Category Archives: friends

still moping

Yes, Banjo Man and I are still moping around wishing the Funny Grandson and his parents and his uncle were back at the lake with us. We’re trying to rally. In fact, one of the Montana Kathy’s is coming over … Continue reading

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oh, yes, i’m at the lake!

Last Thursday was the Big Day At Last.  I was up at 3 AM and in the car with Banjo Man at 3:30 AM. I had two very heavy suitcases, but there were two quilts in there so they took … Continue reading

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sewin’ in the chapel

You can’t tell from this picture, but this quilt shop is in a very large former church. This spring’s Shop Hop with Harley Chick and Aunt Pat meant spending the morning at the Charlton Sewing Center, the most unusual quilt … Continue reading

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music, views, sundaes and a trip down memory lane

Mother’s Day 2018 was another cold, overcast day, but we were determined to pretend it wasn’t. We–Banjo Man, daughter NancyK, my mother and I—took a drive over to the island of Jamestown.  Back in the days of pirates, Jamestown was … Continue reading

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sew much to learn

I love to learn new things and usually jump in with both feet (except for that horrendous cross country skiing lesson Banjo Man dragged me to back in 1976–I never wanted to learn to ski and never will). Learning something … Continue reading

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a party for #92

Mom turned 92  yesterday, so on Sunday we had a little dinner party with seafood gumbo and birthday cake (always a good combination for a woman born in New Orleans). I broke out the ruby-flashed glasses and matching napkins. The … Continue reading

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a banjo man kind of day

Last Saturday I told Banjo Man I was taking him on a Mystery Ride, but in order to do that he would have to be ready to leave the house by 9:30 AM. Such a thing is not in Banjo … 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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