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the woodpecker war

It’s that time of year again.  The woodpeckers arrive and attempt to drill holes in the cedar trim of our house. The noise is really something, so several times a day Banjo Man and I open the back door or … Continue reading

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happy birthday to will

I call this “Will’s running for President” photo!  Let’s hear the speech, Will.  We’re waiting! He’d rather go fishing. I call this Will’s “Hippie Texan Goes Fishing” photo. Happy Birthday to my sweet Son #2, who brightens our world in … Continue reading

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a rainy day project

I made this quilt top–a spiderweb pattern from scraps–a few years ago during a mini-nervous breakdown while writing my last three novels (THE HUSBAND SCHOOL, etc.).  My whining was well-documented here on the blog.  Unfortunately. This sucker measures 77″ x … Continue reading

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lucky day

I won one of the raffle baskets at the quilt show!  It’s a huge basket of notions and quite a haul of goodies. My favorite notion? I’ve wanted Wonder Clips for a long time.  When I am piecing 120 blocks … Continue reading

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surviving the red eye

I met Banjo Man at the airport at 9:15 this morning.  He was happy to see me and very, very tired. “I will never fly Delta or United again,” he declared.  “It was the worst experience I’ve ever had.” Extremely … Continue reading

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quilting turkeys and more

Did I go to the quilt show?  Yes!  I stayed less than hour (and took a three-hour nap when I got home) but I drove myself to Westerly on a cool, sunny day.  Power was out in two towns along … Continue reading

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the mighty wind

We had a surprise storm Wednesday night that lasted through much of Thursday.  I woke up to hear the radio weatherman exclaim, “It should have had a name!” Yes, the storm was worse than anyone thought it would be and … Continue reading

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my cup runneth over, yes it does

No, I haven’t gone biblical on you.  My cup indeed–literally and figuratively–is full. Because, you ask? I was finally able to get my prosthesis yesterday morning.  A kind saleswoman from “Ruth’s”, corset shop extraordinaire, fitted me while Banjo Man ate … Continue reading

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heading east and home again

I left Austin yesterday morning (Tuesday) at 6 AM.  The plane was dark and quiet, which gave passengers a few more minutes to snooze after early morning trips to the airport. I think the above photo would make an interesting … Continue reading

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a mayflower kind of day

It was a beautiful day for some seafaring history at the Mystic Seaport Museum.  We hadn’t visited for almost fifty years and Will hadn’t toured the village or the Captain Morgan (last surviving wooden whaling ship) since a fourth grade … Continue reading

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