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The new adventure begins

Since my husband accepted a new position with a great company on the west coast in early September, we’ve been in high gear preparing for the next big adventure. With the exception of a couple of bookings to lecture and teach workshops for some local quilt guilds,

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Grandpa’s Girl

The Adventurer My maternal grandfather, Eugene Ernest Dale, was a true adventurer. He was the youngest child in a very large family, born in May 1906 and he died on his 81st birthday in 1987. When I was born to my folks late in their lives he

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Blessings abound

Today is my birthday. This year, I’m away from family; staying in a hotel, and working. But rather than spend a moment feeling lonely or blue, I’ve been counting my blessings. All. Day. Long. I woke up this morning and when I checked my messages, the very

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A day of anticipation

We’ve been anticipating this day for many, many years. And yet now that it’s finally here, I’m filled with a flood of emotions, both glad and sad.  My husband and I have officially become “empty nesters.”  As all parents know from the time they start a family,

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Tuffy meets Van Gogh

Cherrywood Fabrics has hosted two previous challenges and my ultra-talented friend, Sue Stewart and I did a  “challenge within a challenge” and made two quilts for last year’s contest. One of them was chosen to be included in the final exhibit of 120 quilts for the Lion

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Beautiful Closure Part 2

Last weekend, we took a trip to visit the area in Ohio where I spent my youth growing up. It was a special trip because my brother, sister-in-law, my husband and I took our folks’ ashes to be laid in their final resting place. We also spent

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Beautiful Closure Part 1

Last weekend my brother and I, along with our spouses and extended family members, spent the weekend visiting meaningful locations around Northeast Ohio where we grew up. The weekend was emotional, touching, and very meaningful to both of us and our families.       

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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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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