Category Archives: rhode island

life at the zoo

I broke my television Thursday. Not the giant one in the living room (thank goodness!) but the 32″ tv in the bedroom.  It sits on a little rolling kitchen cart which I spin around and move to the opened French … Continue reading

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blowin’ in the wind

Sunday was a gorgeous day, around 38 degrees and sunny.  So what to do?  Take a ride to the beach, of course.  The walls were closing in and we needed to get out of the house for a little while. … Continue reading

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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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