readers’ questions

Go Gingham Approved

Electronics seem like they need to be upgraded before they’re barely out of the box. If you’re looking for ways to keep your electronics out of the landfill and recycle […]

Go Gingham approved

A reader contacted me recently asking for tips because her husband recently lost his job. Unfortunately, I have experience with this situation since this month marks 5-years since my husband […]

Go Gingham: Organized recipe binders and cookbooks

I received this desperate email from a reader recently about organizing recipes and cookbooks: I have collected recipes for over 40 years and have quite a few!! Also cookbooks!! They […]

Holiday gift returns

At this time of year, everyone wants to know what to do with gifts they’ve received but don’t need or want. Here are some handy suggestions about what to do […]

Simple cleaning supplies

Want to know the cleaning products that I use regularly around my home? You may even have several of these products in your cleaning supply tool belt right now. The […]

Go Gingham: Home Exchange Holidays

My favorite way to travel is to home swap and after 8 home exchanges in 8 years (4 in the U.S. and 4 in Europe), I’m ready to go again! […]

Sewing Machine Tune-Up

My longtime friend and fellow sewer, Lisa, e-mailed me recently with a question. Lisa wrote, “I’m wondering with all the sewing you do, do you do your own sewing machine […]