Sunday, May 1, 2016


It's official...I am a Silver Sneaker, Medicare Eligible
"give me my damn senior discount" mama!
Today is my 65th birthday.

In this throw back  picture, I was 5 or 6
A true brunette with a bit of curl in my hair and no bangs! 
IF I let my hair go gray (no quite ready yet)
and combed it like this...I would look like Mom!

65 is the new 45 right?  I'll buy it.
I do have a new adventure that will keep my young at heart,
Meeting new people and enjoying great entertainment, 
Serving as an USHER for the CAPA Theatres
(Central Ohio Association of Performing Arts)

Oh you didn't know CBus has theater? 

 The Ohio Theatre

 The Southern Theatre

The Palace Theater

The Lincoln Theater

The Capitol Theater
(Rife Complex - also includes 3 other studios)


McCoy Center of The Arts

Wish me luck as my ushering adventures take flight
and bring on some...
Dirty Dancing!

Dirty Dancing

Monday, April 25, 2016


Got your attention didn't I?

I found a great pattern on Craftsy called 
"A Ring of Coffins" 

There are two EPP templates...a one piece coffin

(9) Name: 'Sewing : A Ring of Coffins - EPP Template

And these multi piece coffins 

(9) Name: 'Sewing : A Ring of Coffins - EPP Template

 Jesse, Art School Dropout designed the original EPP pattern
 Heidi Kenney of My Paper Crane came up with the PP pattern.   
Stop over to get your pattern today, just CLICK HERE 

You know exactly where my "Ghastlies" head went!

It's been a very long time since I have paper pieced.
like was trendy and cool!

Ever hear of Carol Doak? 
Well, she pioneered this technique many moons ago! 
Apparently, PP papers have stayed buried (no pun intended)
in my sewing room for 15 years

 I cut out Ghastlie faces...

Pulled larger scraps for the coffin fabrics.  

Now...will I remember how to do this?

I have!

and my Ghastlie family of coffins...grows!

The pattern also includes a template to use for completing the 

Printed on a heavier card stock and trimmed...
ready to sew on the PP coffins

I will do these later when traveling and 
show you when all is said and dead! oppps done!

This is my March UFO for #apqresolution

and counts toward the challenge to...

Monday, April 18, 2016

KNITTING...over the DUNE!

DUNE yarn is a a beautiful, soft, double strand of yumminess!
A blend of many fibers and the colors ....mmmmmm

I decided to make a "cowl"  -  90 stitches in the round
Sometimes I need to knit something mindless!

All done...and it's gonna be 80 degrees today in Ohio!