My SWAP (Sewing with a Plan) 2012

More than just lining up a playlist of clothing to be made, SWAP is about finding the holes in your closet and choosing colors and fabrics that will mix well with what you already have. From what I have found, it was a thought proposed by Lynn Cook in Australian Stitches in 2003 and promoted by Julie Culshaw of Timmel Fabrics in Nova Scotia, Canada. (Here is a pdf of the article about SWAP found on and the cached version of the article from via the waybackmachine.) I have a lot of......

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Some of my me-made outfits
August 30, 2012

Some of my me-made outfits

I’m not in the habit of taking pictures of completed sewing projects. Sure, you’ll see in-progress photos and closeups of the construction, however I generally hate taking pictures of myself. So I’ve made an effort...

Menu Plan Monday
February 25, 2009

Menu Plan Monday – February 25

This is a little late…in fact, I thought I had done this already! This week’s menu plan (and a bit of it in reverse…) Monday: Crock pot chicken (nothing special – just a whole chicken...

October 08, 2000

Potato Kielbasa Skillet

Remember the Sausage, Kale and Potato Soup and how it was one of two recipes always requested by my husband? Well, here’s the other one – Potato Kielbasa Skillet. I found the recipe out on...

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