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Archives for December 2008

  Goodbye 2008. You were a year of hard lessons, unexpected changes, blessings both great and small, rough goings and happy endings. Through it all I had faith, faith and trust that everything would turn out exactly as it was meant to be. As I look back over this year, this life of mine, I can see how it […]

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From My House to Yours ~ Peace on Earth

    Our Christmas Village 2008   Santa Ornament I made 15+ years ago Blessings to you all.

The Lure of Glittery Lights

  Lunching & shopping yesterday in Old Town Alexandria (VA) with newly relocated (from Alaska) friend, Michael Landerman. After our yummy luch and a lot of girl-talk catching up, we hit the streets again. We are both attracted by glittery lights and could not resist the lure of Decorium. It's one of those shops where you want everything, you drool, gasp […]

The Saturday Before Christmas

Twas the Saturday before Christmas and all through the web, not a creature was stirring, and nothings been said…. It's quiet here in cyberspace as we all prepare for the big week of festivities, celebration, family and fun. I think this past week is the first all year that I have not seen a granddaughter. All […]

My Budding Artist

The Freshman Honors History class of Walt Whitman High School (which also happens to be US News & World Report's number 44 out of over 21,000 public schools in United States)  traveled from DC to NYC  and back last Wednesday. A 5 am to midnight trip (ah! youth). I adore NYC and was eager to see […]

The Company You Keep

They say you can judge a (wo)man by the company (s)he keeps. I am thrilled beyond words to see the names I am sandwiched between in this blog post by Quilting Arts editor in chief, Pokey Bolton – Hollis Chatelain, Lesley Riley, Carol Duvall, and Georgia O’Keefe.  It is an honor to be listed with the top names in […]

Someone else also has a new book  coming out the same week I do. I want to say he's my friend. I consider him so although we have never met. But you can know someone well through their words, especially when those words are poetry.  And I own all of his audio lectures, so I know the sound […]

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A Delivery

  Mother and baby are doing fine. In this case, the baby is my book, Fabulous Fabric Art with Lutradur. The book arrived on my doorstep (no stork though) today and was followed shortly after, with a delivery of flowers and a Congratulations card from everyone at C&T that had a part in bringing this baby to life. […]

Advice Needed

  After 3 months of searching for just the right light fixture to replace the totally gross 1950s fixture in the entry foyer, I found one that had the right proportions and fit into my whimiscal, robin's egg blue, bird-themed decor. This is a terrible photo due to the harsh light cast by the current […]