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I love a good swap

I joined up with Victoria Wolfe‘s 15 Minutes Play swap this month, my first in so many years […]

Working, Sewing, Quilting

It all keeps happening, despite the headaches and the sick daughter. I’ve been working on the little boy’s […]

My version of baby love.

The newest baby quilt makes me so happy; it’s soft and cuddly and the sweetest color combo.

It’s a Giveaway!

I’ve participated in plenty of blogger giveaways, but always as the one hoping to win (which, in fact, […]

Strings and Things

I have a love/hate relationship with thread. I need the variety, really, because there is nothing more frustrating […]

Where have I been?

A half-dozen years ago I was allll about the sewing; I was making all sorts of vintage reproductions–aprons, […]

Now @ Etsy

I keep saying I’m going to do it, that I need to do and I finally have. The […]

Some 18-year-olds get cars

There are a lot of things a kid can miss out when they’ve only got one parent, but what my kids have missed the most wasn’t someone to play baseball with or someone to teach them how to shave or draw or make music. What my kids really missed out on was that second income.

Instead of being able to buy a car or even a bicycle for my son’s 18th birthday, I finished the quilt I’d started for him back in his younger years.

Stuart taught his sister how to swim.

It started the summer I had pneumonia; the summer I spent poolside, watching the kids play while I laid there wishing I had health insurance. It was a pretty miserable summer, with being so sick and the ensuing lack of income. They turned off our electricity for two weeks while I struggled to sell enough books and clothes to pay the bill. But I had a fabric stash and with his help, my son Stuart and I chose fabric to make him a quilt.