quality copy for the very lowest price — don’t forget to mentally add the cost of shipping — and love the suggestions that Amazon gives me when I add something to my cart. 448 more words



If I hadn’t hiccupped, I would’ve caught it, I said to myself after I dropped the walnut.

There are always hiccups. Deal with them. Have such reserve that you do not insist upon their absence


Scheduling, I hate thee... #countdownsale

Why do I hate scheduling?

Because it never goes off the way I mean it to. That blog post that went up last night about the Countdown Sale? 449 more words


Quite the week in technology for me

As I mentioned earlier, a post about my personal reflections on visiting Hiroshima on the 25th anniversary of the bomb didn’t show up (and I haven’t redone it yet). 415 more words


My Brain Hasn’t Been This Messed Up Since College Finals

June 25, 2014

So I’m getting ready for this trip to New Orleans. The trip of a lifetime. Between staying functional at the day job, taking care of my hip-replacement-recovering Ma, sending out agent queries, rewriting the second book, and trying to find enough sundresses to take on this trip so I don’t melt, I am losing my flippin’ mind. 296 more words


White House Accidentally Reveals Name of CIA Chief in Afghanistan

The White House inadvertently revealed the name of the top CIA officer in Afghanistan when it provided reporters with a list of officials participating in President Barack Obama’s surprise Memorial weekend… 142 more words


Just so you know, that’s what a live forum can be if you don’t have the time to properly prepare.  I am still wincing a little.  417 more words