It’s Football Season

I will start out by saying that I  have never been interested in football, ever.  This disinterest of mine does not coexist well with two things: 1) living in Nebraska amongst all of the crazy Cornhusker fans 2) living with my husband who is an overall crazy football fan.   I’ve seen my husband, who claims he can’t muli-task,  do amazing […]


I want a van! Yes, I want a van….

  I swore that I would never, ever, in a million years drive a van but I don’t want just any van- I want that van.  I’ve actually seen an occasional euro van made by vw or ford and have told my husband for the past couple of months that I wanted one  but in all reality I made that comment  […]


and so it begins…

 Today was the day that my girls have been looking forward to for weeks: the first day of school. I didn’t want to lose my girls but regardless of  how I was feeling this morning I knew “such is life’ so I helped the girls get all dressed up in their little matching uniforms, put medals around their necks and sent them off to school.  As I […]


Too tall to sew?

I am having so much fun with this blog! I do feel a little like Julie in the movie Julie and Julia when she starts a blog and no one reads it. Well,  the difference between us is that my mom likes to read mine.  I am 6’2 and am usually pretty good about loving my height but today […]


I am me because of them

I think of my Grandmas at least once a day but when I sew I think of them, seemingly, on a constant basis.  My Grandma Cora passed away only about 5 years ago when she was in her 90’s and my Grandma Bickler is 81; still around and as great as ever. I owe a lot of who I am […]


Welcome to the beginning

For years I have been looking forward to the day that I can drop my girls off at school and do my own thing, not thinking twice about them going to daycare.  On Aug. 23rd they will both be going to school and I was supposed to start work. Oh, how things change. After much internal debate I’ve […]