Category Archives: friends

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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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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the ice cream date

This four year old came over yesterday afternoon.   We made ice cream and topped it with mini M&M’s. I found them at Walmart, in a little tube in the candy display at the register.  If you plan on eating ice … Continue reading

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gifts

These arrived in the mail yesterday.  Flavored pumpkin seeds from Dancing Mandolin Player!  What a lovely surprise.  I felt so very loved. And last night my friend Barb called.  “I made you something,” she announced.  “Can I bring it over?” … Continue reading

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old fashioned nor’easter

Last night the rain poured down and the wind wailed as a “nor’easter” swept along the coast.  Our lights flickered a lot, but unlike many other Rhode Islanders, we didn’t lose power.  This morning I made coffee and turned on … Continue reading

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oktoberfest, etc.

We are still a couple of days from leaving the lake until next  year, but of course we are trying to fit in all the social activities we can in the remaining time we have left. I dropped my cell … Continue reading

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oh, baby

Approximately 36 women showed up to celebrate the future arrival of a new baby in town.  Several people told me this was the biggest baby shower they had ever been to in their life. Oh, my goodness.  We partied! Baby … Continue reading

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