Thank You, Quilters

We’ve got a new family blankie at our house. It’s a handmade quilt I scored at a church sale for $4. And I’m feeling extra thankful today for the talented woman (I’m assuming) that spent her many hours creating this perfect combination of function and beauty.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, friends! I’m content to put 2016 behind, and am excited with the new opportunities and challenges 2017 will bring to this little blog I started only 3 months ago!

Do I Miss It?

A friend that I haven’t spoken to in awhile came up to me in church yesterday and asked if I missed owning the store. Good question. I guess like everything in life, there’s a little bit of yes, and a little bit of no.

A New Blog?

Yes, I’m moving! This will be the new home address where you can find me!  For six years I’ve been at PatinaGeneral.com, but back in May, Cheryl and I closed Patina General, the store. Since then, our lives have been taking different directions, and it’s just trickier to coordinate posts etc.  Instead of re-working the … More A New Blog?

Memorable Gifts

It’s that time in December; we’re scrambling to find that “perfect” gift for our loved ones.  This year, I’ll be happy just to get any gifts, let alone a special, perfect gift for my family members! But maybe that’s what makes memorable gifts so special…they don’t happen easily or quickly. They involve forethought, planning, and … More Memorable Gifts