It's time for Second Coffee and a chat. I like second coffee. It almost seems decadent in a way. I've had the wake me up coffee, now I'm having coffee just because it's there. The beans are already ground, and the water is getting hot in my sunshine yellow teapot, because one uses the French… Continue reading Second Coffee
The clatter of the metal tray on the floor indicated the loss of bacon. The bacon prepared for BLT sandwiches fell on the floor. I just stood there and stared at the bacon. On the floor. Bacon grease splattered a good three feet away from the pan, bacon, in that delightfully crisp state, crumbled. Bacon.… Continue reading Wherein the Bacon Falls on the Floor
Wednesday morning at 11 Central/9 Pacific for https://www.instagram.com/p/CKhJEXQHTFt/ Coffee with Paula Reid on my Instagram Account. Please join us. We've got some news to share and would like to share it with you. I am not able to quilt live again this week due to another commitment. There are moments when I'm grateful for the… Continue reading Tune in!
Before diving into the Craft Napa experience I want to share a couple of things. Last week I purchased a coloring book with positive, affirming sayings for myself and a friend. We might have needed the affirmation, though I'm not entirely sure. This morning is the first opportunity I've had to dig into one of… Continue reading Craft Napa Postlude
You might remember, or not, that I spent most of my growing up years in Maine where we have a local caffeinated, carbonated beverage. You might be surprised to learn that I have never had this particular non-adult beverage that I in anyway recall. Then there's the totally awesome definition of Moxie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWoHiCvC26Y From chatting… Continue reading Some News!
Dear Friends, While I am a looker backer, reviewer, and an over thinker when it comes to Christmas card writing (which we did this year!) I (we) tend toward including personal notes rather than a long missive sharing the highlights of our year. I think I tried this a couple of years however this takes… Continue reading Twenty-twenty, A Christmastide Letter
Before digging into the main point of this blog post I want to share two things: First: in my last post there is a photo of one of the Handi Quilter Education team who seems to not have their face covered. Kitty Wilkin has hearing loss, reads lips, and due to our current collective life… Continue reading Taking Another Look
Normally I do this post as a solo however 2020 is not normal. Quite frankly I don't know of a "normal" year. At the beginning of 2020 I had no way if Image-ing that on November 30, 2020 I would be sitting at my kitchen island sipping afternoon coffee and writing this blog post. I… Continue reading 2021 Word of the Year, Virtual Quilt Festival and Fear
First up C&T is having a warehouse sale! (Affiliate Link) This is a great time to get books or product you've wanted. Head on over and see what they've got. I do know that Gailen's Sew Emoji is there and it's such a great book. Second, I'm heading into the sewing room to shoot some… Continue reading A Quick Post on a Friday Afternoon
UPDATE: From a Random Drawing the winner is #42 Laurie. Congratulations! Welcome to the: I am a journal keeper from a long time back alternately documenting life, processing information and praying. Just before leaving NY most were shredded. I spent some time reading before shredding but most of them just gone. image courtesy C&T Publishing… Continue reading Quilters Project Planner Social Media Tour