Monthly Archives: August 2011

A time for everything

I am fortunate in that every day brings new things that enrich my life. Learning, relationships, sunshine and rain, books, music, movies, color, smells… There are joyful moments, and there are challenges.

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Innovative Piecing

A few days back I wrote a post about the Rodale’s Successful Quilting Library and how happy I am to have now collected all 15 books in this series. Eldrid left a comment asking for further information on what the book Innovative Piecing (Rodale’s Successful Quilting Library) was about. So this is a short review […]

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How to make easy foam stamps

My grand *babies* Julian and Alexia arrived late Sunday evening. They will be living here with their dad (my oldest son Jono), going to a local school for the next year. I am always delighted to have them here. 🙂

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Baby Animals

Something common to all humans is a love of babies… be they human or not. This is probably why so many of us like having pets. And especially when they’re small, there’s not much they need to do to melt our hearts. Just staring at us with wide open eyes can do it. And even […]

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Book Recommendations for Fabric Dyeing

Today I would like to address a comment left by our friend Irene on my last post, The Best Quilting Library. Irene asked if any of the books in this collection cover the basics of fabric dyeing.

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The Best Quilting Library

I love books. Both reading and collecting them. Hey, I come from a family of bookworms… what can I say? I have a large collection of contemporary fiction, and a very respectable assortment of glossaries and dictionaries. (Yes, I am one of those people who enjoys *reading* a dictionary). And, naturally, I have a pretty […]

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It feels like Christmas

Summers usually are a slow time of year for me. But not this year. In fact, the last few weeks have been very busy as I juggled work with visits from relatives.

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What inspires you?

I am a happy person. I get to live the life I choose. In practice, this means I get out of bed every morning ready to go, eager for what the day has in store.

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A week in a nutshell

It’s been eight years since so many family members (on my Ecuadorian dad’s side) gathered together in one place. Last time there were over 100 of us, so we decided to hold a one-day reunion at a park. This time the number was closer to 40… in part a sad reflection of how many have […]

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