Category: Quilters have personal lives too!

Stranger Things 2 was intensely entertaining and even had quilts

This weekend my husband and I alternated between Halloween fun with our grandchildren and binge watching Stranger Things 2. I loved both activities but only the latter kept me up until 2:30 am on Saturday night. Or was it Sunday morning? Stranger Things 2 was intensely entertaining and even had quilts. Yes, quilts in a... Read more »

What fun it is to be a student while I construct the Cinderella costume

I am really good at being a student and taking classes. I liked it so much, I became a teacher. I may be retired from teaching but I still love learning. I want to tell you what fun it is to be a student while I construct the Cinderella costume for Zara. I am really... Read more »

10 Things you don't know about me

Have you noticed that I’ve been blogging again on Wednesdays? Yes, I have and mostly they have nothing to do with quilting or sewing. I like to wander off topic sometimes and today is another of those days. I have written a lot about myself the past 5 years. (I can see some of you... Read more »
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I have had a number of odd experiences in public bathrooms but this last one topped them all

I have had a number of odd experiences in public bathrooms but this last one topped them all. I know, you’re jealous. You wish you felt nature’s call more often so you could increase the odds of having bizarre encounters of the washroom kind. I had my purse swiped in a bathroom in high school... Read more »

Two quilters meet for lunch - Or What we have here is a failure to communicate

Old soldiers just fade away. What do quilters do? I am not sure but perhaps they are just waiting in the wrong place or at the wrong time! I have to tell you about my recent brunch adventure – or what we have here is a failure to communicate. Okay, not that drastic of a failure... Read more »

If I drink my water from a Hydro Flask am I the coolest quilter ever?

The first time I went to Portland to visit my daughter I felt like I was thirsty the entire time. I had a really hard time finding bottled water to take with me while visiting the city. Everyone seemed to carry refillable water bottles with them and utilize the refilling stations. This time I was... Read more »
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I'm a quirky and odd quilter, isn't that great?

I’m a quirky and odd quilter, isn’t that just great? I like being a bit nerdy and weird. You are thinking, we all knew this Kathy, tell us something new. OK, I will. My quilter quirks When I play Scrabble I consider that I’ve won if I put down the word QUILT. I regularly scramble... Read more »

Any regrets? My main regret is not chewing sugarless gum

I guess we all have some regrets from the road not taken to the bad decision. My main regret is not chewing sugarless gum when I was in high school. I know, not a huge deal but it was a choice that came home to roost today. Why don’t I tell you the whole story?... Read more »

What did you do on International Women's day?

I decided to make a sign mentioning my former teaching experience and not quilting. I also wore a red t-shirt and coat.
Wednesday, March 8, was International Women’s day, a wonderful concept and certainly celebration worthy. What did you do on International Women’s day?  A couple of weeks ago I figured I would wear red, done. But my energized and motivated daughter decided to plan and hold a Women’s day march right here about 6 days ago. We are... Read more »
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I've learned to calm down when immediate sewing interrupts my planned projects

I’ve learned to calm down when immediate sewing interrupts my planned projects. I used to get frustrated as I can get pretty focused on my self imposed deadlines. I love juggling sewing projects. I am very satisfied to have one quilt I am piecing, another I am quilting and a third endeavor being cut out. I... Read more »