Monthly Archives: December 2007

Back to Normal

We’ve opened the last presents, my mother returned home, I’ve put my sewing room back in order and started packing away the decorations, making Christmas officially over.  My sister did me a huge favor by taking mom home and saving … Continue reading

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I’m reading a book by Stephen King called On Writing.  It describes selected events in his life, and then explains how he writes his books.  I read many of his books during my teens, but now I choose books with … Continue reading

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Maybe New, Maybe Not

I started subscribing to American Patchwork and Quilting (APQ) when my son’s school sold magazines as a fundraiser.  To my surprise, the brochure had a nice selection of quilting magazines.  I received my first issue last week and saw the … Continue reading

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Christmas Past

The sewing machine found a home in the living room where I could sew while hanging out with mom.  I finished the last of the strippy blocks, laid them out, and restacked them in sewing order.  Today I'll start sewing … Continue reading

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On the Road

I spent the day driving three hours to mom’s house to pick her up then drove three hours back to our house so she could spend Christmas with us.  I was lucky enough to get an early start and miss … Continue reading

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The Home Stretch

With the purse finished, it’s time to move on to the next lesson in the Quilt University class.  If you missed the earlier posts, you can read them here and here. Lesson Four requires completion of a quilt top that … Continue reading

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Quilting Who You Really Are

After way too much thought and indecision, I signed up for Sharon B’s “Take it Further” challenge.  The challenge itself is exciting.  I have a long list of quilting techniques and design ideas I want to try.  This challenge will … Continue reading

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Saturday, Snow and Stash

We’ve had a couple of inches of snow, waiting to see if we get the 12+ inches forecast.  The grocery store was crazy today with everyone stocking up.  Unfortunately, I always grocery shop on the weekends because all that's left … Continue reading

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It’s another dismal rainy day here in the Midwest.  I’m thrilled we didn’t get the second round of ice and snow that blanketed many areas.  This is the kind of day when I like to look forward to something fun … Continue reading

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Happy at Last

We’ve had a round of ice storms here, followed by thick fog that kept everyone home that didn’t have to be elsewhere.  Unfortunately, this caused my quilt group to cancel their Christmas party last night.  How disappointing to not have … Continue reading

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