Category Archives: shopping

land of the chatting strangers

Before I get out of my car, I now say to myself:  mind your manners. Yes, I have to remind myself each time.  Because I am no longer in the polite-yet-cool New England, a place where idle chit chat is … 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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at long last

Yep, we finally got it done. This is our new sink.  And our new faucet.  We can hardly believe how beautiful it looks. We can hardly believe this is our kitchen. It’s an upgrade, believe me. It’s so beautiful we … Continue reading

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the christmas gift

Last December I had something happen to me in a grocery store that had never happened to me before.  Or to anyone I know, for that matter. It was just a few days before Christmas and Banjo Man and I … Continue reading

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that sinking feeling

We’ve had a leak under our kitchen sink.  I’m not going to tell you how long it’s been going on, because that would be embarrassing. Very embarrassing. Last spring we were determined to Solve The Problem.  First stop?  A kitchen-and-bath … Continue reading

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winter window

I intend to do this as soon as I get home in January.  

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a little bit of shopping

Twice a year we look at fabric, talk about fabric and…buy fabric.  By “we” I mean Harley Chick and Aunt Pat and I.   We returned to one of our favorite places, the fabric store in an old mill building in … Continue reading

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escape to mystic

I escaped the house on Small Business Saturday.  I would like to tell you that I was determined to support the area’s small businesses, but that would be a…fib.  While I never would have ventured outdoors on Black Friday, I … Continue reading

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sunday’s antique mall

Will and I decided to do something a little different Sunday afternoon, so we headed north to the Austin Antique Mall. You never know what you’re going to find. How about a handknit clock? I wished these boots were my size. … Continue reading

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blue gold

It’s huckleberry-picking season here in the mountains.  If you want to pick huckleberries you’d better be prepared for long mountain rides, hikes through the woods and the possibility of encountering a bear or, even worse, other berry pickers. I think … Continue reading

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