The Domestic Dash: Enjoying the Race!
Consideration and Coasters

Consideration and Coasters

There is so much to do today, and I’m not getting it done!  We are headed out for our annual ski vacation in a few days.  We’ve been culling through our gear for a few weeks now, and after one last, full dress rehearsal/inspection, that part will be finished.  Today I’m supposed to be organizing […]

Clean and Sparkle

Clean and Sparkle

Today was a beautiful day in SENC, and I spent almost the entire day inside, cleaning.  We go through seasons of stuffing, stashing and hiding around here until it becomes too much work to find things or I get in the mood to do a serious clean.  Today I found that mood.  This morning my […]

Covering The Book

Covering The Book

Today is an especially exciting day.  Not only did the kids start back to school, hooray,  tonight my bible study group meets to start a brand new series!  We have a wonderful group of ladies, young and old, new Christians as well as long time believers, and a very diverse mix of denominations.  Along with our […]

RMT- January 2015

RMT- January 2015

January 1, 2015.  Happy New Year!!  It is surely hard to greet the first day of a fresh new year without hope for the future, there is just too much possibility.  2015 marks 15 years our shop, The Quarter Stitch has been in business, (the first 5 we were just called The Quarter).  There is much to […]

New Year's Porch Dress

New Year’s Porch Dress

Christmas has come and gone once again!  Ours was filled with family, friends and lots of laughter.  We had company for just over a week, and are now enjoying the quiet!  The Christmas things are slowly making their way back to the tops of closets until next year, and I am starting my annual sort, […]

Christmas Snacks

Christmas Snacks

Five days to go!  When I was a kid, my parents always hosted Christmas.  My Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins descended upon the house with brightly colored tins full of homemade cookies, cakes and candies that we only had at Christmas.  Among my favorites were Aunt Florence’s chewy ginger cookies, Cousin Noel’s bright green sticky […]

Handmade Gifts

Handmade Gifts

Six days until Christmas!  It has been as busy as Santa’s Workshop around here lately, and unbelievably I only have TWO gifts left to make!  Way ahead of my normal schedule.  I’ve been making Christmas presents for my family and friends since I was a kid, it makes the holiday so much fun, really.  I truly […]

A Shot in the Arm

A Shot in the Arm

14 days until Christmas!  Today I took a break from all the Elf-ly duties and had a ‘physical’ health day!  This morning I had my third, (in a series of 6), vitamin infusion.  This treatment was prescribed to combat the incredible fatigue and malaise I’ve been experiencing for the last several months.  It is working […]

Christmas in the Sunroom and a Concert

Christmas in the Sunroom and a Concert

First things first, I promised a look at my winnings from Saturday’s Luncheon.  I, with the help of my darling daughter, ripped this gorgeous wreath from the hands of a dear friend, (who I know would still love me), during our ‘Yankee Trader’ game.  It was made by my dear friend Kris, who knocked off […]

Easy Crockpot Risotto

Easy Crockpot Risotto

18 Days until Christmas!  Yesterdays luncheon at The Quarter Stitch I’m declaring a total success!  We had a packed house, great fun and loads of laughs.  I was proud to take my daughter, Caroline, she had a good time and was very helpful.  Especially when we swapped the ornaments.  I am intensely competitive when playing […]