Category Archives: rhode island

manhunt: deadly games

Every night around 6:00, Banjo Man asks me, “What are we watching tonight?” As I have somehow been appointed as Covid Entertainment Director it’s up to me to find good shows to fill the hours before we stagger off to … Continue reading

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the lasagna problem

I made two lasagnas when I was in  Texas last month.  One large one for the whole family and one small one for Will’s freezer. They weren’t very good. I could blame my failure on taking a shortcut and using … Continue reading

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under the needle

This was yesterday, spent stitching lots of lines in the pale green background, along with outlining the fans.  Once again, a quilt top that is at least 14 years old.  I made three of them in different colors back then. … Continue reading

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matching points and seams

I made this quilt top in 2004, shortly after buying my first computerized sewing machine, a Janome 6500.  That machine was cutting edge at the time and I was so proud and yet so intimidated by everything it could do. … Continue reading

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heading out of here

I’m packed and ready to go to Texas.  I’ve had my tickets for a few weeks but knew that anything could happen–and probably would–to change my plans from traveling to going back to the sewing machine. But I get to … Continue reading

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a little joy

This was in my friend Pat’s email today.  I loved it and wanted to share. I have been busy.  I accidentally tripled this recipe (don’t ask) and have enough cinnamon rolls for my entire town.  I finally gave up baking … Continue reading

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time to spare

Yesterday my friend Barb and I were on the phone commiserating over these long, quiet, pre-Christmas days of 2020. “I am so bored,” this previously perpetually active woman said, “that I have set up my train set.” There had never … Continue reading

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some notes in december

Good morning. It was 15 degrees here Friday morning.  That first mug of coffee tasted really good on such a cold winter day.  This morning I’m looking out my window at snow and ice.  Winter is here, for better or … Continue reading

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what’s new on the tree

No one had a better Saturday than Banjo Man.  He loves the tree. He so happily hauled the boxes of Christmas decorations from the basement and decorated.  I stayed on the couch, but I supplied the history of every single … Continue reading

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first snowstorm, hot soup and Hillbilly Elegy

A “nor’easter” hit last night.  We had plenty of warning, as the storm had trekked across the Midwest and the Mideast before hitting New England. At midnight we had 3″ of snow.  This morning there is about 6″, but we’ve … Continue reading

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