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The Rules of Quilting

And she said Flowers are red young man Green leaves are green There's no need to see flowers any other way Than the way they always have been seen Harry Chapin Flowers are Red The other day the topic of Community came up on the Faith blog as a result of leaving a quilting… Continue reading The Rules of Quilting

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I'm not sure what happened however, all of the sudden Microsoft Office isn't working on my laptop. So early this afternoon I handed this thing off to the in-house tech support. It's still not working. Gah! I'm going to have to give it back to him tomorrow. He says there's an app I downloaded and… Continue reading Gah!

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Things that make a quilter giddy

Eighteen years, or pert near close to it we moved into this place, purchasing a high efficiency, stacked washer/dryer. Loved it. Dealt with a few issues over the years, yanno, stuff happens. Sometime in the last 12 months it started sounding like rocks took up residence in the washer. Getting louder, and louder, and louder.… Continue reading Things that make a quilter giddy

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HMQS a brief It's hard to believe I've been home for 24 hours already arriving home late yesterday afternoon. My sweetie brought these in for me so I thought I'd share them around a bit. I got to have dinner with Claudia Pfeil and Laurie Tigner. And spend a little bit of time with Paula Reid. I've… Continue reading HMQS a brief

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The best hot chocolate I ever made! or Did I ever tell you about my chocolate hangover?

Last winter was cold, and as such hot chocolate an occasional necessity. One particularly chilly evening I pulled out all of the chocolate stops. Demerara sugar, cocoa powder, left over dark chocolate (yes, I know, what the heck!), vanilla, milk, and some cream leftover from making some holiday dessert. Into the sauce pan goes the… Continue reading The best hot chocolate I ever made! or Did I ever tell you about my chocolate hangover?

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Giving Quilters Pemission

As I scrolled through my newsfeed the words "Quilt Police" with a familiar red line crossing out the words stopped me. It's a conversation I have all the time with myself, with students, with other quilters. No Quilt Police. We might have an inner critic who provides great information. Alternately we might have an inner… Continue reading Giving Quilters Pemission

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Starting our 24th year

I've been fascinated with the moon forever. Why I even resisted when my Sweetie suggested he get one of his tripods out to put my camera on and shoot the moon I will never know. Going out and watching this beauty happen, being able to capture this moment, and share it: priceless. This shot here… Continue reading Starting our 24th year

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Don’t get caught

With your hand in the cookie jar. With your pants down. Oh I could go on and on with this. Quilting is fun. When the fun stops it's time to think about what's going on. Usually when the quilting stops being fun for me I'm in the middle of learning something new and am banging my… Continue reading Don’t get caught

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Learning Curve

One of my friends taught me how to ride a two wheeler when I  was a kid. It was a red bicycle. I can see in my minds eye the struggle getting my feet on the pedals while balancing. I'd get one on, then try the other. The first foot would land on the sidewalk. I'd… Continue reading Learning Curve