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Welcome to my mountain studio

You might have read here on the blog or on my Facebook page that my husband and I bought a cabin in the mountains two years ago. It was a long-cherished dream of ours to own a mountain retreat and future retirement property and we searched for

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A long holiday weekend……

A long holiday weekend calls for a bit of time away and my sweet husband and I ran away to our own paradise in the mountains. We love it here. The weather has been absolutely perfect and the pace has been slow and relaxing. There’s sewing on

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To the mountains I go…..

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. – Psalm 121: 1-2. I’ve been asked the question, “mountains or beach?” For me, there’s only one answer. Mountains. Yes, I love

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The Paris Stitch Project, MQX, and other newsy updates

(Disclaimer: LONG update ahead. I recommend pouring yourself a cup of tea or something cold to drink and pulling up a comfy chair because you won’t want to miss any of this post!) There’s a lot to share so I thought I’d highlight a few of those things in

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Not alone.

I’ve tried to write this blog post at least a dozen times. Each time I tried, I simply couldn’t find the right words. Even as I write this, the tears are streaming down my face. But now I’m ready. To say the past two months have been some of the

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Thinking of Mom

I’ve been thinking about my Mom a lot lately. As many of you may know she has been suffering with advanced dementia but about a month ago, she suffered a stroke or series of strokes that affected her in many ways. I spent several days visiting her

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A few of my favorite things…..

It’s mid December and deadlines are looming. I have a million things I should do. But what I really want to do is stitch. Not because I have to, but because I want to. So I decided it was time to treat myself to a little quilt

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Just breathe……

The summer days are winding down and August is passing quickly. As with every year, I confess I’m not quite ready for summer to end but in particular, this summer. It was such a change of pace for me. Since June, I have not taught any classes nor have

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A change of scenery…..

For all intents and purposes I’ve been absent and flying under the radar recently. After a break-neck, hectic schedule from January through June, my body and soul told me I needed a break. A break from working, teaching, administrative work on the computer and yes, social media.

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GO! BIG — and stay home

(ATTENTION: Long blog post with lots of fun and inspiring photos to follow……..) Spring break arrived the week before Easter for my son in high school but the difference this year was that we were not able to make plans to travel or go somewhere exotic and

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Wherever I go, I am asked about the exquisite machine quilting on my quilts. I’m happy to share with you that most of my quilts have been expertly quilted by the internationally award winning quilt artist, Birgit Schüller! Read more