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Mindfully Back at It

I know, I know.  It’s been nine months…am I a serious blogger?  Probably not, but I’ve spent a good portion of the past months really thinking about mindfulness. When I started this blog, it was a way for me to … Continue reading

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A Couple Scrap Quilts

I recently finished up the binding on a couple quilts almost entirely scrappy in nature. The first is a log cabin using widths of cut up jeans and khakis – all worn at one time to my family.  The red in … Continue reading

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I’ve been knitting socks lately. I’ve mentioned it before that I never intended to knit socks when I began my knitting odyssey, but these days socks tend to fly around my magic loop. I think I’ve completed something like 14 … Continue reading

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A Snow Day Bonanza

School released early…AGAIN…because of an April snow storm. Happily it’s the first day after tax season, so it feels like a holiday on several levels to have my husband back in a “normal” capacity. The woodstove is blazing, the dog … Continue reading

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Madison. . . . love . . .

A few days ago I returned home from a solo trip to Madison, Wisconsin.  I went to my first ever Writers Conference, and I can not rave enough about how fabulous it was.  Everyone was so nice and willing to … Continue reading

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The Not-so-special Blanket We All Love

I make a lot of things. Some of it is fabulous; a lot of it is ordinary. I’m not one of those crafters who needs to be on the cutting edge of what’s new in terms of books, patterns, technology, … Continue reading

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The State of Affairs

This winter has been frustrating. Frustrating because it’s so cold (-20 today) and the warmth of the woodstove beckons me like a lotus-flower of the ancient Greeks. I have not been to Yoga or Pilates in weeks; I have, however, … Continue reading

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