About

Thanks for visiting my blog.

In the prior stage of my work life, creativity was not a big focus; I worked for local government in the area of property taxes. Many forces were at work there, to SQUASH creativity wherever it happened to spring up out of the cold, formica-sealed desktops in the cubicle forest.

Now that I am REtired I have time to REdo some things I wanted to do in the past but didn’t. And I love using REmnants for projects because they are what’s leftover from a REal project, except that the end-of-the bolt fabric REmnants can be had at a discount price now! Score!

Since the start of this blog, I also began hosting a knitting group. See my other blog at http://wednesdayknitting.wordpress.com for our stories.

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. laurenfinley
    Jan 21, 2011 @ 08:18:18

    Thanks for the comment on my post. Your blog’s name and thought behind it is great and is something I am coping with these days.

    Joann’s as the mothership. Funny… (and true!)

    Reply

  2. creativeaddictionblog
    Mar 08, 2011 @ 11:22:15

    I love your blog and your creations! 🙂

    Reply

  3. Sylvia Dunn
    Nov 16, 2011 @ 12:33:45

    I have a problem. My favorite light weight, wool suit jacket has a moth hole in it. The fabric is a light colored, subtle plaid. The hole is actually two holes, maybe 1/8″ and 1/4″ wide. What can I do to salvage this jacket?

    Reply

  4. Caitlyn
    Jan 03, 2012 @ 15:48:36

    we can all strive to be a little more creative, great blog!

    Reply

  5. Global Toss-up
    Mar 31, 2012 @ 10:36:10

    Hi – Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on the art quilt. I love the premise of your blog…remnants. I may have taken this to a whole new level by finding remnants at a thrift store! 50 cents for yards and yards that may serve as quilt backings or…. it makes me smile to ponder what might emerge! I’ll look forward to your future posts!

    Reply

  6. Kerri
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 11:29:23

    Thank you for visiting my blog and giving a thumbs up to my work.

    Reply

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  8. SlaveToMyNeedles
    Sep 03, 2012 @ 05:19:13

    Jennifer,
    Good morning;
    I am happy to inform you that I have nominated you on my blog @ http://www.slave2myneedles.wordpress.com for the One Lovely Blog Award.

    ~Louise

    Reply

  9. sweatyknitter
    Oct 17, 2012 @ 17:41:17

    Nominating you for Reader Appreciation award … see my next post … 🙂

    Reply

  10. My Tropical Home
    Apr 11, 2013 @ 11:45:33

    Thanks for the visit to mine! I had a blast reading some of your posts. I especially loved Grayzie’s Dead Bug pose. Keep sharing your redo projects and thoughts about life as well. You just earned a new follower 🙂

    Have a nice day!

    Regards,
    Mary

    Reply

  11. Flora Poste
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 04:34:03

    Great blog and I find h weekly photo challenge very inspiring. Love and Liefs, Johanna

    Reply

  12. burnettfreelanceimagery
    Apr 12, 2013 @ 22:05:16

    THanks so much for stopping by and liking my ‘Word a Week Challenge – Colour’ post. Love your sense of humour and look forward to exploring more of your blog. 🙂

    Reply

  13. littledogslaughed
    Apr 22, 2013 @ 13:17:30

    Creativity is vital–I like your approach and look forward to reading more-
    Thank you too for visiting Little Dogs Laughed and Move the Chair-I appreciate you taking the time to look-

    Reply

  14. fingerprintwriting
    May 17, 2013 @ 20:58:33

    Thank you for visiting my blog and like my “pattern” post:-)

    Reply

  15. Iamrcc
    Jul 16, 2013 @ 15:05:56

    Thank you for visiting and the like of my Weekly Photo Challenge post “Golden Hour”.

    Reply

  16. burnettfreelanceimagery
    Aug 06, 2013 @ 18:47:19

    Hey there! I’ve been running a bit behind due to health issues, but wanted to thank you for your visits to my blog and for liking my posting “Weekly Photo Challenge – From Above” 🙂 Hope all is going well with you – take care – Stan

    Reply

  17. Angeline M
    Sep 29, 2013 @ 01:32:46

    Thanks for following my blog. I’ve been looking through your posts with lust. I can sew a button on a shirt, and a bad hem if I have to. I love looking at all the sewing and quilting stuff because I can’t do it. I think I’m going to like your blog 🙂

    Reply

    • jenyjenny
      Sep 29, 2013 @ 06:32:06

      Thank you, I’ve never been really great at sewing but I keep practicing! Thanks for your kind comments. I am going to enjoy your blog as well! Great inspiration!

