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Good Beginnings = Happy Endings

What’s the worst job you ever had? You know, the one that just went wrong. Maybe you had an inkling, early on, that it wasn’t going to work, but – you ignored that and jumped in anyway. And you were sorry later. I’ve had a few jobs like that. They all had one thing in… Continue reading Good Beginnings = Happy Endings

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Show and Tell

The church fellowship hall was crowded that night. Near the kitchen, the long tables full of snacks were picked clean. Ladies of all sorts were gathered, talking the good talk of quilting. Thread, patterns, needles, fabric. Once in a while you could hear the ooohs and aaahs of someone admiring a quilt in person, or… Continue reading Show and Tell

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Lunch with a Kennedy

I do not remember President Kennedy. I have, of course, seen photos, and read about his administration. But I wasn’t yet born when Jack campaigned in West Virginia, or when Jackie wowed everyone with her fabulous fashion sense. I did not get to sample any of the fancy French cuisine so famously prepared for the… Continue reading Lunch with a Kennedy

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To Boldly Go

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I discovered the original Star Trek television series on Netflix. The episodes have been “remastered” and they are beautiful! The colors are as vibrant and clear as if they had been recorded in High Definition, which of course, did not exist in 1966 when the series began… Continue reading To Boldly Go

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Happy Accidents

I’m not much of a planner. I’m more of a “let’s try it and see what happens” kinda gal. As a result, my life has been a long series of happy accidents. Moved away from home, met my husband a week later. Called an old friend for lunch, got a job. Went to church for… Continue reading Happy Accidents

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Reasons to Buy a Longarm Quilting Machine

Are you considering buying a longarm quilting machine? It seems to me that every quilter, at one time or another, will at least think about buying one. Even newbies, like me. In fact, despite my lack of quilting experience, I bought a longarm quilting machine just over a year ago. Since then, I’ve given a… Continue reading Reasons to Buy a Longarm Quilting Machine

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Live and Learn

Although the conference room was large, seating forty-five in a pinch, the air was stuffy. The ninth-floor windows were non-functional, so no hope of a breeze was to be found there, although my eyes seemed to think so by the way they kept drifting that way. Perhaps I was just following the sun, like a… Continue reading Live and Learn