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Stars Aligned

Stars Aligned

It's been a long time since I've had a day in town when everything went according to plan. I was pleasantly surprised yesterday. The sun was shining, everyone was cheerful, and I found all the items on my shopping list and then some. I stopped by the home of one of our church members to have him try on the costume for this Sunday's service. It fit him perfectly and needs no alterations. I was thoroughly enjoying myself and in absolutely no hurry to get home, which is completely the opposite of how I usually feel when I am in town.

Let's hope that wasn't an anomaly.

This makes me particularly happy:

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I have several of this style of drinking glass that I think came from my grandmother's ice cream parlor back in Ohio. Her ice cream parlor closed in 1983, so I've had them for almost 36 years. They are my favorite drinking glasses. I like the size. I've tried to locate additional ones in retail stores and even in restaurant supply stores with no luck. They are made by Libbey and known as "Governor Clinton Iced Tea Glasses," but they are only available in case quantities. I don't need 48 of them. One of our thrift stores must have had a donation from a hotel or restaurant, because when I walked in, I found several boxes full. I bought 15 of them at $0.25 apiece and now I am set for a while.

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I've got the new blog set up on Squarespace 7. It's considered "live," although it's currently password protected to keep it from being indexed by search engines. The posts from this blog have been duplicated on the new one to allow me to play with formatting and additional features. Some time in the next few weeks, I may invite three or four people to take a look and make suggestions. I chose a hosting plan that gives me room to grow in case I want to expand into some e-commerce with my sewing projects. I promise to keep the blog ad-free, however

The new computer is supposed to arrive today; once Greg gets it configured for me and fixes that printer, I'll really be able to move forward. I feel like I am getting all the scaffolding in place to launch a lot of projects in the new year and that is so satisfying. I also appreciate not feeling like I am trying to stay ahead of a whole lot of new technology, like I did 10 years ago during the transition from print to digital. Evaluating various e-commerce platforms now is easier. Many features have been integrated into website hosting platforms and don't need to be cobbled together from third-party providers. It all feels much more settled now. I'm still not a big fan of Instagram but I am making an effort.

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We haven't caught any mice in a few days now. Hopefully that onslaught was the result of the temps dropping and a good snowfall, which always drives the wildlife inside. Winter is officially here.

Our ladies sewing group meets on the first Thursday of every month at church, and it occurred to me that I can join them tomorrow! I'll probably just work on tying comforters as my hand-quilting skills are nonexistent, but it will be fun to be able to spend a few hours there. I'll take the camera and get some pictures so you can see what they are working on now.

Let It Sew, Let It Sew, Let It Sew

Let It Sew, Let It Sew, Let It Sew

Creative Brain Versus Practical Brain

Creative Brain Versus Practical Brain