Saturday, March 21, 2009


I have photographed my progress in the studio as part of my renovation - but all you ribbon and hat junkies will have to visit my Carolyn Hats blog for your next fix'll find that and all the loveliness of the millinery business over there. It is so exciting for me to have made the decision to re-open the hat shop. Though it will be mainly on-line ........ it is a vocation that feeds my soul. Please visit Carolyn Hats as I "re-invent the wheel".

Marys Church will continue to be the saga of this huge renovation project. Again, it is something that makes my heart sing and there will always be updates on the progress. ....and I imagine that will continue for years!!

Finally - all other personal musings, OMG moments and general silliness will come from the Verandah.....that is my home base. My family and friends like to know what is going on out here in the Midwest and this is my way of reporting to all of those interested parties without boring the rest. HEY! not that my life is boring by any stretch....but it's not for everyone.

Back to the studio !


  1. Ok...Good to know. Love seeing what you are doing.And selling hats. How fun is that??!

  2. Mary- where is the link to the hat shop blog? I wanna see! j.

  3. Oh Mary! Congrats on re-opening the Hat shop! How fantastic! I am on my way to check it out now! I hope that you are soing well, and watching all of the progress you have made inspires me so much! You are a very special lady!!! Thank you!


This is a huge project - your interest in St. Marys keeps me energized and I love hearing from you