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Reminiscing With a Swashbuckling Adventurer
Reminiscing With a Swashbuckling Adventurer

With travel restrictions easing and vaccinations becoming common, my lovely bride and I had the opportunity to travel to my hometown last week to visit my dad.

The Curious Tale of the Cats in the Night
The Curious Tale of the Cats in the Night

A tale of cats and screens and patches. A cat named for pasta, a mini-panther named Spot and one very long day.

Multi Function Or Single Purpose?
Multi Function Or Single Purpose?

When it comes to tools, there are basically two types: multitools and unitaskers. On the one hand, you have Leatherman tools, Swiss Army knives and Shopsmith woodworking machines. On the...

Sometimes A Whisper Works Better
Sometimes A Whisper Works Better

If you’re an occasional reader of this blog, you might have noticed we don’t usually beat you over the head with the obvious “BUY PATCHES HERE! NOW!” First...

WYSIWYG, Really? -- Be Sure with Pantone® Colors
WYSIWYG, Really? -- Be Sure with Pantone® Colors

WYSINAWYG! See that funny looking word? That’s a variation on a descriptive term that’s been around for three decades or so. You probably know it as: WYSIWYG. Pronounced...

Customer Service? Sew What?
Customer Service? Sew What?

Pop Quiz: What’s the secret to any successful business? The correct answer – Customer service. Without great customer service, you might prosper in the short term, but long range success...

Rage Against the (Broken) Caffeine Machine
Rage Against the (Broken) Caffeine Machine

We’ve had a bit of a crisis here at the office recently. The office coffee maker broke. Maybe that’s not a big deal where you work, and admittedly...

The Captain and Chenille
The Captain and Chenille

OK, we’re going back a few years on this one, my friends. All the way back to those halcyon days we all knew and loved – high school. Most of...

Rare by Design: The Benefits of Limited Editions
Rare by Design: The Benefits of Limited Editions

Have you ever noticed how some things are expensive just because they’re kind of rare? Of course you have. We all have. There’s a reason why Ferraris cost...

Minimalist? Maximalist? It's All Good
Minimalist? Maximalist? It's All Good

In the last few years, the idea of minimalism has become popular. You know,  tidying up with Marie Kondo, decluttering, all that jazz. For some, it works. The idea of...

Border Song
Border Song

It occurs to me we haven’t talked about borders for a while. And we should. They’re important these days. Now I’m not talking about the Eagles third...

DRAWING A BLANK (PATCH)
DRAWING A BLANK (PATCH)

Patches, patches everywhere, and not a one a blank. If you just take a cursory glance at our site here, that’s what you might think. After all, we’re...