What If Quilters were the Norm

I met my husband on Match.com and admitted to him that I was a Quilter. He was a bit surprised, your average woman on a dating site is not a Quilter, too bad for them! He asked me how I became interested in such an archaic interest. I married him anyway. Plus, over the years,... Read more »

12 Lively Lace Facts

If you love sewing, fabrics and quilts you have no doubt bumped into lace. Lace has had its ups and downs in popularity but its presence is omnipresent in most cultures. We may not make or even own lace but we all know what it is and how it looks. It comes in all kinds... Read more »

10 Joys of Being an Older Lady

One of the wonderful things about being an older lady is that you can realize some of your fantasies you put off for decades. I got to travel to Cuba, Alaska and Laura Ingalls Wilder's home. Here I am channeling Laura in the back of a covered wagon. Bliss.
Happiness and joy can be elusive for some and that’s a shame. I have always believed in the well known adage that happiness is not having what you want. It is wanting what you have. I have the body and age of an older lady and I am very happy with it, I am happy with... Read more »

How to Embarrass your Teenager Old School

My father is recuperating and adjusting to a new normal since he was discharged from the hospital. Z girl and I went to visit and we ended up going through old photos. I found photographic proof of the most embarrassing day in my teen years. I was laughing so much no one could understand the... Read more »

Review of The Quilts of Gee's Bend book

In our family we all agreed to create an Amazon Wish List with all kinds of possible choices on it for presents.  This allowed the everyone to receive something they wanted but to not really know what it would be. I got great gifts for Christmas, some from my list and others not. Some I... Read more »

Yet Even More Quilt Memes

I love Downton Abbey and the Dowager, she's a hoot. You can see Memes with her all over the internet. Secretly, I think she likes quilting. Shhh, it would ruin her rep!
It’s Friday, let’s have some funnies. I make a different “quilt funny” every day and post it on my Facebook page. Sometimes they are e-cards and I posted a gallery of those last Friday. This Friday, you guessed it, are my memes. I started off with the same meme pictures everyone else was using a... Read more »

Sharing Abundance Makes You Feel Good about Yourself

My older daughter works in a high school with an extremely high poverty level and very needy students. She loves her job and teaches Special Ed and Business and cares for her students day and night. She teaches an Honors Accounting class where she has the brightest in the school with real potential for a... Read more »

Tips for turning fabric inside out

I’ve been sewing for over 40 years and in that time, I have turned a lot of fabric tubes, fabric loops and fabric cylinders inside out. Some are a snap and others are much more of a pain. Over the years I have tried various ways to wiggle that fabric to the opposite side with... Read more »

Balancing sewing and life or how I burned dinner

I love the sanctuary of my sewing loft. I am in my own little world up there and although it’s a loft, I can be very isolated from the rest of the world. Tonight I got home from watching Zara and I knew I had an hour to sew plus there was dinner to consider.... Read more »

How to Host a Perfect Little Women Book Club

Here in the Chicago area we’re in the middle of winter and need fun times to keep our spirits up. What is more fun than reading a terrific book and then gathering with friends to discuss it? And while you are at it, why not have some delicious treats to nibble on while you talk.... Read more »
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