Category Archives: quilting

making progress

Banjo Man said this quilt would be a “pleasant jolt” to our visitors.  I think that’s hilarious.  Maybe that describes more than a few of my wild quilts! And here is a picture I took in front of a restaurant … 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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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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home alone

Banjo Man is partying in Nebraska this weekend, so I am home alone and, I will admit, have felt a bit lonesome since his Wednesday morning departure.  I am used to his chatter.  He cleans up the kitchen and takes … Continue reading

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odds and ends on a quiet day

The baby quilt project is still coming along.  It’s a sweet quilt and I hope it will be loved and used. “Ruth’s” is a shop deep in the heart of Cranston that has been in business since 1954.  They do … Continue reading

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home shopping network and opioids

I’ll bet this morning’s blog post heading caught your attention! Let’s talk about drugs.  Pain killers.  Opioids that people get addicted to and ruin their lives with…and then they end up broken and alone or in rehab. This is so … Continue reading

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keeping busy between naps

Yesterday I started sewing 480 squares onto 240 peach rectangles. Normally this kind of sewing would have me itching with boredom, but this is the last step in a 2017 Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. It’s going to take a while … Continue reading

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a little fabric therapy

I have been sitting in front of my “special fabric” cupboard this morning staring at the fabric. I really need to cut something up. It’s a stress reliever, believe me. Give me some freshly ironed fabric and a rotary cutter, … Continue reading

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life in the basement continues

Banjo Man and I realized this morning that we have been living in the basement for two weeks. It doesn’t feel that long. The fact is that the basement has the best shower and the biggest bed of any in … Continue reading

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