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Thank You, Barbara Sher

Readers, Barbara Sher, the author of the single most influential book I’ve ever read, died last month. She wrote Refuse to Choose! A Revolutionary Program for Doing Everything That You Love. My copy is heavily underlined, flagged, and dog-eared. It has also...

Shedding Light on My Beautiful French Sign

Readers, About 25 years ago, when I was living in Minneapolis,  I happened upon an object in the window of a little antiques store in St. Paul that stopped me in my tracks.  It was this sign: It was love at first sight, and I was immediately seized with the desire to...

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...

Do You Know About the Ready to Wear Fast?

Readers, I was taking a brief break from Thanksgiving Day cooking when I saw an invitation in my e-mail. Sarah Gunn of the phenomenally successful sewing blog Goodbye Valentino was inviting her readers to join her in a year-long “ready to wear fast”...