Monday, December 19, 2016

Three Christmas Wishes

Wishing you the peace that comes from within -
the tranquil serenity found in moments of quiet reflection.

Wishing that you experience pure love –
giving and receiving the warmth of affection
for yourself and others.

Wishing you the joy of living –
the ability to recognize and pause to experience
simple moments of bliss in daily life.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas Sewing and a Cat Mat

I'm still spending lots of time in the sewing room, especially with the cold temps last week.  I made a few more Christmas table mats for the kitchen and got to use more of the fabulous stitches on my new machine. 

Callie Cat has a thing for fabric, too.  She likes to plop down on anything soft...a shirt, a quilt, a pillow, or any material you've left on a horizontal surface.  Even when I'm sewing, I'll turn around and she is laying on the very project I'm working on.  So I decided to sew up a cat mat of her very own.  The dots on the fabric are little cat faces.  I think she likes it.

The end of December is normally hectic and busy, but this year I'm trying to take it easy and concentrate on what's important.  I hope you all seek out your own peace and happiness this Christmas season.  


Monday, December 5, 2016

Dodge It or Ram It

Last week, I worked hard in the sewing room garage. If you know me, you know that I'm not afraid of getting dirty, and that I learned about cars at my daddy's side as a wee child.

We've had more than our share of brake issues with our '96 Dodge Ram 2500. I think that's what they had in mind when they named it.
...either Dodge it or Ram it, 'cause you ain't gonna stop
The brakes have never been anything to brag about, although we've changed nearly everything in the system several times. Well, not any more. Now that we found the perfect combination of parts and components, this beast will stop on a dime.

By the way, brake fluid is slippery stuff, and it will strip the polish right off your fingernails. I'll be giving myself a manicure this week.

“Every girl should have a basic knowledge 
of cars and home maintenance.” ~katiescarlett