Thursday, October 24, 2013


I was going to post tonight but found out I can't post photos from my I pad with out paying money.  I was going to show my miniature doll rug I made and some of my quilts but will have to update from my laptop.  Will be posting soon.     Happy Thursday!

Monday, October 14, 2013

A little fun!

Been sewing up a frenzy.  I need to update this blog more. I do think of many blog posts but it always goes to the bottom of the list.    Found a new app.  This is my first collage.  Retaping my current cross stitch project.   This is the third time but I think I figured it out.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

A pot full of flowers

I stopped by Trader Joe's today and bought some flowers.   I usually buy pink one but was ready for a change.  As you can see I picked out red and purple.  I love them.   When I got home I pulled my aunts  cool pitcher out of the pantry and filled it up.  Had to resort to a knife to cut the stalks to the stock .  You should have seen me sawing through the thick stems.     I took it in the living room and put it on a pretty little dish I picked up at a garage sale.   I am in love.




Friday, May 10, 2013

Toile, ticking, English roses and tartan

What an idea for a quilt.   That would be so lovely. 
The idea came from a comment on a post from this blog  Pretty By Hand. I love her blog and get so much inspiration. 




Saturday, March 2, 2013

Shopping in someone else's closet.

This is the way to shop!!

A couple of weeks ago my friend Steve called and said that he was over at a friends house and she was going through her closet and giving away her clothes.  Before she gave them to Goodwill he was wondering if I wanted to go through them.  I thought that would be cool.  He brought over three large garbage bags.  That week I invited over my coworker Stephanie and we went through the clothes.   This is what we got.

my stuff My stack.

  • 2 coats
  • 1 sweater
  • 7 shirts
  • 2 long shorts
  • 2 pairs of jeans  ( a size too small but going to the gym so they will fit soon)

 

stephs

Stephanie's Stack.

  • Vest
  • Hoodie
  • 2 coats
  • 2 pairs of jeans
  • 4 short pants
  • 5 sweaters
  • 5 blouses.

 

Steph did find more than me but I already have a full closet so I was trying to get pieces I really liked.   I now seem to own a lot of black shirts.  lol

When all was said and done we still had two bags left to take to Goodwill where someone else will find treasures

Saturday, February 16, 2013

2013 word : Follow-Through

I can't believe it's been over a month since i last posted and it was the 1st day of the year before that.   I will get to the photo above in a minute. 

I had a wonderful 2012.  I didn't post very much but I have been busy.    I am doing fantastic in my job and worked a lot of overtime the first half of the year.  I also have been doing multiple house sitting jobs.  It has brought in extra money that allowed me to make a big change I 
moved out.  I can't believe it.  I finally was ready to make the move both financially, emotionally and logically.  It took me over a year to get to that point but I knew i would love it once i did.    I will leave the details for another post.
I also have met someone new.  We had our first date on the anniversary of the death of my former boyfriend.  He is a widow and we both feel we had a little "help" in our meeting.  We moved slowly and we are in a wonderful space right now.    The future looks good. 

I have been enjoying my own apartment.  It took me six months to go through all of my stuff that had been in storage for the 6 or so years and stuff i have collected in my hope chest.  I have made many many trips to Goodwill and have finally found the balance I need with all my belongings.  I am sure i will weed out a bit more but now it's comfy cozy.   I am only 3 blocks from work but this winter has been hard on me again.   It gets dark so soon and we have had a lot of gray days in Jan and Feb.  It gets harder and harder on me every year.   But the sun was out yesterday all day and peeked out today.  

I wrote in my post on 1/1 that I had picked out a word for the year.  Well i wasn't quite telling the truth- I had multiple possibilities but had not yet found one that fit.  Then I found it:  Follow-through.  My word for 2012 was Intentions  and 2011 was Encompassing.  The last two years was finding myself.  I now want to follow  through on those discoveries.   I also have some projects going that i want to finish and thought that having this as my word of the year would help keep me on track.  I thought it would even keep me on track with this blog.  It can either be known as one word or two words but it fits what I want to accomplish this year.  2013 is going to be a year of projects.

I want to also update my blog with all my interests.  That will be my goal.  I will also be updating my pages.  So keep in touch. 


Till next time. 
Dottie.




     

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Back at my house for a night.

  I love the extra money I make house-sitting but sure miss my house.  I have not taken my computer with me so I have not posted since the 1st day of 2013.  Will do a longer post when I return. Here is a photo of my towels.  I love flowers..  Posting from my recently new android phone.  Lots to learn.  Lol

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!


Happy 2013 to everyone.

vintage-happy-new-year
Based on the theory that what ever you do on New Years Day you will do the rest of your year I am trying to have a full day. I have sewed, done embroidery, shopped, spent time with my boyfriend, spent time with friends and enjoyed my comfy red chair in my own apartment. The only things I wish I wasn't doing is putting oil in the car and coming down with a cold. Hope everyone has a wonderful year!!!!

Another thing I want to do in 2013 is update my blog. I want to document my life and show what I have done. I have had enormous changes in my life in the last year including getting my own apartment.  I now have all of my things around me.
I have decided on my new word  for the year and I will be following up with that. 
Off to do more “things” on the first day of this brand new Year.