Category: Healing powers of quilts

How to create Doll quilts for a good cause

Here are the two I made, one more feminine and the other unisex.
I am so pleased that I was able to create doll quilts for a good cause and it’s all because of my guild. A generous woman told us about an organization that creates dolls for children that look just like them. It’s called A Doll like Me and the dolls are often for children who... Read more »

Reflections on the rise of Neo Nazis in our beloved country

My father fought in World War II so I was always clear on the concept that Nazis were evil. When I was in 5th grade I read The Diary of Anne Frank and the horror of the Nazis was burned into my being, never to diminish. I am in despair that there is a rise... Read more »

Is Music better at reducing stress than quilting?

What are your stress reducing strategies? This article caught my eye about the very subject. In the article they claimed that  you could reduce your anxiety by 65% by listening to this music. Take a listen. How did you feel after listening to that piece? I personally found it to be super aggravating. I tried... Read more »

How to behave if the other candidate wins the election or sometimes quilts and life have unexpected results

Tonight is the election and some people will be happy with the results and others will not. This happens every four years. Sometimes the person for whom I voted wins and sometimes I am disappointed. I am sure you have had similar joy or sadness. I bet we have both managed to celebrate or get... Read more »

How to describe the love of sewing and fabric

One of the things I love about writing this blog is the knowledge that my readers get me. I write sewing time knowing that you all understand the enjoyment. I can report that I bought more fabric and expect that most of you are sighing in contentment along with me. A whole different situation is... Read more »

What I believe about Quilting

The theme for this week’s “A Blogger’s Life” is to riff on Crash Durham’s “I believe Speech” from the movie Bull Durham and make it fit us. Our community manager gave us an example of when he had written an article doing that exact thing. In his article he gives a G rated version of... Read more »

Babies and life and death and love

I wrote previously about a special quilt I made to remember with love my son who died as a tiny infant. I made it to donate and actually had a bit of trouble finding a local hospital which had a program that wanted or needed this quilt. I wanted it to go someplace where it... Read more »

From a Loving Grandma

My massage therapist, Krystal, greeted me with a query at my last visit. “Did you drop off a quilt at the hospital for my daughter?” From the confused look on my face, she knew it was not me so she told me the whole story. Her oldest child, Ellie, went down one day with a... Read more »

What Grandparents' day means to me - September 8, 2013

September 8 is Grandparents’ day and while I realize it is a made up “card store” holiday, I am nonetheless extremely gratified and so very grateful to be celebrating this year.  Being a Grandmother is an unexpected pleasure to me, I hadn’t spun my life ahead enough to have it as a long-term goal.  Once... Read more »

On turning 60

On Sunday, June 16,  I will turn 60 years old . Suddenly I am inexplicably and unexpectedly freaking out about it.  This from the woman who has been chirping for months that she can’t wait to be sixty years old.  My family is looking at me with a bit of disbelief flavored with trepidation.  Allow... Read more »
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