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Free Image Friday! Cowgirl Style

  Happy Free Image Friday! Today I have a great illustration of a cowgirl for you. I love the classic western fashion combo of hat, boots, long skirt and kerchief. It looks just as good now as it did then. To download this free image, be sure to click on the image first to see […]

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Royal blue skies in Kansas City!

Last week an accidental drop of my laptop led to an emergency trip to the Apple store on The Plaza. Established in 1922 by J. C. Nichols and designed architecturally after Seville, Spain, the Plaza was designed as a shopping experience. It was the first shopping center built to accommodate shoppers arriving by automobile. Many […]

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Free Image Friday! Violet Shoes

Wouldn’t this be a great idea for a centerpiece? Old shoes filled with flowers? It might be something to try. To download this free image, be sure to click on the image first to see the full size image. Then right click (Mac: control+click) and save to your computer desktop or a folder of your […]

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The Indispensable Kimono

As the fall chill moves in it is time to have a robe by the bed, ready to throw on in the morning! Whether you prefer a light flannel or thick terry, having an attractive robe is a way to keep cozy and look stylish. I find after a season of wear, my robes can […]

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Free Image Friday! Early Autumn Hats

Here is some early fall style from a differenge. What gorgeous hats! Although it must have been a battle to keep them on during  a windy day! To download this free image, be sure to click on the image first to see the full size image. Then right click (Mac: control+click) and save to your […]

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Mother of Pearl Button Winner

Congratulations to Linda who won the Mother-of-Pearl button giveaway! She commented… “What an interesting story about mother of pearl buttons and Mr. Boepple’s tenacity and wisdom to relocate his business to a good source of mother of pearl shells. It shows you can make anything happen if you are persistent. I inherited my German grandmothers […]

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The Magic Pattern Book Trunk Show

Starting this weekend The Magic Pattern Fashion Show will be traveling across the country with the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo. In fact, you can see me emcee the show this weekend at the Expo in Fredericksburg, VA. (See my full Expo schedule here.) We have been busy creating beautiful new samples from The Magic […]