My Blog

Welcome to my blog where you can keep up with my activity as Stitcher with a dash of family/personal tossed in here and there.  I’m hoping you will give me ideas of what you would like to read, otherwise who knows what I may produce! 


what I won’t blog about

There are subjects I will not write about. Those I feel are personal and/or controversial and have no place in this format. Therefore, you will not read about religions, politics, or sexual orientation here. I respect whatever position you take on these and other controversial subjects. Please respect my choice to leave them out of my blogs and all other aspects of this website. Thank you.

Attracting New Quilters and Sewists


I do want to attract new quilters and sewists with easy to read and follow on-line instructions.  It will also be a wonderful place to learn concise writing.  Not you, unless you have the same problem I do!  Some might say I write like I talk, which is not true.  When I talk, I, oh never mind!

What Exactly is Concise Writing

Sometimes I can talk for hours about things many people cannot imagine being so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about. Take for example, needles and thread. There are needles made specifically to be used for different applications and threads.  Bet you didn’t know that needles have a right side and a wrong side of the eye to put the thread through! Or that the thread end should be cut at an angle to make it easier to put through the eye.  And threads come in different weights, materials, and are made for specific uses and needles.  You know those stitches on jeans, the decorative ones up and down the leg seams and around the zipper?  There is a special jean thread and a sewing machine needle specifically named Jean Needle.  Well, you now see what I mean about going on and on.  I need something that will help with this problem if I am ever going to design patterns and write the instructions.

Subscribe to My Blog

I’ve also made it easy for you to know when I post.   Subscribe and you will get an email to look at my post. You can always unsubscribe, but really, why would you?  You can always delete the posts you don’t want to read.  How will I ever know?  If you remain subscribed, you might see a post that looks interesting.  Leave me a comment on what you would like me to write about.  I might not be concise, but why not try it.

I’d love to hear comments from you regarding what I post about.  It is nice to know I’m not talking/writing to myself.  I expect that when I talk to my kids when it isn’t what they want to hear but not from you!  It is difficult to know what tangent I may find more interesting than the purpose of my post.

If you are desperate to not read my blog, go to for directions to something else that isn’t so open ended like “blog”.  I really don’t want you to go until you’ve read my exciting (okay, probably non-quilters won’t think “exciting”) and revealing way I spend hours each year -. /fabric-scraps/

Updated Again on 7/11/2023 and no, I don’t want to talk about how I had redirected it to nowhere land, so you got a “404” when you clicked on the original.  Some days I should just stay in bed with my head under the bed!  Is that even physically possible?

8/4/23 Update

Today, 8/4/23 in search of updates my Pages might need I realized I had a draft about blogs there as well as under Posts. Yes, they are two different things, Pages and Posts, and no, I am not going to bore you with explaining their differences. I could, but I may leave that subject for an Education post. I am going to copy and paste a portion of that draft post because, on the serious side, it is important.