Tag Archive: Monday Morning Inspiration
It’s a cold, sunny morning in Chicago, 28 degrees. Fog has rolled in over the city like a blanket that promises warmth. The fog is a sign of warmer temperatures that will fool many into thinking that winter is still far, far into the future. But…wint…read more
Best laid plans, and then things don’t go as you had hoped. Gracie and I were just about to head out for our Sunday morning hike when I noticed that she was holding her head to the left, as though her ear was hurting. Upon closer inspection, I found th…read more
Monday is beginning on a rather gray note here in Chicago. Rain is supposed to move in. Gray days are great days to do a little cleaning, so always a silver lining 🙂 Last Saturday, I was so honored to be the guest speaker for the Chicago Are…read more
Good Morning!!! Oh my, I have been missing in action. Last Wednesday, I was up early so I could head to Fredericksburg, Virginia to teach at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo. I had such a wonderful time. Met lots of wonderful, enthusiastic ladie…read more
Last week, I did the Monday morning post on children’s wear designer, Florence Eiseman as I was especially inspired by her story. Well, you never know who may read a blog post…I actually received a message from one of her grandchildren! Here’s the no…read more
It has been horribly hot in Chicago the last few days. Last night, I walked Gracie, came home and began getting ready for bed all along thinking about how I couldn’t wait for the temperatures to change and the lovely days of fall to return. As I laid&n…read more
Around this time of the year, I begin to look at my summer wardrobe and feel quite bored and tired of it, I’m ready for a change. Although it’s not quite cool enough to change over to my fall wardrobe, it’s a nice time to begin looking around for a few…read more
Today is September 11th. Sixteen years ago today, the unimaginable happened. When we think of that day, our thoughts take us back to the horrific images that played over and over for days, weeks, months. But the unimaginable also happened in so ma…read more
This is my week to turn the television off :/ A little daunting, at least for me. I like television! I enjoy turning the television on in the morning to catch the latest news, and again in the evening as I prepare dinner. I’m very bad about turning the…read more
Two weeks ago, I found out that the yoga studio in my neighborhood offers a weekly restorative yoga class. The first week, I had an excruciating headache. I hate when I get these headaches. They last for 48 hours, regardless of what I do, or what I tak…read more
When I crawled into bed last night, I told my husband that I was putting a period on last week. Done.The finale of the week happened yesterday afternoon. My husband and I had gone out for an afternoon drive. Sheridan Road is amazing. If you’ve seen the…read more
A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law who lives near Milwaukee, sent me an article about an exhibit at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. It’s located in West Bend, a small town about 30 minutes north of Milwaukee. Although it’s a bit of a drive from Chicago, it…read more
I like to begin the week on an upbeat note, but this morning, I’m sad. As a child, I always knew that my father’s mother had been adopted. She wasn’t adopted as an infant, so it was no secret. The earliest census that I have found shows her to be livin…read more
A friend of mine was so inspired by a past Monday Morning Inspiration post that I did on Carolina Herrera that it prompted her to recreate one of the dresses. She did a beautiful job, and I think it is now one of her favorite dresses. Nice!My friend’s …read more
Happy Monday All :)Last week, my husband purchased a regular bird feeder, and a hummingbird feeder. I have feeders out in the garden, hanging in trees. More often than not, regardless of what I do, the squirrels have a heyday, but…they need to eat to…read more
Today is Memorial Day here in the United States, a day to remember those who have fought for our country. It’s a gorgeous day here in Chicago, and I will most likely spend most of my day outside. Rather than my typical Monday morning inspiration p…read more
Happy Monday Everyone!!!Did ya miss me?…naaaa ;)I’ve been missing in action for about 10 days. Just a lot on my plate, so I decided to be good to myself and just not put too much pressure on myself. What pushed me over the edge was a phone call from …read more
I have always loved to write. Now yes, I love to tell a story, but when I say write, I mean actually write on something. When I was just about 5 years old, the writing bug really got a hold of me! And, for some reason, the floor seemed like the perfect…read more
This past weekend, the temperatures here in Chicago were FABULOUS!!! If you’ve seen the video, you know that I was out at the airport on Saturday. So sorry about the poor quality of the video, but hopefully you get at least an idea. There was a ti…read more
This will be a departure from our usual Monday Morning Inspiration post.
Cocktails With The King and Queen of Great Britain
Most of us who remember the Queen Mother only remember her as an older woman. I was intrigued, so I did a bit of research to see her in her younger days.
Her wedding day.
I think she was also a very devoted mother.
I hope you enjoyed the letter.
Have a wonderful week!
Check out this video that showcases accessories featuring her delightful designs. I think she needs to start designing a fabric line!!!
Just goes to show…
“Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.”
Last week, I told you about a book that I was reading, Gary, The Most American of All American Cities. I found the book to be extremely interesting, and enlightening. Rather than watch the Grammy Awards last night, I finished my book. How are you when …read more
Last Friday I received an email from Mood Fabrics showcasing a piece of red lace and a red polka dotted tulle. The dress below was the inspiration piece, and I was in love. If you are wondering…yep, I bought the fabric!!! HERE’S a link to the lace, a…read more
Terri of Virginia’s Daughter posted some pictures on Instagram that caught my attention. The pieces that she posted were from the Stella McCartney 2017 resort collection. Since I liked them, I thought you might too :)Love the lines of this dress.Anothe…read more
The events of this past weekend prompted me to take a look back at past inaugurations. What began as simple curiosity, turned into admiration as I looked back at the gowns, and more so, the wives of past presidents. I looked at their smiling faces, wea…read more