Julie Barrett is a freelance writer and photographer based in Plano, TX.

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Still Alive
Wow, I didn't mean to let this sit fallow for a month. But it's not entirely my fault. First, I had computer issues. The hard drive started acting up big time. We put in a new drive, replaced the (also) faulty CD-ROM drive, then installed Windows 8. It worked ... until it didn't. This was not a Microsoft problem, though: I managed to track it down to a really old version of a program that I like. So now I guess I get to upgrade. I have another program I can use instead, so there's no hurry on th...
4/11/2014 3:39:00 PM
Vintage Hats And Shoes!
My cousin sent me some hats and shoes that belonged to her mother. This was so kind of her to do, and these are lovely pieces.

First, hats!

KSHats1.jpg

The blue hat and shoes were part of her "going away" outfit on her wedding day in , and the other hat dates to that era, too. 

8/9/2012 2:15:21 PM
No Jury Duty! Have Another Hat!
Well, my jury duty status came up as "dismissed" this evening. As I mentioned in a previous post today, this beats getting up early, driving to the county seat, finding a parking place, going through the metal detector, and waiting to find out whether or not I'm needed. Very cool.

So I trimmed one last hat:

bowler-1a.jpg 8/22/2011 7:25:48 PM
Millenery
I thought I'd try my hand at hat trimming/making. I'm not entirely satisfied with the results, but I am still a beginner at this.

First up is a hat I made from scratch. I'm planning to wear it at an upcoming radio play:

8/22/2011 5:15:09 PM
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Still Alive
4/11/2014 3:39:00 PM

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