Month: April 2020

The 1965 Dress: A Vintage Simplicity Find

Antique pattern find Several months ago, before the world turned topsy-turvy, I was looking around a local antique shop, rifling through the vintage sewing area, when I stumbled upon a stack of patterns. I didn’t have much hope of finding one in my size that I liked (I don’t typically go for the fashions post […] Read more…

My First Published Piece of Fiction

First Published Short Story In January of 2020 I got the email all writers want. The email informing me that one of my short stories had been accepted for publication. I honestly couldn’t believe it at first. After months of nos (some very kind and encouraging, and some with useful critique), I got a yes […] Read more…

Making Masks for Coronavirus

Masks for Coronavirus: What I’m doing to Help *a cloth mask for coronavirus is not a substitute for a PPE mask. Studies so far are inconclusive as to what a cloth mask can and cannot filter. If worn over a PPE mask, a cloth mask can prolong the life of the PPE mask. These are […] Read more…