Archive for the Family Category

The magic of ordinary days

To say this summer has been a whirlwind of travel and events would be an understatement. Not that I’m complaining. We’ve spent time with many wonderful folks who share our passion and love for creativity, quilting and pets and it has been a true blessing in our

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Thinking of Dad

Happy Father’s Day, Dad. Today my Dad is in heaven. Oh, how I miss him and wish he were here so I could wish him a Happy Father’s Day in person.  Dad’s been gone for almost five years now (still, so hard to believe.) And I miss

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Spring things

The majority of our Easter and spring decorations are stored in our cabin and since heavy snows and a busy schedule have prevented us from traveling to Lake Arrowhead to retrieve them, I’ve done minimal decorating this year. However, I did run across a few fun, wooly

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A lovely Sunday

We had planned to get so much work done this past weekend. We have taxes to prepare and file. We have seemingly dozens of deadlines calling our names. We have chores to do around the house. And it has been raining lately. A lot. Long-time residents of

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A family heirloom

My husband’s grandmother, Mary Wright, was a beautiful woman. From what I’ve learned about her, she was classy, refined, and sophisticated. I saw a photo of her once where she looked like Betty Grable; an incandescent, glamorous bombshell with a brilliant smile and sparkling eyes. I’ve also

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Connecting with the past

Thank goodness for digital cameras and photos. When Kent and I transitioned from using our old cameras with film for the relatively new digital photo technology in 2006, we were able to see and store all of our photos on our computers. Storage wasn’t an issue; sorting

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Where was I?

A quick catch-up So much has happened in the last month or so and I’ve been remiss in not posting more frequently here on the blog. I thought about writing a long follow-up about my trips and teaching engagements, such as the International Quilt Market and Festival

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A golden weekend

“It’s another golden Tamakwa day.” Does anyone recognize that line from a popular 1993 movie? Can you guess the movie? (Looking forward to seeing your answers in the comments.) That line has been going through my head as we’re at the cabin in Lake Arrowhead for a quick

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