The Best Kind of Holiday

One of my favorite parts about Christmas is how my family shares their time and talents with each other. Whether it is sewing, cooking, painting, pottery… it is and will always be treasured. Whatever holiday you celebrate; I hope it was a wonderful time spent with family and friends.

Happy 2020! — Joanne

It’s Here! Thank You Old Pearly Jenkins!

It’s here!

Just like Christmas in July!

Who knew that a simple little comment would lead to a new friendship and other great things?


I visit Old Pearly Jenkins quite often to see what Down Under is up to. A recent post on a newly slip covered chair (Thanks, Nanny B!) caught my eye for several reasons.


(1) The TITLE

When my oldest married in October, I not only gained a son-in-law, but a lively 8-year-old grandson! After quite a lot of deliberation Connor decided my new name was ‘Nanny B.’

Bryce & Connor playing with (eeew) hermit crabs
Bryce & Connor playing with (eeew) hermit crabs


I am constantly looking at renewing, repurposing and reusing ideas in DIY Land. Love that this slip cover was made out of $5.00 Ikea blankets.

(3) The PILLOW

Whether it is a French bulldog or a Boston terrier – don’t care. It reminded me of my two terrors, Phoebe Darling and Bannon O’Doul’s (yep, the non-beer). The face looks just like our mischievous Phoebe and Douley – there is no off button for them.

source: Old Pearly Jenkins
source: Old Pearly Jenkins


We’ve been crazy busy for these past few weeks.

Family - got to love 'em!
Family – got to love ’em!

Visiting nieces and nephews, celebrating July 4th, and family birthdays.

Reid: 12 going on 20!
Reid: 12 going on 20! First girl/boy pool par-tay!

As soon as my guests depart, I am running up to Hancock Fabrics to purchase a pillow form.  I’ll be sure to post a photo of this pillow’s new home soon. Isn’t the Internet amazing? I now have a new friend, Tanya, from Down Under. 🙂

Have a great week! – – Joanne