Angels watching over us. Nice!
Emily Henderson’s (HGTV Design Star) blog post on “Global Style” reminded me of my grandmother!
Mam-ma Tuggle taught elementary school then traveled to the far corners of the world with teacher’s groups on her summer vacations from 1964-1990. MDT’s living room was a treasure box of images and objects from her travels…Europe, Philippines, Japan, South America, Alaska, Greece, Australia, Canada, Central America, Caribbean, Hawaii…
Having grown up with “World Style”….I chose this Chinese wool rug for myself at the 1980 World Fair.
Thank you Emily Henderson for naming this style, which sometimes feels like Pier One but is not.
I admire the depth and breath of understanding Taobabe has of IChing….awesome! She recently posted an amazing explanation of “Marrying Maiden”.
2014, I purchased flannel fabric in one to three yard lengths. Each Days for Girls International kit includes 8 reversible, tri-fold, flannel pads. My strategy included sewing pads from 8 different colors and patterns for each kit. By year-end, I had over 30 types of remnants. Variation due to cutting, shrinking from washing and fabric width created a significant amount of remnants in strips and block shapes. I recycled these scraps into two light weight blankets.
In the three years since the original post, I tightened my strategy on purchasing flannel to reduce the waste (given my experience with shrinkage and end of bolt pieces). The most significant change was to buy 4.5 yard lengths. My 2017 striped flannel piece represents is a reduction of over 75% scrap.
From Indy Star
Hares exit car biz after 170 years
A car dealership changing hands isn’t typically considered a historic milestone, but this is different.Hare Chevrolet’s sale last week to Duluth, Ga.-based Asbury Automotive Group marks the end of a freakishly long run in the transportation business by the Hare family of Noblesville. Transportation is the right term because Hare Chevrolet predates the automobile by more than six decades. The company began as W. Hare and Son Inc., a maker and seller of horse-drawn carriages.That was in 1847. Among the things that did not exist: the Federal Reserve banking system, Theodore Roosevelt, women’s suffrage, football and the state of Wisconsin.
Wash, dry, fold laundry,
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Eve approves blog post.
The First Rule of Ten, The Second Rule of Ten, The Third Rule of Ten, Fourth….This series is engaging…a charming young Chinese American male takes us on his journey from Tibetan monastery to private investigator in Los Angeles. The plots and character development improve with each sequel. Ten’s rules remind me of the famous rules of Special Agent Gibbs in the NCIS TV series…interesting with Norbu’s Buddist connection. The authors take on contemporary problems of violence and crime with compelling compassion.
My neighbor for over 30 years…Millie Wissen passed away Sunday. She loved her family, friends, gardening and Christmas. Up until her husband Floyd passed away 13 years ago, she unloaded eight storage bins full of Christmas decorations each year and used all of them!
Millie had a gift for identifying birds by their songs. That requires spending a lot of time outdoors and paying attention. Sounds like a good New Year’s resolution for me to honor her memory.
Rest in Peace dear soul.