Personal Interests

Thanksgiving & a Sewing Afternoon

I have three styles I make: Originally I used ribbons for ties but I now have elastic and adjustable beads. For interested parties I also add fog filters and nose support. UPDATE: here’s what I’ve made in the past few hours

Headboard day 2

We put another afternoon into our headboard. We’ve continued to adapt our plans as we’ve seen progress. We adjusted some of the cuts as the tight fit moved things around a little. We realized we needed some supplies so we made a quick trip to Lowe’s for some Boiled Linseed Oil, sponges, and french cleats. … Continue reading Headboard day 2

State Parks: Prophetstown & Battle Ground, IN

June 18th, 2020 Prophetstown is a great example of Northern Indiana. This park is mostly Prairie with sporatic trees. There is an aquatic center, nature center, operating homestead and during special events they have living history type reenactments. The campground is small but nice. The playgrounds are beautiful! This definitely is a great experience for … Continue reading State Parks: Prophetstown & Battle Ground, IN

Fur Mommy

We have 2 dogs: Dexter (a Shih Tzu/Terrier mix), Freyja (a Great Dane). We have 5 cats: St Francis of Assisi (Franny), Martin Luther, Mary Magdalene (Maggie), St Hildegard of Bingen (Hilde), and Gomez. We also have 8 chickens.

Masks, Masks, and More Masks

With the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for PPE increased, I took time to make masks. Thanks to generous donations of supplies and funds, I’ve been able to help many people. It started as just a plan to help essential workers and that expanded to any one needing masks.

Chicken Tenders 🤣

Josh and I started tending chickens April 2020. It has been a major learning curve but also an amazing experience.