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Until taking early retirement in 2004, I was a reporter and columnist for the statewide newspaper here in Connecticut. Since then I finally had time to address the boxes of linens left to me by my grandmother Genie.
I put the outmoded doillies, antimacassars and tea cloths to use as embellishment for handcrafted accent pillows. Family members loved them as gifts, so I thought others might as well.
While I was busily sewing pillows, my handy, store-bought cellphone pouch broke. I took it apart and figured out how to re-create it in khaki and denim. I observed other women fishing around in purses for ringing phones and realized they needed one of my pouches, too!
Meanwhile, I await the next lightning strike of inspiration to set me onto a new project.
I live with my also-semi-retired husband (see his Digdown Gallery on Etsy), and Rita the Pembroke Welsh Corgi -- who will never retire from her job…

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  • Born on March 1
  • Joined November 2, 2008

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Fabric, vintage lace, ribbon

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About

Until taking early retirement in 2004, I was a reporter and columnist for the statewide newspaper here in Connecticut. Since then I finally had time to address the boxes of linens left to me by my grandmother Genie.
I put the outmoded doillies, antimacassars and tea cloths to use as embellishment for handcrafted accent pillows. Family members loved them as gifts, so I thought others might as well.
While I was busily sewing pillows, my handy, store-bought cellphone pouch broke. I took it apart and figured out how to re-create it in khaki and denim. I observed other women fishing around in purses for ringing phones and realized they needed one of my pouches, too!
Meanwhile, I await the next lightning strike of inspiration to set me onto a new project.
I live with my also-semi-retired husband (see his Digdown Gallery on Etsy), and Rita the Pembroke Welsh Corgi -- who will never retire from her job of loudly warning us of the dangers of ice cubes and DVD drawers!

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