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A special weekend, travel, and more

The birthday  Wow! The past couple of weeks have flown by! I can’t believe we’re already in mid-September with the fall season fast approaching. Since I blogged last time, I celebrated a quiet but lovely birthday with my sweetheart who treated me to a fabulous dinner out

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Adventures in lemonade

Everyone knows the saying, “When life gives you lemons….” …make lemonade. Today, the little Meyer lemon tree in our front yard gave me a gift. Lemons. Eleven of them. And I shared some with our dear neighbors and new friends, CL and Judi. It was warm and

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Catching up with a dear friend

  A few weeks ago I had the good fortune to get together with Sue Nickles at Road to California. We spent an afternoon and evening together which was great fun! She also brought a surprise for me: two completed Trip Around the World quilt tops made

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A cup of lonely

Christmas is a week away. Most everyone is caught up in the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations. On television or my social media feed, I am bombarded with images of people smiling, laughing, and everyone is happy and joyful as they are surrounded by friends and

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Time to savor

Last year my teaching and travel schedule had me running right up until the end of the year. This year, I planned some much needed “down time” following the marathon of teaching at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in late October/early November. With our partial transition

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Solid-ish is popping up everywhere!

Marilyn Foreman is quite a talented designer. She designs fabulous quilts that speak to me on so many levels! She’s part of the amazing duo at Twisted Sisters Designs but she’s also making quite the splash in the quilt world on her own at Quilt Moments. If

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This and that

September is here. Today, where we live, the air is a touch cooler and with the cloudy sky it almost feels like the season is about to change. It reminds me to hang my autumn wreath on our front door. While I enjoy many things about summer,

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Coming Up Roses Blog Hop Stop

Today, I’m part of the Blog Hop for my dear friend, Jill Finley’s gorgeous new fabric line for Riley Blake Fabrics, Coming Up Roses. When Jill invited me to be part of this fun, new Blog Tour to launch her newest line of fabrics, I was thrilled

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The Friendly Challenge continues

My very dear friend and ultra-talented quilter, Sue Stewart, and I have been participating in a fun, “Friendly Challenge” for the past couple of years. You can read more about how this began by CLICKING HERE and HERE. The guidelines are fairly straightforward. We always start with a

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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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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