Saturday, September 24, 2011

Memories Made

First Retirement Trip
Didn't know where we were going when we started and changed our minds more than once on the way.  We zig-zagged across the southern states (Gatlinburg, Spartanburg, Greenville, Atlanta, Birmingham, Meridian)  and finally literally took a trip around Florida (Pensacola, Crystal River, Tampa, Vero Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Jacksonville)
 I had always dreamed of being retired and being on the beach after everyone had gone back to school.  I guess that's why we were drawn to the beach.  So I can check that off my list....but would like to check it more.

 ...and to stay at some of the best secrets in the world that other people would probably pass up because they aren't online or otherwise advertised. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Bad 13 Storm Took My Cooling Tree

Back on Aug. 13 I lost a Bradford Pear tree to a storm. Of course we know BP trees aren't made for wind. It has left the house much hotter and with naked curb appeal.  Perhaps Mother Nature was trying to tell me how to prune up the place a bit?



Thursday, September 1, 2011

In the Beginning

First time to use my new Ellisimo.  Did a very simple project.  My new, big purse was driving me crazy with all it's space and no way to keep stuff inside organized.  So, I made a purse organizer.  With rotary cutter, mat, serger and new sewing machine, it took me less than an hour.  It would have taken less than that but a beginner has to figure out even simple things like filling the bobbin and threading the machine.  The Ellisimo has videos on the machine to show you how!!!