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winter window

I intend to do this as soon as I get home in January.  

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thank you, sir alexander fleming

Sir Fleming, a Scottish physician and microbiologist, invented penicillin in 1928 and I thought he deserved a shout out from a 66-year old retired writer in Rhode Island who is presently quickly recovering from a rather nasty bacterial infection. Boy, when … Continue reading

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the big easy beckons

Banjo Man and I are off to New Orleans soon.  The “City That Care Forgot” awaits us.     There will be gumbo.  And music.   No one is more excited than Banjo Man.  He has read hundreds of restaurant … Continue reading

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the quiltmaker’s gift

My French Friend Janou sent this to me for my birthday.  It’s about a quiltmaker who only makes quilts to give away and a greedy king who will do anything to get one of them. MFFJ thought I would love … Continue reading

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time to make the cookies

Sam and his parents indulged my need to make Christmas cookies Friday afternoon. Thank you. Check out these “trees”. They looked better on the internet than they did in real life (not exactly a surprise) but Sam loved decorating them.  … Continue reading

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birthdays with friends

Today is my birthday.  It always (except for my 40th, which was painful) makes me happy to have survived another year. Let’s face it:  being alive is great fun.  Or should be.  If you have the health to enjoy it, … Continue reading

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a little bit of shopping

Twice a year we look at fabric, talk about fabric and…buy fabric.  By “we” I mean Harley Chick and Aunt Pat and I.   We returned to one of our favorite places, the fabric store in an old mill building in … Continue reading

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escape to mystic

I escaped the house on Small Business Saturday.  I would like to tell you that I was determined to support the area’s small businesses, but that would be a…fib.  While I never would have ventured outdoors on Black Friday, I … Continue reading

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happy thanksgiving 2017

I am so grateful for a sunny day.     I am grateful for pumpkin lights. I am grateful for velvet pumpkins.  I love them.  In fact, I love pumpkins of all kinds. And I’m so happy I found this … Continue reading

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happy birthday, ben

This is my absolutely favorite picture of my eldest son.   He wore that football helmet a lot. A lot. He was the preemie who no one thought would live past two weeks, if he lived that long. And now … Continue reading

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