I am a native New Englander. I love change of seasons especially fall and winter even with the cold and show. I have been married to a wonderful man for 38 years and we have four children, two girls and two boys all of whom have spread their wings. We are blessed to have one amazing grandson who is the light of our lives. We also have two loveable pups that are never far from my side.
I am an office manager for a small school serving individuals with disabilities. I love my job! It allows me to interact with our clients daily and hopefully make a difference in their lives, I know they make a difference in mine. My job keeps me quite busy but I work hard to find time to do the things that make life worth living. I love being outside whether I am working in my vegetable and flower gardens or hiking the many trails in the area or maybe fishing with my husband. Spending time with family is high on my priority list. It is harder now with the kids grown so I really cherish any time we have together, Sunday supper with lots of great conversation is such a great way to cap off a weekend!
I have loved clothing and style for as long as I can remember. As a teen I poured over the pages of Seventeen magazines of the day as I got older I graduated to Glamour, Elle and Vogue. I would have to say my style is classic. I love a great skirt and blouse combo or a great dress. That is not to say I am opposed to trying something just a bit trendy or outside of my comfort zone, but I usually come back to clean classic styles. And that is one of the reasons for starting this blog is to explore my style. I realized a while ago I was stuck in a rut, same look day after day. Safe, easy, boring. As an over 50 blogger I am so inspired by the wonderful women in the blog world who are willing to show the world that 50 and over is not the end of the road for style. We can be beautiful and stylish at any age.
I embrace my age (not thrilled about the alternative) and the wrinkles and gray hair that comes with it both are earned from living life; the laughter and the tears.
I also tend to be frugal. I love great (read expensive) handbags and shoes but will generally try to source less expensive alternatives, quality will usually win in the end. The same goes for fashion, and since I sew I can indulge my expensive taste …sometimes, I do love working with fine fabric! I love that I can find a look on the web or Pinterest and interpret it to suit my life and style. I am, however, not opposed to purchasing items that I love as long as the item is well made.
Why Pardon Me…
I realized one day I was waking up many mornings thinking about sewing projects. It was as if my machine were calling me, so Pardon Me…My Sewing Machine is Calling seem an appropriate name. Despite the name this blog is not strictly about sewing but a way to chronicle my journey through style and sewing. If you chose, please follow to follow along with me on this journey I will be thrilled.
One stitch one style at a time.