Never Say Never : New Projects


2020 Chevron Houston Marathon

Greetings Everyone!

I completed my first full marathon last year and told myself  I would never run that again.  I was in great pain and was not able to walk properly for days.  I never wanted to experience that type of self inflicted pain again.  My husband had asked several times after to do next year’s marathon and I said I would do the half (13.1mi) but not the full (26.2mi).  He waited until half a year passed and asked again.  He added that it would be going backwards if we did a half especially knowing we can complete a full.  Since I completely forgot what the pain was like, he made a lot of sense.  So we signed up for the full.  My friend Nancy commented that we were so disciplined but I thought maybe we were crazy.

Really, I’m glad my husband convinced me to do it again.  This year I knew what to expect, how to physically train better, and knew building my mental strength was important.  I completed it..again!  On January 19, 2020 we completed our 2nd full marathon and I was able to walk afterwards! It was a better experience this year.  I believe this is a small lesson for life.  Never say never and don’t give up, even when it is painful.  You will know better and do better the next time around.  Also, it helps to have a friend cook a delicious meal afterwards to heal the aches & pains.  Thank you Eva!



A quick update on my No-Buy year.   First, I would like to know who introduced the HydroFlask to my children?  I never heard of this brand until my daughter wanted the water bottle.  She saved up for it and asked me to take her to the sports shop — that was where I was eyeing the new work out gear.  I do need a new running cap…I checked out the new running outfits but thought about the ones I still love at home.  I passed up purchasing anything so I am doing good so far.  I have added the cap to my 2021 wishlist but will be using my casual cap for now.  Again, who introduced the $37 HyrdoFlask to G?  Ok, I did try to teach my children about investing in quality and it is her own money… the water did remain cold and the ice lasted all day was her proof of quality to me.   Have you heard of the HydroFlask?  Just curious…



The new projects lined up are two new styles of the Chapel Veil and Sailor Styled Jeans.  I will be modifying my sailor short pattern for the jeans.  I am still brainstorming the style of pockets but I will keep you posted.  What are you sewing or creating?  Thank you for visiting!




Here is my first DIY Chapel Veil Tutorial and the process on how I created my Sailor Short Pattern.  Enjoy!

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