Graston Technique

Physical therapy is rough. 

I went to the doctor for chronic plantar fasciitis. They did some physical therapy, a soft tissue scraping that stimulates blood to the tissue to help heal quickly. It loosened the tight muscles some but wasn’t enough to release the plantar fascia.

I ending up having a Tenex procedure which was fast, about 20 minutes, with only a local anesthetic. I wore a walking air cast for about 6 weeks and then could wear regular shoes again-as long as they have excellent arch support. I have to ice and stretch my foot daily still to make sure I don’t get overly right or inflamed again. Totally worth it.

If you have chronic plantar fasciitis I would look into it.

Me Made May, going slowly

I love me made may, where you pledge to wear as much clothing you made as possible. I have discovered that I have hardly any me made clothes! I have several Lodo dresses, which are fantastic for me. Grab, throw on and go. I have a lot of self-drafted pencil skirts.

Purple interlock Lodo dress.



Navy cotton/lycra hooded relaxed raglan.

I am seriously lacking in me made tops. I think I have less than a dozen items good for summer, so I am currently working on filling the gaps rather than photographing the same dresses over and over. I do have a navy Patterns for Pirates tee with a hood that I love, love, love. I pack it on all my trips.

Pink rayon challis Amy Butler fabric in a Burda pattern with french darts.

The pink paisley is an Amy Butler rayon challis that I loved as a dress but shrank so now it’s a tunic.

Pink Lodo dress with a great Alexander Henry bias trim.

The pink lodo dress was my first and got me hooked on the pattern. Fast, easy, comfy in 90+ degrees.

Fresh start

I cleared my blog history because it didn’t really represent me and who I am. So, who am I? A 49-year-old woman who has four grown children and one granddaughter. A gardener, a seamstress, a wife to a talented artist. Sometimes a knitter, definitely not a crocheter. Crocheting is way confusing. A baker, a cook. A weightlifting yoga lover. An animal lover. A woman with chronic pain and autoimmune disease.


The radish queen

Working on a wrap dress

Summer bounty

Local fields

First doll for the grandbebe

My ferocious Chihuahua

Bread baking supplies