This blog will merge my passion for creating, crafting, sewing, schooling, tablescaping and trying out tech toys. It used to be called CJ's Extemporaneous Effusions, but I kept forgetting how to spell "extemporaneous."
When my mother retired from a lifetime of teaching, she became the librarian of the Newport Harbor Orchid Society, a long way from the one room schoolhouse she attended in remote Dead Man's Gulch, Montana.
Mom next to the Schoolhouse picture in the National Park Museum
Ohhhh, the beauty of her garden and orchids, nurtured and tended by a real farmer's daughter, Marvel Hoagland Carlson Ferrin, my mom.