      Reply

  18. Linda Arthur Tejera
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 22:04:58

    Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I’m looking forward to reading more of yours.

    Reply

  19. Bipasha
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 11:21:37

    Hey Jenny! Thanks for dropping by my blog & liking my recent post. i’m happy it brought me to your interesting blog 🙂

    Reply

  20. Capt Jill
    Dec 03, 2013 @ 10:46:09

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I’m glad you liked my entries for the weekly photo challenge on light.
    I like your ideas on creativity. Do you think you get more creative when you have more time? I’d like to be more creative myself. So many things to do, it seems I can’t find the time to get into the ‘flow’ very often . 😦

    Reply

    • jenyjenny
      Dec 05, 2013 @ 08:37:30

      Need to have time and to focus! Sometimes I realize, in the midst of busily looking for something new, that I already have all I need…a ha! Thanks you for your kind comments!

      Reply

  21. girlychristina
    Dec 06, 2013 @ 12:50:31

    Hi! I absolutely love your photos! It’s full of life and color and just beautiful. =) I look forward to seeing more! =)

    Christina

    Reply

  22. Capt Jill
    Dec 07, 2013 @ 23:16:19

    Thanks for the follow!! I really appreciate it. 🙂

    Reply

  23. Bams Triwoko
    Jan 06, 2014 @ 22:42:38

    Hi there… glad to connect and interact with you.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.. 🙂 Best wishes to you.. !!

    Reply

  24. Y. Prior
    Jan 07, 2014 @ 04:40:15

    what a great idea for a blog – even though I understand your blog has evolved some – to now include knitting and other things – but I did not realize how much I appreciate fabric remnants until I read your “beginning” post this week.

    When I taught art – many times we had fabric art projects – or mixed media days – and the bins/bags with different cloth scraps and fabric remnants were very dear to me – and it was always fun to see students use a small scrap in a clever way in their work – and many times I was the only one who saw how that fabric was used in 3 different ways. One of my favs was when students used scraps of creamy satin and this big remnant of a floral print – for sailboat sails – gorgeous! And maybe sometime I can show you, but my son has an mixed media art piece (that placed high in an art show) and the sparkly black cloth circle he placed in the sky – was cut from an old pair of dress pants! 😉 My other son also tried making a 5 panel hat with remnants (last fall) and it was an adventure!

    anyhow, I like your recycling theme as well – glad I found your blog.

    Reply

  25. Office Cake
    Jan 28, 2014 @ 03:08:38

    Hello there, thank you for stopping by. All the best to you Jenny!

    Reply

  26. gpcox
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 14:25:12

    I’m certain we’ll enjoy many posts as our time in bloggville continues. An absolute pleasure to meet you.

    Reply

  27. loisajay
    Mar 29, 2014 @ 16:43:32

    thanks so much for the like of my ‘street life’ photo. I love your ‘about’. I think every office worker would agree with your comment about forces to ‘squash creativity.’ We will have none of that now, will we? Enjoy retirement and let the creativity flow!

    Reply

  28. Kendall F. Person, thepublicblogger
    Apr 19, 2014 @ 02:16:22

    Your community is so engaging and so beautiful. What an honor to be included in the great list of the blogs you love. You are appreciated so very much.

    Reply

  29. Su Leslie
    Apr 13, 2015 @ 17:55:29

    Thanks for following ZimmerBitch. I love the idea of your blog and admire that you’re letting your creativity shine. Cheers, Su.

    Reply

  30. Susan
    Apr 23, 2015 @ 05:29:46

    Jenny, I have nominated you for the Creative Blogger Award. Here is my link to it: https://susanrobertswriter.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/creative-blogger-nomination/

    Reply

  31. jlynn39
    May 26, 2015 @ 14:14:32

    I completely agree with you! Save that fabric!! I especially love vintage materials. Too bad it IS such a wasteful world. So many great things can come from stuff headed to the landfills. It just takes a little vision 🙂

    Reply

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