My Thoughts and Adventures…

A place to share the things that matter in my life, whether it be living tiny in my RV, spending time with my family, photographing this beautiful country while making memories or how I’m coping with life in general. I hope that it can at least make someone smile or laugh, even if it’s at my own expense.

Made By Me Backpack

Made By Me Backpack

I just finished up my first Begonia Backpack, a pattern by Blue Calla Patterns. It was easy to make and one of my favorite patterns now. I can't wait to make several more for the grandkids. I already have the fabric for one granddaughter. Just need to purchase for a couple more grandkids once I figure out the design I want to go with. The...

My New Jelly Roll Slice Rug

My New Jelly Roll Slice Rug

A few months back I made my first jelly roll rug in an oval shape and got real excited about the possibilities of this type of rug and wanted to try my hand at another version. I had two rugs in my kitchen that blended into the new floor as they were just about the same color so I knew this was the area I wanted to put my new rugs. The plan...

I Sewed a Pair of Iris Shorts

I Sewed a Pair of Iris Shorts

I came across a great pattern for shorts by Sonia Estep Designs. The pattern is called Iris Shorts. They are easy to make and you can add the pockets or not. I prefer pockets which is one  of the main reasons I wanted to make these. The pattern comes in 3 different lengths, 3", 5" and 8". I made mine in the 5" length and was satisfied, but...

July Weight Loss Update

July Weight Loss Update

Here I am at the end of the last month of my nine month program asking myself how did I make it? The answer...lots of will power and strength. I'll be honest when I started I had no idea if I would make it to the end or not, but here I am and happy to say I lost 48 pounds and I have been able to maintain the weightloss for several weeks. I...

Janome HD-3000 Sewing Machine

Janome HD-3000 Sewing Machine

On June 7th I ordered a new sewing machine. One that I had been eyeing for quiet some time, but never had the courage to purchase. Circumstances finally give me the incentive to purchase, but unfortunately it would be several weeks before it would be delivered as they were out of stock thanks to the pandemic. In choosing what type of machine I...

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