In Spring 2021 I started making fisherman-style vests. I had read that they were becoming popular as tech vests. After looking online for one to buy, I decided that I would have better luck making one to my husband’s specifications. Working from home since March 2020, he needed to keep two cell phones, ear buds,… Continue reading A Year of Vests
A Memory Quilt for Topper On February 6th, Topper celebrated his 10th birthday. I had decided a while back that it would be fun to make him a quilt out of his many grooming bandanas. 10 years x 6 grooms per year meant I had plenty to choose from, especially with extras from Bear and… Continue reading Happy 10th Birthday, Topper!
After taking a break from blogging about our adventures (and misadventures) with our 2015 Roadtrek E-trek, I decided to reinvent my blog with a focus on my other interests, which include sewing, quilting, and scrapbooking, I have included the old blog posts, since RV travel remains very popular (although not for us) and people may still… Continue reading The Blog is Back!
For many years I had wanted to make a Memory Quilt, an idea I saw on one of our favorite sitcoms, "Rules of Engagement" in an episode titled "Jeff's Wooby" from Season 1, (air date 3/19/2007). About ten years ago, I recruited my mother-in-law, who is a very talented quilter, to make one for my… Continue reading Bearly Quilts
Last year we renewed out love of Legos. We were trying to think of some "fun" gifts for our then 25 year-old son, and remembered how much he loved Legos as a child and teen. He loved his sets so much that he had them displayed in his apartment as decorations. So I started collecting… Continue reading Legomania!
Last year I started making fisherman-style vests customized for tech, glasses, and other supplies. In 2021 I completed ten vests, six for my husband, three as gifts, and one currently for sale at my Etsy store (the Railroad Denim Vest pictured below).
Before selling the E-trek I had removed the custom covers I made to protect the leather from the dogs. They had just been sitting in a drawer and I thought there was enough fabric to make something else. I had recently made a chair cover for my husband’s favorite leather chair, using the following instructions.… Continue reading Custom Cushion Covers Repurposed
Although we were relieved to have sold our E-trek in February when there was still snow on the ground, we have definitely missed our E-trek over the past few months, especially now, since many of our most successful trips were in the fall: visiting our son at college in Boston, Hershey RV show, and Halloween (Antietam). After… Continue reading Sellers’ Remorse
In my last post, more than six months ago, we had just returned from our Halloween weekend trip to Shepherdstown, WV. At the end of that post, I mentioned our grandiose plans to drive 1200 miles to Florida for a December wedding; however, we never made that trip. In all honesty, the idea of driving… Continue reading We Sold Our E-trek!
Long before we owned our E-trek, one of our favorite destinations through the years has been Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, MD. Located across the Potomac River is the town of Shepherdstown, WV, the location for the series "Ghosts of Shepherdstown," which premiered earlier this year. Karl is a fan of the show, so when we… Continue reading Ghosts of Shepherdstown