Category Archives: quilting

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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notes from the past week

My week started on Saturday with *the best* muffins from Harley Chick, who arrived with her homemade treats and a friendly face. I needed both. She helped me pack up china at Mom’s house (which is about to get a … Continue reading

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shopping before the storm

Yes, I admit it:  I bought fabric today.  I’ve been working on a baby quilt and realized that I didn’t have the one color I needed to make it look perfect. Today was my day with Mom, so I asked … Continue reading

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what’s on the wall in january

This isn’t the best picture.  The colors are so much prettier in person.  But still…is this going to end up as another one of my quilts that everyone secretly hopes they don’t receive as a gift? Here was my inspiration: … Continue reading

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starting november right

Yesterday was our annual fall fabric shopping trip in Massachusetts. Sound the trumpets, make the coffee, gas up the car and be on the road by 8:30! We–wild women that we are– look forward to it all year.  As we … 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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update from rhode island

First of all, the sun is shining and the temperature actually reached 65 yesterday. Epic. Secondly, I am sick again.  It started out as a simple head cold last Friday, so I pampered myself all weekend with Ginger Ale and … 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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