Posts in category "Quilters have personal lives too!"

Quilters will never become millionaires, sew what?

I like money as much as the next person. I am more than willing to have fun with it, buy some fabric, travel, give some away. But I am not that into money which is obvious from my history. I was a teacher, a profession not know for millionaires and now I am a quilter.... Read more »

I am no longer a Yoga drop out

I retired from full time teaching in 2010 with 3 new skills I wanted to gain. I wanted to learn how to knit and I did. I wanted to learn how to golf and I still own those clubs. I wanted to love yoga so I tried it at three different places and I dropped... Read more »

A visit to New York City with friends is an experience you should have

I flew into NYC to meet my friends for a weekend of talk, food and plays. It's a great destination as there are so many things to do.
A long long time ago in a galaxy far far away I attended college. Yes, I was young once. Don’t look so skeptical. I was and I had a core group of friends from my sorority. Over the years we have had some reunions but the best ones are those to NYC. In fact, a... Read more »

On my way to New York City

It is Christmas time early at my house. What? Yes, I am getting my present this weekend. I am on my way to New York City with two college friends. We have tickets to four plays, reservations at five restaurants and 3 rooms booked at a swanky hotel. Yes, quite a present! I don’t really... Read more »

10 Tips for successful bowling with a Toddler

Tip # 1 - Establish that all the video, gaming and light blinking machines are actually broken. Darn it!
My husband and I will be watching both of our grandchildren starting tomorrow as my daughter’s leave is up. Some events are easier to do when you outnumber the kids so we have been doing some activities with just Z lately. We’ve been to the movies, open gym, restaurants and recently, bowling. The adventure was... Read more »

Great Mail Day

We were away on vacation for 10 days so all of our mail was delivered today. Yippee! I adore snail mail, I even send it. Yes! Our mail came in a big bin and wow, what a great mail day. We got tons of junk mail that I quickly recycled. But we had a few... Read more »

I am a closeted Dachshund lover

Most of the time I write happily about quilts and sewing. I enjoy sharing my projects with you plus talking quilt! But today I saw a clip on the news which made me smile like a crazy fool. I realize you might be thinking, huh? What’s the deal Kathy? I understand and it’s time to... Read more »

Pure Joy

Our family is experiencing pure joy. Glorious unadulterated joy and happiness show on our faces and reside in our hearts. Henry Clifford  was born yesterday in the early evening. He is perfect, his mother is perfect and his father is ecstatic. His sister is over the moon but just wishes everyone would hand her the... Read more »

Things go better with Quilts

Do you remember the 1960′s ad campaign that claimed “things go better with coke?”  I like Coke but I beg to differ with this beverage ad. I believe that they really meant to say, things go better with quilts. Think about the number of activities and events which are improved way more with a quilt... Read more »

Enjoy the last month of summer

Enjoy your flowers and nature as much as you can. My goal this year was to keep my flowers alive until labor day. They are still gorgeous!
If you live in my neck of the woods, I have some words of advice for you. Enjoy the last month of summer, get out there and do something you wanted to do. Or maybe just keep doing something you have already been enjoying. Each season has its own beauty and its own positive attributes.... Read more »
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