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Love Is, Romance Is...

Different things for different people. Not only different people but perhaps different for different times of our lives. My husband and I are closing in on our thirtieth wedding anniversary and we had, in my opinion, a wonderful Valentine's Day. We went out for brunch and then went shopping at Menard's. We needed a few things, and got a few more that we didn't really need! When we came home, my husband spent most of the afternoon watching a race ( we're Nascar fans ) and I spent the afternoon working on a quilt.

Extra Blocks = Good Stuff

While sorting and organizing my fabric stash (no small job but oh so much fun to look at, touch and play with) I found some extra blocks (I always buy extra fabric, cut extra pieces and make extra blocks -- I may need help!) from a few large quilts/projects I've made. I save everything and these proved my strategy that "I will need/use that someday".

I had 6 bright colored 12" blocks from one project and matching fabric too. Adding sashings, I sewed the blocks together in a 2x3 grid. A matching frame, a few colorful borders and a new baby quilt was born.

Sick Sucks!!!

I won't brag anymore!!!!! I let the words come out of my mouth and as soon as they had I new it was a mistake! I bragged that I hadn't been sick in a long while and that I hadn't caught Strep Throat for some time. Oh boy. For the last two months I have caught everything that has been going around!!! I teach my students to share... but their germs are not what I had in mind!!!


It's that time of year. Time to make your list of resolutions for the new year. There are only a few days left to finish. Do you feel the pressure??? Don't let the pressure get to you. Instead, make a "doable" list and include a few fun, relaxing, enjoyable things as well. After all, if something is on your list of New Year's Resolutions you really do need to make every attempt to do it! Right?

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you and your families!!!

Organized Scraps

While it is so close to the New Year, most of us are making lists of New Year's Resolutions. If you are anything like me, your list includes some of the same things every year that I can't seem to do for more than a couple of months (like a diet to shed those pesky extra pounds).

I love making resolutions concerning quilting. Even if I can't keep the resolution all year, it gives me an excuse to work in my studio that much longer while trying!!!

Snow Day :)

I wonder who loves a snow day more...the students or the teachers!!! I never want a snow day because it means another day tacked on to the end of the school year in June, however, when that phone call comes in the wee hours of the morning telling you school is closed, it can be very nice!

Stash Justification

We quilters have many things in common. One of my favorites is the compulsion ( for me both compulsion and obsession!!! ) to collect. In this case fabric. AKA ... The Fabric Stash. My stash ( I've been told on more than one occasion by more than one person ) rivals the inventories of quilt shops. After all, my parents taught me: If something is worth doing, it's worth doing well, completely, and to the best of your ability. I try to follow that adage in my life and feel like I have succeeded when it comes to establishing my stash!!!!!

Happy Holidays - The Best Medicine

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year etc.

Thanksgiving Bonus

The weather was beautiful, the food delicious and I love when my family gathers together. I delight in the interaction of the various generations. I am thankful that my children and grandchild get to know their aunts, uncles and cousins. I like meeting and spending time with the new people who join our growing family and enjoy seeing how the littlest family members have grown. We eat, talk, kid, tell stories, laugh, eat dessert and laugh some more.

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