I started the year off making another vest for my husband, per his request, he wanted a denim vest. I lined it with burgundy ripstop. Later in the month I began work on Topper’s memory quilt, completed in time for his 10th birthday on February 6th. I also finally opened my Etsy store with the… Continue reading 2022 Year in Review
Category: Other Projects
Creative Projects completed 1990s-present
Back to School
My vest-making projects came to halt in late July, when I enrolled in an online course “Introduction to Photoshop.” My previous attempts to use Photoshop had been unsuccessful, despite doing the tutorials and watching YouTube videos, so my husband suggested I look for a class. The course was offered by http://www.ed2go.com through my local community… Continue reading Back to School
Virtual Halloween Costumes created using Adobe Photoshop During the past few years I have made very elaborate Halloween costumes for our three dogs. In 2019, our groomer wanted to turn Topper into a unicorn. She decorated Daisy as a rainbow, and I resurrected my rainbow costume I had made nearly 40 years ago. In 2020… Continue reading Happy Halloween!
September was a bittersweet month. The Queen's passing on September 8th hit me hard. I had a renewed interest in British history due to watching both "The Crown" and "Downton Abbey" earlier this year. I had also recently discovered a black & white photo of the Queen my (late) mother had saved from when she… Continue reading September Milestones
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!
First Etsy Shop Item
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).
To Be Or Nox To Be
In my previous post I mentioned that we had a recurrence of the "Check Diesel Exhaust Fluid" message we had experienced during our May 2016 trip to Boston. Last week our E-trek was serviced by Mercedes-Benz, and both NOX sensors (upper/lower) were replaced; however, replacing the sensors required Mercedes-Benz to remove and reinstall the black and gray tanks… Continue reading To Be Or Nox To Be
ORGANIZING TIPS: BUJO AND TRELLO
In my previous post I mentioned that I have been using a new app called Trello to organize my trip planning. Trello is actually one of two methods I have been experimenting with to stay organized and feel like I am accomplishing something. Over the summer, my son noticed I am always making to-do lists, and he… Continue reading ORGANIZING TIPS: BUJO AND TRELLO
SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER
Tunnels and Traffic and Bins, oh my! We were in no particular hurry to leave on Thursday, September 1st. Ryan's off-campus housing was being professionally cleaned, so he didn't want to start moving his stuff in until late in the afternoon. We took our time packing up Thursday morning, and were on the road at… Continue reading SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER
NEW TECH FOR THE E-TREK
Sadly, our 2015 Roadtrek E-trek is still at Mercedes-Benz awaiting parts from Roadtrek's supplier to repair the secondary alternator. Since there are no trips in our immediate future, we thought we would share our latest gadget, a Sony Action Camera, which we hope will be a fun addition to our tech for the E-trek. Karl… Continue reading NEW TECH FOR THE E-TREK