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
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!
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
Just before I married my Sweetie, who was working in a rectory at the time with a couple of Priests and a Seminarian, we were around the kitchen table in between things and were having a conversation about something, and the Pastor said to us while shaking his head at my exuberant & joy filled… Continue reading Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting – Round Up
Friday afternoon I had a brief chat with Shelly Heesacker, the Producer of The Quilt Show. In the course of the conversation I told her one of my, ahem bar stories, featuring Jennifer Sampou. And before you ask no I'm not a bar hanger outer, they can be really fun people watching though. As you… Continue reading Blog Tour: Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting – Teresa Coates
Would you like the really cool news first? you might have guessed by now In late August I'm going to tape for The Quilt Show. I joined January 1, 2007 right as I was beginning down this path to here in this moment. It is on TQS that I met Keith Dommer beginning mutually informative… Continue reading Book Tour/Blog Hop my Stop and some really cool news
Before I get started on the post of the day I wanted to share with you: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDIWhV3nuji/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Congratulations Tara! On Saturday I posted:Friends! Friends! It's my Publication Day. Woot! Woot! If we were having an in-person party what would you bring? The responses: champagne, chocolate, cake, cupcakes, thread, whoopie pies (Sweet Praxis!), flavored tootsies, chocolate… Continue reading Let the Tour Begin!
And now you have an ear worm too. When I started quilting in 1993 the space and equipment for quilting were very different. I'd set my sewing machine on the dining room table when I could, I used templates made of plastic marked with permanent markers, and whatever fabric I could find, including from the… Continue reading I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking for
Wow, there are moments when things simply get away from you. I have some fun stuff coming up that I want to share with you. But first Fear Please allow me to state up front that there are different types of fear, the one I'm going to speak of here pertains to our work as… Continue reading This week, Next week, and Fear
I started writing this post while I was in the middle of moving from New York to Texas. As happens there are often things that crop up that put some posts on hold for a while. I'm going to finish this post writing as I started it But first who ever would have imagined on… Continue reading Imagine, Promise, Hope and Quilting