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The loveliest remembrance

I received a package the other day that literally had me in tears within seconds of opening it.  I have a wonderful friend named Judy. We’ve known each other since our time at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, more than 15 years ago. Judy is a fabulous

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Setting the record straight

A few things have happened on social media recently which have concerned me and rather than lose another night’s sleep over them, I think it best to openly address those issues here.  A few days ago, I happened to come across all four of our kitties on

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Saying goodbye

Last week, I attended Janome Institute 2019 in Atlanta. It was a fabulous event spent with hundreds of US and Canadian Janome dealers and dozens of hard working and talented educators. I was privileged to introduce two brand new machines at the opening ceremony. But on the

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Do you know Jim and Andy?

If not, you should.  Allow me to introduce Jim Smith and Andy Brunhammer.  These guys are, in a word, AMAZING. To give you a little background, I met Jim and Andy through a local quilt guild in 2010 when we lived in Tampa, Fl. They are such interesting

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The Studio Part 3

Electrical updates You can find The Studio Part 1 HERE and The Studio Part 2 HERE. The next step in the process was to hire an electrician to add an extra circuit breaker, additional outlets and bright lighting on the ceiling of the studio. This is not an

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A unexpected kindness

I had a wonderful time at an event with the Washington State Quilters’ Guild last week. I presented two lectures and two full-day, sold-out workshops to guild members who simply couldn’t have been nicer or more fun to be around! It was a great time and I

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Moving ahead

So much has happened in the past four weeks my head is spinning! But God is great and we’re right where we’re supposed to be. After five months of waiting for interest from potential buyers, we received an offer on our Virginia home and closed the sale

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