Monthly Archives: November 2012

Formal Desperation

There’s a first time for everything, and I let a formal event on November 23rd sneak up on me, in that I had nothing to wear. I planned on wearing my daughter’s dress but waited until Thanksgiving night to try … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Nothing but a Houndstooth

 It Ain’t Nothing but a Houndstooth    Crying for accessories   :) I made the dress for football games since both of the college teams my family pulls for are black and something. I finished it Tuesday and their football seasons … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Wow! Monday was my birthday and look where I am. My sweet hubby invited me to accompany him on a quick business trip to New York and I spent yesterday at Mood Fabrics.  In addition to striking up a new friendship … Continue reading

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Vogue 8669

Thirty – eight degrees outside and a sleeveless cotton top? As temperatures go down thermostats go up …..sometimes to  s u m m e r   temperatures. Fortunately, I can pare down the layers to this top made of soft … Continue reading

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Many years ago my dear friend from New Orleans introduced me to the word lagniappe, a word Mark Twain describes as worth travelling to New Orleans to get. A lagniappe is a small gift given to a customer by a … Continue reading

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I  w i l l . I will never buy a wrap dress again. This is the fourth wrap dress I’ve made since January and there is no reason to fork out the big bucks, or even ‘bargain’ bucks again … Continue reading

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