Quilting for Charity

A few years ago a friend insisted my quilting ability was a marketable skill. I have since realized very few people are willing to pay the going price for a quality quilt. Each lap sized quilt takes on average 50 hours to complete and costs about $85.00 in materials and supplies. If I charged a fair hourly rate of $20 an hour… I would have to charge just over $1,000!! It makes my stomach ache just thinking about it. Yes, my quilts are worth it… after all they are true family heirlooms, but I found I gain more pleasure in quilting for charity. ...more

How to Tell If You're Getting Old

Last week I called a friend of mine and complained I couldn’t get warm. My personal internal thermostat was set on "freeze." Shivers were running through my body, even though I was wrapped in an afghan.“What’s your home thermostat set on?” he asked.“66 degrees.”“What does the thermostat read?’“66 degrees.”“Well, Deb … then your house is 66 degrees. Turn the heat up. Most people our age have it bumped up to 70. My wife has our house locked in at 71.”...more
Bodynsoil Michele@liferedesign YES! Age is but a number! I love your attitude! Let's 'do this' ...more

Under Construction

Under Construction!Posted on March 21, 2015*****  Both myself AND my blog are under construction....more

Ridiculously Easy Amazingly Yummy Rice Pudding

My warehouse shopping trip last week included buying a gallon of milk. What was I thinking??? I’m only one person, and I don’t drink milk by itself… not even with cookies. I decided I had better think of something to make before it soured.Still on my kitchen table waiting to find a ‘home’ somewhere in my tiny bungalow was an oversized bag of rice. Hmmmm… milk, rice… RICE PUDDING!!! Perfect!...more

Single Girl Finds the Answer to Warehouse Shopping

Loving Costco as much as I do, ( click HERE to read an older post about one of my shopping trips) I found I needed to figure out how to store produce without it going rotten before I could use it all... and I DID. Continue reading to find out how a Single Girl Finds the Answer to Warehouse Shopping!...more

The Power of the Kitchen Table

This morning I had a flashback to a metal trivet that hung in my mother’s kitchen, right near the sink. I believe she placed it there when we moved in… and it didn’t budge until we sold the house fifty-five years later.The trivet was black cast iron with a few flowers painted in red and yellow with some green leaves. White lettering read: Of all the places I serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best....more

Club 520

Ya know... we woman are a fickle bunch. We can be your best friend... or your worse nightmare, it all depends on the moment.We all have our special 'tricks' and favorite little things that make our lives bearable and homes running smoothly. If we like you, and feel you are worthy... we'll share them with you. Trust me... it's a fine line sometimes and making the choice to share or not is not always an easy one....more

Industrial Sized Shopping... For One

I need to tell you about my shopping trip at Costco the other day. This whole thing started because I was hungry and wanted a slice of pizza for lunch. My local Costco is just down the road, and the pizza is cheap… oh and I had to gas up at their pumps. Yeah… that’s how they reel you in....more

YIKES! I Tossed My Manuscript Into the Fire

I tossed the entire manuscript into the fire… literally! Every page, every word… up in flames… without a backup any where to be found. The only words left of years of work are the few you will find posted on the “Sneak Peek” tab of my blog... www.debhathaway.com....more

I'll Have What She's Having

I’ll Have What She’s HavingPosted on February 7, 2014 ...more