Monday, May 21, 2018


What can you buy for $1?
If you look around this house you will see so many things that have cost that or less!
My first love when decorating is colored glass.

Almost all the bottles on the shelves were $1. Some of my favorites were FREE as you bought a bottle full of Lestoil and got the beautiful bottle.

My favorite color of glass is RED!

Then  there is the red souvenir glass.

Even opaque glass is something I love….especially these sherbets in robins egg blue.

These black amethyst vases remind me of one that was a family piece that I broke…so I found several more. They look black but when you hold them up to the light they are purple. They are the perfect vases for pansies or Lily of the Valley.

I am only sharing some of my glass. Nothing is of great value but to me it is all priceless.
I hope my family treasures the pieces I’ve passed on to them at Christmas gift givings as much as I do.
Yes, I love it all….old, new….transparent or opaque.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Another Grandchild Graduated From College- Number 7!

My granddaughter Kierstin graduated from University Of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Saturday. When she chose Whitewater as her college she had no idea her Grandpa Jerry got his Masters there.
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These are more of her family.
I’m not sure where she is headed next.

With her 2 youngest brothers who love her very much!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Preparing Patriotic Decorations

This is my new idea for a holiday decoration for the upcoming patriotic holidays.
I consider using wine bottles to decorate recycling. I do have admit I bought the wine in the red bottle for the bottle!
Although I can turn it on during the daylight hours, it is more effective in a dimly lit room.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Aprons….I Made A Facebook Post About Them

And now it’s time to share some family apron photos!
Merry Christmas Nick!

Nick’s pizza party. I made aprons 1,2,3 and 5.

I made several of these.

Mary wears hers while they host the family July 4th party on the lake.
I made many other aprons for gifts for family and friends but I don’t have pictures.
And my favorite apron is one my son Greg made for me when he was 13. I still wear it and it still looks like new.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Quilt Design Created With Corel Draw

                                                                                                                © 2018 Kay Sorensen

For the most part I just use Corel to play and possibly come up with ideas for quilts.
I have never made a quilt with this design I created quite some time ago.

As I look at it now I can see it has great possibilities to become a quilt with a strong graphic design.
The size could be varied from a wall quilt up to a king size quilt.
I think I did this with Pantone colors but I can't access that anymore.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

My Favorite Rubik’s Cubes


I enjoy creating fun things from my quilts.
The first two are miniatures and the last one is a wall quilt.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Speaking Of Works In Progress!

When I retrieved the clothes that I had saved from the attic I found this dress.
I realized it was never worn because I never finished it. The hem still had the pins in it. I found them after I washed it. There was not even a speck of rust on the pins. I do believe I have a box of pins from that era somewhere in my pharmacy cabinet.

I was able to date the time I constructed this dress from the buttons. Ship and Shore blouses had identical buttons to what I used on this dress. I always tried to copy good ready to wear and searched all over to find just the right buttons and notions so my clothing would not have that "made at home with loving hands" look.

Another tell tale clue are the double box pleats I made to pleat up 3 widths of fabric to fit my 24 inch waist.
I loved making pleated skirts and tried every style I could imagine.
It's amazing this is in such good condition because it was stored in various hot attics, in cold garages and various other locations over the years. I took no special care of it and it was stored in both open and closed cardboard boxes.

It is at least 63 years old!