Category Archives: just for fun

winter window

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

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barn owl

    This is what I saw flying towards the house as I stared out my office window yesterday morning.  Isn’t he gorgeous? He flew low, above the driveway and right over the roof of the house. I searched through owl … Continue reading

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eclipse on the lake

Everyone will have their own eclipse story, I’m sure.  Where were you?  How much did you see? The lake house faces north and the morning sun shines over its right shoulder, blocked for the most part by the tall trees that the … Continue reading

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the remnant shop

Last Wednesday my buddy Ruth and I headed to Hope Valley to check out a store my dental hygienist had recommended.  When I was a kid there were “mill outlet” stores everywhere and my mother, who liked to sew her … Continue reading

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an afternoon in provincetown

It’s the little town at the tip of Cape Cod.  It’s the place where the Mayflower docked before heading into Plymouth in November of 1620.  There the Pilgrims established their new government, a “domestic commonwealth” without kings and queens. My … Continue reading

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my ebay life continues

I don’t know how many days I’ve been doing this.  In the midst of the cleaning and unpacking and bin-hauling, I’ve lost track. Yesterday I went to the Post Office and mailed off my SIX SALES.  How exciting! The money … Continue reading

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a two-cart couple

It took over forty years, but Banjo Man and I finally realized that the secret to a successful and stress-free trip to the grocery store was for each of us to have our own shopping cart and go our separate ways … Continue reading

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no sew expo? no problem!

If it’s April, it’s Sew Expo in Worcester, Mass.  But not this year.  The annual sewing event, with demos and fashion shows and vendors and quilts, did not come to Worcester this year. All good things must come to an … Continue reading

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and the cleaning begins

In May of 2013 I went through a few bins of my vintage fabric and measured, ironed, folded and labeled them.  They went into large plastic zip-lock bags and, alas, stayed there. I’ve been busy. A suitcase-load went to the … Continue reading

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easter prep

    It’s that time of year again, but this Easter I’m hosting the party at our house instead of my mother’s.  After all, I have a dishwasher.  And plenty of chairs.  We decided to keep things simple and not … Continue reading

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