Crafting · Quilting

My Friday Quilt Fix

If you haven’t been rediscovering some favorites from the Missouri Star Quilt Company’s 15 year celebration, put it on your Must Do List now!

What an amazing project!

It doesn’t make me sad that this fabric is one of my favorites by one of my favorite designers. 🙂


Shopping · YouTube

The Joy of the Hunt

For Treasures

I don’t recall when I tripped over Antiques Road Trip but it has been a few years. I have to say that I have very limited experience in either auctions or antiques let alone those in the U.K., so watching has been educational on many levels.

All that being said, I do have favorite antiquers (or as I would refer to them as shoppers) even though the only real common attribute among them is a love of history.

I’ve enjoyed watching the older episodes on YouTube, but you could also find them on a local channel. Check your listings, you might be surprised.

This article explains the format better than I could: Antiques Road Trip

This latest episode with Mr. Braxton and Mr. Hanson capped off a week of amazing finds and sales.

The thrill of the hunt combined with humor makes for some interesting viewing. In this particular episode Charles found at least one item I wouldn’t mind owning myself.

Check it out for yourself!

Around the House

A Little Spring Cleaning – Part 2

Want to spruce up your space a bit? Wash your pillows. Not just the covers, the pillows. NOTE: Be sure your pillows are washable before you attempt this!

Sometimes the best refresh goes deeper than simply changing up the linens or curtains. I would venture to say that most of us really don’t realize just how much wear and tear, not to mention dirt and grime, our surfaces accumulate. That being said, dirt and grime don’t stay on the outside of the pillow, hence the need to wash it.

I run my washable pillows through a cold wash and dry them on the permanent press setting. They are clean and, almost as if by magic, as fluffy as when I first purchased them. I also use a scented fabric softener to add to the refresh for the room.

Don’t overlook your bed pillows! While it might be ‘easier’ to purchase new ones, if your current set is washable, why not just run them through a cycle? You save money and refresh not only your pillows but your bedroom, too.

I don’t recommend that you do this process more than 3 times a year unless there is some extraneous reason.

Aside from pillows, don’t overlook the curtains and drapes in your home. While some might need professional cleaning, the majority could easily go through your home laundry and once dry could be rehung without needing to encounter an iron. Don’t forget to check for any needed repairs. Again, check to be sure those fabrics are washable before you attempt cleaning them.

  • Throw Pillows
  • Bed Pillows
  • Throw Rugs
  • Furniture Covers
  • Curtains
  • Drapes
  • Throw Blankets
  • Blankets and Quilts
Around the House · YouTube

A Little Spring Cleaning

There is something refreshing about doing a bit of cleaning or clean out from time to time. In my case, I recently went through my YouTube subscriptions and cleared out those I no longer watch or who haven’t posted in a bit. Frankly, I was astounded.

There is an ebb and flow to the way we connect with certain things. Sometimes it takes only a few visits while other times it can take years to outgrow something.

I’ve often found myself amazed at the quality (or lack) of the videos I encounter. There are some seriously talented folks producing some great content out there!

I appreciate the level of work involved in producing a video – there is a lot that goes into those few minutes we see on our screens. I also appreciate when I find a content provider that would never, ever be seen on ‘regular’ media for a variety of reasons.

In any event, if you haven’t taken a few minutes to go through your subscriptions and clear out the ones you no longer watch, now might be a good time. Also, consider sharing the ones you do watch with friends and encouraging them to subscribe. You might be surprised at the impact.

Bingeworthy · Books · Classic TV · TV

From The Reading Table: The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive Inside Story

The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story of the Epic Hit Series by Jessica Radloff

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m savoring this gem!

First, I love the extras you could get on DVDs that told behind the scenes stories about the main feature.

Second, I’ve had the pleasure of spending time on some TV and motion picture stages and the experiences were not only fun, but educational.

Third, I came to The Big Bang Theory late, but when I discovered it, I dove in with both feet.

Put all this together and you will understand why reading this book is such a pleasure. If you like learning about how TV shows are made, curious about actor’s method and process, and want to know some of the behind the scenes events that added and aided the creation of a great series, this is your book.

There is a lot of detail here. The tidbits you will discover could make you sit back and shake your head.

Even if you aren’t one of us extras-on-the-DVD people, you might find this an interesting read.

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