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Pieces of Eight

Have you read Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson? My girls and I read it over the holidays. It was thrilling! The adventure starts running on page one and doesn't stop until the breathless end. Another reminder that classic books are classic for a reason. For those of you who haven't had the good fortune… Continue reading Pieces of Eight

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A Christmas Hope

I wrote this short piece for our church Advent devotional booklet last Christmas. I found myself thinking about hope and trust again this year, and got to feeling like this was a good message to share. Again. May God bless you with a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! My life is full of… Continue reading A Christmas Hope

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About Time

I’m a sucker for a time-travel story. It doesn’t even have to be a great story. I'm pretty adept at suspending my disbelief and getting swept up in a wacky plot. I’m not entirely sure why the concept of time travel enchants me, but I think it’s about time I sorted it out. It comes… Continue reading About Time

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Stacey’s Flowers

I don’t like Halloween. I like candy, sure. Costumes, fine. Trick or treat, okay. But the rest of Halloween – haunted houses, horror movies, ghost stories - I can do without those. As a founding member of the “I don’t watch horror movies, no way, no sir” club, I’m always relieved to see October 31st… Continue reading Stacey’s Flowers

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Quilting Satin: Wedding Dress, Baby! Part 2

If you get an opportunity to make a satin quilt, say yes. In my case, I got the opportunity to make a baby quilt from a wedding dress. I said Yes! to the Dress. (That line never gets old for me. Sorry.) You can read more about the dress in my last post, Wedding Dress,… Continue reading Quilting Satin: Wedding Dress, Baby! Part 2

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Wedding Dress, Baby!

What is it about a wedding dress that is so mesmerizing? I am drawn to them like a moth to a flame, and for what? Really, aren't they just a little bit crazy? Blowing your hard-earned cash on a garment that has no place in your weekly outfit rotation seems crazy, crazy. I occasionally watch Say… Continue reading Wedding Dress, Baby!