I am not a ‘quilter’. I know this because I cannot approach this project with anything near the sense that someone who often quilts would. I keep coming up with ideas that simply make the project harder. Like the first thought to back one of the quilts with minkie. And the second, even [...]
Our family Thanksgiving this year was a quiet one. Only 17 people gathered round my grandparents’ extended table. With more adults than children! As a benchmark, consider that on Sunday the first four pews at church held something like 25 members of my family. We are used to upwards of 50 folks for most year’s [...]
I am grateful for many things – here is one random one I’ll share: my lovely guitar.
Saturday I spent a little time with some serious quilters. They were very gracious to me – not mocking me for completely having a brain block about where to begin. I cut strips for one of the quilts I’m making for the 100 Quilts for Christmas project. I indulged my love of texture by buying [...]
This post is mainly for my mother – who has been asking for it:
I finally had some time at home during daylight hours to photograph a little of the work my sister and I did during our marathon work weekend. A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked me how I would classify [...]
This weekend I made a birthday cake for a friend. I was trying to think of an idea for the cake when a colleague mentioned candied hazelnuts. Now, apparently this trick is soooo 2007, but I try not to be one who worries too much about trends. Besides, it was a fun experiment. [...]
So here’s how I like to do Christmas – get the shopping over with already. I’m just rarely one to enjoy shopping and I’m definitely not one to enjoy hitting the stores or even fussing with online shopping during the holiday season. I want to be done with all of that so that I can [...]
My friend at work says to me – how do you pursue so many hobbies and not collapse from exhaustion? I tell her I sometimes do collapse. Or at least want to.
But here’s the thing. Tonight I had my second guitar lesson. I learned a couple new chords and some nuances about how to [...]