Showing posts from January, 2011

The Art (and Necessity) of Sewing

If you are like I was not too long again, the site of the word sewing might make you shudder in fear. But, before you roll your eyes or bite your nails anxiously because you don't know how to sew, you should know that I am new to the world of sewing. In fact, I would still consider myself a Sewing Novice. I grew up in a household with a mom who could use a sewing machine. It wasn't unusual to find her hemming pants, repairing a torn seam, or even making a household item or two. At some point in my tweens, she decided it was time for me to learn how to sew. I spent the summer learning to make little throw pillows and even made myself a couple pairs of shorts. However, the years went by and I didn't sew. Pants needed to be hemmed and I asked my mom to do it because "she knew how." I got married and my husband needed his pants hemmed. Guess where I went? My mom helped me and my sister this way for years. After all, she had the machine. We were busy. She didn'

The Year of Cycle-ing

I can't believe that I've been blogging for almost a year. When I started out, I didn't know that I would explore personal musings, add a deal page to my blog, stop deal blogging due to time, start another blog for the cake business I co-own, Plum Crazy, and eventually get so busy, that I slacked off on this blog. But, I've missed it. I've been continuing to think deep thoughts. And, instead of releasing them to the world, they've been stewing around in my brain. Of my goals for this year (see how I didn't use the word resolution...thereby releasing me from legalism of sticking with a decision I've made) is to be better about blogging. So, here goes. Last year for my first post, I talked about the ear infection I experienced on Christmas Eve/Day and how the refrain of a song (Your Love Never Fails), "there may be pain in the night, but joy comes in the morning," felt like the theme for my year. I didn't imagine how true that would be