Archive for the Family Category

Remembering Bill

My brother, Bill, passed away one week ago. He was 70 years old.  His passing has hit me very hard emotionally. From the time we found out he was battling cancer until he passed away was only 15 days. I’m still trying to process everything and it’s

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The truest friend

I really should be working. I’m knee-deep in preparations for the “Super Bowl event” of quilting which begins in three days: Quilt Market / Threads of Success Conference / Quilt Festival, in Houston, TX. This year, I’m presenting 4 different lectures and teaching 6 days of sold

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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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