Category Archives: rhode island

fifty years later

Yesterday Banjo Man had a lot of errands to do, so I convinced him to leave work early and do his errands in the early afternoon so I could go along for the ride. I hate to keep harping about … Continue reading

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what’s happening in the kitchen

Definitely not cooking. This was a quilt I made last winter from a Kaffe Fassett pattern.  It was fun to put together, though I had to get creative as to the fabrics I used.  I had resolved to use what … Continue reading

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on the wall in 2020

It’s actually more colorful than the photo shows.  This space above the stairs used to display an antique quilt top, one I’d also framed and hung above the couch in our old Idaho home.  It finally disintegrated from sun damage … Continue reading

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first date

I think I’ve posted before about my fondness for January 12. This year is the 50th anniversary of our first date. We can’t believe we’re this old.  I guess as long as we don’t look in the mirror today, we’ll … Continue reading

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saying goodbye to 2019

Oh, how glad we are that 2019 is over! At this time last January we began packing up the kitchen, living room, dining area, pantries, closets and bedroom in preparation for the unexpected remodel.  We spent the winter living in … Continue reading

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the color purple

Almost everyone I know is hurting:  hips and knees and backs and everything in between. So consider this a public service announcement, because this solution never appeared on my Google searches regarding sciatica. What solution, you ask.  A new mattress!!!! … Continue reading

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snow day

When it’s snowing and Banjo Man has put Texas two-step music in the cd player and your mother is making blueberry pancakes… YOU DANCE!!!!! Oh, the joy of it!  Years ago I arranged two-step and swing lessons for my sons, … Continue reading

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it’s a colorful world

It’s Mystery Quilt time again, thanks to Bonnie Hunter (quilter, teacher, blogger) and her annual quilt-along. I like the colors.  The quilt will end up being mostly blues and whites/creams, with touches of raspberry and mint green. I have no … Continue reading

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is something wrong?

I ask this question because I really want to know.   Because, well, cancer.  I think about less and less these days.  Those months of terror are in the rear view mirror and sunnier skies are ahead.  Whatever the future brings … Continue reading

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my life right now

When I am not exercising or going to physical therapy or sewing, I am resting (okay, napping) on the couch.  A lovely mindless Hallmark Christmas movie plays on the tv as I snooze, stretched out on the couch by the … Continue reading

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