It’s banned books week! What better time to talk about reading?  You know that the banned books are always the best. When I recently looked through the list of banned and challenged books, I was really surprised by the number of them that I had read, and loved.  Books that remind me of my childhood,…

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My local fabric store, Let’s Sew, recently hosted the Amy Butler Alchemy Studio Collection Trunk Show. I enjoyed getting to see the beautiful clothing made in Amy Butler’s fashion fabrics.  It’s given me a lot of ideas. There were lots of coats and jackets made from the heavier weight fabrics like corduroy and linen blends.…

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So apparently next week is Selfish Sewing Week.  That means doing sewing for you and not for other people.  I sort of find this funny, because I always sew for me.  Maybe if I had kids I sewed for, like some of my friends, this would be an interesting derivative from the norm, but around…

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It looks like rainy days are here again.  The weatherman is calling for a chance of rain every day for the rest of the week. On the plus side, rainy days like this put me in a mood to sew, so I might actually have a new project to share with you next week.  I…

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For those of you who don’t know, this week was New York Fashion Week.  And while there were many styles on the runway, one look really stood out to me.  It was the use of bold graphic prints, mostly in black and white. I mean if it’s wrong to want all three of these mix…

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One of the perks of being the webmaster at my university is getting to go out and take photos of lots of the events happening on campus.  And that includes exhibits at the university’s art gallery.  The current exhibit is a beautiful pottery collection by David Rodenberg.  The pieces presented in his current exhibit are…

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I had the great honor to meet the wonderful and amazing Gloria McKinnon last week.  For those of you who have not heard of Gloria, she is an Australian native, world renowned quilter, owner of Anne’s Glory Box, and author of several amazing books. Gloria was in Evansville last week, at my favorite local fabric…

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It’s no secret that I love cats.  If it weren’t for my husband, I would already be a crazy cat lady.  Right now he thinks that having Mouse in the house is enough. I certainly think there should be more fluffy critters in the house, but until I get them, I’m keeping myself content by…

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This time of year is beautiful in my yard.  All the lilies are blooming, and my butterfly bushes are still going strong. Oh, and did I mention that they’re full of butterflies? What do you see when you look outside?

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