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The Getting Things Sewn 2019 Calendar

Readers, On New Year’s Day 2018 I wrote about the wonderful calendar my sister Cynthia, a professional photographer, had created for our sister Donna.  It was filled with gorgeous pictures of glass, jewelry, and beautifully designed everyday objects Donna stocks...

Starting the New Year with a Calendar to Inspire

Readers, This New Year’s Day morning, like millions of other people, I hung a new calendar. This one is so special I just had to tell you about it. This wonderful calendar is the joint effort of my sisters Cynthia and Donna. Donna is the owner of the Etsy store...

Valancing Act

Readers, What did it take to go from this: To this: To this? Got a minute?  I’ll tell you. I’m a fabric person, so I wasn’t thrilled to conclude that the best window treatment for our kitchen was a blind. Not floor-length draperies (obviously), or...

Vintage Buttons from Wayward

Readers, Here are buttons I bought at Wayward, the shop I visited on a day trip out of London last Saturday. They deserve their own post. I’ve never thought of myself as a collector, but…now I think I’m a collector of vintage buttons. They’re...